Our team enjoys seeing you and your pet. But, like you, we’d rather see your pet during non-emergent situation. However, even conscientious pet owners can face urgent situations with their pets. San Maco Animal Hospital is here to help with any emergency and critical care for your pet.

We care

Our highly trained team is experienced in handling trauma, illness, toxic ingestions, and various other emergencies. If your pet has an emergency, call our office at (904) 399-5557 to let us know you are on your way.

  • We provide immediate care and advice.
  • Your pet is seen promptly.
  • We are open seven days a week.
  • Walk-ins are welcome.
  • We offer in-house lab services for fast diagnosis.
  • We accept transfers from overnight emergency facilities, providing continued observation and treatment.
  • No extra fee for clients who need emergency care on weekends.
  • We offer military discounts.
  • We strive to keep critical care services affordable, accepting cash, all major credit cards, and CareCredit treatment financing.

Minimizing the risk of pet emergencies

While this website contains educational material for pet owners, it is not a substitute for one of our highly-trained veterinary professional’s physical examinations of your pet. However, the following information may help you avoid a dangerous circumstance for your pet.

  • Keep prescription and over-the-counter medications away from pets.
  • Keep dangerous foods, cleaning products, insecticides, and plants away from pets.
  • Keep dogs leashed and cats indoors or in an outdoor enclosure to avoid vehicle accidents.
  • Never transport animals loose in the bed of a pickup truck.
  • Learn body language warning signs of animal aggression to minimize the chance of escalation to a fight.
  • Prevent heatstroke– Do not leave pets in the car, even on “warmish” days. Curtail midday activity, and ensure plenty of fresh, cool drinking water.
  • Have pets neutered to reduce the tendency and urge to roam.
  • Microchip your dog or cat.

Call us at (904) 399-5557 to become a San Marco Animal Hospital client for emergency and critical care when you need it most in Jacksonville, FL.

Veterinary Doctor

Dr. Venkat Reddy Gutta

Veterinary Doctor

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 San Marco Animal Hospital, 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 San Marco Animal 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.

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