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WE ARE OPEN

The entire team at San Marco Animal Hospital, wants you to be aware of the steps that we’re taking to ensure your safety in our offices as well. As of right now, we are following AAHA recommended appointments where we’re doing business as usual.

However, we will be doing Car-Side appointments ONLY to limit the number of people inside the hospital. For special circumstances only one person to come inside with the pet.

AAHA Recommended Guidelines COVID-19 FAQ

*Please note due to this emergency situation we have changed our working hours temporarily.

Monday - Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

New Client: 904-516-9767
Existing Client: 904-399-5557
1546 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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In House Diagnostics for Pets

Veterinarian treating ear mite

In-house diagnostics for pets available at Jacksonville clinic

Treating illness or injury is only part of the wellness formula for pets. It takes a veterinarian with experience and a clinic with in-house technologies for accurate diagnostics, to prevent and properly analyze health problems. San Marco Animal Hospital brings these services to clients in San Marco and downtown Jacksonville, FL (32202 and 32207), as well as Riverside 32204, Avondale 32205, Springfield 32206, and First Coast.

Hi-tech instrumentation

Clear images help our doctors diagnose and plan treatment. State of the art digital x-ray equipment provides high resolution images, with low exposure to radiation for your pet. We utilize the expertise of a Board-certified radiologist for timely review of x-rays.

The same technology used for human pregnancy sonograms provides a real-time view of an entire region of the pet’s body. Benefits of ultrasound include:

  • Painless. In some cases, though, mild sedative is administered to keep the pet still.
  • Quicker and more affordable than CT or MRI.
  • Supplies a great deal of information to the veterinarian, including soft tissue masses, fluids, and foreign bodies that may be difficult to distinguish in an x-ray.
  • Can be used in combination with other diagnostics for a more complete picture of the pet’s condition.

On-site laboratory

When your pet is in distress, you are, too! Fast test results lead to accurate diagnosis, so treatment – and your peace of mind – can begin promptly. Our in-house lab is equipped to analyze:

  • Blood cell counts – CBC indicates bacterial or viral infection, anemia, dehydration, allergy, inflammation, blood poisoning, leukemia, some cancers, and many other conditions.
  • Chemistry profiles – Checking blood glucose associated with diabetes, kidney function, potassium levels, sodium, potassium, chloride, and CO-2.
  • Endocrine testing – Measuring hormone levels in the body to determine if glands are working properly.
  • Electrolytes – Checking for imbalances in salts and minerals.

We also perform microscopic evaluation of specimens, and a variety of other diagnostic tests.

In-house diagnostics for pets, expert analysis, and compassionate treatment are as close as a call to our Jacksonville office – 904-399-5557.

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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"Dr Gutta and his staff are always friendly and take time to greet the pet as well as the person. They professionally explain procedures, options, and pricing. We’re grateful for the services of this Animal Hospital."
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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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