Hospital Owners & Director
Dr. Srilatha Kancharkuntla (Dr. Sri) – Owner
Dr. Sri graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) veterinary college in India in 2004. She moved to the United States in 2005 after getting married to Dr. Gutta, who is also a practicing veterinarian with Bluestar Pet Hospital.
After Dr. Sri successfully completed the Educational Equivalency Assessment Certification program, administered by the American Veterinary Medical Council, she began working at Clay County Humane Society and stayed with them for more than 2 years. During this time, she gained an extensive amount of experience in both medical and surgical cases. Following her time at the Humane Society, Dr. Sri established San Marco Animal Hospital in 2010, where she worked for almost four years as the primary veterinarian.
When her children were ready to attend elementary school, Dr. Sri’s family moved to St. Johns County for their highly ranked school districts. In 2014, she opened Bluestar Animal Hospital in St. Johns Creek Shopping Center, on CR 210, in Saint Johns County.
Dr. Sri’s practice philosophy is focused on providing personalized patient care and excellent client service. Her professional interests include Preventive veterinary medicine for cats and dogs, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Dermatology. Dr. Sri’s family includes her husband, Dr. Gutta, two daughters, a son, two orange tabby cats (Romeo and Maggie), and a yellow lab (Spencer). In her small amount of free time, Dr. Sri enjoys gardening and visiting national and state parks.
Dr. Venkat Reddy Gutta – Owner
Dr. Gutta grew up in India and moved to the United States in 2002 to pursue higher education. After completing the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), Dr. Gutta attended Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine to complete his clinical rotations. Dr. Gutta also earned a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia (UGA).
Following his clinical rotations at LSU Veterinary School, Dr. Gutta obtained his Florida State license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida.
Before beginning his career at Bluestar, Dr. Gutta practiced as an associate veterinarian for Banfield Pet Hospital for more than 10 years. During this time, he gained a highly sought reputation for being very personable and educating clients on their pet’s health. As an associate veterinarian, Dr. Gutta has gained extensive experience with many soft tissue surgeries while continuing to practice high-quality veterinary medicine.
Dr. Gutta joined Bluestar Pet Hospital in March 2016 after his wife, Dr. Sri, decided to work part-time to raise their three children. His professional interests include wellness and preventive care, senior pet care, and nutrition counseling for both dogs and cats. Dr. Gutta has particular interests in canine and feline medicine, endocrine cases, skin cases, nutrition, and behavior. Dr. Gutta is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society (JVMS).
In his free time, Dr. Gutta enjoys spending time with his family and personal pets. He especially enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, swimming, and playing tennis.
Paige – Director
I am originally from outside of Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to Jacksonville in 2010 to attend Jacksonville University, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree. During my last couple of years in college, I worked with Dr. Gutta when he was at Banfield Pet Hospital. In 2015, I moved to Gainesville and began working at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the Surgical Oncology service. There I honed my veterinary skills, developed advanced skills, trained veterinary students, and increased my knowledge base in veterinary medicine. I learned how much I truly love veterinary medicine and the constant growth of education that comes with it. I moved back to Jacksonville to work with Dr. Gutta, as I loved working with him in the past, and he has always been such a wonderful person who really cares for animals. I am obsessed with all things Disney and animals. I enjoy continuing my education in the veterinary field and love learning. If I were an animal, I would choose to be a Cuttlefish. I love the water and think it would be so awesome to have the ability to change colors!
Dr. Gopala Raju Dantuluri
Dr. Raju Dantuluri was born in India and has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years. He graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary college in India. After moving to America, Dr. Raju completed his NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licensing Exam) and Veterinary Clinical Studies at Oklahoma State University, School of Veterinary Medicine as part of the ECFVG program which is administered by AVMA and became a licensed veterinarian in the state of Florida.
Before joining San Marco Animal Hospital in 2018, Dr. Raju worked as a veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in Tampa Bay Area for about 11 years, where he quickly became popular as a caring, compassionate, and well-educated veterinarian in the area. His favorite part about his job is the final outcome of care for his patients – When he knows that the best treatment for his patients has been completed and the patients and clients are healthy, happy, and satisfied.
His professional interests are Preventive Care, Emergency Care, and Client Education. Dr. Raju is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA).
In his free time, Dr. Raju likes to spend time with his children and family. He also enjoys cooking and watching sports.
Dr. James Gillen – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Gillen was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Jacksonville when he was 12 years old. Growing up, Dr. Gillen knew he wanted to be a veterinarian because it puts together the two things he loves most—animals and people. Dr. Gillen graduated in 2019 from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Gillen completed a one-year rotating internship at Capital Veterinary Specialists here in Jacksonville to gain more knowledge and experience in specialty care before moving into general practice. Dr. Gillen has a special interest in dermatology and has done research specifically in canine atopic dermatitis and leishmaniasis. While completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gillen co-authored a research paper that has been accepted and is currently in the publication process.
Che Che – Practice Manager
Che Che is our practice manager here at San Marco Animal Hospital. She has been in veterinary medicine for over 10 years and has been working with Dr. Gutta and Dr. Sri for many of those years. Che Che is currently in school to earn her business degree.
I was born in Daytona Beach and moved to Jacksonville when I was two. I would like to go back to school and further my education in the veterinary field. I always had love and passion for animals growing up. We had all types of pets at home, like fish, hamsters, birds, and different breeds of dogs. When I was in high school, our family dog started having seizures, and there wasn’t any treatment for him at that time. This sparked a fire in me to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. If I were an animal, I would be an elephant because they always seem like the protectors in the wild. They want to see peace not war.