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
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)
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.