We have a story to tell about an owner and her dog.
Nicole took excellent care of her Rottweiler, Bodie. After injuring his knee, she consulted with Dr. Lirtzman, who examined and diagnosed Bodie with a torn cranial cruciate ligament. Nicole had several treatment options to consider. It wasn't an easy decision, but she felt surgery was the best choice.
Bodie came in with his tail wagging on surgery day, but Nicole felt so stressed that she hardly slept the night before. We reassured her we'd take special care of her boy, and before leaving, she bent down, kissing Bodie's head with tears in her eyes.
Stories like this repeated themselves countless times. Who wouldn't be nervous leaving their dog for a major operation?
Arizona Canine Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (ACOSM) doctors found a way to calm worried pet parents because they fervently believe excellent veterinary care isn't only about doing well for animals. It's about caring for their owners, too.
We proudly introduce WatchDog™.
Each operating room has an IR capable, panoramic webcam you can log into using a unique username and password, ensuring a private connection. You may watch your pet's entire procedure live and in real-time in a relaxing, private room within our facility or from the comfort of your home or office using a cell phone, computer, or tablet anywhere with an internet connection!
We invite you to watch as we do our specialized work - this human connection is part of the ACOSM experience. WatchDog™ reflects our commitment to complete transparency, to demonstrate value, to showcase technological advancements, and to deliver exceptional care to our patients and the people who love them. And it's something you won't find offered by any other veterinary specialty or general practice in the entire state of Arizona!
So what exactly will you see? The images below are live video screenshots like you might see during your pet's surgery. This case shows an arthroscopic knee surgery and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy to treat a cranial cruciate ligament tear.
Remember Bodie? He did exceptionally well and is back to jumping in the pool to cool off and showing his canine sister, Lucy, that he's still the boss!