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Jacksonville, Florida veterinarian, explains common kitten health issues to be aware of

Kitten Health Issues in Jacksonville FL Area

Getting a new pet is a truly momentous time for everyone in the family. It can be very unsettling for families with kittens when their precious new pet comes down with an illness, but at San Marco Animal Hospital, we are here to help keep your furry friend healthy and help them recover if they come down with an illness. Below, Dr. Venkat Gutta, a veterinarian in Jacksonville, Florida, explains common kitten health issues that you should be aware of and what to do if your kitten is exhibiting signs of illness. Common kitten health problems Some of the most common kitten health problems … 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

Animal emergency and critical care services for your pet in Jacksonville, Florida

Life is unpredictable, and emergencies often strike when we least expect them. This is the case not only for humans but also for our furry friends. If your pet has an emergency and needs urgent or critical care, the veterinary team at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is here to help with a caring and compassionate approach. Common animal emergencies Pets are lovable and loyal but can sometimes get themselves into precarious situations, ingesting toxic items or getting in accidents. Additionally, your pet’s health may unexpectedly decline due to illness or other reasons. Our team has seen it … Continue reading

Why vet care is important for your new puppy or kitten

Vet Care for Puppy at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville FL Area

There are more exciting times than when you add a new puppy or kitten to your family! It is a truly joyous time, but you likely also have questions about how to take care of your new pet and how to make the adjustment period as easy as possible on both your family and your new furry little one. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we love welcoming new puppies and kittens to our veterinary family and providing the care they need for the healthiest start in life. In fact, we are so committed to helping your family start out on … Continue reading

Midwestern Pet Foods recall due to salmonella risk

Pet Food Recall at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville FL Area

Midwestern Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of certain types of dog and cat foods that were produced at its production facility in Monmouth, IL. The pet food has been recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella, a type of toxic bacteria. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the pet food recall and how Salmonella may affect your pet. What specific types of pet food were recalled? The Midwestern Pet Foods recall list includes the following brands: CanineX Meridian Earthborn Holistic Venture Sportmix Sportmix Wholesomes Sportstrail Unrefined Pro Pac Pro Pac Ultimates Detailed information … Continue reading

Fourth Of July Celebration and Dogs

Scared dog hiding under the bed, San Marco

As the Fourth of July approaches, many people love to celebrate with fireworks. Though this is an exciting time of year for us, our furry family members might not think the same thing. Our dog’s safety around fireworks is just as important as our own. What Happens To Dogs During Fireworks? As you may have heard, more dogs end up in shelters during and after the 4th of July because they tend to get scared and bolt out of their homes. Just like loud noises scare people, the loud noise and bright lights that fireworks make cause dogs to get … Continue reading

Common Diagnostic Services for Pets in Jacksonville FL

Pets Diagnostic Services in Jacksonville FL Area

Once your veterinarian has obtained a complete history from you about your pet and then conducted a thorough physical exam, they will then order cost-effective diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your pet’s illness or condition. Usually, they will order general screening tests such as a urinalysis or a complete blood count first with more sophisticated tests such as CT scans, following later as required. Continue reading to learn more about the standard diagnostic services for pets conducted by the San Marco Animal Hospital veterinarians in Jacksonville, FL. What are some of the Common Diagnostic Services for Pets? A … Continue reading

The Importance of Dog Teeth Cleaning

Dog Teeth Cleaning in Jacksonville FL Area

Dogs like humans can also develop problems with their teeth and gums due to the build-up of plaque and tartar on their teeth. If left untreated, this cannot only lead to concerns with bad breath and pain around the mouth, but it can also lead to more severe problems such as periodontal (gum) disease and eventual kidney, heart, and liver disorders. Read on to learn more about the significance of regular dog teeth cleaning available from the veterinarian team at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. What to Expect with Dog Dental Cleaning Your dog teeth cleaning will be … Continue reading

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Cat or Dog

What Are The Benefits of Pets Spaying or Neutering in Jacksonville Area

Spaying is the name of the procedure done on female pets. The earliest you can have a female spayed is two months, and they must weigh at least two pounds. It is common in animal shelters. If your pet is already home with you can wait until five or six months of age to have them spayed. That is right around the time they will go into their first “heat.” Hopefully, you will be able to have the procedure done before that happens. While cats do not bleed, they become very vocal and make quiet the racket of annoying sounds … Continue reading

What to expect from pet end-of-life services

How To Find Pet End of Life Services Jacksonville FL Area

Dealing with the impending loss of your pet is one of the most overwhelming things pet parents have to face. Whether your furry family member has been diagnosed with a terminal illness or is elderly, you must make every effort to minimize your pet’s pain, stress, and discomfort throughout their end-of-life experience. As the health of your pet declines, you may choose to care for them at home, under the guidance of your veterinarian, or you may feel more comfortable ending their suffering while at Dr. Venkat Gutta‘s vet office. Whichever option you choose, pet end-of-life services in Jacksonville, FL, … 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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