Dr. Scott Sims, Veterinarian on Kauai, is well versed in working with all types of animals and no matter the circumstances, will help any animal in need. He works tirelessly, on call 24/7, should an emergency arise, which it does more often than not. From emergency surgeries to late night visits, it seems as if Doc never gets a day off. Well lucky for him, every day feels like a vacation when he’s doing what he loves in one of the most amazing places on the planet.
What are some highlights from Scott’s schedule? A visit from a puppy with a broken leg, a horse with a possible colic condition, and not to mention his assistant with an irrational fear that all needs fixing.
However, this week Scott’s in for a special treat as his latest inter-island escapade take him to the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology Shark Lab.
His friend Dr. Kim Holland has invited him to help tag some tiger sharks for research and Scott is looking forward to seeing these jaw-dropping creatures up close and personal. He’ll also get to help out at a local shark research facility where they’ll be prepping and activating new shark tracking devices in hammerheads and have an unusual way of doing it! Learn how in the clip below.
Back on Kauai, Dr. Scott’s assistant Ella has adopted a piglet that appears to be a hermaphrodite. After Scott’s confirmation, Ella must over come her jitters and perform her first surgery – removing the male organs from Basil. Scott monitors as Ella does the surgery, and finds unexpected complications, that show her there’s more than meets the eye for this little piglet. This surgery is sure to challenge her veterinary knowledge.
Later, Scott faces challenges of his own with late night emergency surgeries and emotional life-and-death circumstances.