DVM, MS, DACVO
Dr. Elizabeth 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 diseases and surgery, the 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 finished 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, first in Connecticut where she opened the Ophthalmology Department at Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine and served as Director of Ophthalmology for several years, and then at NorthStar VETS in New Jersey. 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 was born on Long Island, New York, and remains a steadfast Yankees fan despite living in the Philadelphia suburbs. She enjoys reading, music, concerts, playing flute and piccolo, volunteering in the community, going to the beach, and spending time with her dog Mozart, who loves walks, hiking, cookies, and spending time with his pet rescue parakeet, Pretty Boy.
Dr. Lutz has published in both veterinary and human ophthalmology journals, and is a peer editor for the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal. 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 2 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 in the College.