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

We support many happy reunions between pet and parent with safe, easy microchipping

ASan Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we are all about protecting pets from illness, trauma, and other situations that can threaten their overall well-being and lives. So we feel that one of the best things that you can do for your pet is to protect him or her with a routine, non-invasive preventive procedure: microchipping. In undergoing this minor service, your pet’s relationship with you is also protected and sustained. 

Animal Tracking Chip in Jacksonville FL Area

Chip safety

The electronic chip itself resembles a tiny cylinder or tube. It is only about the size of a grain of rice. The chip is not GPS tracking; it cannot be used to find your dog or cat if he or she escapes or is otherwise lost. Happy reunions are facilitated by veterinarians such as our team and by other animal care or welfare providers who pass a scanner over the area that contains the chip (in between the shoulder blades). The scanner emits safe radio waves to activate the microchip. As this process occurs, a unique identification number is communicated. 

Each pet has his or her own unique identifier. Only the microchip registry has access to your contact information. So, you can be reunited with your pet. No other parties have your phone number or other contact details. Your privacy is in good hands, as is the health of your pet. 

No-risk process

The process of placing the chip is incredibly straightforward. The chip is merely applied under the skin via a needle and is often compared to a standard injection. It is not surgery. So anesthesia is not necessary, and there is nothing to recover from; you leave our hospital with peace of mind that you’ll see your bestie again should you ever become separated. There is no aftercare or maintenance, and chips don’t break or fall off like tags. They are also not subject to tampering like tags. In fact, this process is so simple that we can get your pet chipped during other routine procedures, such as his neuter or her spay.


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We do encourage you to ensure that your contact information remains up-to-date and complete in the registry. This can be overlooked following a move, as there are so many boxes to check off during such significant life transitions. We can also regularly scan the microchip during visits to assure it is still working as intended. 

Know this: Microchips are effective. The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that more than 50% of microchipped dogs and 39% of microchipped cats were reunited with their families (just 22% and 1.8% of non-chipped dogs and cats, respectively, were reunited). 

Protect your pet today. Call San Marco Animal Hospital at 904-516-9767 to schedule an appointment

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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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