Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Gentle Doctor sculpture

Last week, I met with a veterinarian at Iowa State University's renovated small animal clinic.  I was thrilled when I walked inside the new building, because right at the entrance stood the famous "Gentle Doctor" sculpture by Christian Petersen.  This is the original sculpture, not the bronzed version that used to stand at the entrance of the College of Veterinarian Medicine. They moved the original sculpture into the new small animal clinic last fall. 

They say that students rub the puppy's nose for good luck on their exams. 

Next time you are in Ames, make sure to stop by the ISU College of Veterinarian Medicine's Small Animal Clinic to check out the Gentle Doctor.  The sculpture is even more beautiful in person.


  1. awwwwwww love this post! Thanks

  2. Love this post and the scene it shows!


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