967 Adams Ave NW • Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 333-9010 (218) 333-9010
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Meet Our Staff

The staff at Headwaters Veterinary Center is dedicated to veterinary medicine and delivering client service that is honest, trustworthy and empathetic. We have a dynamic team, and they all appreciate living a balanced life.  Read more about each of our team members below!
 

Dr. Tom Rietveld, Practice Owner

Dr. Tom Rietveld was raised in Albert Lea, Minnesota and grew up coming to his family's cabin near Itasca State Park. In turn, he and both of his siblings all chose Bemidji State for their undergraduate college education. Dr. Tom and his wife (Melanie) met while both were embedded in the science classes at BSU, graduating in 1993. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 1997. His first job took him and his young family to Northwest Wisconsin where he worked as a large animal veterinarian in a dairy practice.

Relocating back to the Bemidji area in early 2001, his work shifted to mainly working with pets. 16+ years later, Dr. Tom and Melanie have built a thriving small animal clinic in what used to be the Rietvelds' home.

The fabric of Headwater's business philosophy is nurturing relationships with the clients and patients. Dr. Tom: "Engaging with people on a personal level, getting to know the families and their pets is what makes me tick. I love to hear peoples' stories."

Dr. Tom and Melanie have 3 children, ages 21, 19 and 16. They share their home with 3 crazily different cats!(Jasmine, Ruthie Mae and Barty Crouch) They sadly lost their sweet 8-year-old black Labrador to cancer in July 2016.

In his personal time, Tom likes to spend time with his dear family, reading books, running, and tinkering on shop projects (vintage dirt bikes and 2 cylinder John Deeres would be ideal). The woods around his family's cabin hold a special place in his heart, and he and his son are avid deer hunters.

Dr. Calvin Kobluk, DVM, DACVS, Orthopedic Surgeon (Contracted)

Dr. Cal is the board certified surgeon that we contract with for specialized surgical procedures, mainly orthopedic (bone) surgeries. He and his family live in the St. Cloud area and he owns Central Minnesota Veterinary Surgical Referral, and he travels all over north-central Minnesota, NE Wisconsin and Eastern North Dakota. Out-state clinics utilize his skills on a contractual basis, and our clinic is one of his clients. He is a gifted surgeon and veterinarian, and we are happy to utilize his service.

967 Adams Ave NW
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

From town, turn north on Adams Ave. from Division St, which is just west of the Bemidji High School. 

Our clinic is on the west side of Adams, 0.6 miles north of the high school corner.

If coming from the north off of Highway 2, turn south at the traffic lights in front of Bemidji Regional Airport, which is Adams Ave. (County Hwy 11). We are just under 2 miles south of the airport.

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