dvm360 readers fondly wish Dr. Obenski farewell


Veterinary community will miss must-read humor of multiple-decade columnist.

It was very emotional for me to read the last of Mike Obenski's Where Did I Go Wrong column, “Obenski's final bow” (December 2014). Though I have never met him, it feels like losing an old friend. His incisive and insightful musings have been a monthly highlight for me for most of those 37 years. His depth of understanding of the human-animal condition and his ability to frame that understanding with such coruscating literary flair was as inspirational as any soliloquy by Shakespeare. Best wishes for your retirement, Mike Obenski!

Peter Lugten, DVM

Lindenhurst, New York

I just wanted to thank Mike Obenski for making me laugh every month. Some days I wonder why I ever became a veterinarian, and while I love animals and medicine, I really love the people. He nailed all those personalities that make my day so interesting. I will miss it!

Bethany Summers, DVM

I was so sorry to hear that Michael Obenski was hanging it up. He has been on the mark for as long as I have been in practice (30 years). His column was the first thing I read in your publication every month and always evoked comment and agreement from the veterinarians in our practice. He would be a hard act to follow, but hopefully there is someone out there to fill in the void. Great magazine, by the way. Being a mixed practice, we always enjoy Dr. Brock's discourses as well.

Mike Meeboer, DVM

Torrington, Wyoming

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