Dr. David H. Wright, DVM

Dr. Wright grew up on a farm and now basically lives on one again with his seven children, several dogs, a cat, rabbits, and a flock of prized chickens.

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Dr. Wright and his family have three dogs, Odie, Goldbug, and Evie, Ralph the cat, and a flock of backyard chickens. 

Hometown

Clarksville, TN

Why did you become a vet?

Working with animals and the people who love them is my dream job. I don’t feel like I’ve ever gone to work a single day. It just doesn’t feel like work to me which is wonderful. Growing up, I asked for a job at our local veterinarian’s office but I was told was too young. I told my dad about it and he explained to me that I just needed to get my foot in the door by finding something the vet needed done and just do it.  So I decided to pull our family push mower behind my bike and just mow the grass at the clinic (unannounced) and it worked. I got a job mowing the grass and in a few years moved to a job inside the clinic working with the pets.

What do you enjoy about your job?

Every day is a new challenge and the opportunity to improve the lives of pets and thus their owners. Seeing good outcomes and improvement in patients, along with the joy of their owners, is so gratifying.

Education

DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Special interests in Dermatology and challenging skin/allergy cases.

What do you love most about living in Memphis?

The people. Memphis and the surrounding areas are home to some of the nicest and most caring
people on earth.

What secret talent do you wish that you had?

Write computer code and program.

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