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

Jacksonville veterinary practice provides emergency and critical care

Our team at San Marco Animal Hospital genuinely enjoys seeing you and your pet. Like you, he’d rather that occur during non-emergency wellness exams. However, even conscientious pet owners face urgent situations. Pet people in the Avondale 32205, First Coast, Jacksonville downtown (32202 and 32207), Riverside 32204, San Marco, and Springfield 32206 area don’t have to face it alone. The team at San Marco Animal Hospital is here to help with emergency and critical care.

We care

Our team is experienced in handling trauma, illness, poisoning, and many other urgent situations. If you are experiencing a pet emergency, please call our office at 904-516-9767.

  • Immediate calming advice.
  • Your pet is seen promptly. We are open seven days a week.
  • Walk-ins are welcome.
  • In-house lab services facilitate fast diagnosis.
  • We accept transfers from overnight emergency facilities, providing continued observation and treatment.
  • No extra fee for patients who need emergency care on weekends.
  • We offer military discounts.
  • We strive to keep critical care services affordable, accepting cash, check, all major credit cards, and CareCredit treatment financing.

Minimizing risk of pet emergencies

While this website contains educational material for pet owners, it is not a substitute for first-hand medical advice from a trained veterinary professional. However, the following information may help you avoid a dangerous circumstance for your pet.

  • Secure prescription and over the counter medications “in drawers or behind doors.”
  • Separate pets from dangerous foods, cleaning products, insecticides, and plants.
  • Keep dogs leashed and cats indoors or in an outdoor enclosure to avoid vehicle accidents.
  • Never transport animals loose in the bed of a pickup truck.
  • Learn body language warning signs of animal aggression, to minimize chance of escalation to a fight.
  • Prevent heatstroke. Do not leave pets in the car, even on “warmish” days. Curtail midday activity, and ensure plenty of fresh, cool drinking water.
  • Have pets neutered to reduce tendency to roam.
  • Microchip your dog or cat.

Become a San Marco Animal Hospital client now, for emergency and critical care when you need it most. In Jacksonville, call 904-516-9767.

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 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 where 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 not only be approachable to his patients but also to ensure that his parents 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 the field of veterinary science through his memberships in the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society and American Veterinary Medical Association.

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"I’m so very grateful to everyone here for taking such great care of my lil girl during an emergency on Sunday morning!!!! The staff were so friendly and helpful!!! Highly recommend them and they will Work with you financially!! Like"
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"When my 16 year old cat got cancer and died it was very hard for me. Dr. Gutta was wonderful to me, so compassionate and understanding. He even followed up with a sympathy card."
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