Please Note the Following Changes to Our Clinic Hours:

We will be closed July 4th, 5th and 6th so our team can enjoy the holiday weekend. 🇺🇸 We will resume normal business hours Monday July 8th. In case of an emergency, please try AERC Oakdale at 651-501-3766 or AERC St Paul at 651-293-1800. The Pet Poison Hotline number is 800-213-6680. Thank you, for your understanding. We need to take good care of our team, so they can take good care of you and your pets.


Personalized Attention, Innovative Technologies

Personalized Attention, Innovative Technologies

Locally Owned

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Complex surgeries that others refer

Dr. Pete performs many surgeries that are typically done at specialty clinics onsite (versus contracted to an outside veterinarian).

Complex Orthopedic and TTA Knee Surgery done onsite

Dr. Pete performs many orthopedic surgeries such as i.e. TTA, ACL, Luxating Patella, FHO, UAP, and OCD.

Digital X-Ray and Digital Dental X-Ray

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film.

Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is performed by utilizing a high frequency beam of light to cut and cauterize, which reduces bleeding and speeds healing.

Advanced Dentistry

We perform general dentistry and oral surgery procedures with the aid of digital radiography, tissue grafts, and a specially trained team.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Plasma platelets are harvested from the pet’s blood, then re-injected. This helps the pet’s body to improve the ability to heal itself.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy helps to treat pets with arthritis, tendon or soft tissue injuries and promotes wound healing.

Dental Health

Healthy teeth are the window into your pet’s wellbeing. By making your pet’s dental health a priority, they will be healthier and happier!

Why Choose Lakes Veterinary and Surgical Center?

Lakes Veterinary & Surgical Center is conveniently located in Lindstrom, MN, only 45 minutes north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. We offer comprehensive pet care and advanced surgical procedures like oral surgery, TTA and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pete is a gifted surgeon that performs many of the same complex surgeries that others refer. If your veterinarian has referred you to a specialist, call us. We can most likely save you time and money, while delighting you with our advanced technology and personalized care.


Giving Back

Lakes Veterinary & Surgical Center donates over $10,000 per year in discounts to seniors (62yrs young & up), Humane Societies, and those in need.  We also make direct contributions to support local community organizations like Rotary & Lions Clubs, Celebration of the Lakes, and more).

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What Our Clients Say

Thank you to the Orzechowski family for sending this lovely bouquet, and a very touching message….” Your work is a gift to your patients … You repair them, help them heal, and ease their pain”.

bauer award

I wanted to thank you guys again for the great job you did with Bauer’s surgery in July.  Just over a week ago he took two best of breeds at Rochester MN Kennel club and is a working group 4. You can barely see his shaved area from surgery in the photo. Thank you again to the surgery team who listened to the crazy lady who begged to not shave his whole face 🙂


Rachel, Facebook Review

Our new client Cheri sent this video to express her Thanks to Dr. Pete and the team for “putting Clara back together again” after a larger dog attacked her. One interesting part of this story is that Clara was initially treated at one of the big 24/7 ER clinics in the cities. But, Dr. Pete had to make some refinements in order for Clara to heal completely. Another sweet part of this story is that Dr. Pete wiped away tears as he watched the video.

We have been going to Lakes Vet for 20+ years with our family dogs. I got my own dog, a Golden Retriever, and she has began having a lot of anxiety after a bad vet visit. When we went in for her annual today Dr. Anna and Claire the Tech were AMAZING!!! As someone with anxiety, it was so reassuring to see how they instantly greeted Daisy as they entered the exam room. They were patient, understanding, and flexible with Daisy’s needs. I am so appreciative for Dr. Anna & Claire!! Thank you for helping my baby girl!

H.J., Facebook Review

They are so caring and compassionate. Our fur baby Daisy had to get an oral tumor removed. We were so worried but Dr. Pete put a lot of our fear aside. He called me after her surgery and kept me informed. His staff is bar none the best! I knew she was in the best hands possible. Can’t thank them enough for taking care of my baby Daisy. God bless you


Tonya Blaisdell


Lakes Veterinary & Surgical Center deserves an award for all of their great service they have done and continue to do. We are so glad to have found them and have worked with them to have a hip replacement done for my cat Bear. They made a plan with us and saw how urgent his scenario was and Dr. Pete stayed late to help us many times. The staff is compassionate and caring and really made a stressful time easier for our family. We appreciate all you have done and want to say thank you so much Lakes Veterinarian!
Highly suggest this place. ♥️♥️♥️


Bobbi G.

We are so thankful for Dr. Pete and his staff. Pete stuck with my husband and I to diagnose my lab Molly and found out she has a rare disease. At one point we were not knowing what our next step was, he was very patient with us and suggested we give her more time. She’s doing so well right now and we were so thankful she’s still with us. Dr. Pete has been so instrumental in her care and survival. Thank u so much to his staff also.


Lori M.


Thank God for Dr. Pete and Staff! We had our pug Gemma scheduled for surgery and Dr. PETE saved our babies’ lives with his excellent knowledge of doing complicated surgery. We could never thank you enough and Gemma says thank you. See you in a couple of weeks.


Alan and Tami


Dr. Pete is amazing and has a huge heart. It’s very obvious that everyone that works here really cares about the pets they are working with. They are amazing and I would recommend them to anyone especially for surgery.


Melissa L., Google Review


We’ve been fortunate to have many pets under the care of LVSC. Despite the drive now that we’ve moved, we won’t be changing vets as our fur family is in the best care possible. Always caring, aware and sensitive to our needs – large or small. Dr. Henderson is great with our min pins which is no easy undertaking.


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