What Jacksonville residents might like to know about us
This information will help you get to know a little more about us, and our commitment to serving the veterinary needs of the Jacksonville, First Coast, and San Marco, FL area as well as Avondale 32205, Jacksonville downtown (32202 and 32207), Riverside 32204, and Springfield 32206.
Dr. Venkat Gutta
Dr. Gutta moved to the US from India in 2002 to further his education. He completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam and earned a Master’s degree in Animal Science in Georgia. After finishing clinical rotations at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gutta obtained license to practice in Florida.
For more than a decade, Dr. Gutta served as an associate veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital. There he gained a great deal of experience in surgeries for soft tissue injuries, and in performing high-quality veterinary medicine. He became known for a personable manner and patience in educating clients on pet health issues. Dr. Gutta takes special interest in feline and canine medicine with wellness examinations, preventive care, senior pet wellness, nutritional counseling, endocrine cases, skin issues, and behavioral problems.
Dr. Gutta stays current with veterinary advances through membership in American Veterinary Medical Association and Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society.
Dr. Gutta joined San Marco Animal Hospital, so that his wife, Dr. Sri could practice part-time while focusing on raising their three children. When Dr. Gutta is not at the Animal Hospital, he embraces time with family and his own pets. He enjoys tennis, swimming, gardening, and other outdoor activities in Florida’s sunny climate.
Che Che Rutherford
With more than ten years of experience in the veterinary field, Che Che is now working toward a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary management! She has two cats of her own, Crystal and Diamond, a rabbit named Quartz, and Mylo the dog. She loves music, travel, and writing.
San Marco Animal Hospital welcomed Ashley to the team in 2016 when she moved from Hawaii to Jacksonville. Her career in the veterinary field began in high school. Ashley earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology, with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine. She now plans to attend veterinary school to receive a doctorate.
We are all pet lovers here! Ashley has a golden retriever named Darby, and Maverick the German shepherd. She likes to hike, camp, travel, and play sports in her free time.