Last week on Aloha Vet, Dr. Scott Sims had a full workload, tending to a multitude of animals needing care. From trimming hooves, fixing broken wings, and stitching up paws, Scott is used to a busy schedule. However, even with his expertise, it’s hard to not feel the pressure when confronted with emergency visits from distressed pet-owners.
Late at night, Scott is visited by Joey and his two hunting dogs BooJo and Kala. Upon their arrival, Scott notices BooJoo’s intestinal track hanging out of a puncture wound, which would call for an emergency operation in order to save the dog’s life. Luckily, after a closer inspection, Scott sees that what’s hanging out is the omentum and not the intestines, meaning the dog’s life is not in as grave of danger as predicted. The pressure wears off and Scott patches up the pup’s wounds.
Did you know that hunting is a huge part of local life in Hawaii? In this episode, Ella explains how necessary this is thanks to the boars being so invasive as a species and takes us on a trip with her Uncle Randall and his pack of hunting dogs.
Back at the clinic, there’s another urgent care case on Scott’s plate. Dan, the man of the big white beard, visited the clinic and brought in a wild bird that he found on the side of the road. The bird’s wing is badly broken, and the Doc is skeptical as to whether the little guy will survive. He must insert pins into the wing in order to assist with the healing.
Mid-surgery, the bird began to experience breathing complications but Scott was able to handle the problem. Check out this episode clip to see how: