Dr. Srilatha Kancharkuntla (Dr. Sri) – Owner
Dr. Sri graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) veterinary college in India in 2004. She moved to United States in 2005 after getting married to Dr. Gutta, who is also a practicing veterinarian with Bluestar Pet Hospital.
Dr. Sri successfully completed the Educational Equivalency Assessment Certification program, administered by American Veterinary Medical Council. Dr. Sri began working at Clay County Humane Society and stayed with them for more than 2 years. During this time, she gained an extensive amount of experience in both medical and surgical cases. Following her time at the Humane Society, Dr. Sri established San Marco Animal Hospital in 2010, where she worked for almost four years as the primary veterinarian.
When her children were ready to attend elementary school, Dr. Sri’s family moved to Saint Johns county for their highly ranked school districts. In 2014, she opened Bluestar Animal Hospital in St. Johns Creek Shopping Center, on CR 210, in Saint Johns County.
Dr. Sri’s practice philosophy is focused on providing personalized patient care and excellent client service. Her professional interests include Preventive veterinary medicine for cats and dogs, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Dermatology. Dr. Sri’s family includes her husband, Dr. Gutta, two daughters, a son, two orange tabby cats (Romeo and Maggie) and a yellow lab (Spencer). In her small amount of free time, Dr. Sri enjoys gardening and visiting national and state parks.
Dr. Venkat Gutta – Owner
Dr. Gutta grew up in India and moved to the United States in 2002, wanting 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 Bluestar, 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 also taking the time to educate 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 Bluestar Pet 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.
Paige – Director
I am originally from outside of Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to Jacksonville in 2010 to attend Jacksonville University where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree. During my last couple years in college, I worked with Dr. Gutta when he was at Banfield Pet Hospital. In 2015, I moved to Gainesville and began working at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the Surgical Oncology service. There I honed my veterinary skills, developed advanced skills, trained veterinary students, and increased my knowledge base in veterinary medicine. I learned how much I truly love veterinary medicine and the constant growth of education that comes with it. I moved back to Jacksonville to work with Dr. Gutta, as I loved working with him in the past and he has always been such a wonderful person who really cares for animals. I am obsessed with all things Disney and animals. I enjoy continuing my education in the veterinary field and love learning. If I were an animal, I would choose to be a cuddle fish. I love the water and think it would be so awesome to have the ability to change colors!
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 for dogs and cats. Our topmost commitment is to provide your companion animals with high-quality medicinal care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent veterinary care in a value-friendly manner. At Bluestar, we also believe that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of your pet and you are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve patients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210 and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery equipment, and 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!