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Our History

SportsVet Animal Medical Center originated as a home-based canine rehabilitation practice in 2003. Dr. Jacobs traveled throughout the state of Illinois, performing canine rehabilitation for a select group of patients. In June 2004, SportsVet was expanded into a full-service veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center exclusively for dogs and cats. Dr. Jacobs was finally fulfilling his vision: to provide pets and their owners with compassionate veterinary care and canine rehabilitation in one convenient location.

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Complete Veterinary Care for Dogs & Cats

Today, veterinary services at SportsVet include: pet wellness and preventive care, pet dental care, traditional and alternative veterinary medicine, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, and even pet boarding. Of course, we continue to offer the finest in canine rehabilitation and sports medicine in central Illinois. SportsVet was the first specialized veterinary practice of its kind in central Illinois. New services continue to be added on a regular basis in order to keep your furry family members healthy and happy. Take a tour of our facility, meet our extraordinary team of veterinary professionals, and visit our new client section for all the basic information. Then contact our office to schedule your first appointment with SportsVet.

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General Practice Hours

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


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


Open 24 Hours for Emergency Care


Feedback from our clients

  • "SportsVet Animal Medical Center was the best vet I have ever had. I live in Minneapolis now and not only are all of the vets very expensive, they do not really seem to care in the same way Dr. Jacobs did."
  • "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."
  • "Dixie had her TPLO surgery on Jan. 10th and went for her first water therapy yesterday. She is doing great. Getting stronger and using her leg more everyday. Everyone at SportsVet is soooo supportive and caring. Thank you again so much!!!!"
  • "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."