Scott Sims DVM was an American personality on veterinary and television. In addition, he is popular for his 2015, factual television series Aloha Vet.
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Scott Sims: Early Life, Education, Family
Sims was born in 1955 in New Jersey and grew up in California. Likewise, at the age of four, he took his first equestrian lesson and bought his first horse at the age of seven, with his own money. Soon after graduating from high school he received his pilot’s license. He received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of California, Davis in 1979. He then graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, in 1984.
Scott Sims: Career as a vet
Sims was a veterinarian for large and small animals. Shortly after graduating from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 he co-founded the Davis Wildlife Care Association. He also founded a veterinary clinic in Novato, California, called Pegasus Veterinary Clinic. In 2001, after having taken a holiday in Honolulu in 2000, Sims and his family moved to Kauai, Hawaii. Similarly, Sims ran his clinic from his farm, worked mainly with two long-time employees, Dia and Ella, and saw approximately 20 patients a day. His clinic consisted of one of about 20 veterinary clinics on Kauai, but most of them specialized in dogs and did not make house calls.
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While doing most of the operations and procedures in his office, he also responded to emergency calls from his workplace. He flew by a specially designed Lexus sport utility vehicle, on an all-terrain vehicle, by horseback, or in his single-purpose, custom-built, single-engine aircraft to visit all sorts of sick and injured animals on the various Hawaiian Islands, including his home island of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and the Island of Hawaii. He has customers as far away as Texas, too. Sims worked with injured animals by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawaii. He projected his practice to be 40% domestic pets, 50% farmed animals and 10% exotic animals.
A Nat Geo Wild factual television series, Aloha Vet, was the focus of his clinic. Upon performing in a segment of a reality show featuring professional surfer Laird Hamilton, the concept for the series was given to Sims by the production company of the show, Shine America. Filming began in 2014, using his estate as a temporary studio. The show made its debut on 21 March 2015. When he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, he had been in talks for a second season. Sims had a book written, Eating Horses Don’t Die.
Scott Sims: Personal life and wife
Sims didn’t have a girlfriend or kids but stayed with his grey parrot, Oliver. He formed The Pegasus Foundation on Kauai to create a nonprofit animal hospital “Pay-what-you-can”. Eventually, Sims, Kauai’s barefoot veterinarian who turned his love of animals into a reality show, died after a two-month struggle with bladder cancer at age 59.
Scott Sims: Body measurements
Sims’ body measurements are not available.