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Jacksonville, FL 32207

Why vet care is important for your new puppy or kitten

There are more exciting times than when you add a new puppy or kitten to your family! It is a truly joyous time, but you likely also have questions about how to take care of your new pet and how to make the adjustment period as easy as possible on both your family and your new furry little one. At San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, we love welcoming new puppies and kittens to our veterinary family and providing the care they need for the healthiest start in life. In fact, we are so committed to helping your family start out on the right foot with your new pet that we offer a free first visit for new clients!

Vet Care for Puppy at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville FL Area

Why early vet care is important for puppies and kittens

Veterinary care will play an important role in all stages of your pet’s life. In your pet’s early days, vet care helps:

  • Get your puppy or kitten familiar with the clinic and staff, so they are comfortable during future check-ups and visits.
  • Create a vaccination schedule to help prevent illnesses in your puppy or kitten.
  • Identify any potential health problems your pet may have, such as congenital issues or abnormalities.
  • Answer any questions you have about how to take care of your pet. No question is silly – we are here to support you and give you the information you need about your pet’s nutrition, health, training, preventive care, and more.
  • Provide you with additional resources or information as needed, such as recommendations for training based on your pet’s specific needs.

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Caring for your pet throughout their life

As your puppy and kitten gets older, they still need routine veterinary care to ensure that they remain healthy. Regular vet checkups and vaccines will help prevent unnecessary illnesses and can help identify potential problems at their earliest stages when they are easiest to treat. Additionally, if your pet becomes sick or injured, having a vet that you can rely on can help ease the stress for both you and your pet during the diagnosis and treatment process.

To schedule your puppy or kitten’s first visit at San Marco Animal Hospital, call our Jacksonville, FL office today at 904-516-9767!

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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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