Happy New Year to all of you !

With the start of the New Year, Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care has an important announcement to make regarding our relocation.

Phoenix Rising has now decided to offer services at Harbourview Animal Hospital starting February 1, 2019.

We spent several months looking for the ideal location to create the same ambience that we had in Courtenay and in Burnaby. However, as you are all aware,
commercial real estate is expensive and parking is a challenge.

We will be at the current location in Still creek Avenue Burnaby until 5.00 p.m. Friday January 25, 2019. The clinic will remain closed from Saturday January 26, 2019 until Thursday January 31, 2019 to facilitate the transition. Please refill all herbs and medications in advance if you think you will run out during this time.

The phone numbers to call and schedule appointments will be:
604-436-0726 – the phone will be answered and appointments scheduled by a virtual assistant.
604-770-4557- the phone will be answered by Harbourview Animal Hospital staff.

Since Phoenix Rising will not have their own staff at this point to reply to emails, we request your assistance in ensuring all communication is directly done over the phone or in person.

The new address for Phoenix Rising as of February 1, 2019 will be:
Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care
(located inside Harbourview Animal Hospital)
700, Marine Drive, North Vancouver V7M 1H3

Hours of Operation for Phoenix Rising:
Monday: 12 noon to 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8.30 a.m. To 5.00 p.m.

Access to underground parking is through the back alleyway. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the clients that are not from the North Shore. We will continue to seek the right place and location in the next year. In the meantime, we look forward to working with Dr. Lahey and the staff of Harbourview Animal Hospital.

Warm regards and looking forward to seeing all my delightful patients and their family.


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 quality of life. We place the emphasis on using one or all reasonable therapies or medicines that work together towards disease prevention. This may not be possible using one system of medicine alone.

Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine include: acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and chiropractic.

Our Team

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 your pet’s needs.

Call us to book an appointment today.


  • Dr. Radica Raj
    Dr. Radica Raj

Ask about PRP and Stem cells
for tendon & ligament injuries.


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.
Essential Oil Therapy
Vitamin C
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Geriatric Consultation
Laser Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma


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Call 604.436.0726 for appointment.

Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care

 3831 Still Creek Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5C 4E2

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 9am – 8pm
Tue:  9am – 5pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Cancellation Policy

Phoenix Rising Integrative Vet Care is committed to providing all of our patients with exceptional care. When a patient cancels without giving enough notice, they prevent another patient from being seen.

Please call us at 604.436.0726 24 hrs before your appointment to cancel. If prior notification is not given, you will be charged $50. for the missed appointment.

Once specialized procedures are booked there is a cancellation fee of $50 which comes into place immediately after the booking. This is because procedures are performed at another clinic and there is a tremendous amount of work involved in coordinating with the other clinic.

Dr. Radica Raj

Dr. Radica Raj started practice as a 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, 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 i.e. 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, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Regenerative Medicine.

She is now also certified in Canine Rehabilitation.