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What to expect during your pet’s routine check-up

Just like in annual exams for humans, routine check-ups are an essential part of maintaining your pet’s overall health and wellness. While your pet’s exam components are different from what occurs during an annual exam for a person, the underlying concepts are the same. Getting routine preventive care is one of the easiest ways to stop illness before it starts. Identifying potential issues at their earliest stages can help prevent minor problems from becoming more painful and costly than necessary. At San Marco Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive preventive care for pet families in Jacksonville, Florida. Read on to learn more about what to expect during your pet’s routine check-up.

Vet Check Up in Jacksonville FL Area

Key components of a pet check-up

Your pet’s routine wellness exam is carefully planned and includes several components designed to evaluate your pet’s current health and prevent them from developing common diseases. During your pet’s examination, we will:

  • Ask you about your pet’s diet, exercise, and other habits to get an understanding of their overall lifestyle.
  • Perform a physical examination of your pet, including a close evaluation of any potential areas of concern that we have noticed or that you have identified.
  • Answer any concerns you have about taking care of your pet or their recommended veterinary care plan.
  • Evaluate your pet for parasites (and heartworms in dogs).
  • Perform routine blood testing to ensure your dog’s liver, kidneys, and other organs are functioning optimally.
  • Give your pet any recommended vaccinations that are due.

If any potential problems are identified during your pet’s check-up, we will provide you with recommendations for the next steps. We use a shared decision-making approach and are happy to discuss the pros and cons of your pet’s treatment options so you can make an informed, confident decision for your pet.


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Pet check-ups near me

If you live in Jacksonville, Florida and have been looking for a veterinarian to whom you can entrust your pet’s care, the team at San Marco Animal Hospital is here to help. We provide friendly, compassionate care and offer pet wellness plans to help fit your pet’s preventive care into your budget. To schedule an appointment, call us at 904-516-9767 or text us at (904) 352-2559 today !

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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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