Sports Medicine

  • If my pet is not in competitions or agility, can they still sustain a sports-related injury?

    Yes, any pet is capable of sustaining a sports-related injury. In fact, non-athlete pets can be at a higher risk for sports-related injuries. The Sports Medicine surgeons at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists are leaders in their field, managing sports injuries using a combination of physical conditioning, rehabilitative exercise and minimally-invasive surgery.


  • What is a “sports-related injury”?

    Sports-related injuries are any injuries sustained by a pet that have been caused by activity, such as running, jumping, or playing. These injuries are often seen in competition animals, but are also seen just as frequently with non-athletes.

  • If surgery is necessary, how soon can I schedule an appointment?

    We are generally able to schedule surgery within 1-2 weeks, if not sooner.