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Veterinary Sports Medicine FAQ

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.

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.

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