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

Visit San Marco Animal Hospital for comprehensive veterinary care in Jacksonville, FL

At San Marco Animal Hospital, our entire team is devoted to providing quality veterinary care for all aspects of your pet’s health. From routine preventative care, to taking care of your pet when they are ill, you can trust that your pet is in the very best hands. We also offer emergency pet care, open seven days a week with no hidden emergency fees. Below, we’ll outline a full list of our veterinary care services available in Jacksonville, FL.

Veterinary Care Jacksonville FL area

Preventative Care

Humans are supposed to go to the doctor every year for a well visit. The same goes for our cats and dogs. At San Marco Animal Hospital, we urge you to schedule annual check-ups for your pet. During these visits we can help keep your pet healthy by identifying problems early while they are more easily treated, and often less expensive.

Our pets age at about six to seven times the rate of humans, which makes it even more crucial to maintain yearly check-ups as they get older.

During an annual exam, the vet will do a full physical exam of your pet and compare these notes with the previous visit. Temperature and weight are taken, and a visual examination of the skin, eyes and coat give the vet an indication of your pet’s health. If you have any concerns, annual exams are a great time to bring them up with your vet.

The vet will also check your pet’s ears, listen to the lungs, heart and other vital organs, and then perform an oral examination. Gum disease is a common problem in pets and can put them at risk for other serious health conditions.

Your pet’s annual exam is also an opportunity to make sure they are up to date on vaccinations, heartworm prevention and flea and tick treatments. If your pet hasn’t been spayed or neutered, this is also a great time to discuss when it’s appropriate to do so.

Pet Dental Health

Pet Dental Health in Jacksonville, FL area

In the absence of good oral care, your pet’s overall wellness can suffer. Keeping your dog or cats’ teeth and gums healthy will greatly improve their overall health. Untreated gum disease can cause a bacterial infection that can impact the health of other organs of the body.  At San Marco Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive dental care from routine cleanings to emergency dental treatment.

In addition to brushing your pet’s teeth, make sure to look out for the following symptoms which could indicate oral problems:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain in the mouth

If you have any questions about how to brush your pet’s teeth, feel free to ask your veterinarian.


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Diagnostic Services

Another important aspect of comprehensive veterinary care is accurate diagnostic services. Whether it’s a routine x-ray or an emergency, San Marco Animal Hospital has state of the art diagnostic services including an on-site laboratory so that you can ensure you get the answers you need quickly.

Some of our pet diagnostic services include:

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood and Urine testing
  • EKG
  • Parasite evaluations
  • Cytology and Evaluations

Spay and Neuter

Spay and Neuter in Jacksonville, FL area

If you adopt a pet that is intact, you’ll want to talk to your vet about spay or neuter surgery. There are many benefits both medically and behaviorally in having your pet fixed.

Benefits of being spayed:

  • Reduces unwanted pregnancies
  • Roaming tendencies reduced
  • Reduces risk of ovarian and uterine cancers
  • Eliminates stress of heat cycles

Benefits of being neutered:

  • Reduces prostate problems
  • Eliminates risk of testicular cancer
  • Roaming tendencies reduced
  • Urine spraying or “marking” reduced or eliminated
  • Mounting behavior reduced or eliminated

The timing of the procedure depends on several different factors including:

  • Size and Breed of Puppy – Larger breeds often need to wait longer.
  • Lifestyle – Do they spend long periods of time outside?
  • Behaviors – Is your pet having behavioral problems as a result of being intact?

The staff and doctors at San Marco Animal Hospital are committed to providing personalized, comprehensive veterinary care designed to meet the individual needs of your pets. We treat every one of our clients as members of our family. Our combination of compassionate care, state of the art equipment, and a commitment to continuing education enables us to deliver top notch care. If you are ready for a lifetime of high-quality veterinary care in Jacksonville, FL, we hope you’ll give us a call 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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