320 762-8112 320 762-8112
710 Third Ave. West, Alexandria, MN 56308


As many owners know, pets are very athletic and energetic. This can lead to orthopedic injuries. Pets have problems such as fractures, dislocations, and ligament tears. These require prompt medical attention to promote healing and prevent life long damage. The Alexandria Veterinary Clinic PetCare Center is dedicated to diagnosing lameness using physical examinations and radiology to establish a solid diagnosis.

The clinic handles most fractures and dislocations in house. The repairs are done using bone pins, external fixation, splinting or casts. Laser technology is also helpful in reducing pain, bleeding and swelling during surgical procedures. Common conditions such as torn cruciate ligaments and correcting luxating patellas, are also surgically corrected at the PetCare Center.

TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) procedures are performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Calvin Kobluk, he specializes in all forms of orthopedic procedures including TPLO, TP, FHO (femoral head ostectomy), fractures, luxations, and special soft tissue procedures. These procedures are preformed on PetCare Center patients as well as referred pets throughout central Minnesota.

Before repairing orthopedic injuries the patient is given a thorough examination and the client is given a treatmeant plan for their procedures.

It is the Alexandria Veterinary Clinic PetCare Center’s goal to return patients back to their previous athletic ability.

Broken leg before and after bone pining. 


Dr. Calvin Kobluk, Specialist  - BSc, BCS, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ASVS

Dr. Calvin Kobluk attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada where he graduated in 1978. He then went on to do a residency in surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College from 1984 to 1986. Upon completion of his residency, he moved to the twin cities area and signed on as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota. He worked primarily in the enquine department from 1986 to 1995. While there he received his board certification in both large and small animal surgery. In 1995 he and his family moved to California where, until 2001, he was a part of the Administration at Cal Poly – Pomona. He worked as a full professor as well as helping to develop the veterinary school there where he also worked a few years as a full professor. In 2001, Dr Kobluk elected to leave the academic evironment and pursue other professional opportunities. he began to practice at All Care Animal Refferal Center, the nations largest privately owned referral practice, where he worked until his family moved back to Minnesota in 2003. Since moving back to Minnesota he has continued to build upon his professional interests and knowledge. He became TPLO certified in 2003, joined the affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service in 2004, and has had 2 articles published in JAVMA (on article on hip dysplasia and one on femoral neck fractures) with 3 more articles pending publication.

Providing Exceptional Veterinary Care

The Alexandria Veterinary Clinic PetCare Center has a staff of four doctors and an exceptional support staff of certified veterinary technicians, client service representatives, and groomers. Health care at the clinic ranges from preventative medicine to critical care. Our veterinarians have more than 100 years of combined veterinary experience to help you with your special pet. We offer state of the art technology including laser surgery.

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