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

Meet the Doctor

Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital‘s staff is filled with highly trained and experienced animal lovers who care deeply about their jobs. Everyone makes it a goal to learn everything they can about the field they love in order to give our patients the highest level of care.

Our team is also kind. The members treat each patient, whether healthy or sick, with plenty of love and attention. They educate owners on the importance of preventative care to keep their pets healthy, while doing everything they can to help when their pets are not feeling well.

If you would like to speak to one of our staff, feel free to contact us today.


  • Jessica Berkeridge, DVM
    Jessica Berkeridge D.V.M.
    Veterinarian

    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 V.M.D.
    Veterinarian

    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.

  • Dr. James Graves
    James Graves D.V.M.
    Veterinarian

    Dr. James Graves graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019. He started working in veterinary medicine after moving back into the Delaware area and decided to join the Summit Bridge family in March 2021. We are happy that Dr. Graves is on our team!

  • Sara
    Sara Jebstrebski

    Sara is planning to join the SBVH family in July 2021. We are excited to have her with us.

    Sara knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. In high school, she started working at a veterinary hospital as a kennel assistant and eventually worked her way up to a veterinary assistant. She then pursued pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Delaware. While there, she held a number of jobs including an internship with cooperative extension, milking cows, and performed research in a molecular genetics lab. She thoroughly enjoyed research which led her to obtain a master’s degree in her lab at UD before applying to veterinary school. Sara then pursued her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania (PennVet). At PennVet she was passionately involved in extracurriculars and performed research in the pathology department. Sara’s love for Delaware caused her to move back and become part of the amazing team at Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital.

    In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading and has been an avid salsa dancer for nearly six years; she teaches classes at various places in Delaware and Philadelphia. She has a blind dog named Helen (pictured), a blind cat named Nicholas (pictured), and another cat named Carlton, who was a blood donor at PennVet that Sara adopted during veterinary school (he does not like to sit still for pictures).

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

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Surgery Day

Thursday

8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

Surgery in the morning and appointments from 4pm-8pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Easter Day

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 8:30 am

Tuesday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Friday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Saturday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Sunday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Hospital Hours

Monday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
Surgery Day
Thursday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
Surgery in the morning and appointments from 4pm-8pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Easter Day

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 8:30 am
Tuesday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Friday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Saturday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Sunday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

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