Veterinarians at Fort Washington Animal Hospital

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Lance Horwitz

Dr. Lance Horwitz, VMD

Dr. Horwitz was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He attended Penn State University, followed by vet school at the University of Pennsylvania. Immediately upon graduation Dr. Horwitz joined the United States Arm; he worked at the Edgewood Arsenal where he became the Officer-in-Charge of the veterinary clinic. After that he served with the US Navy Preventative Medicine Unit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

After the Army, Dr. Horwitz went back to the veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania for his Post-Doctoral work in Clinical and Research Dermatology. In 1972, Dr. Horwitz opened his own veterinary practice in Ft. Washington – this practice became the Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Horwitz & his wife have two children and 3 grandchildren. Dr. Horwitz is very active in the community as well as an avid exercise fan. In what little spare time he can find, he loves to read, spend time with his grandchildren, travel (he has even been back to Vietnam), and eat at every restaurant located in the Philadelphia area.

Dr. Andrea N. Orsher, VMD

Dr. Orsher is a native of the Delaware Valley, growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, MA and her veterinary degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, Dr. Orsher completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Georgia. Dr. Orsher returned to Montgomery County and joined Ft. Washington Veterinary Hospital in 1983. While available for all patients, Dr. Orsher has a special interest in complex case medical management and surgery.

Dr. Orsher has been married to fellow veterinarian and board certified surgeon Dr. Rob Orsher for more than 40 years. Together they have two married children and two grandchildren, all of whom live close by bringing constant joy and wonder to their lives. Drs. Orsher share their home with two rescue dogs, Mesa from the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona and Grif from Provodenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Willow, the amazing cat who rescued them.

Dr. Jeff Berman

Jeffrey I Berman, VMD, CVA

Dr. Berman is native to the Philadelphia area. While growing up he would hike along the Blue Route before it was completed with his family dog. His whole childhood was spent around animals. Hiking or swimming in creeks and lakes with the dogs, riding his horse – Famous Amos, or helping to take care of the various birds, rabbits and pocket pets that made their way into his home were daily activities. Even before he was 10 years old, it was generally thought that he would be a veterinarian one day.

After graduating from Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA he went on to graduate from the University of Michigan and then attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

But his calling was veterinary medicine. After doing some preveterinary work at Temple University, he was accepted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship that gave him further training in medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology and cardiology. He joined the staff of FWVH in 2001 and became a part owner in 2005.

In addition to his traditional training, Dr. Berman is also a certified acupuncturist and uses this ancient modality to complement his western training.

Currently, Dr. Berman lives in Newtown, PA with his wife (a veterinarian) and their three boys and dogs – all rescues. In his free time he plays soccer, coaches soccer, sits on the board of his local soccer association, plays guitar and likes to go orienteering.

Dr. Janet E. Schultz

Dr. Janet Schultz, DVM

Dr. Janet Schultz grew up in Long Island but moved to Holland, PA in high school. She graduated from Council Rock North High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. She earned her veterinary degree in 2000 from Auburn University’s college of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. War Eagle!

Following veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, a division of the MSPCA, in Springfield, MA. Dr. Janet moved back to the Delaware Valley in 2001 where she has worked as a small animal veterinarian.

It was in veterinary school where she met her husband; he is also a veterinarian and works as a small animal veterinarian at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic. Together they have two children. They also have a sweet Pit Bull Mix adopted from the SPCA in Philadelphia, 3 cats and 2 Parakeets.

Janet and her husband keep busy with their children who are involved with ice-hockey and horseback riding.

Dr. Maser

Dr. Tobi Maser, DVM

Dr. Tobi Maser was born in PA and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl. She earned her undergraduate degree from American University and went to Ross University in St. Kitts for veterinary school. Her clinical year was spent at University of Missouri and she graduated in 2006.

She worked in NY and before coming to FWVH worked in South Jersey as an emergency and general practice veterinarian. Her special interests include preventative care, surgery and dentistry (it runs in the family – her dad is a pediatric dentist!)

 In addition to spending time with her family she enjoys hiking, being outdoors and working out at the gym. She, her husband and children share their love and affection with a rescue dog and cat.