For the first time ever in the Tricities region, we are grateful to announce that The Barn Door Veterinary Care is offering Telemedicine. It is simple to use and available on desktop computers, Android and iOS. Your webcam and camera phone settings will need to be enabled to conference call our doctors. Please visit Telemed at The Barn Door Veterinary Care to arrange an online consultation.
Today’s veterinarians are the only doctors educated to protect the health of both animals and people. They work hard to address the health and welfare needs of every species of animal. More importantly at The Barn Door Veterinary Care, we are constantly striving to provide the best medical & wellness treatments for cats and dogs. Our resident veterinarians are highly skilled and equally passionate about your pet’s well-being. You can feel safe knowing that our veterinarians have devoted their entire lives to the profession.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (604) 227-3111.
Dr. Ina Purborini DVM
Founder of The Barn Door Veterinary Care
College of Veterinarians of B.C
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
The American Academy of Ozonotherapy
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Our founder and principal, Dr. Ina Purborini, is truly one-of-a-kind. Her reputation and candor follows her wherever she goes. Dr. Ina has garnered immense veterinary experience including surgical operation, integrative medicine, microbiome restorative therapy, mobile veterinary specialization, joint and muscle treatment, diagnostics, animal dermatology, and the list goes on.
Dr. Ina Purborini graduated in 1989 from Bogor Agricultural Institute, Indonesia. She had a successful small animal practice in Jakarta for 14 years before she immigrated with her family, along with their three cats and a dog in 2004.
Upon passing the National Board Exams to obtain her British Columbia license in 2007, Dr. Ina practised all over the lower mainland before deciding to finally pursue her dream to have her own integrative small animal practice.
Dr. Ina currently resides with her husband and their rescue dog, Lola, in the Westwood Plateau area and is a proud grandmother to her grandog, Willow. Dr. Ina also loves to decorate and create interior designs, especially for her clients when they come to visit.
Dr. Ina strives to provide the utmost care to all her patients and she looks forward to seeing you and your furry family members!
Dr. Alberto Schlicht DVM
College of Veterinarians of B.C
Universidad Austral de Chile
University of British Columbia
Master of Science degree in Animal Science
Meet Dr. Alberto Schlicht, the newest member joining our Barn Door brigade.
Born in Chile, Dr. Alberto spent a memorable childhood amongst howler monkeys and silent sloths in the jungle of Venezuela, and when older, graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine earned at the Universidad Austral de Chile.
Dr. Alberto finished a M.Sc degree in Animal Science at UBC in 2003 and completed his Canadian veterinary accreditation in 2008. He has been passionately practicing since then.
He enjoys talking to pet guardians, explaining medical conditions and the needs of their pets as simply and clearly as possible. Dr. Alberto is passionate about veterinary dentistry and it has become the focus of his professional development.
He has accumulated extensive dental training with veterinary dental specialists and continues attending conferences, lectures and wet laboratories on a yearly basis.
“I am passionate about veterinary dentistry and it has become the focus of my professional development. I have accumulated extensive dental training with veterinary dental specialists and continue attending conferences, lectures and wet laboratories on a yearly basis. Dental problems are referred as the ‘silent disease’ as our pets cannot say ‘I have a toothache’ and yet it has a major impact on their daily lives and well-being.”
~ Dr. Alberto Schlicht , DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Kuan DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Kuan graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2014. Upon graduation she came back to Vancouver and accepted a GP position with the clinic she had volunteered at for over 10 years. She left her position after a couple years to gain more experience working as a locum GP veterinarian as well as a hospitalist at a local specialist referral centre. While she learned a lot working directly with specialists, she realised her passion was in GP work. She likes the relationships she forms with her clients and enjoys the updates she receives on how her patients are doing. And although she loves an intriguing emergency case, emergency vets don’t have the added bonus of cute, healthy puppy and kitten visits!
Dr Kuan is currently working at a handful of clinics around the Lower Mainland. This allows her to work with and learn from different veterinary teams while still practicing GP medicine. She has a soft spot in her heart for geriatric medicine because of her fur family.
You can sometimes catch Dr Kuan walking her 2 senior dogs around the clinic. Oreo is a wobbly Scottie mix with chronic spinal disease who she’s had since a pup. Uncle Gino is her recent “Covid-adoption” and has the cutest lower canines you’ll ever see. Dr Kuan also lives with Bee, a senior cat.
Dr. Kuan enjoys taking her two senior dogs out for little adventures. Their favourite places are Queen Elizabeth park and the New Westminster Quay. If she is not with her dogs, you can find her exploring the tri-cities with her friends for good eats. Like many during the pandemic, she is also trying to turn her black thumb into a green thumb. The jury is still out on how successful she will be at keeping her plants alive..