VCA Imperial Point Animal Hospital

Summer Heyerly, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Heyerly (who prefers to be called Dr. Summer) has a Bachelor degree in Animal Sciences and minor in Organicational Leadership Management from Purdue University, and D.V.M. from St. George's University.

Dr. Heyerly was born in Ossian, Indiana, and went to Purdue University for her undergraduate degree. Then she decided to travel abroad to Grenada to receive her D.V.M. from St. George's University with Phi Zeta Academic Honors. She is a member of AAHA and the AVMA.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, paddle boarding, running, playing golf, reading, and traveling. She also enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers on Sundays!!!

Why: I am a small town girl from rural Indiana, from my first meeting with a baby lamb, I knew I was destined to be a Veterinarian. My love for sheep, grew to having a house (and barn) full of pets. The human-animal bond is unexplainable and I feel privileged to have a career that helps that bond flourish in many ways. I enjoy every aspect of my job, from the challenges of practices medicine, to the employees I work with, the pets I treat, and the clients that love them! I have 2 rottweilers: Hussy and Nuts. I also have 3 cats I rescued; Crazy with one eye, Stringy with OCD, and Little Man, a little black kitty that was hurt and lucky enough to stumble upon my doorstep.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.