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Man Who Operated on Dog Loses Job As Health Care Administrator

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 21, 2011 9:30PM

Stewart Gibbs
It's a double whammy for the man who tried to remove a cyst from his pet Doberman Sunday night. Stewart Gibbs was fired today by the DuPage Medical Group, where he was an administrator in charge of cardiovascular services.

A statement by DuPage Medical Group reminds us of what was already established.

"Mr. Gibbs is not a licensed physician and was not employed by DuPage Medical Group in a medical capacity."

Gibbs told authorities he had a half-bottle of wine after returning home from an earlier drinking session at Trump Tower Sunday, grabbed a butcher knife and proceeded to cut away at his dog's cyst. He was arrested on a felony animal cruelty charge after allowing police into his apartment, who found blood on the walls, floor and Gibbs' hands, an overflowing bathtub (Gibbs said the tub was to be used for cleanup), and the dog, named Foley.

Gibbs told officials he wasn't a veterinarian but was a cardiologist. Foley is now in the possession of Chicago Animal Care and Control.