Our Team

Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
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At Affordable PetCare Hospital, we treat you and your pets like our family!

Every member of our team is solely dedicated to your pet’s health. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Dr. Risa Moore, DVM

Dr. Risa Moore, DVM

Veterinarian & Owner

Dr. Moore was born right here in Florida, where she has lived her whole life. She became interested in animal care and veterinary medicine in middle school, when she was a competitive horseback rider in dressage. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts with High Honors and a 1990 graduate of University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Moore has been the owner of Affordable PetCare Hospital since moving to Naples in 1992. She prides herself on a thorough examination of each patient, followed by clear and helpful communication with the pet’s parent on the best course of treatment or preventive medicine for their pet. She enjoys attending conferences and continuing educational seminars to ensure she is up to date on the latest trends and breakthroughs in veterinary medicine. Dr. Moore is currently enrolled in the International Veterinary Dentistry Institute’s Program to become certified after over 50 hours of continuing education hours, including live lab exams.

She is currently the treasurer of the Collier County Veterinary Society and has long-standing memberships in the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), FVMA (Florida Veterinary Medical Association), AVDS (American Veterinary Dental Society), and IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management). She is an Accredited Veterinary by APHIS for Category 1 animals and a Free Fear Certified Professional (fearfreepets.com).

Dr. Moore has made Naples, FL her home with her husband, Darren, since 1992. She is very proud of her three grown children. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, do her almost daily workouts, and do hot yoga.

Our Staff

Top Row (from left): Chelsea, Marci, and Diana
Bottom Row (from left): Jackie holding Riley and Lauren holding Marty

Jessica

Veterinary Assistant
About Jessica

Jessica chose a career in the veterinary field, not just because of how much she loves animals but also because of how rewarding it is to help pets in need and make sure they stay happy and healthy for their owners: “The bond between a person and their pet is a beautiful thing, and it is such an amazing feeling to help further that relationship.” She received her training at Lorenzo Walker Technical College, where she graduated from their veterinary assistant program after a two-year internship.

Jessica adopted her dog, Bailey, from the Humane Society when she was just a 12-week-old puppy. Bailey, as a Labrador Retriever, loves running through puddles but actually hates taking baths! Outside of work, Jessica really enjoys spending time with her family, whether it’s cooking dinner or watching movies. She also enjoys playing pool, even though she admits she is not the best player: “It is just so fun to play!”

Diana

Receptionist / Office Admin

About Diana

Diana joined Dr. Moore’s team at Affordable PetCare in 2006. In that time, she has had the opportunity to get to know an incalculable number of patients and owners and loves the relationships that have built up year after year as they entrust the Affordable PetCare team with the care of their four-legged family members. She really enjoys advocating for the well-being of the pets by educating their owners on what would be best for their overall health care. For instance, due to her extended training, she is the prescription diet expert in the office. She is also very knowledgeable, thanks to hours of continuing education in diabetic patient care, anesthesia in senior patients, laser therapy, dental radiography, team building, and client education.

Diana feels continuing education is a crucial component to constantly learning and applying that knowledge to patient care and owner education. Diana is the owner of a 15-year-old grey tabby cat that found his way to her house as a stray. At the time he stumbled into her life many years ago, he was diagnosed as a diabetic and has been under treatment ever since. He also had severe dental disease, and all of his teeth had to be extracted. And so, he is now completely toothless but much more comfortable, as this in no way prevents him from devouring everything offered (or not) to him. He will not hesitate to help himself to anything left unattended on the kitchen table or counters! He loves to have attention from any and everyone and will demand that he be petted, and so, he was named Sticky.

Marci

Receptionist / Office Manager

About Marci

Marci started working at Affordable PetCare Hospital in 2003 because of her love for animals. She really delights in being hands-on with the pets and also enjoys interacting with their owners. She excels in educating pet owners about the treatment and care their pets received so they feel as comfortable as possible when they leave the hospital. Her knowledge is kept current by attending continuing education seminars. That way, she can share what she has learned with owners and other staff members. One of her expert skills is using the ultrasound machine to collect valuable diagnostic images on sick patients. She also enjoys the family atmosphere among the staff at Affordable PetCare and feels like everyone works very well together as a team.

Marci has five wonderful pets at home—three rescued dogs and two adopted cats. Bitsy, her Chihuahua, was brought into Affordable PetCare by a small breed rescue group because she was underweight and heartworm positive. Marci fell in love with Bitsy right away and nursed her back to health. Georgia and Einstein are her Pointer mixes recused through the Florida Pointer Rescue. They are both extremely active, so running and playing in their fenced in yard is a favorite activity. Marci’s cats, Ally and Franklin, were kittens up for adoption at Affordable PetCare. Marci’s daughter asked to bring them home to play with over the weekend, but then they ended up being permanent family members!

Marci and her husband have two amazing children, Dylan and Emma, who they love spending quality family time with, including boating and fishing. And when she can find the time, she enjoys reading and tending to her rose garden.

Alisa

Veterinary Assistant
About Alisa

Alisa has always loved animals, and she even had veterinary office toys as a kid, so her choice to become a veterinary assistant was an easy decision. She received her certified veterinary assistant training at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster College to become a certified veterinary technician and earn her associate degree in veterinary medicine. She feels the best part of working in the veterinary field at Affordable PetCare Hospital is the ability to help sick pets and to connect with the owners to improve their bond with their pets.

Outside of work, Alisa spends her time with her family, diamond painting, and caring for her eight pets. She has four cats (all domestic shorthairs) and four leopard geckos. She has a great interest in breeding albino leopard geckos. She got attached to geckos after her first one, Milkyway, bit her boyfriend for taking him out of her gentle hands. From then on, a special bond was made.

Pat

Groomer
About Pat

Pat first joined Affordable PetCare Hospital as the groomer in 1998, with the understanding that she would stay for a year or two as she was planning on opening her owner grooming salon. So many years later, Pat says, “I am happy to say I am still here.”

Pat has always been working with animals, whether it’s with pets, farm animals, or sometimes even wildlife. But she has learned a lot at Affordable PetCare as the groomer, being more aware of skin conditions, ear infections, orthopedic problems, fleas/ticks, and even geriatric issues. She feels all this knowledge leads to a more pleasant experience for the pets entrusted in her hands. She wants to make sure every owner and four-legged client is as comfortable and as well cared for as possible.

Our Greeters

Riley

Greeter
About Riley

Riley loves being our greeter. He demands some petting and attention from everyone that comes into the hospital. He came to us in 2011, actually abandoned here by his previous owner. We feel we lucked out, though, with his beautiful looks and charming personality. He has become a wonderful clinic cat for us.

Marty

Greeter
About Marty
Coming soon!

In loving memory of Casey

Greeter
Casey (In Loving Memory)

On July 15, we had to say goodbye to our best clinic cat ever, Casey. He was such a joy for all of us and has quite a fan base with clients, too. He was 18 years old. He came to us at about six years old and was with us for almost 12 years! He had battled food allergies and hyperthyroidism for several years and then, more recently, kidney failure. Thank you, Casey, for all your loyal years as our greeter and much more!