Dr. Dietrich graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany in 1993, and was awarded her doctorate degree (Dr.med.vet.) in 1996 (magna cum laude). After briefly working in private practice and completing several externships in the U.K. and the U.S. Dr. Dietrich enrolled in a three year residency program in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Zuerich, Switzerland in 2000 and became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2001 and the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2003. Dr. Dietrich was faculty member of the Dept of Small Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. from 2000 to 2009 and was promoted Associate Professor with Tenure in 2005. After working in large Referral Centers in New York City and London from 2010-2017, Dr. Dietrich joined the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2017 and was Senior Lecturer from 2017-2020. Dr. Dietrich is currently heading the U.K.’s first Feline-only Ophthalmology consultancy service at the London Cat Clinic, London.
Dr. Dietrich has authored and co-authored multiple research papers and scientific abstracts, textbook chapters and has given numerous lectures at national and international meetings. She has served as the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 2007-2012, was member of the Examination Committee of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 2002-2006 and recently joined the Genetics Committee of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2020. Dr. Dietrich also served as Associate Editor (Ophthalmology) of the Journal of Small Animal Practice from 2012-2019.