We at Bluestar Pet Hospital empathize with the extreme stress that our clients are under when their furry family members don’t act “right,” refuse to eat or otherwise display behaviors that are outside of what is normal for them. Some symptoms, such as labored breathing or persistent vomiting, are incredibly scary. Fortunately, our veterinarians and staff have advanced capabilities and equipment to provide the highest quality emergency veterinary services to our extended family throughout the St. Johns and Jacksonville, Florida area.
Ensuring the health of your pet
As a true pet hospital and animal care center, our veterinarians and team are available with extended hours to tend to patients promptly, and we don’t charge emergency vet service fees for weekend visits. Our sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies support the prompt resolution of distressing symptoms and the accurate diagnosis that informs effective treatments. In addition, our center is experienced at safely and comfortably receiving transfers from overnight emergency facilities. This allows for a continuity of optimal care for your pet. So, they can get back to feeling like their happy, healthy selves again soon.
We like to establish close relationships with our human clients and their pets (our patients). In this way, we can control preventable conditions that might otherwise lead to the need for emergency care. Ongoing “well visits” also help support the diagnosis of conditions early into the disease process. The earlier we can detect problems, the easier it may be to resolve them.
Recognizing an emergency
While an emergency can mean many different things, we appreciate that you know your pet best. So, if it is a concern to you, it is a concern to us! The American Veterinary Medical Association has also outlined symptoms that generally require immediate professional attention:
- Severe bleeding that persists
- Visible breathing distress
- Chronic coughing or gagging
- Persistent constipation (straining)
- Noticeably painful urination
- Seizures or staggering
- Uncontrollable tremors and panting, which can be signs of heat exhaustion
- At least two episodes of extreme vomiting and diarrhea in a 24-hour period
- Lack of interest in drinking water over a 24-hour timeframe
Likewise, if you suspect your pet may have gotten into antifreeze, toxic foods or plants, medications, and other potentially dangerous items, contact us immediately at 904-720-4275 (St. Johns location) or 904-720-4272 (Baymeadows location in Jacksonville). We are privileged to provide peace of mind to the many pet owners we serve and look forward to getting your buddy back to their healthy, tail-wagging best.
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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!