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, we’d rather that visit occur during a non-emergent, wellness exam. However, even conscientious pet owners can wind up facing urgent situations. The good news is you 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, toxic ingestions, and many other urgent situations. If you are experiencing a pet emergency, please call our office on your way to the clinic at 904-399-5557 to let us know you are on your way.

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

Minimizing the 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 following physical examination of your pet. 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 the 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 the tendency and urge to roam.
  • Microchip your dog or cat.

Call us at 904-516-9767 to become a San Marco Animal Hospital client for emergency and critical care when you need it most in Jacksonville, FL.

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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Had a very scary emergency with one of my cats. Although not my regular vet, San Marco vet took my cat in right away, tended to her immediately, called me often with updates on her progress and sent her home with me in a few hours. Fabulous commynication, great service, and very friendly, professional and concerned staff. And open on Sundays -- thank goodness! My cat is doing great and is back to her sweet and playful self.
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I visited for a pet emergency, and they waited on us as son as we arrived.The doctor was so professional,, and he fully explained everything before doing it. The technicians were personable, courteous, and also professional in all interactions.
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