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

Get your kitten’s health journey off on the right paw with quality veterinary care

Best Cats Veterinary Care Near Me In, Jacksonville FL

Congratulations on the addition to your family! “Kittenhood” is a magical yet pivotal time in your fur-baby’s life. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we partner with clients to assure their new kitten gets off to the best start possible with proactive services and quality veterinary care. Kittenhood, defined Cats are only kittens until the age of one, according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). From there, kittens mature into adolescents and eventually reach maturity at age seven. One of the best things to ensure a transition from healthy kitten to healthy adolescent is to get your … Continue reading

Protect your pet’s health and happiness with quality, preventive veterinary care

Preventive Veterinary Care Near Me in, Jacksonville FL

Annual visits to the family physician or general practitioner are fundamental to our health. Regular “well” exams present opportunities for guidance on diet, exercise, and other interventions to prevent diseases or stop or slow disease progression. They are also a cornerstone of early detection. Conditions detected earlier in the disease process are easier to resolve successfully and promptly than diseases diagnosed at a later stage (and have spread). Many of these same notions apply to preventive veterinary care. Wellness visits should be scheduled at least annually at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. These visits are comprehensive and involve … Continue reading

Navigating the end-of-life journey with respect and compassion

Best End of Life Care Near Me in Jacksonville FL

Sometimes, the best decisions are the hardest ones to make. The steps you take as a family toward the end of your pet’s life embody this difficult truth. As lifelong partners with human clients and pet patients, we walk this journey alongside your family and your dogs and cats. Know that our San Marco Animal Hospital team respects these difficult and deeply personal conversations and decisions. We are privileged to be your support system and be “present” as much as you need or require. Compassionate, caring services in Jacksonville, Florida End-of-life care transcends “euthanasia.” Not unlike other stages in your … Continue reading

Fast, accurate, and convenient in-house diagnostic services that you can trust!

Pet Diagnostics Services in Jacksonville Area

When you are worried about your pet and are troubled by their strange symptoms, we at San Marco Animal Hospital understand that you want answers and solutions – fast. For this reason, our veterinarians and staff in Jacksonville, Florida, have invested in the equipment and training to offer in-house diagnostics. Our onsite diagnostic services do not add to the stress you are under with a pet who seems “off” or has alarming behavioral or physical changes.  They support the most convenient, comfortable, hassle-free, and affordable experience for you, our valued client, as well as our priority: our patients (your beloved dog or cat!). … Continue reading

A healthy mouth is a happy, healthy dog! The importance of dental care, early and often

Importance of Dental Care for Dogs in Jacksonville FL Area

“Doggie breath” is synonymous with halitosis or bad breath. It is the source of countless jokes. But it may be a symptom of oral disease. And oral disease doesn’t “just” threaten the health or integrity of your dog’s teeth and its sweet smile. As with people with gum disease, canines with gum (periodontal) disease are also at increased risk of developing other severe conditions. Fortunately, at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we can protect your pet’s teeth, gums, and overall health. Our veterinarians and staff appreciate the importance of exceptional dental care and services and take a particular … Continue reading

Core vaccines are fundamental to puppy care, an excellent investment in a lifetime of good health

Puppy Core Vaccines in Jacksonville FL Area

Services to prevent avoidable and deadly illnesses are core to San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. And core vaccines are fundamental to our focus on prevention and lifelong wellness. Get your puppy off to a healthy start!  “Core” vaccines are defined by The American Veterinary Medical Association as those designed to protect pets from illnesses that are endemic to a specific geographic area, present severe threats to public health, are legally required, and are highly infectious. These vaccines are recommended explicitly as fundamental to your pet’s health because their effectiveness and safety are well-demonstrated, and the considerable benefits to … Continue reading

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

Animal Emergency Clinic in Jacksonville FL Area

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.  With all that being said, even the … Continue reading

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

Spaying and neutering, A terrific investment in your pet’s long-term health and happiness

Affordable Spay Neuter Clinic in Jacksonville FL Area

At San Marco Animal Hospital, we strive to offer quality veterinary services that are not cost-prohibitive to our clients in and around Jacksonville, Florida. Our veterinarians and staff provide exceptional yet affordable care, partly by offering Wellness Plans. For a predictable, no-strings-attached annual membership fee, your pet benefits from a range of preventive and diagnostic services, as well as substantial savings on other medical care. Our clinic also offers flexible financing through CareCredit®. Notably, spay and neuter services are, by their very nature, a great value and investment in your pet’s health and overall wellbeing. When your female dog or cat is spayed … Continue reading

Annual examinations, the core of your pet’s preventive care

Preventive Veterinary Care in Jacksonville FL Area

“My pet seems healthy. Why do I need to bring them in for a routine wellness examination?” This is a question we hear a lot at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Our veterinarians and staff want pet parents to understand the importance of these annual screenings and physical examinations and how they can reduce the risk of health problems in both cats and dogs. In fact, many conditions that are spotted early on can be managed or treated with prompt intervention. Preventive care is essential in ensuring the longevity of your pet. Why are annual examinations necessary? You are not alone in wondering … 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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