Welcome to Plano Animal Clinic! Dr. Alan Ward owner & practicing veterinarian
VOM/Cold LASER Spinal Adjustments Natural Healing without Surgery or Drugs.
Many of our therapies are alternative in nature but not exclusively.
Adopting pets from humane societies and animal shelters saves lives.
Can a virus be cured? Dr. Ward's opinion is “Yes” A virus can be stopped.

Dr. Ward and his staff, welcome you to Plano Animal Clinic

We invite you to visit us in person. Our general services include both wellness and sick patient visits, vaccinations, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, full laboratory testing, radiology, pharmacy, and microchip identification.

Our alternative services have come to the forefront in the last 10 years, and we've seen some real breakthroughs. I am especially pleased with our results in treating pets with potentially lethal viral diseases, such as canine distemper and parvovirus, and irritating diseases such as kennel cough. We've also enjoyed success in treating feline viral diseases, such as feline leukemia, FIV, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus. In addition, we have developed some novel approaches to treating heartworm disease, allergy, allergic dermatitis, hyperlipemia, and more. Another exciting area of care for our patients at PAC is spinal adjustment therapy (VOM Spinal Adjustment). We combine the VOM technique with Erchonia cold laser therapy and LED light-point acupuncture to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders from back pain and weakness to hind limb paralysis.

Since embarking on this style of practice, our patients have enjoyed a higher level of healthy living, reduced sick patient visits, and fewer trips to the emergency room after hours. Improved health for your best friend may be just a phone call away.

Can Distemper Be Cured?

Yes it can. As of July 2012, we have treated over 200 cases, 80% of which have recovered. These young dogs do not have to die; they can be successfully treated.

Canine distemper (CDV) is a lethal viral disease that, in its early stages, closely resembles a far less serious bacterial disease known as kennel cough. If a presumed case of kennel cough is failing to respond after 7-10 days of antibiotic therapy, then CDV is the likely cause of the illness and antivirals and immune support need to begin immediately. Without appropriate therapy delivered in a timely fashion, most distemper puppies will die.

What are the common symptoms and progression of CDV?

  • Exposure to infected dogs (can easily occur in animal shelters)
  • Persistent cough despite antibiotic therapy
  • Persistent fever despite antibiotic therapy
  • Pus or mucoid discharge from the eyes and nose
  • Depression, loss of appetite, progressive weakness
  • Muscle twitches, “chewing-gum” fits, seizures
  • Death

Young dogs suffering with CDV usually exhibit several of these symptoms. If a patient has progressed far enough in the illness to exhibit neurological symptoms (chewing-gum fits, seizures, etc.), it is probably too late to effectively treat. There is only a narrow window of opportunity before these more grave symptoms begin, and it can be highly variable from one patient to the next.

It is a much perpetuated myth that distemper is incurable as is testified to by the following quotes:

  • There is presently no effective antiviral treatment against canine distemper virus.

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  • There is no treatment available that kills the virus (CDV) once it infects the dog.


  • Canine distemper is a contagious, incurable, often fatal multi-systemic viral disease.


However, we have 168 recovered distemper patients (as of July 2012), who serve as living proof that distemper is, in fact, curable. We hope to help many more sick puppies as people learn that a diagnosis of distemper is not an automatic death sentence. They don’t have to die.

These are a few of our recovered distemper patients.

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Plano Animal Clinic

3205 Alma, Ste 415
Plano, TX 75075

Phone: (972) 422-5116

Paralyzed Dogs

The treatment methods that have been the most beneficial for our patients over the past few years include: Immune modulation, VOM spinal adjustments, Cold LASER therapy & LED acupuncture.

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