Colorado Canine Orthopedics Telemedicine provides the perfect opportunity to discuss your pets orthopedic condition with one of our experienced board-certified surgeons, from the comfort and safety of your home. During the appointment your pet's lameness and gait will be evaluated, x-rays will be reviewed (if available) and the most likely diagnosis will be determined.
Colorado Canine Orthopedics Telemedicine service is best suited for dogs with surgical orthopedic problems and allows us to answer your questions about the underlying problem and discuss surgical options, costs, recovery and prognosis. It's easier than you might think, and we'll walk you through the entire process. Please call us at 719-264-6666 to find out if telemedicine is right for you and your pet.
What do I need to do to setup the appointment? Just give us a call at 719-264-6666 and we will setup the appointment and help with everything necessary to prepare your computer, tablet or phone. We'll also call just prior to the appointment to be sure everything is working properly. If you have x-rays, we'll contact your veterinarian and request copies. A short cell phone video displaying your pet's lameness can also be helpful and we'll give you instructions on how to send the video prior to your appointment.
What is the cost of a telemedicine appointment? The appointment is free for clients and their pets with surgical orthopedic problems in our region of the country.
How does CCO telemedicine work if my pet needs surgery? For problems such as ACL tears, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, etc. the telemedicine appointment is a great option. If surgery is recommended, we'll set up the surgery date and do a hands-on evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and answer any questions. Thanks to nerve block and epidural analgesia the majority of our patients are able to safely go home the day of surgery. For more emergent problems such as fractures, we may recommend that you come directly to our hospital. However, in appropriate situations, we are also available to discuss fracture repair options, costs, etc.
If possible, please review our website for common orthopedic conditions such as ACL tears, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, etc. prior to your appointment to help formulate questions and facilitate your discussion with our surgeons.