Dr. Michael ‘Mick’ Eugene Mount

In loving memory…

Dr. Michael “Mick” Eugene Mount died of natural causes at his home Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the age of 66.

A service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, 506 Cottonwood St., Woodland, Calif. Another memorial will be at a later date in Ohio.

Mick was born March 6, 1947, in Tiffin, to Eugene and Letha Mount. He was an associate professor at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for 27 years. He loved teaching. He practiced both large and small veterinary medicine in private and university settings. He completed his doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) at Ohio State and Ph.D. in veterinary toxicology at Kansas State. He later studied traditional Chinese veterinary medicine at the Chi Institute through University of Florida. Following retirement in 2007, he continued his education and practice in alternative veterinary work, applying new technology such as cold laser treatment, herbal and chiropractic care.

As a young boy, Mick developed a love for farm life at his Grandpa Miller’s farm. He was active in Boy Scouts, achieving Eagle Scout. He was a talented drummer with the Columbian High School band, and went on to play bass drum for four years in The Ohio State Marching Band, a highlight of his life.

He was an active member of Bayside Woodland Church and played drums with local worship teams over the years. Mick’s faith in Jesus Christ was central to his life. He made sure people knew the source of truth and hope in his life.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gail; his four children, Christy (Brett), Misty (Tim), Melinda and James; four grandchildren, Kaya, Kieran, Keegan and Zeke; his sister, Janeen (Rich) Lust and nephew, Zach (Kelly) Lust, both of Colorado; and many wonderful cousins and friends.

A man who literally marched to his own drum beat, our dad, husband, grandfather, brother, cousin, vet, friend, dreamer, lover of truth and knowledge; he will be greatly missed.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.legacy.com.