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