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

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

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.


Kelli Martin

Practice Manager

Mandi Dehorty

Veterinary Assistant

Rachel Jastrebski

Kennel Manager

Erin Scotti

Veterinary Assistant

Becky McEntee

Veterinary Assistant

Essence Forbes

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hannah Corbett

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jessica Cataldi

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda Owens

Veterinary Assistant

Brooke Dawson

Veterinary Assistant

Zhaneyah Kelly

Veterinary Assistant

Maya Bengston

Kennel Attendant

Nicole Fox

Kennel Attendant

Heather Mendala

Assistant Kennel Manager

Louisa Frank


Ashley Levine