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

How Do I Know My Pet is Having an Emergency?

Unfortunately, emergencies happen in all aspects of life, whether they are good or bad. We typically cannot predict all of them, but we can be prepared to recognize when our pets need an emergency and critical care visit to the vet.

How Do I Know My Pet is Having an Emergency in Jacksonville FL Area?

Many symptoms cannot wait until morning—severe bleeding or bleeding that will not stop after 5 minutes; difficulty breathing or choking; inability to urinate or defecate or obvious pain associated with either; any eye injury; any toxin ingestion; seizing; sudden collapse and staggering; unable to move the back legs; and any apparent signs of severe pain such as crying, whimpering, heaving panting or howling.

Here at San Marco Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff have years of experience dealing with everything from simple to complex emergencies. Your pet was attacked by another animal, hit by a car, heatstroke, sudden collapse, breathing issues/respiratory distress, seizures, dystocia, pyometra, and so much more.

At San Marco Animal Hospital, we are open seven days a week to be here should you have an emergency with your pet. We know what it is like in a crisis, not knowing where to go, and on top of everything, realize you do not have the financial means to take your pet into an emergency room.


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Not only do we have many years of experience, but we also have in-house diagnostic tools that allow us to get results now so we can treat your fur baby fast and correctly. We have tools such as an x-ray machine and blood work machines and our surgical suite and oxygen therapy cage. Not to mention, we also have a truly dedicated staff that you can trust will treat your fur baby like their own and keep them calm and comfortable with extraordinary care.

If you are ever experiencing an emergency with your pet and do not know who will be open that does not charge emergency room pricing, remember us at San Marco Animal Hospital. We are open seven days a week to be here for you and your fur baby when you need us. Call us at 904-516-9767 whichever is convenient for you.

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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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