Maui veterinarian featured on TV series

The Maui News

Maui veterinarian Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms is featured on a pilot three-episode series titled “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms” on Nat Geo Wild, a cable channel of National Geographic, his brother said this week.

The third and last of the segments will be televised at 5 and 8 p.m. today on Oceanic Time Warner Cable Channels 561 and 1561.

Bottoms lived on Maui for 10 years and recently relocated to Kauai, where he is a large animal veterinarian on the island, said his brother William Bodie Bottoms, who was drumming up support for his brother’s show this week.

Bartholomew Bottoms drives all over Kauai, including back roads and off-roads, always with his dog, Kevin, to treat his patients.

While on Maui, Bottoms was a mobile veterinarian and traveled all over the state. He continues this mobile practice while living on Kauai.

On previous episodes of the show, Bottoms traveled between Maui and Kauai to treat a variety of animals including dogs, pigs, cattle, horses, donkeys, alpaca and goats. He works with and interviews residents about their animals’ background and lets the owners talk story.

William Bottoms hopes that his brother’s show will continue but says it depends on support and viewership.

Bartholomew Bottoms received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 2000. He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada.

He worked in Santa Cruz, Calif., as a mobile large-animal veterinarian from 2004 to 2006. He has been a mobile veterinarian on Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island since 2007.

William Bottoms said that his brother came to Hawaii for training with a team that untangles whales from fishing nets and ended up staying. He still participates in ocean wildlife veterinary work.

* This article includes a correction from the original published on March, 4, 2017.


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