Dr. Buckeye Bottoms vet’s Bio: Death, Family, Cancelled, Married, Personal Life, Age, Net Worth

• Dr. Buckeye Bottoms is a television personality and veterinarian, best known for his National Geographic show “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms”.
• His net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
• He grew up with his father’s new family, went to California Polytechnic State University for animal science and then Atlantic Veterinary College for Veterinary Medicine.
• He moved to Hawaii and then was approached to be on a reality television show.
• He is believed to be married but it has never been confirmed. He owns multiple trucks, one on each major island of Hawaii.

Who is Dr. Buckeye Bottoms?

Bartholomew Buckeye Bottoms was born on 25 January 1977, in Santa Barbara, California USA, and is a television personality as well as a veterinarian, best known for being the star of the National Geographic Channel program entitled “The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms”, which began airing in 2017.

The Net Worth of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms

How rich is Dr. Buckeye Bottoms? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, earned largely through a successful career in the veterinary field. His wealth has also increased significantly with his television show, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Buckeye was born into a family very familiar with the entertainment industry, with his father being actor Timothy Bottoms, while his mother was a singer. However, his parents’ marriage was short lived and they separated while Buckeye was still young, leading to a divorce. The parents fought over the custody of their child which lasted for a few years. His father later married another woman and now has three more children. Buck grew up with his father’s new family, including his stepmother and three half-siblings. Despite the unusual set-up, they worked well together, and after matriculating from high school, he then enrolled at California Polytechnic State University where he studied animal science, graduating in 2000. He continued his studies at the Atlantic Veterinary College, completing a degree in Veterinary Medicine four years later. With the completion of his medical degree, he then moved to Santa Cruz as a large animal veterinarian, often travelling to fulfill his work. He stayed there for a couple of years before eventually settling in Hawaii, where he increased his knowledge through further studies in the marine veterinary field.

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Transition to Television

Dr. Bottoms worked without much attention during the first part of his stay in Hawaii. However, after the death of his colleague and famous vet Dr. Scott Sims, he was asked to fill in the space left behind at Kauai Island. He established mobile facilities in other locations in Hawaii as well, including Big Island, Maui, Lanai and Oahu, widely active across the state in helping the animal life since 2007. Eventually his popularity grew, and he was approached by television producers with the idea of a reality television show, based on his professional career.

The move would help increase his net worth significantly, and also become an avenue for people to know more about animals, as well as how to care for them. While some thought that he would initially struggle while working with a camera crew, he proved to be a natural, one of the reasons is because he comes from a family of actors; his three half-brothers pursued acting careers. One of his brothers is Joseph Bottoms who won a Golden Globe in 1975 as New Star of the Year.

The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms

In his reality show, Dr. Buckeye is seen travelling to various locations in Hawaii, treating numerous animals including dogs, cattle, horses, pigs, alpacas, pygmy goats and many more. He attends to animals with a mobile vet van or truck, which has all of the necessary equipment and medicines necessary to treat a range of ailments. He also has a pet dog named Kevin who accompanies him on almost every trip. According to the doctor, one of the reasons he agreed to a show is to help promote his ideals against animal negligence and abuse.

In some of his dealings on the show, he has seen animals which have faced abusive treatment. The television exposure can help these issues reach a larger audience, so more people are aware of how to take care of their animals. Other parts of his work have him visiting various shores and beaches in the state, working as an ocean or marine veterinarian. The first season of the show was a pilot which lasted for three episodes, but due to the positive response, the show was renewed for a full season which aired for eight episodes.

Personal Life and Death Rumors

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Dr. Bottoms’ romantic relationships if any. There is some speculation floating around that he is married, but it has never been confirmed. He’s also never been reported on having any relationship, and has never been spotted in public with a woman or man. His father is known for his film work from the 1970s up to the 2010s, and has portrayed George Bush in several films during his career. One of his half-brothers, Joseph starred in the film “The Black Hole”, while another, Sam was also an actor, but passed away in 2008.

In 2015, rumors started spreading that the doctor had passed away, though the rumors were vague and didn’t provide any specific details. Despite that, a lot of people believed it before another statement was released stating that the news was fake. The rumors also coincided with a volcanic eruption which caused more concern, but the doctor assured everyone that he was safe with his animals. He is known to be the owner of multiple trucks, as he has one truck on almost every major island of Hawaii, each of them is well equipped for a mobile veterinarian’s work.

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  1. Buckeye bottoms is a great veterinarian show that shows his skills with small and large animals. I think he is a great veterinarian that knows every angle of the veterinarian stage. He works on horses to cats and dogs and from what I’ve seen compared to other shows is that he is awesome.

    Michael Thompson

  2. When will Dr. Buckeye Bottoms be on in “Season 2020” ??
    I stumbled on his show during ( Corona virus ). I really enjoyed it.

    1. When will Dr. Buckeye Bottoms be on in “Season 2020” ? I have enjoyed his shows . Are his shows on sale on DVD ? Will his shows be renewed for another season ? Is Dr. Bottoms married?

  3. I miss not seeing buckeye on TV and Kevin, I really enjoyed his shows is he coming back on anytime soon

    1. Sir : I wish to have the address of your client Suevinia on the Island of Maui . She has two Donkeys that you treat . Her home is in the jungle on the east side . I’ve been trying to get data on land available in Maui and Molokai but all the realtors I have spoken with want to sell me Oahu properties most likely due to the much higher commissions and prices . Could you please supply me with her last name and address ? You are not listed in Maui or Oahu phone books . Any data you could supply me with re real estate would be appreciated too . I need about 10 acres and I breed very large dogs ,some as large as 250 pounds . I like ; Kangals, Ococharkas , Tibetian Mastiffs , Alaibais , Great Pyrinees and Wolves . I think that a combination of these breeds would be very good .

      Thanking you in advance , Dan R. Page

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  5. Triple ‘B’ Threat!! With a name like that he was bound for some sort of fame! His real-ness, intuitive-ness, intellectual-ness and inclusive-ness aren’t the only traits that make this good ‘Vet’ TV. The individuality/complexity of each animal and owner are showcased in each episode really making a person wanting more…. oh ya – and KEVIN is just so handsome it’s the cherry on top 🍒

  6. He was arrested in Kauai for a terroristic threat when he threatened locals in a bar with machete. Most likely why show has been cancelled.

  7. Many many false statements and inaccuracies in this article and in the comments by Sunni Ko. How do I get this stuff taken down.?

    1. ☮️💚✨To you Buckeye I hope all of the untruths are taken off the internet about you and you and your family live peaceful happy and private lives. Thank you for being such a caring and gentle doctor for the animals in the paradise that are the Hawaiian Islands.

    2. Hi Dr Buckey,
      I enjoy your show. I will be moving to the Big island with perhaps a stop in Oahu for. My daughter in law to have surgery and follow up treatment. I hope to meet you there. I have 3 dogs and 3 cats so I could keep you busy. I sure hope you’re series returns.

  8. Your are missed and would really love the show to continue! Hope you’re doing well and just know you are well respected Dr. praying for your return to TV.

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