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 dvm360's popular and award-winning column "Where did I go wrong?" in 1976.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2014
Sometimes clients have other ideas in mind when they hear you’ll be gone for a few days.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2014
These hand-raisers, head-bobbers and other annoying specimens are impossible to miss at veterinary CE conferences.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2014
A veterinary client's level of panic isn't necessarily equal with the level of trauma–big or small.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2014
What are your years of veterinary training and decades of experience compared to the profundity of clients' wisdom?
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 31, 2014
Unexpected obstacles can make farm visits feel like Olympic events for veterinarians.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2014
Taking care of big critters is an intense job of Olympic proportions.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2014
Sure, phones are convenient—if you consider a 3 a.m. "emergency" call on Christmas Eve convenient.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2013
Of all the crazy medical terms out there, none are cooler than the ones that we make up.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2013
My new clients won't look up from their phones. My older clients won't shut up. I'm not sure which is worse.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 31, 2013
Good veterinarians talk to animals. Great veterinarians hear them talk back.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2013
These clients dutifully bring in their pet's stool samples to the veterinary clinic each visit—and help the packaging industry thrive.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2013
If a veterinary client is nice and pays cash, her pet will die. If the pet is vicious and the owner's check bounces, he will live forever.