Founded in 1966 by Dr. Ned Johnston, St. Francis Animal Clinic of Naples became accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 1974. Dr. Jeffrey Noble joined the practice in 1977 and became the sole owner in 1991. Dr. Daryl Lovingood joined the practice in January 2018. Dr. Lovingood and his wife, Elizabeth, bought the practice from Dr. Noble in February 2018.
About St. Francis Animal Clinic & Dr. Lovingood
What is AAHA?
The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals. These accredited hospitals are held to a higher standard. AAHA was established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession and is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association.
For a veterinary hospital to become accredited, it must undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care. There are just over 3,700 veterinary hospitals (12-15% of all veterinary practices in the United States and Canada) that are AAHA-accredited. St. Francis Animal Clinic has been AAHA-accredited for over 40 years!
To learn more about AAHA, please visit www.aaha.org.