TV Veterinarian, Dr. Stephen M. Kritsick, Dies of AIDS at 42
LEXINGTON, Mass. (AP) _ Dr. Stephen M. Kritsick, the veterinarian who served as animal science editor on ABC’s ″Good Morning America,″ died Sunday of AIDS-related lymphoma. He was 42.
In October, Kritsick announced on television that he had contracted the disease.
Kritsick received his veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State University and interned at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston.
Kritsick worked at the Henry Bergh Memorial Hospital of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Medical Center and Bide-A-Wee Home Association, all in New York.
Kritsick was most recently staff veterinarian and national spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States. He also worked as a regular contributor to ″Good Morning America.″
He was the author of two books, ″Dr. Kritsick’s Tender Loving Cat Care″ and ″Creature Comforts,″ a novel. He was at work on a book about AIDS.
He is survived by his companion, Art Campbell, his parents, Harriet and Leo Kritsick, and two sisters.
Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday at the Douglass Funeral Home in Lexington.