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1546 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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

Animal Tracking Chip in Jacksonville FL Area

At San 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.  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 … Continue reading

Microchips support many happy reunions, provide peace of mind

Microchip Tracking for Dogs in Jacksonville FL Area

Our clients and their “fur-children” quickly become like “family” to us, the team at San Marco Animal Hospital. It breaks our hearts to think of this extended family going through the pain and uncertainty of a “lost” pet. Fortunately, our skilled veterinarians in Jacksonville, Florida, have facilitated many happy reunions between dogs (and cats) and their human parents. Microchip tracking at our hospital provides considerable peace of mind to our clients.  What makes microchips tick Collars and tags can be removed. They may fall off or break. So, these forms of identification are not fool-proof. Microchips are tiny, about the … Continue reading

Do microchips for cats and dogs have side effects? Jacksonville, Florida vet, explains

Cat Microchip Side Effects in Jacksonville FL Area

Microchipping is a common procedure that is performed on millions of cats and dogs every year in the United States. Many pet owners understandably have questions about the microchipping process and whether it can have side effects that will harm their cat or dog. Read on to learn more about pet microchips from the veterinary team at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. What is a pet microchip, and how does it work? A microchip is a very small radiofrequency identification transponder that is placed just under the skin of your pet. It has a unique identification number that … Continue reading

Learn the Benefits of Microchipping Your Cat in Jacksonville, FL

Learn the Benefits of Microchipping Your Cat in Jacksonville, FL Area

Your pet is your companion, but they can also be curious about the world. Some pets are gone in a flash, being keen on exploration, and it can be nearly impossible sometimes to find a pet on your own once they’ve run away or gotten lost. Luckily, microchipping your pets is easy, affordable, and can help you keep track of your pet’s whereabouts, reducing their risk of staying lost or becoming harmed while out of your care. The expert team at San Marco Animal Hospital can explain the process of having your pet microchipped, as well as any side effects. … Continue reading

What are Cat Microchip Side Effects?

What are Cat Microchip Side Effects in Jacksonville FL Area?

Suppose you are not familiar with a microchip. In that case, it is a small implant with an identified integrated circuit placed subcutaneously or under the skin—often placed between the shoulder blades of various animals. Should they become lost, any veterinary hospital or shelter has “microchip scanners” that allow detection of the microchip and its associated number. From there, they would contact the owner of the pet so they could be reunited with their furry companion! Though many dog owners know the benefit of microchipping their dogs, as they tend to get loose easier than our kitten companions, microchipping is … Continue reading

Veterinarian in downtown Jacksonville, FL explains the importance of microchipping for your pet

Microchipping for Your Pet in Downtown Jacksonville area

Pet parents in the downtown Jacksonville, FL area who are interested in working with a veterinarian for routine services are encouraged to visit Dr. Venkat Gutta and the team at San Marco Animal Hospital. Our practice is here to help pet owners like you understand the importance of treatments such as microchipping for your pet. We offer this and other services in our state-of-the-art pet facility. What is microchipping? Dr. Venkat Gutta explains microchipping as a way of ensuring a pet returns home if lost. Even indoor cats and dogs who are rarely outside can still get lost, especially if … Continue reading

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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