Dr. Kevin Wright provided veterinary care throughout the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area with his mobile practice, Wright Bird & Exotic Pet House Calls.* In the first year this specialty was offered (2010), Dr. Wright became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners specializing in Reptile and Amphibian Practice. In 2008 Dr. Wright was named the Exotic DVM of the Year. In 2009 and 2012 he was awarded Exotics Speaker of the Year by the North American Veterinary Conference. Kevin earned his DVM from the University of Florida. He then worked in private practice for a couple of years, before completing a residency in zoological medicine at the Philadelphia Zoo and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wright then served as the veterinarian and curator for the amphibian and reptile collection at the Philadelphia Zoo. In 1999, he went to work for The Phoenix Zoo, but returned to private practice in 2005. He co-founded Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital in 2007 and sold his interest in summer of 2012 to open his mobile bird & exotic pet practice. Dr. Wright was the co-author of Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry. He also contributed chapters to many other texts, and wrote over 150 articles related to zoological medicine for both professional and lay audiences.
*Editor’s note: The herpetology and veterinary communities lost Dr. Wright when he passed away on September 26, 2013. Visit the ARAV website for information on the Dr. Kevin Wright Memorial Fund.
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