Dr. Venkat Gutta, DVM
Veterinarian, Dr. Gutta grew up in India and moved to the United States in year 2002 for higher education. After completing North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), he attended Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine for his clinical rotations. Dr. Gutta also earned his Master’s degree in Animal Science from Georgia. After finishing his clinical rotations from LSU Vet School, he obtained his Florida state license to practice veterinary medicine. Dr. Gutta practiced as an associate veterinarian for Banfield Pet Hospital for more than 10 years. He gained a reputation for being very personable and taking the time to educate clients on his/her pet’s health. As an associate veterinarian at this practice, he has gained experience with many soft tissue surgeries while continuing to practice high-quality veterinary medicine.
Dr. Gutta joined San Marco Animal Hospital after his wife Dr. Sri decided to work part time to raise their three kids. His professional interests include wellness exams, preventive care, senior pet care, and nutrition counseling for both dogs and cats, with particular interests in canine and feline medicine, endocrine cases, skin cases, nutrition, and behavior.
In his free time, Dr. Gutta enjoys spending time with his family and his own pets. He especially enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, swimming and playing tennis. Dr. Gutta is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society (JVMS).
Che Che Rutherford
Che Che has been working in the Veterinary Field for over 10 years. She has 2 cats Diamond and Crystal, a Rabbit named Quartz, and a puppy named Mylo. Che Che loves all forms of music, and on her down time she loves to write and travel. She is currently in school, working on her BA in Veterinary Management.
Ashley joined the San Marco Early 2016 when she moved to Jacksonville from Hawaii. She started working in veterinary field in high school and loved it. She received her BS in Biology, with a focus on Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and has plans to go to Veterinary School in the future to receive her Doctorates. She has a Crazy, but Sweet 6 year old Golden Retriever named Darby and a German Shepherd puppy named Maverick. In her free time she is into sports, hiking, camping, and traveling.