Welcome to SportsVet Animal Medical Center

Your Veterinarian serving in the Champaign, Urbana , Savoy and surrounding areas.
Call us at (217) 355-1442


1At SPORTSVET Animal Medical Center, we strive to provide your pet with everything they need all in one place. From 24 hour emergency care to routine veterinary medicine or a new hairstyle for your pooch, SportsVet has you covered! 

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  • Steve Jacobs, DVM, MSPT - Owner

    Dr. Jacobs is one of only a few dually licensed veterinarian/physical therapists in the country. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his master's degree in physical therapy. He owned and operated two physical therapy centers prior to managing four centers for a major rehabilitation corporation.

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  • Dayle Dillon, DVM, CCRP

    Dr. Dillon joined the SportsVet team as an associate veterinarian in 2015. A resident of central Illinois, she developed a love for animals while working with horses and numerous other animals on her family's farm. Upon graduation from GCMS High School, she attended North Park University in Chicago, Illinois where she played volleyball and softball while working towards degrees in Secondary Education and Biology.

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  • Susan Hites, DVM

    Dr. Hites is a Veterinarian at SportsVet Animal Medical Center and the owner of The Whole Pet, which provides individualized, integrative medicine for small animals. Dr. Hites has worked at hospitals in the Chicagoland area, southern New Mexico, and throughout central Illinois. Since elementary school, her only career desire was to be a veterinarian.

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  • Sarah Turek, DVM

    Welcome Dr. Turek, one of the newest members of the Sportsvet Team! After graduating valedictorian from Triad High School in central Illinois, Dr. Turek moved to the Champaign area to begin her education in Animal Sciences. She also joined, and was very active in, the Professional Agricultural Sorority, Sigma Alpha. 

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  • Sheryl Vandiver, DVM

    A 1996 University of Missouri graduate with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Vandiver (Dr. V.) has been actively practicing small animal medicine and surgery for the past 22 years. After graduation, Dr. Vandiver worked for multiple small animal practices to gain experience and new skills. She then built her own small animal hospital and practiced there for 13 years where the focus was on fear free, compassionate, state of the art, small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care.

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  • Lindsey Weber, DVM

    Dr. Weber joined the SportsVet team in December 2017 as a Convenient Care/Emergency Veterinarian. Dr. Weber obtained her Bachelors of Science at Loyola University Chicago. She then went to the University of Illinois to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Michelle Sciortino, DVM

    Dr. Sciortino joined the SportsVet team in the spring of 2018 as a Convenient Care/Emergency Veterinarian. She grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree at Iowa State University. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois.

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  • Mark Sadler, DVM

    Dr. Sadler joined the SportsVet team in June 2018 as a Convenient Care/Emergency Veterinarian. He grew up in northern Illinois before moving to Alabama for college where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from Auburn University as a University Honors Scholar. 

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I’ve never seen a vet be so caring and compassionate to not only the animals, but the animals owners as well. We think so highly of Dr. Jacobs and his staff that we travel and hour and a half for all our vet needs."
  • "SportsVet Animal Medical Center performed TPLO surgery on our 7 year old flat-coat retriever. We were very pleased with her care, Dr. Jacobs and his staff could not have been more thorough, professional, and friendly."
  • "Dr. Jacobs and his staff are AMAZING. Every time I called, which was often (multiple times a week), they were happy to speak with me. They even sent me video of her during her underwater treadmill therapy. 4.5 years later, while some of her other joints struggle, her knee is perfect."

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General Practice Hours

We're open 24/7 for emergency care. The following hours are for scheduled appointments:

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Open 24 Hours for Emergency Care