Dr. Elizabeth A. Lutz received board certification in ophthalmology from the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2017. Her clinical interests are diverse, and include the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, lens surgery, corneal surgery, retinal surgery, novel treatment of tear film diseases, infectious disease ophthalmology, and exotic animal and equine ophthalmology.
Dr. Lutz obtained her DVM from Cornell University in 2007 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 with a BA in English. At Long Island Veterinary Specialists, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery (2008), followed by a specialty internship in ophthalmology (2009). In 2010, Dr. Lutz completed a research fellowship in comparative ophthalmology at The Ohio State University, where she also completed her residency in comparative ophthalmology, and received an MS in comparative veterinary medicine with an emphasis in comparative ophthalmology in 2013.
Since her residency, Dr. Lutz has worked exclusively in private referral practice as the Chief of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lutz enjoys all aspects of clinical practice, as well as providing continuing education and state-of-the-art medical and surgical care.
Dr. Lutz is published in both veterinary and human ophthalmic journals, and is a peer editor for the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal. She is also a member of the ACVO Public Relations Committee. 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 has been recognized by the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, and she was honored with the Best Research Paper Award by the ACVO, which is the most prestigious award given to any resident by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Dr. Lutz was born on Long Island, New York, and is thrilled to be back in the Philadelphia suburbs (go Penn Quakers!). She enjoys reading, music, concerts, playing flute and piccolo, volunteering in the community, exploring the city, and spending time with her boyfriend, Pete, and her dog, Mozart, who loves walks, hiking, sniffing, squeaky toys, cuddles, and cookies.