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.
Susan lives in North Vancouver with her partner, a 14 year old pug named Lola, a VOKRA rescued cat called Karma and sometimes other cat guests that she fosters through VOKRA. She has been surrounded by animals from a young age; growing up near farms, helping on a horse rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary next door, working as a horse trail guide, helping to manage a pet store for several years, and working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital has given her a wide range of animal-related experience. While recently, she has been working in the healthcare technology industry, she is excited to return to her passion working with animals! Susan has recently completed her certification in pet massage, and she is excited to be working with Dr Raceeta to support your pet by providing rehabilitation exercises, creating tailored rehabilitation plans and providing pet massage.
Angie is a retired social worker who feels blessed to have found a part time job working for Peak Animal Wellness Services, as she has a love for all animals, especially dogs. She has had dogs since she was a small child, and together with her Chocolate Labrador Bently, they have fostered 22 dogs, and she wanted to keep every single one of them!
Angie has always lived a very healthy and active lifestyle, loving to go for walks with Bently and doing yoga. She also loves to travel off the beaten path whenever she can. On the side, Angie has her own busines walking and taking care of dogs while their parents are away enjoying their own adventures.
After healing animals and people intuitively since a young girl, Reana Selody Joubert decided to formalize her healing ability by becoming a Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner. Subsequent to career changes from the airline industry and education, she established Tender Heart Healing where she compassionately provides other well-being services for animals and people. Reana cares deeply about animal well-being and your participation in your pet’s recovery for optimal health. You’ll find her here at Peak Animal Wellness twice a month offering Reiki in support of Dr. Mackenzie and her veterinary practices.
Reana has intensive training and experience in ceremony facilitation as well as certification as a Grief Recovery© Method Specialist for Pet and Other Losses. She holds a BA and a Provincial Instructor Diploma for post-secondary. Certified in Animal Reiki, Reana is registered as a Reiki Master Teacher with the Canadian Reiki Association and the International Center for Reiki Training in the United States.
Reana Selody Joubert
Robyn lives in the Fraser Valley with her husband, two kids, their dog and cat. Her education includes Business and Hospital Administration, as well as various Certifications in Human and Pet First Aid. Her diverse work in teaching, hospitals (both human and animal), dog walking/boarding and technology, plus her love for animals and the outdoors will ensure a well-rounded, fun learning opportunity in Pet First Aid. Come spend the day with her and her dog so you can learn to effectively help the cats and dogs in your world!
Marieke's own path to wellness has been greatly supported by her practices with energy work, chakra
activation/cleansing, meditation and connection with nature. It is her passion to support others in
cultivating balance and empowerment through breath-work and heart coherency.
• Quantum-Touch energy healing for people and animals
• Emotional stability
• Trauma release (physical, emotional, spiritual)
• Chronic pain
• Skeletal alignments (including occipital ridge and hips)
• Frozen shoulders, bone spurs, TMJ and more.
• Optimizing energy (Chi, Prana) in organs, glands, and more.
• Chakra cleansing and activation's
• Support of geriatric animals