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.

Distemper Treatment Schedule

Treating canine distemper is a 6-8 week process. The primary reasons for treatment failure are beginning treatment too late or ending treatment too soon. Canine distemper is a highly lethal disease; failing to refill medications ends treatment to soon and may lead to relapse of illness and even death.

Current success rate: Approximately 80% of the distemper patients we have treated have survived.

Patient treatment: Treated as an outpatient only. (Years of personal experience have shown that hospitalization triples the treatment cost, with only a small increase in the survival rate.)

Important: Antiviral and immune modulation therapy should be started early in the course of the illness. Pets that have been sick longer than 7-10 days have a reduced chance of survival. Pets sick for several weeks prior to treatment or showing neurological signs have a greatly reduced chance of survival. Dogs that are seizuring should be humanely euthanized.

How many visits? Two. The initial visit and a follow-up three weeks later.

Initial visit: Fee, due at this visit, includes exam/consultation, laboratory testing and approximately three week’s worth of distemper medications. Additional conditions are treated separately.

  • Diagnosis – Based on history, physical exam, and supportive lab findings.
  • Treatment selection – Antivirals, antibiotics and certain immune modifiers are selected based on patient’s condition, stage of illness and test results.

Three week follow-up visit: Includes recheck examination and refills of medications. Fee for this visit is not included in the initial payment.

Important – Even though most patients are feeling much better by this time, it is critical to refill and continue medications another 3-4 weeks, otherwise, relapse will likely occur.

Common Questions:

  • Are there any guarantees this treatment will work? As with any medical or surgical procedure, no guarantees can be made or implied.
  • Can medications be returned if patient dies? Unfortunately, no.
  • These medications are contaminated with distemper virus and cannot be used on any other animals. Unused medications should be discarded.
  • Can “left –over” medications be used on my other dogs once my sick dog gets well? There should be NO medications left over. They should be used until empty – both initial and refill prescriptions.
  • Can my other dogs catch distemper from my sick dog? As long as they are currently vaccinated, they are very unlikely to become infected.
  • How is distemper prevented? Three sets of vaccinations as a puppy and then every 1-3 years thereafter prevents distemper.
  • When can my pet be vaccinated? Usually 8-10 weeks after our PAC antiviral treatment begins.
  • When can my pet be spayed or neutered? Usually 3-4 months after our PAC antiviral treatment begins.

Contact Us

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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