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New Client: 904-516-9767
Existing Client: 904-399-5557
1546 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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About Us

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

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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.

San Marco Animal Hospital


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.

Ashley Miller

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.

Meet San Marco Animal Hospital

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 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 where 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 not only be approachable to his patients but also to ensure that his parents 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 the field of veterinary science through his memberships in the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society and American Veterinary Medical Association.

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"I bring my own pets and my clients pets. They have always treated the animals and me with the most respect and compassion. I highly recommend them. They are great and very helpful."
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"When my 16 year old cat got cancer and died it was very hard for me. Dr. Gutta was wonderful to me, so compassionate and understanding. He even followed up with a sympathy card."
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