An Integrative Approach to Veterinary Care

Phoenix Rising is a Comox Valley Vet Clinic that was started by Dr. Radica Raj to provide a comprehensive medical approach to pet care that combines the best of conventional medicine and complimentary alternative therapies.  Our focus is on treating the whole animal by using all of the available therapeutic options to achieve optimal wellness for your pet.

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.

We offer holistic care for your pets, such as herbal medicine, dietary consultations, acupuncture and chiropractic care, as well as conventional medicine including: Weight Management & Dietary Consultations, Geriatric Consultations, Pain Management, Laser Therapy, Wellness exams,Cancer Therapy, Emergency Services and Euthanasia.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Phoenix Rising Veterinary Care offers Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) for their patients. This is a form of regenerative medicine where healing is facilitated and new tissues are encouraged to grow and strengthen.

When your cat or dog suddenly suffers an injury, the pain can dramatically effect their ability to move comfortably and may have a huge impact on their quality of life.


What is Prolotherapy?

Chronic pain from injury to tendons and ligaments are a common problem in the world of small animals (dogs and cats). Mostly, we call these soft tissue injuries and manage them with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and rest.

The tendons and ligaments are usually strong bands of connective tissue but they are poorly supplied with blood vessels. After injury, the healing is incomplete therefore they become weaker and are a source of constant pain.


What Our Clients Had to Say

Katie is 11 years old today! Thank you, Dr Marlene Smith and Dr Radhika Rajagopal, for keeping her with us still! Allsgold's Kalamity Kate CDX DD AGNS RA HIT BMDCCWorkingDogAward At 17 months of age, Katie came down with Aseptic…read more

Lisbeth Plant

My four year-old cat, Muffian, had been plagued with black crusts around his mouth and neck almost since birth. Vets in the United States and Canada could not find a cause or a cure and resorted to steroids to control the problem.…read more

Robert Dubberley

Our dog Maggie a 5 year old Bichon/poodle was limping terribly and was suffering from pain. The problem was diagnosed as ‘’Cruciate Ligament Rupture’’ in her left knee joint. We made a decision to try acupuncture, it provided some relief for a short period of time. Phoenix Rising staff advised us Dr. Radica had recently taken a course on administering Prolotherapy. The procedure was less evasive and was considerably cheaper than the prescribed surgical procedure. We opted for the Prolotherapy. Since the procedure on December 8, 2014 our puppy Maggie has returned to be normal happy dog. Walking and running is done with ease. We are extremely pleased with the professionalism and care we have received from Phoenix Rising Veterinary Care and would recommend the procedure to other dog owners.

Terry & Dawn Kelly

To everyone at Phoenix Rising’
On behalf of Gypsy May , we would like to thank everyone at Phoenix Rising for the excellent care taken when Gypsy visited. She is now doing great and everything Dr Radica suggested has worked beautifully. We got an appointment that day. Thanks again !!

Lyle and Gerri May

Marlene is at one with the animals.. she seems to be in harmony with them. In her care the animals seem to calm down and let her do what needs to be done without a fuss. I am so glad she is coming back.

Sandy Gilbert

Hi Marlene,
In situations like this it can change very quickly from pain to inspiration. It sounds like once again you are inspired. If I can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Love and Light

Bill Weston

There are no words to describe Marlene…she is brilliant, in tune with all animals, knowledgeable in so many modalities of health care for our companions, has literally performed miracles for my dogs, given them life when there was no more hope, she is a Godsend.

Helga Schmitt

Crystal Dalley and Slinky

Jackie McGill & Luke

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Phoenix Rising – A Comox Valley Vet Clinic