I knew Kevin for over 25 years. We met in 1988 when we were both senior veterinary students; I was doing a 1-month clinical rotation at the University of Florida (visiting from U. Penn) and spent a lot of time in the clinic with Kevin. We got to know each other well during that time, as we were both reptile enthusiasts, and remained in contact ever since. I always tell people that in my live I've met two humans that I think could be from another world. One is a vet school classmate and the other is Kevin.
One of my first memories of Kevin was going out to a bar with him and some other folks in Gainesville, FL. We were crossing a street, and all of a sudden, Kevin hunched over and began running back and forth in the middle of the road, somewhat erratically, shouting, "I'm a squirrel, I'm a squirrel!" Seeing him in a variety of different professional venues over the years was always a little bit like Christmas morning. You knew you were in for a surprise and it was sure to be fun! My wife Diane still fondly recounts an amphibian-like first greeting from Kevin!
Boy will he be missed. For his truly unique persona, his contagious zest for life, and all of his valuable contributions to our profession.
We will miss you Kevin.
Greg & Diane