Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has joined University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center Equine Field Service team, which provides routine and emergency health care for equine clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital.
Arbittier graduated from Penn Vet in 2001. For the past 12 years she practiced at Blauner, Vecchione and Associates, a private equine veterinary practice in Lansdale, Pa.
"It feels like I came home," Arbittier said. "I was looking for the opportunity to continue learning from the experts at Penn Vet. I am so thrilled to be back."
Although Arbittier is skilled in all facets of general equine practice, her focus has been on sports medicine, with a special interest in prepurchase examinations. Arbittier has worked on Olympic and international-level show jumpers, show hunters, event horses, pleasure horses, and upper-level western performance horses. She especially enjoys keeping the aging sport horse sound and happy.
Arbittier is certified in veterinary acupuncture from the CHI Institute in Florida.
A resident of Coatesville, Pa., Arbittier has competed in show jumping and has owned several horses. She also is passionate about rescuing senior dogs from kill shelters and puppy mills to give them a wonderful year or two at the end of their lives.
Arbittier is one of four veterinarians who make up New Bolton Center's Equine Field Service team, joining Ashley Boyle, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM; Meagan Smith, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-Equine; and Caitlin Rothacker, DVM. Other members of the field service team work with food animals.
Penn Vet is one of the world's premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians.