In the 1960s, the family of Chicago native Ross Lirtzman made a winter pilgrimage to Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2004, Ross has lived in what he calls "North Scottingdale" and is a member of the board of directors of ScotTSdale Veterinary Clinic, which was founded 60 years ago.
BluePearl Animal Hospital in Scottsdale is there for your pet 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our doctors and support team are looking forward to providing you and your pets with the best veterinary care. The staff work as hard and fast as they can to help your pet on time, but they also work for a very long time.
Our veterinarians are also part of a local emergency clinic that provides 24-hour veterinary services to ensure that your pet is treated and cared for quickly in an emergency. Our general specialists also deal with emergencies and have a telephone number where customers can call in case of emergency. We also help in emergencies by offering advice when such incidents occur.
Our pet transport services are available within 8 miles of our in-house clinic for all your needs, including in-house or clinic if required.
We understand that you are worried about your pet and we understand that we are, but we ask you to wait in the car. Please call us as soon as an examination room is available to bring the pet into the building. Our staff will take you to your building and the receptionist can arrange to pick you up in your car to give you your medication and make the payment. If you do not want to wait longer than you can possibly avoid, rest assured that we will not cause you more trouble than if you wait in our car!
We appreciate the patience of our veterinary team as we try to help as many pets as possible get the care they need.
I joined AZPetVet in 2015 and enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, but I especially love working with my clients in a collaborative way to provide them with training. I love to educate our customers and help ensure that our pets receive quality medical care throughout their lives. We value our community and want to play our part in keeping our employees healthy, pets healthy and the spread of viruses minimized. We understand that our top priority in the changing health situation is to provide the best care for our patients and their health and well-being.
When I am not in the clinic, I take advantage of the incredible nature that Phoenix and its surroundings have to offer.
I was born and raised in St. Louis, but moved to the Kansas City area after high school and graduated from Kansas State University. After graduation, I was ready to venture out of the Midwest, so I did a rotating internship at the University of Kansas Veterinary Medical Center (KVMHC) in Wichita, Kansas. Since then, Lirtzman has completed rotating internships at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I then went to Colorado State University, where I received my PhD in veterinary medicine in 2018.
After his stay, Dr. Lirtzman will devote his time to cardiovascular devices and surgical research at the University of Arizona Veterinary Medical Center in Scottsdale.
Dr. Lirtzman is currently a surgical consultant at Phoenix Zoo and serves on the Board of Trustees of Arizona Veterinary Medical Center. He was previously an assistant professor of veterinary medicine at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
Dr. Lirtzman served on the Board of Trustees of Arizona Veterinary Medical Center and worked with a number of other Arizona veterinarians, including Dr. John D. O'Brien, Dr. and Dr. Dr. med.
Dr. Lirtzman attended the Veterinary School of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and spent four years with a bachelor's degree and graduated from the Veterinary School at the renowned Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) in San Diego, California. During his tenure at UCDavis, he was involved in the development of the veterinary school and the veterinary education and training of veterinarians and veterinary students. Ross Lirtszman was director of veterinary medicine at Arizona Medical Center from 1991 to 1995.
Lirtzman, a surgeon and innovator in medical devices, helped develop a novel coronary artery bypass graft called RapidGraft (tm) and studied its safety and efficacy. He is a strong advocate of values - driven health goals based on patient safety, quality, patient care and patient satisfaction. With his passion for surgery, Emileigh brings improved coordination and medical support to ASG surgeons.
Customers who choose to treat our diligent staff with disrespect are asked to find another vet. The TSVC continues to strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and their families. If you show symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently in quarantine, you are not allowed to enter the building. We ask you to limit your contact with other customers and employees to no more than two hours per day and seven days per week during the duration of your quarantine.