Chicago Man Operates on His Own DogPublished June 22, 2011
Note to future medical professionals: just because you've been trained to work on humans does not mean you're qualified to work on pets. Apparently, this advice needed to be transferred upon Chicago area medical professional Stewart Gibbs, who has just lost his job as a director of cardiovascular services after allegedly "performing surgery" on his own pet Doberman.
Gibbs, 44, was arrested late Sunday night after attempting to surgically operate on his Doberman. As the article in The Chicago Tribune puts it, Gibbs, who "appeared highly intoxicated," told police "he had tried to remove a cyst from under the dog's right ear."
Operating under his pet's right ear was the wrong move for Gibbs.
In a statement released today, the DuPage Medical Group said Gibbs had been let go from the employ of the company.
The Doberman, named Foley, was taken and treated at a local veterinary center, and is currently with Chicago Animal Care and Control.
We're not really sure what would possess anyone to start operating on their own pet, drunk or not. Clearly, this was a terrible decision.
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