Even though Vet on the Hill has been discontinued from reality TV, it’s host and lead man Dr. Scott Miller has continued to win the hearts of people around the globe. Drawing comparisons with the legendary vet Dr. Pol, Dr. Scott Miller is an Aussie vet who is best known for his work on the reality TV series, Vet on the Hill. The series began airing on the 7th of March 2016 and continued for five seasons before closing shop on the 17th of December 2019. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Dr. Scott Miller.
Dr. Scott Miller was born on the 3rd of August, 1975 in Brisbane, Australia. While Scott’s parents are British, Scott was born and raised in Brisbane. His parents moved to Australia in 1967, eight years before Scott was born. After graduating from a local high school in Brisbane, Scott enrolled at the University of Queensland Veterinary School and graduated in 1997. Scott loved animals from a young age and the choice of working as a veterinarian was an easy one for him. Talking to Pet Gazette, Scott revealed,”I’ve always had a love of animals from a child which made the choice very easy.”
After graduating from Queensland Veterinary School at just 22-years of age, Scott found work at the RSPCA Clinic in Australia, which also happens to be the largest animal hospital in Australia. The hospital was also the home of the reality TV series, Animal Hospital. After working at RSPCA for a couple of years, Scott decided to venture to the UK. During his early years in the country, Scott ventured all over the British Isles before deciding to settle down in East London. Scott ran a small animal practice in East London while also taking up regular jobs at the media.
Pathway to reality TV:
While still in East London, Scott was offered numerous opportunities to star in reality TV. His debut work came in the very first Big Brother series, where he worked as a vet. He then went on to host Extinct for Meridian, which focused on the endangered animals around the Meridina. He also worked as an expert vet on BBC’s Crufts and served as a regular vet for This Morning for from 2002 to 2008. Scott also worked on several documentaries and eventually got around to hosting Vet on the Hill. Talking about the show, Scott revealed,
“I was filming a documentary on Tasmanian Devils in Australia when I saw a program that I thought I’d be able to present. I met the producers and we stayed in touch, then when an opportunity came up to make a show in the UK, they gave me a call and we made a pilot. It got picked up by Channel 4 and the rest is history.”
Scott also released a book entitled Puppy Parenting, which focused on raising the puppies for the first six months of their life.
Scott Miller is not your average veterinarian. His fame significantly grew as he became the face of the reality Tv show “Vet on the Hill” in 2016. After three years and five seasons the show closed the shop in 2019, we can say Dr. Miller did it both in terms of fame and money. Other than direct involvement in the show, Dr. Miller worked for several vet clinics in England including working as a principal surgeon for a veterinary practice in Richmond with its services extended to St Margaret’s & Isleworth. Although the good doctor has never shared his net worth publicly it is estimated at over $1M.
Always a family man, Scott is happily married to his wife, British TV presenter Zoe Christien. The pair met through their mutual friends and began dating soon after. The pair tied the knot after dating for two years and are proud parents to three lovely children, Summer, Quinn, and Jackson. The family of five lives in Richmond alongside their menagerie of animals including three guinea pigs, Buddy the rabbit, Beaches the tortoise, Ricketts the cat, Cookie the hedgehog, Betty the border collie, and a puppy called Skully.