Dr. Richard Short, DVM, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday evening, November 3, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Rhoda Short for 43 years. They met and married while attending veterinary school at Michigan State University. Together they started the Bad Axe Animal Medical Clinic and practiced side-by-side for over 40 years. In the early years, the county had many wonderful family dairy farms. Dr. Short enjoyed the dairy work, loved horses and developed his skills as an excellent small animal orthopedic surgeon. In more recent years, he also found pleasure working with the Amish farmers. Dr. Short was a serious student of the Bible and was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 40 years. Dr. Short enjoyed his horses, art, painting, reading and sports, especially MSU and Lions football and the Tigers broadcasts. He enjoyed hunting. He cherished the time he spent travelling with his wife and family. Dr. Short was a kind and patient man. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Rhoda, his five children, Grant Short, Anne (Brandon) Vosburgh, Garth (Shawn) Short, Nancy (special friend, Derek) Short and Janet (Cheyenne) Welsh; his four grandchildren, Shane, Graden, Brynne and Erin Short. The Memorial service will be Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday, November 7 from 4:00-9:00 pm and again on Saturday, November 10 from 1:00 pm until the service at 2:00 pm. The family wished to express their deep gratitude to the Bad Axe Animal Clinic and staff, the community, clients, friends and extended family for their generous outpouring of love and support throughout his long illness.