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Veterinary Surgery

 Whether it's an emergency surgery or an elective procedure, we are here to meet your pet's surgical needs. 


  • Routine Spay and Neuter Procedures  
  • Gastrointestinal Surgeries - Gastrotomy, Enterotomy, Resection & Enastomosis, Gastropexy
  • Splenectomy
  • Cystotomy 
  • Perineal Urethrostomy (PU Surgery) 
  • Mass Removal 
  • Aural Hemotoma Repair
  • Pyometra Surgery 
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Stabilization - TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), Arthrex Tightrope, Lateral Fabellar Suture 
  • Orthopedic Procedures - Fracture Repair, Patella (kneecap) Realignment, OCD (Osteochondritis Dissecans) 
  • Ophthalmic Surgery - Eye Enucleation, Entropion Repair
  • Cesarean Section
  • Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus Surgery


Surgery at SPORTSVET: What you can expect

When a surgical procedure is recommended for your pet, we want you to feel totally comfortable moving forward. Your pet's Doctor and Veterinary Technicians will answer any questions you have about the surgery itself as well as aftercare. Once surgery is scheduled we will go over the details of how to prepare for surgery. In most cases, your pet will need to be fasted (prevented from eating or drinking anything) after midnight the night before his/her scheduled surgery. It is important to arrive on time for your pet's scheduled surgical drop-off. Please plan on spending 10-15 minutes going over some important paperwork including surgical consent and estimate. We will also answer any last minute questions you may have. We require a 50% deposit at check-in with the remainder of your balance due when you pick-up. 

We understand the concerns you may have about your pet undergoing surgery and we want to help put your mind at ease. We take our anesthetic protocol very seriously at SportsVet. We do everything in our power to minimize anesthetic risk and keep your pet safe. A safe and positive outcome is our number one priority. Prior to any surgery we recommend doing a comprehensive panel of blood work to help us evaluate your pet's overall health. Knowing any additional risks allows us to better tailor your pet's anesthesia to his/her medical needs. We use the safest anesthetic medications and equipment available. Our patients are monitored at all times by Certified Veterinary Technicians under the close supervision of the Doctor performing your pet's procedure. While under anesthesia, state of the art monitoring equipment allows us to know exactly how your pet is doing and to make any necessary changes to keep your pet safe. Every patient has an intravenous catheter placed and has IV fluids administered to help maintain appropriate blood pressure and hydration. Your pet will also receive important medications during surgery through his/her IV catheter. Care is taken to make sure your pet maintains a safe body temperature throughout the procedure and during recovery. After surgery your pet is cared for with the diligent supervision and hands-on attention you expect. Every patient receives pain management medications along with calming techniques, all designed to promote rapid healing and a state of positive well-being as he/she recovers from surgery.

Find us on the map! Serving the Champaign-Urbana Area

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

Testimonials

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."