Scott grew up in Newcastle, and attended the local primary & high school. He left school in 1978, and enrolled in Vet Science at Sydney University in 1979. After graduating in 1983, he spent two years working in a mixed practice in Western Sydney, followed by a two year period travelling overland to the UK, doing locum work in England & Wales, and travelling in Europe.
He returned to Oz in 1988, and continued his career in small animal practice in Western Sydney, before moving to the Central Coast, and entering Terrigal Vet Hospital as a partner in 1993.
Scott lives with his two adult sons, and his constant canine companion Kobi. He spends his leisure time playing football and tennis, is an occasional fisherman, and enjoys the ups and downs of supporting the Mariners.