Meet Our Team

  • image
    Dr. David Kalinowski

    Dr. Kalinowski graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and proceeded to move into private practice form there. After practicing veterinary medicine on the Iron Range for numerous years, Dr. Kalinowski decided to further his career by buying the Mesaba Animal Hospital in 2009. He has since grown the business to the size of 3 doctors, 5 technicians, 3 receptionists, and numerous other individuals that perform vital tasks that make our animal hospital work on a daily basis. Dr. Kalinowski has the knowledge and skills to treat your pet, no matter the type. Dr. K. treats dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, pocket pets, and goats. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, kayaking, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

  • image
    Tammy Kalinowski
    Practice Manager

    Tammy has served double duty as Dr. Kalinowski's wife and Practice Manager here at Mesaba Animal Hospital since 2009. Her 'dungeon' is upstairs where she has Sassy the clinic cat that help her with her daily tasks. Dr. Kalinowski and Tammy have three children. Liz is their oldest, Bev, their middle child, and Ben is their youngest. They also have two animal kids: A bulldog (Kenya) and a cat (Flo). When not at work, she enjoys sewing, scrap booking, cross stitching, reading, and cooking.

  • image
    Bobbi, Receptionist

    Bobbi joined us in June of 2011. She is from the Iron Range, as well, and is married with four wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing, four wheeling, and playing with her pets: 'Addie'-St. Bernard, 'Ammo'-Chocolate Lab, 'Ava Grace'-St. Bernard, 'Miley'-calico cat, 'Juliette'-calico cat, and 'Goliath'-Bearded dragon

  • image
    Kylee, Technician in training

    We are excited to announce Kylee is studying to be a certified veterinary technician here at Mesaba Animal Hospital. She is from Chisholm where she lives today with her boyfriend and his son. She attended HCC where she completed her Associate's degree. Kylee enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her Bloodhound, 'Daisy Duke.'

  • image
    LuAnn, Certified Veterinary Technician

    LuAnn was a part of the team that moved to the Mesaba Animal Hospital when Dr. Kalinowski took over the practice in 2009. She was born and raised in the area and went to Ridgewater College for her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. LuAnn was born with a strong passion for veterinary medicine. She has a 'healthy' obsession with canine and feline dentistry. She is one of the most knowledgeable people on our staff, and this knowledge has earned her such nicknames as the 'Dental Queen' and 'Flea Queen', for her infamous, yet insightful, discussions with clients. She still resides in the area with, what she calls,'Enough animals to keep me warm in the winter months.'

  • image
    Shanon, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Shanon started out by interning with us while finishing the Veterinary Technician program at Duluth Business University, and she later moved onto our team to fill a vacancy. She grew up in Buhl, MN and now resides in Mt. Iron. In her free time, she enjoys ceramics, crocheting, reading, horse riding, and caring for her various pets on her hobby farm.

Location

Find us on the map

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed