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Petra A. Lackner, DVM, DACVO®

Board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Petra A. Lackner, DVM, Diplomate, ACVO is a Board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist at MedVet Asheville, where she has been part of the team since 2023. 

Dr. Petra Lackner attended Queensborough Community College where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental Health and York College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health. She then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Following earning her veterinary degree, she completed the National Eye Institute Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship and a rotating medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Hospital University of Pennsylvania. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Zurich. 

Dr. Petra Lackner has authored and co-authored several publications, which have been published in journals such as Experimental Eye Research, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and LabAnimal. 

Dr. Lackner is passionate about all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology but has a particular interest in the management of cornea disease and intraocular surgery. Her favorite part of practicing veterinary medicine is getting to know her patients, helping improve their ocular health, and strengthening the human-animal bond. 

When not caring for patients, Dr. Lackner enjoys horseback riding, exploring nature, baking and cooking, and playing with her two dogs and cat. 

Associate of Applied Science: Queensborough Community College

Bachelor of Science: York College

Bachelor of Science: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship: National Eye Institute

Internship: Veterinary Hospital University of Pennsylvania

Residency: University of Zurich

Board Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Salsbury Scholarship

IRTA Fellowship, NIH

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