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WATCH This Crazy Vet Try Tagging Angry Sharks in Hawaii

Apr 03, 2015 10:56 AM EDT

Being a vet doesn't always seem like an exciting job. Sure, meeting and saving cute and furry friends has its own brand of gratification, but it's not the kind of work that will get your blood pumping. That's not so for Dr Scott Sims, a veterinarian who moved to Hawaii in 2001 to take on a whole new kind of work day.

Through his clinic, the Pegasus Veterinary Clinic, the Kauai resident flits from island to island in a single-seat plane, making house calls, performing surgery, and tending to livestock in trouble.

And even tagging sharks from a tiny boat can be all in a day's work! That's at least what happened when Sims' friend Dr Kim Holland, of the University of Hawaii, asked for a little bit of help on a recent expedition to tag tiger sharks - a species infamous for boasting the most documented attacks on humans.

"We want to understand how tiger sharks and humans share the ocean space," Holland explained in the latest episode of Nat Geo Wild's latest episode of Aloha Vet, which premiered its first episode just last March. (Scroll to read on...)

Some are calling Sims "one of Hawii's best kept local secrets." That's because aside from being a vet who will try his hand at anything, he also is willing to travel anywhere to see a job through.

Some clients live in hard-to-reach locations, but if an animal needs help, Sims always finds a way to get there, even if he has to walk, ride a horse, drive an ATV, fly a plane or swim. It's a wild job that's an adventure every day. "Aloha Vet" airs Saturdays at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD.

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