Kirstin Mix: “Sit, Stay, Heal:  the Healing Power of Pets”

Veterinarian Kirstin Mix will discuss the mental, physical, and psychological benefits of animals in our lives.

Dr. Kirstin Mix

Dr. Mix knows about pets. She grew up in Marietta, Ga. Early on she knew early on she wanted to become a veterinarian, and she worked in veterinary clinics as a teenager. She attended Emory University on a full academic scholarship and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in three years. While there, she met her husband, Mike. Kirstin earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, she entered a general small animal veterinary practice, where she worked for four years. Then she completed a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine. She’s board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and she’s one of about 1,300 small animal internal medicine specialists in the country.

Mix moved to Columbus, GA with her family in 2008, and she’s a member of our Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She now owns a mobile small animal internal medicine practice and works part time for a national veterinary laboratory. She has two children – Matthew and Emmie. When possible, Kirstin enjoys hiking, horseback riding, running, volunteering at her children’s school, reading, and sewing.

Here’s the Sunday schedule:

Children’s Religious Education is on summer break, but childcare is available from 9:30 a.m. until noon. July 2 is the first Sunday of the month, so we’ll have a potluck lunch after the service. And this month it will double as our Fourth of July barbecue. Guests are welcome and need bring only an appetite.)

  • 9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. (Topics vary. All responsible spiritual paths are respected.)
  • 9:30 a.m. UU Singers practice. (Join us. It’s fun!)
  • 10:15 a.m. Join us for coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service. This week’s speaker is Kirstin Mix (above).
  • Noon   Our first-Sunday potluck this month is a Fourth of July barbecue.