Friday, March 20, 2015

Aloha Vet

Dr, Scott Sims

Can you imagine being a veterinarian in Hawaii? Not much of a stretch if you love animals and choose to live in a sunny locale. But what if you built your own plane and flew it from island to island to treat you patients? Does that sound like the plot of a novel? Well, maybe, but it's reality for Dr. Scott Sims. Yes, he really does pilot a plane that he built, going from island to island to treat his patients including, of course, the ones that are on the remote islands.

It may not be the plot of a novel but it is a new TV series on Nat Geo WILD.  Viewers will be going along on house calls to everything from house pets to wildlife. Dr. Sims treats them everywhere from near waterfalls to beaches and mountaintops. Even the tailgate of a truck provides space for him to treat a patient. Whether he's rescuing a sea turtle from a fishing line or an unconscious horse stuck in a riverbed, you'll be able to vicariously share his adventures. 

"I love flying and want to help animals on other islands," Dr. Sims explains. "I began expanding my veterinary services to the Hawaiian islands because there were animals that needed medical attention. It brings me great joy to know that I am helping them," he says.

Beginning this Saturday, March 21st, you'll be able to share Dr. Sims' workdays in Aloha Vet on Nat Geo WILD. Check your local listings. 

I don't want to miss a minute of this new series. Hawaii, Animals, and a dedicated veterinarian. What a great combination.

Below find a sneak peek of a clip from the show

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