302-834-7387 | 3930 Red Lion Rd Bear, DE 19701

Welcome to Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital

Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Bear veterinarian.

Your Veterinary Service for Today’s Families

Wouldn’t it be great to just drop off your pet on your way to work and know that they will be provided not only the excellent veterinary care that they need, but will be walked, played with, and loved throughout their visit?

Oh, and while they’re getting their vaccines and checkups during their visit with the vet, they can also get a bath and groomed so they look and smell great when you pick your pet up. That’s veterinary care for today’s busy family.

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Jessica Berkeridge, DVM
    Jessica Berkeridge, DVM

    As a little girl growing up in Middletown, Delaware, Dr. Berkeridge knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and care for pets in her own hospital. The FFA program at Middletown High School was an excellent experience in learning the multiple aspects of animal care and prepared her for the Animal Science Program at the University of Delaware.

    While at University of Delaware, Jessica worked at the Biotech Institute conducting research on anaerobic bacteria, fed and milked cows on the farm, and ran events for the College of Agricultural Science, graduating cum laude with honors. Each year, the State of Delaware awards two student scholarships to attend veterinary schools and Jessica won both awards in 2006, selecting to attend the University of Georgia. She is a 2010 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine and proudly moved back to Delaware to practice medicine. Throughout her career, she has worked at a private practice, emergency care and at the corporate level, all the while planning her own hospital.

    Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital is her dream, a reality made possible by sharing the ownership with her family. Husband Stephen, parents Dave and Kelli, brother Scott and of course her son, Evan planned and oversaw the construction of SBVH which is now open for business. Jessica loves dogs and owns three- a mix breed named Kayla, a chocolate lab named Poppyseed, and a pit bull named Cheyla. Cheyla’s Rescue Foundation, operated in partnership with Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital, is named after Cheyla, her loving rescued pit bull.

  • Jennifer Scheidt, VMD
    Jennifer Scheidt, VMD

    Dr. Scheidt earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed a 1 year internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware. In her 10 years as a veterinarian, she has spent time working in shelters, with research animals, in general practice, and in emergency medicine. She is USDA Accredited, Humane Alliance trained, and is currently earning her Fear Free Certification.

    Born and raised in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, Jennifer now lives with her husband and two young sons in Middletown, Delaware. She shares her home with a spirited Labrador retriever named Gigi, two cats (Teenie and Darla), a chicken (Rambo), and many freshwater fish.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • I love summit bridge veterinary because of all the personal attention they give their clients.

    - Amy Q.
  • Love Summit Bridge! We were very nervous about bringing our dog to the vets due to necessary covid-19 protocols where we couldn't go in with him. But Dr. B and Essence made sure he was well taken care of and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for a great experience, we will be back!

    - Rita P.
  • This was our first visit but will not be our last. We came in on a Saturday morning due to a small emergency and our “regular” vet was not available. Staff was very friendly and assertive letting me know how much longer the wait was etc. we did not wait long and were greeted by a nurse right away once placed in a room. Every single person was friendly and knowledgeable!!! When the Dr came in she was great with our boy and discussed all possible treatments and gave us several options and prices for each to decide accordingly so you know going into treatment what was expected. We will definitely be back with all 4 of our four legged family members !!! Thank you ALL so much!

    - Brooke R.

Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital, LLC

A Veterinary Technician will be available starting at 6 am Monday through Friday, by 8 am on Saturdays and at 9 am on Sundays

Hospital Hours

Monday

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kennel Hours

Monday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Grooming Hours

Monday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am

Tuesday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am

Friday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am

Hospital Hours

Monday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kennel Hours

Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Grooming Hours

Monday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am
Tuesday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am
Friday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 9 am

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