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Routine Examinations are the key to keeping your pet healthy! We vaccinate only when we feel that it will benefit your pet.
Acupuncture is a time honored way of relieving pain, stimulating healing and balancing the body.
From minor bumps and bruises to serious illnesses. We have the equipment and expertise to handle them all.
Using herbal and food therapies, we can improve your pets quality of life. We can also manage and sometimes cure many chronic diseases from allergies to cancer
Good dental health is an essential part of your pets health. Routine dental cleanings can increase your pets well being and longevity.
BOARDING AND DAY CARE
if your pet needs a place to stay or just wants to come and play. We'll be happy to have them in our clean, fun, boarding facility and play yards.
We do most soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in house. We perform age and breed specific anesthesia and monitoring on all pets.
END OF LIFE / HOSPICE
Integrative medicine offers a natural and safe way to keep your pet's quality of life good even in the face of a terminal diagnosis
We believe that using integrative medicine will lead to a better quality of life for you and your pet. Integrative medicine uses a combination of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and/or Western Veterinary Medicine to tailor a treatment plan for your pet's unique individual needs.
Western Veterinary Medicine (WVM), as taught in veterinary medical schools throughout the country, has saved many lives through appropriate vaccination, diagnostics, treatment and surgery. The continued advances in Western Veterinary Medicine are miraculous when diagnosing and treating acute disease.
However, WVM's weakness is it's inability to see your pet as a whole. Western medicine is so focused on treating a specific symptom or disease that it tends to cause serious side effects or imbalances in your pet. That is where Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) shines.
Using TCVM techniques, we look at your pet’s imbalances. We then use acupuncture, herbal and food therapies to harmonize your pet’s body in order to boost weaknesses and let your pet's own body function more effectively and efficiently. Plus, TCVM therapies are generally non invasive with few side effects.
By using a combination of WVM and TCVM techniques, we use all the medical tools available to help your pet be healthy, robust and joyful.
What Conditions can be treated by Acupuncture?
Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Diseases
Chronic Liver Disease
Dementia/ Geriatric Weakness
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Acupuncture can be used for many conditions, but it is exceptionally good at treating pain, both acute and chronic. Acupuncture does not interfere with current western pharmaceuticals and in some cases can be used instead of Western Veterinary pharmaceuticals.
Chronic Skin Conditions
Chronic Eye Diseases
Chronic Ear Infections
Teleah M. Grand DVM, CVA, CTCVMP
Dr. Grand was born and raised in a little town just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Louisiana State University as a third generation Tiger following in her father's, grand-father's, and grand-mother's footsteps. She graduated from LSU in 1986 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
After working in the defense industry in Fort Worth for 5 years, Dr. Grand quit her job as an engineer to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine with her D.V.M. in 1996. She worked in Kentucky and Florida, before moving back to Texas to build her own practice in McKinney. Dr. Grand opened the doors of Animal Care Center at Stonebridge Ranch in 2002.
In 2015, Dr. Grand became frustrated with the limitations of Western medicine when it came to debilitating and chronic diseases and sought to learn a more natural, non invasive way of helping her patients. She decided to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) and attended classes at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. At the Chi Institute, she discovered Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and it opened an entirely new, natural and effective way of practicing veterinary medicine. She has since earned her Certification in Food Therapy, and is pursuing her Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine; the first ever master's degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine offered in the United States.
Beyond her passion in veterinary medicine, Dr Grand is the proud mother of two wonderful children; Ryan, a graduate of University of Connecticut, and Kathryn, a graduate of McKinney Boyd, currently seeking their future dreams. She enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and cuddling on the couch with her pets.
Paulina Ramirez Pena
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine uses the best of both worlds... It uses the best of current Western Veterinary Medicine practices in combination with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to improve quality of Life
What is Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine?
Traditional Chinese veterinary Medicine (TCVM) uses natural herbal therapy, acupuncture, and food therapy to balance the body's resources in order to work better.
When would you use TCVM?
Western Medicine works best for acute conditions such as infections, acute allergic reactions, and conditions needing surgery.
TCVM works best for chronic or long term debilitative conditions such as allergies, weakness, arthritis, intervertebral disc disease, liver disease, kidney disease, endocrine disease, cancer.
A combination of Western and TCVM is best for intervertebral disc diseases, some cancers, heart disease and some endocrine diseases.
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2651 S Stonebridge Dr
McKinney, Texas 75072
Hours of Operation:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We are closed every Friday from 12pm-2pm for staff development!