Are Vaccines a Necessary Evil?

Should I or should I not vaccinate my pet– this is a question most of us pet owners ask ourselves and our veterinarians.  Vaccines are useful in moderation to prevent disease and death.  As an integrative veterinarian, I do recommend protecting your puppy against Parvo and Distemper viruses. There is a small percentage of pet owners that choose to [...]

Important Announcement from Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising friends and supporters, As you may or may not know, Phoenix Rising turned 4 on July 29, 2017. Thank you to all of you that have helped me sustain the practice for the past 4 years and for your faith in integrative medicine. I would like to announce that the time has come […]

Vegan Vet – Dr. Radica Raj Now Booking Appointments for Vancouver & Surrounding Area

Vegan Vet - Dr. Radica Raj is now booking appointments for February 20, 2017 for clients in Vancouver and surrounding areas.  Dr. Raj will be scheduling Traditional Chinese Medicine consultations and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments at Harbourview Animal Hospital. As some of you are aware, Dr. Raj has been offering PRP treatments for partial cruciate [...]

Now booking appointments January 16, 2017

Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care is now booking appointments for January 16, 2017 for clients in Vancouver and surrounding areas.  Dr. Radica will be scheduling Traditional Chinese Medicine consultations and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments at Harbourview Animal Hospital, 700 Marine Dr, North Vancouver, BC. As some of you are aware, Dr. Radica has been offering PRP […]

Petapalooza West

Petapalooza West was a great time. It was billed as the West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival and it did not disappoint. Dr. Radica Raj of Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care was on hand to answer questions about regenerative medicine therapies including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and prolotherapy as well as more traditional therapies including […]

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

It's Our 2nd Anniversary and we want to say a big Thank You to all of our loyal clients! Over the past 2 years, we at Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care have begun to establish ourselves as a complete integrative veterinary clinic.  We are proud to be able to offer our patients the best of conventional [...]

First Anniversary of Phoenix Rising Veterinary Care

Yesterday July 29, 2015 was the first anniversary of Phoenix Rising. Coincidentally, I am in a Sports Medicine seminar and yesterday’s seminars were on PRP. It has been a gratifying experience for me to explore and endeavour to offer cutting edge yet holistic and non-invasive procedures for my patients. There are lots more options out […]

Max

Meet Max. Max is an adorable 7 year old Poodle Pom Cross. Max is looking for a family, he is great with kids. Unfortunately, he was a puppy mill product and therefore has skin issues and bilaterally luxating patellas (his knee caps click and get stuck when he runs). His skin has improved on Chinese […]

Hip Dysplasia by Dr. Marlene Smith and Dr. Radica Raj

Hip Dysplasia Hip dysplasia is the medical term for poor hip conformation and the arthritis and pain that occurs secondary to that conformation. Normally the “ball” portion of the hip (the head of the femur) sits well within the “socket” portion of the pelvis. When the animal walks this acts as a well-oiled machine. In [...]