Dr Asoka graduated as a DVM and completed a Masters in dairy science and technology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Many years as a young veterinarian, she channelled most of her energy to mediate programs not only to uplift animal health, but also to improve living conditions of farmers in many rural areas in Sri Lanka.
Subsequently, she and her family moved to Canada and upon a brief tenure in the research field and completion of the Veterinary Skills Training and Enhancement Program at the University of Guelph, she completed her North American DVM licensure at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Since then, Dr Asoka has enjoyed working as a small animal practitioner for over five years in one of the busiest clinics in Medicine Hat, Alberta and gained lots of experience in small animal internal medicine, surgery and dentistry. In 2017, she made Ottawa her home with her family and continued her carrier as an emergency veterinarian before joined our clinic in 2019.
While at home, she loves to tell all about her daily encounters with all kinds of pets at the clinic to her puppy Binoo, the smiling Samoyed!
Dr. Purtscher received her veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna in 2007. After graduation, she was hired as an associate in a busy small animal hospital offering general practice, emergency and critical care to healthy and sick animals alike. In 2009, she moved to Ottawa and has lived here ever since.
The Alta Vista Animal Hospital offered her the opportunity to work alongside board certified specialists while studying for the licencing exams. During that time, she gained invaluable work experience in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology and oncology. In 2011, she obtained her licence to practice from the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Association and joined the Trim Pet Hospital the very same year. Ever since, she has been a valued team member. She demonstrates her passion and love for animals and the profession daily. She takes every concern seriously and her tireless efforts to find solutions for her patient’s problems is very appreciated by pet owners.
When not at work, you can find her cuddling on the couch with her cat Beatrice or outside, biking along the Ottawa river or hiking in the Gatineau hills with her husband and their two children.