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Michael A. Obenski, DVM

Born and raised in Hatboro, Pa., Dr. Michael A. Obenski wanted to become a veterinarian at age 11. He accomplished it in 1972 by graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He previously earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from Pennsylvania State University. In 1978, Dr. Obenski opened the Allentown Clinic for Cats, where he still practices.

Dr. Obenski started penning DVM Newsmagazine's popular column, "Where did I go wrong?" in 1976. He has contributed more than 340 columns. He was honored with the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Society of Business Press Editor's Award, and he serves as a key editorial adviser to DVM Newsmagazine. His contributions have helped the publication place as a finalist in 2006 and 2007 for the coveted Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, the highest honor for professional business magazines.

Spotted at a veterinary symposium: The usual suspects
July 1, 2014

These hand-raisers, head-bobbers and other annoying specimens are impossible to miss at veterinary CE conferences.

When it comes to veterinary 'emergencies,' severity is in the eye of the beholder
June 1, 2014

A veterinary client's level of panic isn't necessarily equal with the level of trauma–big or small.

The doggedness of the deluded veterinary client
May 1, 2014

What are your years of veterinary training and decades of experience compared to the profundity of clients' wisdom?

The veterinarians' large animal games: Round two
April 1, 2014

Unexpected obstacles can make farm visits feel like Olympic events for veterinarians.

Veterinarians! Let the large-animal games begin!
March 1, 2014

Taking care of big critters is an intense job of Olympic proportions.

The perils of denial in veterinary medicine
February 1, 2014

Telling pet owners what they want to hear would be too easy—instead, veterinarians tell it like it is. Even if it leaves clients incredulous.

A veterinarian's interview with an eminent inventor
January 1, 2014

Sure, phones are convenient—if you consider a 3 a.m. "emergency" call on Christmas Eve convenient.

Unwanted kitten distribution and other absurd veterinary client accusations
December 1, 2013

Dropping off kittens in the cover of darkness, dreaming up diabetes in a dog, changing the weather...yup, it's all in a day's work at a veterinary clinic.

The secret language of veterinarians
November 1, 2013

Of all the crazy medical terms out there, none are cooler than the ones that we make up.


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