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

Why are Pet Vaccinations important?

Pet Vaccination Service in Jacksonville FL Area

At San Marco Animal Hospital, we see many patients who are interested in helping their pets live a long, happy, and healthy life. To do this, our team may recommend routine pet vaccinations. Jacksonville, Florida area pet parents are strongly encouraged to have their dogs or cats vaccinated according to a regular schedule to help protect them from disease. Our veterinarians and staff are happy to assist with educating pet parents on routine vaccinations needed to protect and maintain their pet’s quality of life. The importance of vaccinations Just as we vaccinate our children and ourselves from preventable conditions, we … Continue reading

Immediate emergency care ensures the health of your furry companion

Emergency Pet Care Center in Jacksonville FL Area

Just like us, our pets sometimes need immediate emergency care. Pet emergencies can occur at any time, day or night, and will require veterinarian care as soon as possible. This may be due to an injury, accident, or sudden onset of a serious illness. Just as it is important to bring our children or ourselves to an emergency room for immediate medical care, the same applies to our furry family members. At San Marco Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer a wide range of services for current or new pets, including emergency pet care. What to expect with an emergency visit … Continue reading

Recommended preventive care services for your pet

Preventive Pet Care Service in Jacksonville FL Area

Because cats and dogs age faster than humans do, regular preventive care is vital to ensuring that they can enjoy good health for as long as possible. Routine preventative care guidelines are designed to prevent not only avoidable diseases and unnecessary pain for your pet but also detect potential problems at the earliest stage possible when they are easier and less expensive to treat. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, preventive care is at the heart of our veterinary practice. We offer a comprehensive array of preventive services for cats, dogs, and other pets. Preventive care tailored to … Continue reading

Benefits of using pet wellness plans for your pet’s routine veterinary care

Pet Wellness Plans Benefits in Jacksonville FL Area

At San Marco Animal Hospital, we believe that taking care of your pet’s medical needs should not break your budget. At our Jacksonville, Florida veterinary hospital, we offer pet wellness plans designed to take the financial stress out of visits to the vet while ensuring that your pet receives the veterinary care they need to stay healthy. With multiple membership levels for puppies, kittens, and adult dogs and cats, we have options to suit every pet family’s needs and budget. Why choose a pet wellness plan? Pet wellness plans have become an increasingly popular way to manage the financial side … Continue reading

What to expect during your pet’s routine check-up

Vet Check Up in Jacksonville FL Area

Just like in annual exams for humans, routine check-ups are an essential part of maintaining your pet’s overall health and wellness. While your pet’s exam components are different from what occurs during an annual exam for a person, the underlying concepts are the same. Getting routine preventive care is one of the easiest ways to stop illness before it starts. Identifying potential issues at their earliest stages can help prevent minor problems from becoming more painful and costly than necessary. At San Marco Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive preventive care for pet families in Jacksonville, Florida. Read on to learn … Continue reading

Dentistry services – Why they are vital to the overall health, and wellbeing of your pet

Dog Dentistry Services in Jacksonville FL Area

“Doggie breath” is not a laughing matter. Not unlike the oral health of your human family members, halitosis (bad breath) and other symptoms can be signs of underlying problems that require prompt attention at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Notably, many oral health problems that affect the ability of your dog to get the nutrition they need can be prevented with our skilled dentistry services.  Threats to your pet’s health Our veterinarians have developed a particular interest in preventing, diagnosing, managing, and treating conditions that affect the oral cavity (mouth) and associated tissues and structures. We integrate preventive … 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

Services to support your pet’s quality of life as time marches on

Pet End of Life Options in Jacksonville FL Area

Parting with our four-legged friends can be unthinkable; however, often, the most difficult conversations in life are the most important ones. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we appreciate that our clients often feel a level of companionship and closeness with their pets that they don’t have, even with some of their closest human friends and family members.  Age itself is not a “disease.” But we acknowledge this cycle of life in everything that we do. Just as you have different needs with advancing age, the needs of your dog or cat also evolve. “End of life” does … Continue reading

Vaccinations to keep your animal healthy explained by Jacksonville, Florida vet

Animal Vaccinations in Jacksonville FL Area

Animals are susceptible to a variety of illnesses, just like humans are. While the specific illnesses are different than those that affect humans, several pet ailments can cause your dog or cat to become severely ill or even die. The great news is that we have effective vaccines for many of the common pet diseases, and they can help protect your kitten or puppy from a very early age. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we work with pet owners to develop the best vaccination schedule for their specific animals and needs. American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) recommended vaccines The AVMA has … Continue reading

Benefits and cost of cat or dog neutering/spaying explained by Jacksonville, Florida

Dog Neutering Cost in Jacksonville FL Area

When you think of reasons for spaying or neutering your cat or dog, pet population control is probably the number one reason that comes to mind. But did you know that it also has other benefits for your pet? At San Marco Animal Hospital, we provide comfortable spaying and neutering services for pets in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Read on to learn more about the benefits of the procedure and the factors that determine the cost. Benefits of spaying and neutering: more than just population control Spaying or neutering your pet is a safe procedure for dogs and cats that are eight weeks or older and … 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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