Meet Our Veterinarians

Trooper Veterinary Hospital is a small animal (cat and dog), AAHA certified practice located just outside of Norristown. We have highly skilled doctors and an experienced veterinary team consisting of veterinary nurses, certified technicians, practice management, client care specialists and animal caretakers.

Dr. Mia Puschak, Medical Director

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mia (Bleier) Puschak was born in the United States and grew up in Israel, where she lived for 15 years and proudly served in the Israeli Defense Force.  She moved to the United States in 2003 and completed her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2008, after which, she attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2012.  She moved back to Pennsylvania and began her career in small animal emergency medicine followed by 4 years at a small animal general practice.

Dr. Puschak enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, including Internal Medicine, radiology and ultrasound, and nutrition.  Most importantly, she loves making friends with all things furry.  Dr. Puschak loves spending time with her husband and son.  She has two cats – Sophie and Emmett, both formerly strays.  In what little spare time found, she enjoys art, nature walks, and traveling.

Dr. Tara-Jean Cleary

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Tara-Jean Cleary grew up in the Constitution state of Connecticut.  She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont where she graduated with an Animal Science Degree.  She went on to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana, graduating in 2003.  After graduation, Dr. Cleary practiced in both Vermont and Connecticut; lucky for us, she moved to Pennsylvania and became part of the Trooper Veterinary Hospital team in 2007.

Dr. Cleary enjoys all aspects of primary veterinary care.  She has always loved animals and being able to help them live healthier lives.    This profession allows her to get to know many pets and their humans which has been exceptionally rewarding.  Dr. Cleary values the relationships she has made with these “animal people” and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional care to their pets.

Dr. Cleary’s family includes her husband and five furry family members.  The dog contingent includes Angus, an eight year old Doberman who lives to nap and chase squirrels; Niko, a fourteen year old papillon (pictured above) who loves walks, playing ball and sitting on laps; and Paisley, a fifteen year old papillon who is an expert in barking, being held, barking, running around the yard, barking, eating and did we mention barking?  Rounding out the Clearly family are sibling cats Miles and Maizey.  Miles prefers walking on the kitchen counter rather than the floor, stealing food while counter surfing and knocking things over when there is nothing on the counter to steal.  Maizey is a bird watcher extraordinaire who also loves sitting in boxes or laps and eating just about everything.

Dr. Dina D’Souza

The School of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Dina D’Souza attended undergraduate and veterinary school in the Midwest at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.   After graduation, she packed her bags, moved to the East Coast, and began working in private practice.  Trooper Vet was thrilled to welcome her aboard in June 2015.

Dr. D’Souza has many years of experience in diagnostics, surgery, dentistry and internal medicine.  A true fan of all things cat, she has a very special interest in feline medicine, feline behavior, preventive and geriatric care.  A member of the AVMA and the Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. D’Souza is active in the continuing education community.

When she isn’t at Trooper taking compassionate care of your pets, Dr. D’Souza is spending time with her husband, children and several rescued feral cats.  Dr. D’Souza also has a special fondness for cooking or perhaps more accurately, a special fondness for cooking gadgets!  She also loves vegetable gardening and taking long walks.

Dr. Jeffery Luetke

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Luetke grew up in our state capital of Harrisburg, PA.  He did his undergraduate work at La Salle University in Philadelphia and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  As a result of academics bringing him farther east, he took up residence in the Greater Philadelphia area and began working in private practice.

Helping animals has always brought Dr. Luetke great satisfaction. Surgery is a true passion of Dr. Luetke’s as is practicing comprehensive medicine.  Dr. Luetke loves getting to the root of the problem, creating a treatment plan and then working with clients to take the best possible care of their pets.

Dr. Luetke enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole, daughter Isabella and Swiss Mountain dog, Frieda.  He is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work/life balance.