Dr. Tom Millman died Saturday, May 15, 1982, when his truck overturned into a reservoir near Hollister, California. Dr. Millman was born on January 17, 1942, in Ontario, Canada. He attended Ontario Agricultural College from 1962 to 1966 and was graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1970. He then moved to California, where, at UC/Davis, he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in 1971. A subsequent three-year residency in radiology at UC/Davis culminated in 1974 with his successful completion of the certifying examination for the American College of Veterinary Radiology. From 1973 to 1975, Dr. Millman was the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Medical Research Council. In 1975, Dr. Millman joined the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital as Staff Radiologist, a post he held until his death.
Dr. Millman was a competent radiologist, a kind and compassionate clinician, a sensitive and caring colleague, and a proud, loving, and supportive family man. He was an avid outdoorsman and was deeply involved in retriever field training and competition. He was a popular lecturer and consultant, both for veterinarians and for various dog fancier organizations. His loss as a true professional will be deeply felt; his loss as a husband, father, friend, and colleague leaves an immense void.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Whiting Millman, and his one-year-old daughter, Emily Elizabeth Millman, both of whom survived the accident which took his life, and both of whom reside in Aptos, California. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Willson, who lives in Toronto, Canada, and by two sisters, Betty and Dorothy, both of whom also reside in Canada.
Author: Charles Root
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1983 24 (1), 2.