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Nat Geo Wild preps island-hopping “Aloha Vet”

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild will follow Hawaii-based veterinarian Dr. Scott Sims (pictured) in the forthcoming series Aloha Vet, set to air in the spring of 2015.
September 25, 2014

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild is getting ready to island-hop with Hawaii-based veterinarian Dr. Scott Sims (pictured) in the forthcoming series Aloha Vet, set to air in the spring of 2015.

The Shine America-produced, six-episode series follows the Kauai-based Dr. Sims as he travels to jungles and beaches to help both domestic and wild animals on the islands.

“We’re so excited to bring Dr. Sims’ unique story to the Nat Geo Wild audience, the perfect home for this special docuseries,” said Mike Aho, senior VP and exec producer of factual entertainment at Shine America, in a statement.

“Dr. Sims is beloved in Hawaii, where he flies from island to island, rescuing animals of all sizes and taking care of them regardless of whether their owners can pay his fee or not,” added Aho.

Executive producers for Shine America include Eden Gaha and Mike Aho, while Tracy Rudolph is exec producing for Nat Geo Wild.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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