General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms
- Net Worth: About $10 million
- Occupation: Veterinarian, reality TV personality
- Birthday: January 25th, 1977
- Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California
- Birth Sign: Aquarius
- Marital status: Unknown
Why is Dr. Buckeye Bottoms famous?
Dr. Buckeye Bottoms is the star of the popular National Geographic Wild Channel series “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms,” which first premiered in 2017.
There are only two seasons and 16 episodes of the show, but Dr. Buckeye Bottoms has already captured the hearts of its many fans with his endless love and empathy for the pain and suffering of sick, injured or abused animals.
The show revolves around the life and practice of the mobile veterinarian on the Hawaiian islands of Lanai, Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, and Kauai.
The patients of the charismatic veterinarian include dogs, horses, pigs, donkeys, alpacas, and others.
He has also starred in other TV series, including “Aloha Vet,” and “Animal Fight Night.”
The early years of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms
Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms was born on January 25th, 1977, in Santa Barbara, California to famous parents – actor and producer Timothy Bottoms, and Alicia Cory, a folk singer.
While Bartholomew was still a toddler, his parents decided to separate and began a custody battle for their son.
His father, an actor who has played in over 200 films, married another woman, and proceeded to have three more children. Young Bartholomew grew up with his new step-siblings, step-mom, and father.
His siblings, William, Bridget, and Benton Bottoms, are all very supportive of their older brother’s career.
After graduating, Dr. Buckeye Bottoms moved to Santa Cruz to become a large animal veterinarian and remained at the position for a few years. For his job, he often needed to travel to Hawaii to attend to sick animals.
When he decided to move to Hawaii a couple of years later, the young vet furthered his knowledge of marine animals. In Hawaii, he proceeded to work as a mobile vet who covered all of the islands there.
His TV career
Dr. Buckeye Bottoms worked in Hawaii for some time without drawing too much attention to himself. But after his colleague and famous vet Dr. Scott Sims died from cancer in 2015, the young Bottoms was asked to take his position in the National Geographic Wild TV series starring Sims. The original series portraying Dr. Sims was called “Aloha Vet.”
After he agreed, the pilot of “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms” aired in February 2017.
The show follows the everyday life and work of the Hawaiian-based mobile veterinarian doctor. In the series, you can watch him tend to all kinds of animals in need – large and small on all Hawaiian Islands.
Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms has also appeared on the TV shows “Animal Fight Night” and the original show hosted by his late colleague Dr. Sim “Aloha Vet.”
The Doctor’s TV career and popularity come to no surprise as he comes from a family from the entertainment business. His father, Timothy, took part in over 100 movies and was a producer. His uncle Joseph even won a Golden Globe in 1975, and his other uncle Sam Bottoms was also a professional actor.
The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms
The charming doctor is filmed traveling throughout the Hawaii islands with his truck as his vet office, his surf, and his favorite dog Kevin as his best friend in this entertaining series which ran on the National Geographic Wild Channel.
Dr. Buckeye Bottoms is filmed while tending to all kinds of animals – large and small and prides himself as a vet who will treat any animal, even if his colleagues refuse to.
He is an active promoter against animal abuse and negligence, which is one of the main reasons he agreed to appear in this TV show.
He can be seen tending to animals that have faced abuse, and according to the doctor himself, such an extensive TV exposure can help reach a larger audience and make them aware of how to treat their pets and animals as a whole properly.
The doctor owns several trucks that are equipped with everything he needs for tending to ill and injured animals on each of the large islands of Hawaii.
So far, there have been 2 seasons of the show with 8 episodes each, which aired in 2017 and 2018.
Personal life and death rumors addressed
Almost nothing is known about the private life of Dr. Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms. There have been rumors that he is married, but has never actually been spotted by the media or in public by either a man or a woman.
He is almost always accompanied by his beloved dog Kevin during the filming of the TV series.
Although much more is known about his famous heritage, his actor and producer father and uncles and his mother a famous folk singer, it seems that Dr. Buckeye Bottoms prefers to keep his personal relationships and life to himself.
He does not have official pages and profiles on any of the popular social media networks.
In 2015, there were some persistent rumors that the talented young veterinarian had passed away. None of these rumors were confirmed, and there was even a statement released that the news of his death is fake.
Fans, though were worried because the rumors of his passing coincided with the eruption of a volcano in Hawaii. A statement by the doctor assured them that both he and the animals on the island were safe and sound.
Still, we know nothing about the relationships and the marital status of the famous TV veterinarian at the moment, due to his refusal to join social media websites and share his personal stories.
His net worth
Thanks to his successful career as a veterinary doctor, and as a star of a popular TV series, Dr. Buckeye Bottoms has earned an estimated $10 million of net worth through the years.
Hopefully, in the upcoming years, his career will continue to be successful, and we will be able to see more about this charming veterinarian and his adventures to help animals.