elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Art Campbell & Stephen M. Kritsick

Dr. S.M. Kritsick (1952 - January 16, 1994) was a regular on the TV program Good Morning America, where he provided advice and information about pet care. He was known as the “veterinarian to the stars.” His TV career began in 1978 and included nine years on Romper Room and CNN. He also wrote books and magazine articles. Kritsick died of AIDS-related illness in 1994 and was survived by his companion of 3 years, civil engineer Art Campbell.

A native of Cambridge, Mass., he graduated from Michigan State University, where he also earned his degree in veterinary medicine. He worked in the emergency room of the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan from 1978 to 1982, when he became associated with the Park East Animal Hospital.

Dr. Kritsick later worked at the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the A.S.P.C.A. in Manhattan and at the Bide-a-Wee Home Association. He was staff veterinarian and spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States in Washington.

Over the years he tended to the pets of a variety of celebrities. His broadcast experience dated to 1978, when he started a nine-year stint as the veterinarian for "Romper Room," a children's show on WOR-TV. Before "Good Morning America" he also appeared regularly on Cable News Network.

He was the author of two books, "Dr. Kritsick's Tender Loving Cat Care" (1987), and "Creature Comforts: The Adventures of a City Vet" (1983, with Patti Goldstein). He also wrote columns and articles for newspapers and magazines.

Stern, Keith (2009-09-01). Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (Kindle Locations 7193-7196). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

Further Readings:

Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs by Amy Hempel and Jim Shepard
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books (March 30, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0609803794
ISBN-13: 978-0609803790
Amazon: Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs
Amazon Kindle: Unleashed: Poems by Writers' Dogs

Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them.

List of contributors:
Edward Albee, Jennifer Allen, Danny Anderson, Lynda Barry, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Robert Benson, Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson, Jill Ciment, Bernard Cooper, Stephen Dobyns, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, Anderson Ferrell, Amy Gerstler, Matthew Graham, Ron Hansen, Brooks Haxton, Cynthia Heimel, Amy Hempel, Noy Hollan, Andrew Hudgins, John Irving, Denis Johnson, R.S. Jones, Walter Kirn, Sheila Kohler, Maxine Kumin, Natalie Kusz, Anne Lamott, Gordon Lish, Ralph Lombreglia, Merrill Markoe, Pearson Marx, Erin McGraw, Heather McHugh, Arthur Miller, George Minot, Susan Minot, Honor Moore, Mary Morris, Alicia Muñoz, Elise Paschen, Padgett Powell, Wyatt Prunty, Lawrence Raab, Mark Richard, John Rybicki, Jeanne Schinto, Bob Shacochis, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Lee Smith, Ben Sonnenberg, Kate Clark Spencer, Gerald Stern, Terese Svoboda, William Tester, Abigail Thomas, Lily Tuck, Sidney Wade, Kathryn Walker, William Wegman

More LGBT History at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Gay Classics

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