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Dr. Radica Raj

Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Regenerative Medicine

Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary CarePhoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care – A Brief History.

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 has experience handling emergencies, surgical and internal medicine cases as well as chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Regenerative medicine. 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.

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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.
Platelet Rich Plasma


Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a cutting-edge treatment that is available at a fraction of the cost of stem cell therapy that has been used in pain management, tendon and ligament injuries etc. in both human and equine medicine.


veterinary chiropractic


Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore optimal range of motion and nerve function, allowing the body to self-regulate and heal. This can have a dramatic effect on your pet’s health.


canine rehab


Canine and feline rehabilitation – Dr. Radica is currently undergoing training in Canine rehabilitation and offers this as an adjunctive to PRP and stem cells.

western medicine


Dr. Radica is always open to prescribing and dispensing conventional Western medications in combination with other therapies. Quality of life is the primary consideration.



Prolotherapy is an effective alternative for pain management and is less expensive thanPlatelet Rich Plasma therapy although additional treatments are required every few months, unlike Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.

essential oils


Therapeutic grade essential oils provide both physical and emotional benefits. Dr. Radica uses essential oils to treat physical conditions like cancer, pain and skin conditions as well as emotional conditions.

chinese herbs


Traditional Chinese herbs are a great alternative to treat a variety of health issues and are a great alternative to conventional drugs.

vitamin c treatment


Vitamin C – Intravenous, oral and topical use of Vitamin C is a great alternative in treating different forms of cancer.

geriatric care


Geriatric care  is especially close to Dr. Radica’s heart. Our geriatric pets need as much quality of Life as we can provide them and we will do all we can to accomplish this.

veterinary acupuncture


Acupuncture uses small, thin, flexible needles inserted at particular points to stimulate the body to release neurotransmitters and hormones into the bloodstream.  It has been used to reverses paralysis in over 90% of cases.


veterinary laser therapy


Laser therapy is useful for many conditions including injuries, arthritis, skin disease, wound healing, post-operative surgical healing and internal medicine conditions. 



Homotoxicology is the detoxification of the body at multiple levels and has its foundations n homeopathy. Dr. Radica offers basic homotoxicology treatments.

veterinary homeopathy


Homeopathy is the second most utilized form of alternative medicine worldwide. Dr. Radica offers basic homeopathic remedies for your pet. For more chronic conditions, she can provide a referral to her colleagues that practice classical homeopathy.


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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