Dr. Rael Rifkind

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Rael fell in love with animals and science as a young child, and chose to be a vet as a teen. 26 years into his career, he’s had the pleasure of supporting animals and their humans in South Africa, England, and now, Toronto. Practicing since 1997, Rael has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pretoria.


University of Pretoria

Interests and expertise
Has a Maltipoo named Phoebe and a cat named Lolo
Is in training for the Boston Marathon
Has always been fascinated by elephant behaviour

Experience expert veterinary care as a Juno member