Dr. John Dillon


Dr. John Dillon, a native of Temperance, Michigan, decided on his professional career choice to become a veterinarian in the 7th grade while attending Ladyfield School. His exposure to veterinarians as a child growing up on a thoroughbred horse farm helped to form his passion for veterinary medicine. As his parents were both involved in the medical field, this was a natural career path … it just involved a different kind of patient!



In October of 1998, Dr. Dillon opened his practice, St. Francis Veterinary Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. Since then he has provided medical and surgical treatment for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, rats, African hedge hogs, goats and sheep. He also has provided an ambulatory service for horses as well.


His philosophical approach to the care and well being of all animals is reflective of the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi who cared for all of God’s creation with kindness and compassion.

Business Model

“When I started the practice, I knew it would be named after St. Francis of Assisi. Our business model is: kindness and compassionate healing for both the animals and the pet owners. It’s always been the central focus of what I do as a veterinarian.”