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. Rachel Spencer, Veterinarian
Dr. Tom Rietveld, Practice Owner
Relocating back to the Bemidji area in early 2001, his work shifted to mainly working with pets. 19+ years later, Dr. Tom and Melanie have built a thriving small animal clinic in what used to be the Rietvelds' home.
The fabric of Headwaters' 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 23, 21 and 18. They share their home with 3 ridiculous cats. (Ruthie Mae, Barty Crouch & Vito) They sadly lost their sweet 8-year-old black Labrador Retriever in July 2016 and their oldest cat in June 2019.
In his personal time, Tom likes to spend time with his family, reading, running, and tinkering & organizing (it's a perfectionist thing). As he and Melanie see empty nesting in the near future, they are excited to travel more to see their 3 children (wherever they are). The woods around his family's cabin hold a special place in his heart, and he and his son are avid deer hunters. In 2018, the Rietvelds were proud to become a military family, as their son is now serving in the United States Air Force.
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.