Elizabeth A. Lutz, DVM, MS, DACVO

Dr. Elizabeth A. Lutz

Head of Ophthalmology

Dr. Elizabeth Lutz, board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, is originally from Long Island (Go Yankees!) and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2007. She then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in 2008, followed by a specialty internship in ophthalmology at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in 2009. Dr. Lutz finished a research fellowship in comparative ophthalmology at The Ohio State University in 2010. She then completed her Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the Ohio State University in 2013 and holds a Master of Science in Comparative Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State, with an emphasis in Comparative Ophthalmology. Dr. Lutz achieved board-certification in veterinary ophthalmology through the ACVO in 2017.

Dr. Lutz is published in both veterinary and human ophthalmology journals. She received the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO) clinical award at Cornell University and was awarded a highly coveted ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation Resident Research Award Grant while at the Ohio State University. Dr. Lutz was awarded the Best Clinical Research Award on two occasions at the Ohio State University Advances in Veterinary Medicine College Research Day, as well as the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center Service Award. Her graduate work was recognized by the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) and she has been honored with the Best Research Paper Award by the ACVO, which is the most prestigious award given to any resident in the college.

Dr. Lutz has practiced at specialty hospitals in the Northeast and has served the mid-Atlantic states for the last seven years. Most recently practicing in Pennsylvania at Eye Care for Animals in Havertown, Dr. Lutz is excited to continue caring for her patients and working with the referring veterinary community based in the greater Philadelphia area.

Dr. Lutz’s clinical interests are diverse, and include the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, lens surgery, corneal surgery, the novel treatment of tear film diseases, exotic animal ophthalmology, and equine ophthalmology.

Outside of work, Dr. Lutz enjoys spoiling her rescue beagles, named Archimedes and Merlin. She is also known for collecting books, going to concerts, playing the flute and piccolo, and enjoys her koi fish. She can also be found going to the shore, exploring the city, spending time with family and friends, and building a life with her fiancé, Pete.

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