Petra Lackner, DVM, DACVO

Petra Lackner, DVM, DACVO

Ophthalmologists, Specialists

Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital: 518.785.1094

Department Hours: Week one: M, T, W, Th
Week two: M, T, F, Sat.

Dr. Petra Lackner received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1991 from the University of Minnesota. She then completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital (VHUP).  Following this, Petra worked for 2 years as an emergency clinician in Baltimore. She then was awarded the IRTA Fellowship at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda MD where she was involved with research into Diabetic Retinopathy Models.

Dr. Lackner then started her comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Zurich Tierspital. This was completed in 1998 with Board Certification following in 1999. From 1998 to 2001, Petra was one of the staff ophthalmologists at The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, New York. She then moved to New Jersey and for the next 12 years worked at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, NJ.  She moved north to Massachusetts and provided Ophthalmology service in the Pioneer Valley for the next 5 years.

Dr. Lackner is joining Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital in November 2016 and is very excited to build an Ophthalmology Service in Latham, NY and the Capital Region.

In her spare time, Dr. Lackner likes to hike with her two Labrador Retrievers Sara and Attigus. She also enjoys reading, cooking various types of cuisine, biking and horseback riding.

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