Aloha Vet

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Aloha Vet
Aloha Vet show logo.png
GenreFactual
Created byMike Aho
StarringDr. Scott Sims
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Eden Gaha
Mike Aho
Producer(s)Shine America
Production location(s)Hawaii
Production company(s)Shine America
Release
Original networkNat Geo Wild (USA)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 21 – May 9, 2015
External links
Website

Aloha Vet is an American factual television series that followed the late Dr. Scott Sims as he traveled Hawaii in the course of his veterinary career.[1] Sims was in talks for a second season when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, which he died of two months later on July 25, 2015.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Scott Sims DVM, was a large and small animal veterinarian in Kauai, Hawaii, who owned and operated the Pegasus Veterinary Clinic from his Kauai estate. He traveled by specially fitted out Lexus suv, ATV, horseback, or in his from-a-kit, home-built, single-engine, single-prop plane to visit sick and injured animals of all kinds on multiple Hawaiian Islands, including his home island of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and the Island of Hawaii.[2][4][5]

Development[edit]

The idea for the series was presented to Sims by the show's production company, Shine America, after Sims appeared in a segment of a reality show featuring professional surfer Laird Hamilton.[5] Eden Gaha and Mike Aho co-produced the series for Shine America as part of their expansion into the factual television genre.[6]

Filming began in 2014,[4] utilizing a makeshift studio on Sims' estate.[7] On September 24, 2014, Nat Geo Wild confirmed that the eight-episode series would air in the spring of 2015.[8] The show premiered on March 21, 2015.[4][7]

Sims was in talks for a second season when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, which he died of two months later on July 25, 2015 at the age of 59.[2][3]

Episodes[edit]

The series had one season which included 8 episodes that aired from March 21, 2015 to May 9, 2015 on Nat Geo Wild.[9]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Rude Awakening"March 21, 2015 (2015-03-21)
Introduction to Dr. Scott Sims and his clinic. Treatment of two dogs, horse with broken leg, potbellied pig, a parrot and a goat.
2"Eyes Wide Shut"March 28, 2015 (2015-03-28)
Dr. Sims treats a horse, a coot, a blind pig and a goat and takes a trip to the Big Island to help an animal sanctuary.
3"Swimming With Sharks"April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)
Dr. Sims celebrates his birthday on Oahu by joining his friends on a shark-tagging expedition. He also treats a dog in need of emergency surgery.
4"Last Resort"April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
Dr. Sims treats two goats, a horse, an old dog and an Angus bull.
5"Hog Wild"April 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)
Dr. Sims treats birds, hunting dog and a herd of goats.
6"Trouble in Paradise"April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)
Dr. Sims treats a nene, tortoises and a friend's horse.
7"Big Island, Big Problems"May 2, 2015 (2015-05-02)
Dr. Sims treats some feral cats, a horse and a dog born with only two legs.
8"My Chicken Ate What?"May 9, 2015 (2015-05-09)
Ella and Dia plan a surprise luau to conclude Dr. Sims' interrupted birthday party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aloha From... Hawaii! Nat Geo Wild And Shine America Greenlight Vet Series, Aloha Vet". endemolshine.us (Press release). Endemol Shine North America. September 24, 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  2. ^ a b c Gordon, Mike (July 27, 2015). "Kauai veterinarian, reality show star dies of cancer". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  3. ^ a b Hasslinger, Tom (July 26, 2015). "Goodbye, Aloha Vet". The Garden Island. Archived from the original on 2015-07-29. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  4. ^ a b c Stallard, Brian (April 25, 2015). "Meet Hawaii's Tireless TV Veterinarian: The 'Aloha Vet'". Nature World News. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  5. ^ a b Miller, Gerri (March 20, 2015). "Meet the island-hopping doctor behind 'Aloha Vet'". Mother Nature Network (MNN). Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Michael (December 12, 2013). "Shine America Taps Mike Aho as SVP Factual Entertainment". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b "TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals". Daily Mail Online. Associated Press. April 1, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  8. ^ Weinstein, Shelli (September 24, 2014). "Nat Geo Wild Greenlights 'Aloha Vet' From Shine America". Variety.com. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Aloha Vet". Nat Geo WILD. Retrieved 2015-08-02.

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