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

Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and kitten care starts in Jacksonville

Congratulations on adding a new member to your family! Whether you are a first-time pet owner, or experienced in puppy and kitten care, we can help. Our Veterinary doctors and staff love helping clients in the Jacksonville downtown (32202 and 32207), Avondale 32205, First Coast, Riverside 32204, Springfield 32206, and San Marco area get little ones started on a path to lifetime wellness.

Free first visit

Your newly-adopted puppy or kitten gets an initial “nose to tail” exam, on us. Just print the coupon from our welcome page and bring it along to your appointment. Please also bring any documentation you may have received about your new pet.

Schedule this visit as soon as possible to:

  • Introduce your pet to the clinic staff and environment in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Get early diagnosis of illness, abnormality, or congenital problems.
  • Put your mind at ease about exposing your family, household, and existing pets to a new animal.
  • Design a vaccination schedule for your puppy or kitten.
  • Begin a parasite control program to avoid problems. The first flea treatment or dose of heartworm prevention is also free!


A big part of puppy and kitten care is understanding the challenges of nutrition, prevention, wellness, and training. We take that responsibility seriously, educating pet owners and answering their questions.

For example, did you know:

  • Kittens are born with sealed ears and eyes.
  • They spend several weeks solely sleeping and nursing.
  • Kittens learn through play – climbing, communicating, and stalking.
  • Peak interaction with other kittens occurs at three to four months.
  • When puppies come into the world, they are deaf, blind, and toothless.
  • A puppy needs to sleep about 14 hours a day.
  • About ten percent of puppy’s day is spent eating.
  • More than five million puppies are born each year in the United States. Many are unwanted. Please spay, neuter, and adopt!

There is so much to learn and love about a new puppy or kitten. Begin with professional care at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, FL – 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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"This is the best vet I've ever dealt with. My cat has been to many vets, as he has always had a lot of medical issues, and Dr. Gutta is the best I've seen. He is very attentive, explains everything thoroughly, and is very good with animals....."
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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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