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Gerald Allen Wessner
  • November 14, 1941
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  • July 28, 2019

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Dr. Gerald “Gerry” Allen Wessner of Summerfield, FL passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday July 28, 2019 at the age of 77.  Gerry, a veteran of the U.S. Army, is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Blair Thomas, children: Scott, Tracy and Kimberly and siblings Bernie and Arlene W. Fischer.

Gerry was born on November 14, 1941 in Allentown, PA to Harry and Veronica R. Wessner and grew up as the second eldest of five children. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1965 and treated animals with love, kindness and respect.  Initially, he practiced as an equine veterinarian spending nearly thirty years serving primarily Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses.  Eventually, he followed his convictions to practice a more holistic way of treating all animals and established the Holistic Veterinary Clinic of Summerfield, FL.  His ability to diagnose and treat disease homeopathically created a following of clients from around the world.  He was truly overwhelmed by the love and support of those loyal clients and expressed his eternal gratefulness towards Dr. Mark W. Allam, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, who created a path for him to continue his studies with a full scholarship and employment during his course of study.

A Celebration of Life will occur August 11, 2019 from 1 – 4 pm at the Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32195.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Horse Protection Association of Florida at 20690 NW 130th Avenue Micanopy, FL 32667.

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  1. 12 Aug 2019
    Marty Bowers says:
    Your talent, expertise & intuition will be sorely missed. Glad to have had the privilege of being your patients. RIP

  2. 11 Aug 2019
    Kathie Morrow says:
    Blair and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Although we have not met in person, I truly consider you and Dr. Wessner my friends. His skill and caring was amazing. He was a very exceptional and special man. I will be forever grateful to him (and you) for helping Fancy, Champ, and me through our challenges. Sympathies, much love, and big hugs to you.

  3. 08 Aug 2019
    Bruce Thomas says:
    Our love and condolences to Blair Dee, Scott, Tracy and Kimberly on their great loss. From a distance we appreciated having Gerry in our lives and family. We enjoyed visiting him in January to find him still determined to find new ways to cure himself as he had done countless times for all his animal patients over six decades. His innovative thinking and methods leave a legacy in veterinary medicine.
    Brother-in-Law Bruce Thomas and Family: Patricia, Tamiko, Andrea, Derek
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  4. 05 Aug 2019
    Janet Oquendo says:
    Dr Wessner you have been a rock for me over the last 20 years since I came to know you. Your passing will be a huge loss to your family and your community.
    I will truly miss you and this news saddens me..
    All my love and prayers to all your family.

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  9. 03 Aug 2019
    Nancy Stephens and Dick Wilhelm says:
    Our sympathies. Dr. Wessner was a talented and caring veterinarian. We thank him for all he did for our horses. He will be sorely missed in the equine community.

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  13. 02 Aug 2019
    Ronnie James Ford says:
    Thank you my friend for your help and knowledge. You will be greatly missed!