Facts to know about veterinary Doctor Buckeye Bottoms.

Pets or other animals tend to hide their health problem, and it is the responsibility of the owner to look after and find the struggle. Also, there are professionals to help you identify illness and keep your animals fit and healthy. Meet one of such people Dr. Buckeye Bottoms, a veterinarian based in Hawaii who specializes in treating large animals. He has been providing mobile veterinarian services on the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, the Big Island, and Kauai since 2007.

Dr Buckeye Bottoms performing animal health care
Animal health practitioner Dr. Buckeye Bottoms

Though not a new-new vet, Dr. Bottoms has recently emerged as TV veterinarian  gaining fame through National Geography show “The Adventure of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms.”  Learn about Dr.Bottoms as we unveil major facts in his life including wiki details like his birthdate, age, family and more.

Dr. Buckey Bottoms was only a year old when his parents divorced

The hardest feeling for any child is seeing the marriage of their parents fall apart. As for Dr. Bottoms, he was too small to realize the fact. When his father Timothy Bottoms and mother Alicia Cory divorced in 1978, he was only one year old. They had been married just three years.

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Dr.Buckeye Bottoms father, Timothy Bottoms

Although the reason for the divorce has not come out, having decided to separate at the crucial stage of parenthood with a baby to look after, some serious fall out must have happened. Also, the couple juggled the custody battle for quite some years.

Dr. Buckey Bottoms came to Hawaii for training on ocean wildlife veterinary and ended up staying

This aspiring doctor received DVM degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada in 2004. He ran his practice as a mobile large-animal veterinarian in Santa Cruz, California and worked there for two years from 2004 to 2006. He later came to Hawaii to receive training on ocean wildlife veterinary and ended up staying.

Since 2007 he has been providing his service in Hawaii. He lived in  Maui for ten years before relocating to Kauai in 2017. As a mobile large-animal car veterinarian Dr. Bottoms carries necessary healthcare equipment and medicine in his mobile vehicle as he attends door to door to perform treatment on animals.

Negligence and abuse of animals was part of the reason Dr. Buckeye Bottoms joined TV show

This astonishing vet fears the negligence and abuse of animals that is why he is always ready to attain door to door of owners. This is also the part of the reason he agreed to document his veterinary work for the TV show. He began in three pilot episode on National Geography Wild Network TV show “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms.” The show aired for three seasons and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The show showcased Dr. Buckeye Bottoms’ passion for animals, his expertise in veterinary medicine, and his adventurous lifestyle. 

Dr Buckeye Bottoms

TV acting runs in the Bottoms’ Family

It is a different prospect of working under the influence of camera, but Dr. Bottoms is not concerned by the hype. Being the part of the reality show camera crew was always following him. They recorded his day to day activities, performing treatment on animals like horses, cows, cattle, pigs, bull, alpaca, and Pygmy in general goats, as he attended different places in Hawaii tending to the job.

Although an emerging star Dr. Bottoms is not the first actor in the family, his father, Timothy Bottoms and uncles Joseph Bottoms, Ben Bottoms are actors including their late brother Sam Bottoms. Also, his uncle Joseph has won prestigious Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year – Actor in 1975.

Dr. Bottoms has three half-siblings who are supportive of his career

His father married second wife Marcia Morehart in 1984 and bore three children with her. As it stands his three half-siblings, William Bodie Bottoms, Bridget Bottoms, and Benton Bottoms all are supportive of his TV career.

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Buckeye Bottoms Stepmom Marcia Morehart(M) and sibling Benton Bottoms(L)

Dr. Buckey Bottoms Wiki/Bio Facts

He was born as Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms on January 25, 1977, in Santa Barbara. Dr. Bottoms was raised in California where he began his schooling. After high school, he studied Bachelor of Science (Animal Science as major)  in California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and graduated in 2000. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada in 2004.

Full nameBartholomew Buckeye Bottoms
Date of birthJanuary 25, 1977
Place of birthSanta Barbara, California, USA
Zodiac signAquarius
EducationBachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College, Canada
FatherTimothy Bottoms, an American actor
MotherAlicia Cory
Marital statusSingle
ParentsTimothy Bottoms and Alicia Cory
Half-siblingsWilliam Bodie Bottoms, Bridget Bottoms, and Benton Bottoms
ResidenceMaui, Hawaii, USA
OccupationMobile veterinarian, TV personality
TV show“The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms”
VehicleA customized Ford F-250 truck with a mobile vet clinic in the back
Canine companionKevin, a yellow Labrador retriever who accompanies him on his travels
SpecialtiesLarge animals, especially horses and cattle
ServicesVaccinations, castrations, dental care, wound treatment, acupuncture, and more
ClientsFarmers, ranchers, pet owners, animal sanctuaries, and wildlife rescue centers
Area coveredMaui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and Big Island
Challenges facedRough terrain, unpredictable weather, limited resources, and diverse cases
MotivationHis love for animals and his passion for helping people
Philosophy“Have vet, will travel” 
Awards and honorsNone known
Hobbies and interestsSurfing, hiking, camping, and playing guitar


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