Dr. Mario Obstbaum is an associate vet at 30a Vet.
Dr. Mario Obstbaum studied with his wife, Dr. Dana Harman at the University of Florida. Together, they owned a practice in Boca Raton, Florida, until they sold it in 2014. The last several years of the practice, Dr. Obstbaum took his passion for dentistry to a higher level, taking extensive continuing education classes, wet labs and seminars under one of the top veterinary dental specialists in the world, Dr. Brett Beckman, with Atlanta Veterinary Dentistry Specialist. His passion for dentistry works seamlessly with our goal of excellent dental prophylaxis and care.
Dr. Obstbaum grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay. As a young child he saw a dog walking across the street that was limping. He told his Mother, “there should be a doctor that could take care of that.” His mother replied, “there are, they are called veterinarians.”
That moment set the stage for the career path he would follow. Dr. “O” graduated with honors from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. While in school he met his wife, Dr. Dana Harman, and together they owned Companion Animal Hospital in Boca Raton Florida for twenty three years.
Fourteen years ago they took a trip to the beaches of south Walton, looking for fantastic sunsets and the perfect beach for their two golden retrievers. They purchased a home in Seagrove and after the sale of their animal hospital decided to follow their dreams and live here year round.
While practicing in Boca Raton, Dr. O took a special interest in small animal dentistry. In 2009 he began taking courses with board certified veterinary dentists so he could better care for the needs of his patients. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. He enjoys making his patients feel better and explaining to their owners the importance of pet oral health.