Team at Jacksonville

Dr. Srilatha Kancharkuntla (Dr. Sri)

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 the 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 two 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 St. 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 St. Johns County.

Dr. Sri’s practice philosophy focuses on providing personalized client care and excellent client service. Her professional interests include preventive veterinary medicine, 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

Dr. Venkat Gutta, Owner 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 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 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.

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, 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. He is also 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 pets. He especially enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, swimming, and playing tennis.

Dr. Amar

Dr. Amar Dr. Amar has been practicing as a veterinarian for over seven years in Florida. After graduating in India with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Dr. Amar began his journey in the USA by obtaining a master’s degree at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (UGA). He then completed his NAVLE (North American Veterinary Licensing Exam) administered by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), allowing him to become a licensed veterinarian in the state of Florida.

Before joining Bluestar Pet Hospital, Dr. Amar worked as a veterinarian at a high-volume charity veterinary hospital in South Florida. He soon became popular as a compassionate and caring veterinarian in the area. Dr. Amar believes that pets are the purest expression of nature and God, and serving them is an honor. He moved to Jacksonville so his children could begin their education in the high-quality St John’s school district.

His professional interests are wellness and preventive care, dermatology, internal medicine, and emergency care. Dr. Amar is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA).

Dr. Amar likes to spend time with his children, family, and pets when he’s free. He also enjoys gardening, spending time in nature, watching sports, and playing tennis. Dr. Amar is also a big fan of Roger Federer.