Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care

Encompassing the best in medical modalities.

Our integrative approach to veterinary medicine is designed to minimize adverse effects while promoting successful treatment outcomes that can improve the quality of life. We put the emphasis on using one or all reasonable therapies or medicines that work together to increase the probability of disease prevention that may not be possible using one system of medicine alone.

Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine may include; acupuncture, homeopathy, homotoxicology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and chiropractic.

Trained Professionals

Our staff of trained professionals is always ready to offer compassionate care for pets.  We pride ourselves on our ability to diagnose the issues and offer a health care solution that is right for you and you’re pet’s needs.

Call us to book an appointment today.


  • Dr. Radica Raj
    Dr. Radica Raj
  • Marieke Leliveld
    Marieke Leliveld
    Animal Health Technician

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Integrative Veterinary Care Services

We are proud to offer integrative veterinary care services. Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medications and diagnostics with knowledge of Eastern medicine techniques to offer well rounded care for our patients.
Western Medicine
Essential Oil Therapy
Vitamin C
Chinese Herbs
Geriatric Consultation
Laser Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma


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Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care

 3831 Still Creek Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5C 4E2

Hours of Operation:

Mon:  Closed but can call to schedule appointments
Tue:  9am – 5pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed


Dr. Radica Raj

Dr. Radica Raj started practice as a Western Veterinarian in general practice but soon embarked on a more fast-paced career in Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in Ontario.

Within a year of practice in this field she was inspired to start her own emergency facility and subsequently opened a second general practice. While this path provided the stimulus and the challenges she had yearned for, she soon realized that there had to be a better quality of life for terminally-ill patients that suffered from the side-effects of medications, for the geriatric patients disabled by osteoarthritis and for the paralyzed patients that could not walk.

Determined to explore these avenues and find answers, she successfully completed her post-graduate diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCVM) with the Chi Institute in Florida. She then completed a program in Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals in Kansas and obtained an animal chiropractic certification from the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).

She then started Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care thereby opening the door to an integrative veterinary clinic on Vancouver Island. She ensured that her services were integrative by performing surgery on her patients through another clinic even as she practised wholistic medicine.

Dr. Radica Raj has experience handling emergencies, surgical and internal medicine cases as well as chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Regenerative medicine is; PRP, prolotherapy, etc. On account of this, you will find that she is more than willing to collaborate with your family veterinarian and specialists involved in dealing with your pet’s health.

Her scope of practice includes Internal medicine, Surgery, Emergency on-call, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Regenerative Medicine.

Marieke Leliveld
Animal Health Technician

My name is Marieke Leliveld. I am an Animal Health Technician, Quantum-Touch practitioner, Swedish relaxation Massage Therapist, and Animal Communicator. My specialization lies in animal energy healing and well-being. My passion is to bring balance into the lives of animals who experience anxiety, fear, express imbalanced behaviour and animals that need extra care such as, sick, injured, aggressive and traumatized souls.

After high school, I’ve studied for 5 years at AOC Limburg in Heerlen and at Groenhorst College in Barneveld, The Netherlands to become an Animal Health Technician and Zoo Therapist. My working career of 15+ years in The Netherlands and Canada as an animal health technician has been blessed, giving me the opportunity to work with various amazing animal species such as dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, parrots, birds, exotic animals and other special species. Furthermore, it allowed me to gain knowledge about the medical field of animal healing, well-being, communication, behaviour, body-language, psychology, nutrition and more.

Life has brought me many precious experiences with animals since birth. I grew up in The Netherlands with Horses, a Golden Retriever, a Cat, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Rabbits, Hamsters, White Shepherds and Fish. Spending most of my time in nature being in silence with the animals and my surroundings, this opened up the gift of animal communication for me. I am able to read, connect and see through the language of energy and to use this ability to help improve the well-being of people, animals and plants around me and have been aware of this gift since a very early age. Quantum-Touch (by Richard Gordon) brought everything together for me and created a powerful tool, this combined with my innate ability to communicate with animals and my medical background brings life to a service where healing of mind, body and spirit as a whole is the foundation.

I love to explore life, consciousness and the universe. I am an animal and nature admirer who loves meditating near water, sound healing, yoga, writing, camping, hiking and jogging with my Swiss White Shepherd Djibbe, rock-climbing, watching campfires and everything that connects my body soul and spirit to all the beauty on this Planet.

~ Namaste
Marieke Leliveld