When I heard of Dr. Kevin Wright's unexpected passing, it hit me like a huge wave, swamping over me and taking me out into chaos, and a state of disbelief. I could not imagine, or grasp, that our precious exotic animal veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Wright, with his huge heart – and who we so much depended on - would never step through our door ever again, and had been taken away from all of us so prematurely. It was unbelievable! It could not be. This person, who had been there for us, our exotic animals numerous times, who had rescued my (rescue-) cockatiel from years of sickness and brought her back into a valuable and healthy state of living. This person, who had numerous times - no matter if weekends or nights - returned our calls, listened to our worries and attended to help us out with concerns about our beloved companions - an elderly cockatiel that had shown again, some troubling signs, or health issues, or we had by accident caused blood feathers to bleed or other issues with our younger (also rescue-) parakeet or tortoise. Dr. Kevin Wright was always there! Called immediately back at emergencies, without hesitation. Gave us, no matter if at night or weekends, advice and instructions. Was always calm and soothing, and therefore made us calm again and confident of their recovery.
But, when he was ill, he did not ask any advice from any of us. It feels almost unfortunately to us now. And passed away in the hospital into which care he had put his life.
I can still not wrap my mind around this, that he will never again enter our home. That we will never again hear his voice, see his smile, hear his soothing advice, have him compassionately and tender touch our animals and their lives. …. From our first visit on, at his former clinic (AZEAH), he put us at ease concerning our very ailing rescue-cockatiel and the issues she showed. Even finding possibilities of treatment with alternative, natural medicine - which I appreciated immensely. Each time, we left his clinic without the worries that we had before. Each time she became better after seeing Dr. K. Wright and recovered to a better state then before. And now she is a striving elderly bird due to his compassion, and gentleness with her and his extensive professionalism and medical knowledge of exotic animals.
Dr. Kevin Wright became a very good friend of all of us - that we knew he was for us and whom we could trust unwavering - although he didn't even know it!
And our story is not an exception. Dr. Kevin Wright was there for all his patients unconditionally and always in the same way.
…. Now the worries return, where to find a “replacement” of a veterinarian, who is so unique and almost not to find in our world anymore, that I would have never thought that he will go before any of us.
All our hearts go out to Dr. Wright's family, his wife Marlene, and his friends! And with our deepest heartfelt condolences we hope that their pain will be eased! All of us grief with you, of the loss of a person almost unimaginable - and unimaginable to “replace” -, a person so unique, gentle, kind, compassionate, and giving, an almost not of this world human spirit!
Not enough words can praise what he was for us!
… And we are heartbroken by his loss!
There is only one relief for me, the hope and thought that Dr. Kevin Wright was possibly called for a higher purpose, so that he will have now even more time watching over all of his patients - and even more animals in need of help(!) - at the same time, while giving us advice what to do when we stagger or worry. Almost impossible to fulfill by human beings, whose lives are restricted by time.
You were a best friend, Dr. Kevin Wright,
An unwavering, unconditional companion and adviser,
A human spirit with a heart of gold,
And an excellent veterinarian!
We miss your presence deeply and dearly!
Live in peace! And we will meet again in the life beyond.
Angelika Clemens & Albert Wilk