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New AAHA and AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines in Jacksonville, FL, Focus on Your Cat’s Unique Lifestyle

Immunization is a critical part of caring for your cat, and vaccinations are the best way to protect your pet against common viral and bacterial infections. Some vaccines, such as rabies vaccination, are required in Jacksonville by law, while others will help guarantee your pet lives a long and healthy life.

New AAHA and AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines in Jacksonville, FL Area, Focus on Your Cat’s Unique Lifestyle

In 2020, the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and AAFP (Association of Feline Practitioners) released a new set of guidelines for feline vaccination in Jacksonville, FL. These new guidelines emphasize the importance of tailoring your cat’s healthcare plan to their unique risk factors. Plainly, because every cat is different, their vaccination needs will differ from cat to cat. The experts at San Marco Animal Hospital will work closely with you to determine your pet’s specific risk factors and which vaccines will benefit them.

Other key elements of these new guidelines include establishing a lifestyle-based vaccine calculator to keep clients clearly informed about their pet’s healthcare needs. They’ve also released FAQs and tips to keep clients up to speed, as well as new recommendations for shelter-housed cats.

What to Expect When Vaccinating Your Pet

Vaccination is one of the easiest and most effective ways of keeping your pet healthy and happy from a young age. It’s recommended to get your cats vaccinated as early as possible, protecting them from an early age and strengthening their young immune systems.


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Vaccinations are typically done in a single visit, with recurring visits every few years, depending on the vaccine. The vast majority of cats respond well to vaccination, exhibiting few to no side-effects. The team at San Marco will help you select the right vaccination plan for your unique cat and will monitor their progress, maintaining the strength of their immune system and overall health throughout their life.

To read the new AAHA and AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines for Jacksonville, FL, visit the AAHA’s website here:

The team at San Marco Animal Hospital can talk you through these new guidelines and can help you start planning for your pet’s future. To make an appointment today, give us a call at 904-516-9767.

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Dr. Venkat Gutta
San Marco Animal Hospital

Dr. Venkat Gutta moved to the US almost two decades ago to further his passion for veterinary science. Having earned a Master’s Degree in Animal Science in Georgia and having completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, he completed clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gutta then received his license to practice in Florida. For over a decade, he served as an associate veterinarian at the Banfield Pet Hospital. He benefitted from a great amount of exposure and experience, especially in high-quality veterinary medicine and surgeries for soft tissue injuries. To date, Dr. Gutta strives to be approachable to his clients and ensure that they have complete awareness and understanding of the health issues that are faced by their furry friends. His special interests lie in skin issues, behavioral problems, senior pet wellness, nutritional counseling, preventive care, and wellness examinations, particularly relevant to canine and feline medicine. Today Dr. Gutta continues to keep himself updated about modern advances in veterinary science through his memberships in the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society and American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Wonderful and very caring service. This hospital rate's are extremely fair and reasonable, they only perform the necessary testing needed unlike other vet places I have been to. I was very impressed with the knowledge and skills of the doctor. I finally found my new vet here in Florida! Lila and Gomez thank you!
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I took my cat to San Marco Animal Hospital and would highly recommend them. Dr. Gutta spent quite a bit of time talking to me about my cat’s health and preventative care. The staff was friendly and even called to check on my cat after his vaccines. Excellent service, and caring providers!
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