Tom Gutteridge has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 6, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
It is with incredible sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our veterinarians, Dr. Tom Gutteridge. Known here at Heartland for his vast knowledge of all things (not just veterinary related!), his witty humour, bright smile, beautiful way with words and the warmest hug you could ever imagine.Tom lost his valiant struggle with addiction and mental health on August 4, 2020. We are going to miss our dear friend immensely and we know our clients and community will too. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.Please feel free to share a memory of Tom in the comments below.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Kyle Goldie wrote
I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Tom well, but I find this news absolutely heartbreaking. Sending my sincere condolences to all who knew him.
Joanne Tolton wrote
I worked with Tom at OVC when he was a student.
I loved working with him !Always happy, great sense of humour, hard worker and loved what he was doing !
Lauren Renee wrote
I met Tom at 17, we went to two universities together.. it has been many years since our undergrad days, but I always remember his kindness and giant hugs each time we would run into each other.. those who knew him were so incredibly blessed. I’m so sorry for your and his family’s loss .
Amanda Hathway wrote
I remember Tom well from his student days and summers working at OVC. Always a great smile and great guy. You will be missed. Condolences to your family, work family and friends.
Alison Hunter wrote
I knew Tom as a camper and later a volunteer at Circle R Ranch. He was always wonderful with people of all ages and with the horses, even when he was just a kid. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing, and send my love and condolences to Tom’s family.
Carla Favelle wrote
Tom was such a bright light. This is a tremendous loss to the world and veterinary community.
Nicole Laughton wrote
I worked with him for a year at milton equine and he always had the best sense of humor and was a caring individual. He will be missed by many.
Robin R-B wrote
I am so sad to hear about the passing of another one of our veterinary colleagues. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Tom. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Nicole Woolnough wrote
This is heart breaking. The veterinary community is strong but we need help sometimes and it’s ok to ask for help. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May he RIP
Susanne Shearing wrote
He was a good soul. I worked with him in Radiology at OVC when he was a summer student. The most hard working person, funny, super smart about everything. So very sorry and deepest sympathies to his friends and family.
Bethany Baglieri wrote
This is so sad. I’ll always remember Tom from my volunteer/working days at Circle R Ranch. So sorry for your loss