Find a full-service veterinarian in your community

Silverleaf area families who need care for their furry family members are invited to book an appointment with our team at Bluestar Pet Hospital. We are open for both cats and dogs and offer a wide array of services for new and current pet patients at both of our office locations. We work hard to ensure our families respect, trust, and enjoy their visits with our experienced staff of professionals. If you are looking for a veterinarian’s office “near me” in the Silverleaf, St. Johns, Jacksonville, or Beachwalk areas, we invite you to call us today! What services are available … Continue reading

Speak to a veterinarian about affordable, professional dental care for dogs

Unlike yourself, who may experience pain and discomfort that indicates a dental problem, your dog can’t always tell you when they have a problem with their teeth or gums. That is why pet parents must be proactive in monitoring their dog’s oral health and wellness. Not only should pet parents be brushing their dog’s teeth and gums to remove plaque and biofilm, but they might also want to schedule routine dental cleanings at the veterinarian’s office. At Bluestar Pet Hospital, we offer in-office dental cleanings for dogs to keep their teeth beautiful and healthy for life! How bad can a … Continue reading

Non-surgical laser therapy for cats and dogs in St. Johns, Florida

You’ve probably heard of laser therapies as a non-surgical medical, dental, and cosmetic treatment option in people, but did you know that laser therapy can also be an excellent option for your pet? At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns, Florida, we offer non-invasive laser therapy to treat various conditions in cats and dogs in a non-traumatic, gentle manner. An effective treatment for many pet health conditions Laser therapy works by using a focused beam of light energy that effectively reduces inflammation, improves blood circulation, and treats several conditions without harming the surrounding tissues. It can be a gentle, non-surgical alternative for a variety … Continue reading

End of life pet care for cats and dogs: hospice and humane euthanasia services

Making the choice about when to say goodbye to your beloved pet is one of the hardest decisions you face as a pet owner. At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns, Florida, we provide compassionate end-of-life pet care for cats and dogs. Many factors go into deciding whether it is the right time to euthanize your pet, and we are here to help you understand your choices so you can be assured that you are making the right decision for your furry family member. When to consider euthanasia Decisions regarding end-of-life care are very personal, and the right time varies … Continue reading

5 common surgical procedures and related services: for the long, healthy life of your pet

While the word “surgery” can inspire dread among even the most no-nonsense pet parents, all healthy pets at some point or other will undergo at least one surgical procedure: spaying and neutering. These surgical services are critical to your dog’s and/or cat’s health. Unspayed females, for instance, are at a considerably greater risk of developing deadly uterine infections (pyometra) and mammary cancers than their spayed counterparts. When you spay or neuter your pets, you are also doing a great service to your community by controlling the pet population. Here, we at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in Jacksonville, Florida, provide … Continue reading

A guide to FDA announcements on recalled pet food from Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, St Johns Florida

The veterinarians at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns and Jacksonville, FL, have developed a particular interest in nutritional consulting. We appreciate that proper nutrition, which evolves with your pet’s needs, is an integral part of their sustained health and well-being. We are proud to be an authority that you can trust for the latest, credible information on everything from animal companion dietary “trends” to announcements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to recalled pet food products. The correct information is empowering and can be applied to protect your pet from health threats and … Continue reading

Why Pet Dental Care is Vital to Your Dog and Cat in St Johns and Jacksonville FL

If you ever had a toothache, you know how miserable the pain can make you feel. Dogs and cats have the same pain when they have a terrible toothache. Often, we do not know that our furry best friend is trying to deal with painful dental issues. Yearly teeth cleaning and gum checkups are essential for continued good health in your dog and cat. Dental cleaning is such a small thing to do for your pet to keep them healthy. Read on to find out what methods are used for excellent dental care in St. Johns and Jacksonville, FL. Your … Continue reading

Dermatology for pets and Proactive care is more than a “shiny coat,” which supports a healthy life

Among humans and animals alike, the skin is the largest organ and is multi-functional; it partly protects your internal organs from outside environmental threats and regulates body temperature. So, when your pet’s skin is not healthy, it can affect his or her comfort, quality of life and even increase the risk of developing systemic problems. Likewise, the skin can also reflect internal problems. Many systemic diseases or imbalances can manifest as dull hair or itchy, inflamed, and flaky skin. Dermatology care at BlueStar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns, FL, is proactive. We work with our clients to prevent … Continue reading

For the good of your pet, your household, and community: State-of-the-art neutering services in St. Johns, FL

You probably know that spaying and neutering your pet is the “right thing to do” to prevent the heartbreaking situation of too many pets, too few loving homes for them to call their own. However, when you seek out neutering and related sterilization services for your pet at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns, FL, you are also encouraging the long, healthy life of your dog or cat. And you are fostering the most joyful and healthy relationship between you and your fur baby and other members of your household. A common procedure with many benefits Hormones are … Continue reading

Parasite Testing Expertise in Jacksonville, FL

Intestinal parasites are a common but powerful and potentially dangerous condition that can affect both cats and dogs. Parasites can have a serious impact on your pet’s wellbeing and can progress to more complicated and severe conditions if left untreated. At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, we offer precise parasite testing and control, helping make sure your pets stay healthy and happy for as long as possible. If your pet does have parasites, we take an effective and safe approach to removal without further stressing them. Testing is done with the same level of precision and delicacy, making sure your … Continue reading

Meet Dr. Venkat Gutta Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming

Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming

At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!