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August 13, 2009
Mike was my classmate in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1972. He was always the gentleman and the consumate colleague. It is obvious from the community's response to his death that he was more than the local veterinarian, he was a local treasure.
As our careers diverged I only saw Mike at state meetings or class reunions but he always remembered names and had a good word for everyone.
He will be missed by the community and most especially by his family but he has left a legacy of service that will be hard to match.
August 13, 2009
Dr Horton-
You always took such great care of my animals. Although you are in a better place, you will be missed by many. My prayers are with your family.
August 12, 2009
Dear Marcia and my old friends at FAH, I was so sad to find about Mike's passing. What a great man,doctor and friend he was.My little part time job at the hospital for so many years was a great joy to me and I got to see Mike's skill and compassion. My cats spent their whole lives under his care.
I am thinking about and praying for you all.
Much love, Lyn Askew (Stager) Raleigh, NC
August 12, 2009
I am so very sad to receive the news about Mike. We were close friends in high school and often talked about what the future held for us. We were going to leave our mark on the world because we understood what an enlightened time we live in! Our paths never crossed again, but I often thought of Mike over the years and wondered if he was living his dream. I hope so. He made my world a better place. My deepest sympathy to his loved ones. JUDY SCAGGS BENSON, Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 11, 2009
My wife and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Horton. He was a great person and took such wonderful care of our animals. It was an honor and privilege to have met and known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and staff he leaves behind.

Kevin & Annette Geary and puppies, Jack, Pete, and Nubian…
August 10, 2009
I was one of Dr. Horton's reps. I just loved him and his stories! He was so full of life and never stopped learning. He was truly a gem and one of the best vets I have ever worked with. His love for animals, hostas, nature, and people was an art. Every time I met with him, he always has something new and exciting to show me. He will be truly missed!
August 10, 2009
Our Dear Dr. Mike - we were on vacation when our daughter called to tell us about this terrible tragedy - I just couldn't make myself believe this! I sold Mike's house in Beavercreek when he was about to build his clinic in Fairborn. I even had the chance to see the clinic on a private preview. His son was liitle then - he was called BJ - a very cute little guy! Ever since - Mike was our Vet. He loved his KIDS and was so amazing with them. We lost our lttle Heidi and he knew my world was jut falling apart - he was so swwet and kind to me. Years later our little Hannah was a miniature doxie and was just 3 weeks shy of being 18 when we lost her to old age. One time she hurt her back seriously when she got in the garden and was chasing rabbits. Mike took care of her and she came out of it - just like a miracle from God. I teased my husband when he hurt his back and the doctors were trying to get him some relief - I told him to go and see Mike - he cured Hannah so he could cure him too! When we lost our Hannah he was so caring and tried so hard to help us find another little doxie. We talked many times about differnet dogs and he alwys gave me his honest opinion and made me feel that we were making the right decision. When we first took our little Maggie in to see Mike - it was love at first sight for the both of them - a happy time for all of us! We have such wonderful memories of Mike and I'm so sure that all those KIDS in Heaven gave him big welcome with lots of kisses when he arrived. May God bless Mike for all the good he did, not only for his KIDS but for the community. Some on told me that dogs don't go to Heaven - well - haven't you seen that movie --"All dogs go to Heaven"? There's a place for all his KIDS there with him. He will sadly be missed by us and many others - his life was way too short for such a good person that he was. May he rest well and someday we'll all have the opportuntiy to see him again.

Al and Sally Utz and little Maggie
August 10, 2009
Brenda & I were extremely saddened to hear of Dr. Horton’s passing. Mandi, Chloe, and Abbey were blessed to have Dr. Horton’s special care many times, over the past four years. When Chloe’s eye was injured in an accident he took her in immediately to try to save her eye. And when it was determined it could not be saved, he performed the surgery the next day to once again remove it. She was up and alert that day and ready to come home like nothing happened. He took time many evenings to call us with health updates of our “kids” (as he called them).We offer our condolences to Dr. Horton’s family, staff and many friends in the sadness we all feel. He will be missed, with fond memories of his loving care for our pets.
August 09, 2009
I just found out today. I am in such shock. Dr. Horton has taken care of my beloved pets for almost 2 decades. I had the opportunity to work with him when he allowed me to do my professional practice at Fairborn Animal Hospital. I got to know him well during that time. Dr. Horton was a phenomenal veterinarian, humanitarian, and role model. He has inspired so many people including myself to do the right thing and take care of the world around us. What a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Horton and family.
August 09, 2009
It is with sorrowful hearts that we say goodbye to Dr. Michael Horton. He was our veterinarian for the past 10 years. I remember our very first visit with Petunia, our silky terrier puppy, when he said "you picked a good one". He referred to us as "mom and dad" and to our pets as "the kids". Once I ran into him at Kroger and he asked "How are the kids?" Through the years he has helped our dog and cat through sickness and health.....almost like a marriage. Since I am a medical professional myself, we always used to talk "shop" and share interesting medical information. I compare Dr. Horton to my own father and it was said at dad's funeral that he was a "true gentleman". That is exactly what Dr. Horton was...a true gentleman. He was generous, kind, caring, intelligent, energetic, dedicated to his patients and their families, dedicated to the Community of Fairborn. He will always be one of the most admired people in my life. Mrs. Horton, I know you will miss him and that he can never be replaced. Please know that we grieve with you and if you ever need anything please call us. Jerry, Jan, Petunia and Isadora (Izzy) Kail

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