Michael Wesley Thomas

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Michael Wesley Thomas, 69, passed away on September 3, 2017 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. He was a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in veterinary medicine and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. After private practice in Florida he did a post-graduate residency at Texas A & M where he became a board certified veterinary radiologist. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. After appointments at several other veterinary schools he finished his teaching career as a professor at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Mike was an excellent teacher and took a keen interest in students. After retirement from MSU he worked as a private consultant with Antech Imaging. Mike was an avid photographer and hunter. He is survived by his sister, Gwendy Thomas; and nephews, Michael Sprayberry and Alex Sprayberry, all of Anniston, AL. There will be a private graveside at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Anniston, AL at a later date. The family requests memorial donations be made to any of the following: Homeward Bound Project http://www.homewardboundofms.org/, or Oktibbeha County Humane Society http://www.ochsms.org/donations/. To contribute to veterinary student scholarships at Mississippi State University see instructions in the obituary at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 8, 2017
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