Dr. Raceeta MacKenzie was born in Australia and grew up around the Lower Mainland after her family moved to BC when she was a child. She obtained her Bachelor of Science, concentrating in animal physiology, from Simon Fraser University. She then moved to Ontario to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guleph. Dr. Raceeta has a passion for helping animals achieve optimal health, and even before she got accepted into veterinary college, she knew she wanted to practice additional healing therapies. In order to get a head start on being able to practice with an integrative approach upon graduating from veterinary college, she decided to complete the Canadian Animal Chiropractic Certification Program and obtained certification from the College of Animal Chiropractors, all while in her final year of the DVM program. Dr. Raceeta then went on to complete the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Basic Course in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2015, and most recently she completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) program through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2018.
After spending close to 4 years in general small animal practice, Dr. Raceeta opened Peak Animal Wellness Services in 2016 so that she would be able to focus her scope of practice on the therapies in which she has received extra training. Dr. Raceeta has a special place in her heart for geriatric and arthritic pets, and their quality of life seems to improve greatly with an integrative approach to health care. She also has fun treating canine athletes to help keep them in peak performance condition.
On a side note, there are probably a large number of "Dr. MacKenzie's" out there, which is why people started calling her, "Dr. Raceeta", since she's a one of a kind. A saying her Grandfather in Australia used to say is, "I don't care what you call me, as long as you don't call me late for dinner"! Well, she doesn't expect to have dinner with you, but she doesn't mind which name you want to call her, as long as it is a name said with kindness.
Dr. Raceeta MacKenzie
Dr. Yen Adamenkova
Dr. Yen grew up in Taiwan, Taipei before her entire family relocated to Southern California in the United States when she was 12 years old. Combining her passion for improving the lives of individuals around her with her love for animals, she went on to obtain the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Western University in 2009. Dr. Yen worked as an integrative veterinarian in Southern California for 9 years before moving to beautiful British Columbia with her husband and 2 cats.
Dr. Yen's interest in holistic medicine and the integrative approach started at a young age. She watched as her father, who had severe cervical bone spurs suffer through chronic, severe pain that multiple pain medications could not improve. Surgery was not a good option as there was a 50% chance given by surgeons that her father might become paralyzed below his neck if surgery was performed. Determined to find better solutions, her family began to pursue acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Qi Gong for her father. That was when she saw a dramatic improvement in her father's pain and overall quality of life. Witnessing the amazing benefits first hand, Dr. Yen decided to learn and incorporate natural and less invasive modalities in her practice of veterinary medicine. She went on to finish her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture with the Chi Institute before she graduated veterinary school.
Dr. Yen continued to pursue additional training and is certified in advanced acupuncture, tui-na (an ancient form of therapeutic massage), food therapy, and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Yen also is versed in laser therapy, essential oil therapy, gemmotherapy, Bach Flower essences, and ozone therapy for pets. She is a life long learner and continues to pursue advanced training in holistic modalities. Dr. Yen is passionate about using a balanced and integrative approach to maximize health and promote natural healing. She believes that the body is amazing and that by providing good nutrition along with natural, holistic modalities as well as proper exercise and emotional support optimal wellness and health can be achieved. Dr. Yen is very excited to join Peak Animal Wellness Services and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.
Emma grew up with small animals and a treasured bichon mix, Tucker. Emma is inspired by working at Peak to pursue Canine Massage. She is passionate about helping animals and
hopes to build her knowledge and experience by attending UBC Sciences and Northwest School of Animal Massage. Emma loves visiting and snuggling with all the lovely patients. Outside of work Emma enjoys exercising in nature, spending time with her guinea pigs and being creative.