TV's 'Aloha Vet' will take to sky or dive into sea to reach injured animals of every stripe

April 1, 2015 3:07 PM

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Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he built himself or by biking, riding an ATV or swimming to reach sick or injured animals. He will wrangle overweight pigs, scuba-dive to free a sea turtle tangled in a net and patch up patients in unexpected places, operating in a barn or the back of a truck.

He stars in Nat Geo Wild's show "Aloha Vet" that debuted March 21. He treats pets, of course, but also takes flight or bumps along Kauai's lone cross-island road to help wild animals — something that sets him apart from other veterinarians in rural or hard-to-reach U.S. areas who often travel to tre...

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