Open 7 Days A Week
New Client: 904-516-9767
Existing Client: or 904-399-5557
1546 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

We provide peace of mind — your pet is in exceptional hands with quality emergency care

Many situations and conditions that lead to the need for emergency care can be avoided with preventive services or proactive changes to behaviors and habits. Understanding this, we at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, partner closely with our clients and their pets to prevent the risk of medical conditions associated with severe complications. We also work with clients to help them manage those patterns or behaviors that could lead to traumatic injuries in the future; for instance, spaying and neutering reduce the urge to escape and mate — tendencies that can result in serious accidents. 

Animal Emergency Clinic in Jacksonville FL Area

With all that being said, even the most well-intentioned, responsible, and well-prepared pet-owning families may encounter the “worst,” and often these accidents and startling changes in our pets’ health status arise during the most unexpected and inconvenient of times. Since emergencies do not keep “regular business hours,” neither do we! Our clinic is open seven days a week. We welcome walk-ins. 

And we are also equipped to accept transfers from overnight care facilities, which is particularly beneficial when situations are touch-and-go and demand continuity of care. When moments matter, our veterinarians’ and staff members’ exceptional skill and sophisticated onsite diagnostics are available to pinpoint the root of troubling symptoms quickly. The sooner we accurately understand what is causing your pet distress, the faster we can effectively treat the underlying problem. 

Even seemingly unavoidable situations can also be helped along when seconds are critical. We and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) encourage pet parents to develop a First Aid kit. Some of these items may overlap with what you have in your (human) family members’ First Aid kits. Assure that all family members have access to:

  • Our number – 904-516-9767
  • Your pet’s medical record 
  • A digital thermometer (to check your pet’s temp)
  • Muzzles or other similar restraints to reduce the risk of getting bit when your pet is in pain or disoriented (Note: Do not muzzle a vomiting pet!)
  • Spare leash, collar
  • Gauze as an alternative to a muzzle or to wrap wounded areas 
  • Non-stick bandages (and non-stick tape to secure them)
  • Activated charcoal or Milk of Magnesia, and a 3% hydrogen peroxide product (use only as directed by us or by poison control in the event that your pet has ingested a poisonous or toxic substance)
  • Saline to cleanse wounds
  • Lubricating oils to protect wounds

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Even though dogs and cats are notoriously stoic in their response to illnesses, no one knows your beloved pet quite like you! If you sense something is amiss, we urge you to contact us without delay. Also, if your pet is due for a wellness exam, schedule an appointment at our Jacksonville location today. With these approaches, you can enjoy many happy, healthy years with your four-legged pals.

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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 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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