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Team at St. Johns

Dr. James Gillen- Associate Veterinarian

Dr. James Gillen, Associate Vet Dr. Gillen was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Jacksonville when he was 12 years old. Dr. Gillen knew growing up, he wanted to be a veterinarian because it puts together the two things he loves most- animals and people. Dr. Gillen graduated in 2019 from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Gillen completed a one year rotating internship at Capital Veterinary Specialists here in Jacksonville to gain more knowledge and experience in specialty care before moving into general practice. Dr. Gillen has a special interest in dermatology and has done research specifically in canine atopic dermatitis and leishmaniasis. While completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gillen co-authored a research paper that has been accepted for and is currently in the publication process.

Naimah – Practice Manager

Naimah has been with the Bluestar Family for over 5 years. She is originally from Charleston, South Carolina and moved here when she was 21 years old. Naimah has been in veterinary medicine since 2012 and enjoys every aspect of her career.


Morgan I am originally from New York/Arizona. I’ve been a veterinary technician for a few years now. I would like to stay in veterinary medicine and continue to hone and advance my skills. My favorite part of veterinary medicine is the nursing aspect and constant learning the career provides. I have a four legged son named Archie who I love very much. If I could choose to be any animal it would be a panda! 🙂

Gabe – Veterinary Technician

Gabe is a Jacksonville native that has been with the Bluestar Family for almost 3 years. His favorite part of veterinary medicine is learning about different disease processes and how to treat them. If Gabe could be any animal he would be Panda because he loves to relax and eat during his time off!

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 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!

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Absolutely, hands down, the Best Vet in town. ROOSTER and JOSIE are well taken care of every time.

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