Longtime local veterinarian Scott Acker joined the Mountain Humane board in April 2020, bringing animal medicine specialties that include veterinary internal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, and veterinary ultrasound.

Scott arrived in Sun Valley in 1993 and joined the Sun Valley Animal Center, a veterinary hospital and boarding facility owned by the Acker family of veterinary specialists.

Randy Acker, his brother, said Scott is the brother with the “bedside manner” who can typically be found caring for pets at his office on Warm Springs Road in Ketchum.

Scott Acker received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. Following graduation, he was accepted by the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group for a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. He then spent two years at a private veterinary practice in Santa Barbara, California.

Scott and his wife, Sandie Martin Acker, live in Hailey with their dogs, Frankie and Rooster.