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Veterinary Surgery

Routine Surgeries & Complex Orthopedic Procedures

Skill and experience in veterinary surgery is so important in caring for animals, especially for those that are athletes, working animals, and even aging pets. The professional team at SPORTSVET Animal Medical Center is able to perform both routine surgeries and more complex procedures including:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Orthopedic procedures
  • Dentistry

Special surgical procedures include stabilization of the knee joint after a cranial cruciate ligament tear/rupture. Dr. Jacobs is experienced in multiple stifle stabilization techniques including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and the Arthrex TightRope procedure. Dr. Jacobs also frequently performs patellar realignment surgeries to correct luxating patella (kneecap) problems.

Surgery at SPORTSVET

Our surgical suite offers state-of-the-art equipment for our patients’ comfort and safety. We offer the safest anesthesia equipment and medications, and our patients are closely monitored throughout the surgical procedure and recovery process.

Large observation windows provide visibility while maintaining the proper surgical atmosphere and sterility. One window overlooks the recovery room, enhancing our involvement and oversight of post-operative patients. Your pet is cared for in comfort with the diligent supervision and hands-on attention you expect. And every patient is treated with pain management medications and techniques, all designed to promote rapid healing in a state of positive well-being.

Orthopedic Surgeries

Diagnosing a knee injury in your dog requires certain orthopedic training and expertise. SPORTSVET Animal Medical Center offers experience in diagnosis of and treatment for an insufficiency of the cranial cruciate ligament or CCL.

For a ruptured CCL, options include:

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)—Extremely effective surgery that levels the tibial plateau, with a recovery period averaging 90 days
  • Arthrex TightRope—In the Tightrope repair, instead of a "traditional" heavy suture material, a branded material called FiberTape (made by Arthrex) is utilized.

As with all treatments and surgical procedures, we discuss every available option for your pet. You make decisions for treatment based on what is right for you and your animal companion.

Post-surgical rehabilitation is available on site for every patient, to speed recovery and protect against further injury.

Information About Spay and Neuter Surgery

Read this AVMA brochure discussing the importance and benefits of spay and neuter surgery.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about spay and neuter for dogs and cats from the veterinary experts at the Pet Health Center of WebMD.

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General Practice Hours

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


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm




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."