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Articles by Michael A. Obenski, DVM

Veterinarian roulette: It's usually played at 3 a.m.

Oct 1, 2009

Some clients seem to go through the Yellow Pages looking for a veterinarian who will answer the phone at 3 a.m. to handle or discuss a problem that easily could have waited for daylight. That's how you play the game of veterinarian roulette.

Inside the mind of a practical joker

Sep 1, 2009

Meet practical joker Josh Kneeslapper, a man who claims to have tricked, outsmarted and sabotaged the veterinary profession successfully for four decades.

Client taxonomy: Your field guide to identifying 3 more challenging subspecies

Aug 1, 2009

As you may recall from last month's column, my friend Arnie is America's foremost pioneer in the field of client categorization.

Practice pitfalls: Avoiding 2 out of 3 isn't bad

Jul 1, 2009

Was this kitten born without the right stuff? Of course not! Dr. Pursuit ... I mean you...No, I mean all of us...were spaying a tom cat.

Client taxonomy: common traits for many subspecies

Jun 1, 2009

It was during a visit to my friend Arnie's hospital that I learned of a fascinating new hobby that, strangely enough, is available only to veterinarians.

Rules of the road

Appointment scheduling is a lot like surviving rush hour
May 1, 2009

Recently, I had the opportunity to enjoy several thousand miles of our federal interstate highway system. So, I figured it would be a great time to try a fun experiment.

Digitally preserved: A day in the life of Morty

Camera in hand, clients feel it's never too late to document an office call
Apr 1, 2009

It happened just as I entered the exam room. Wham! I was hit with a brilliant and unexpected flash of light.

Wanda Lott takes value added to a whole new level

Mar 1, 2009

I am about to reveal one of the great truths about veterinary practice.

Picking apart the grapevine

Horror stories about vets and those expensive surgeries
Feb 1, 2009

My receptionist had a certain look on her face. "The lady on Line 1 needs to talk to you. She says it's very important."


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