We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you!
Dr. Summer Heyerly
Dr. Heyerly (who prefers to be called Dr. Summer) has a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and minor in Organizational Leadership Management from Purdue University, and D.V.M. from St. George’s
University. Dr. Summer was born and raised in Ossian, Indiana by two small business owning parents. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Purdue 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 an active member of AAHA, AVMA, and FVMA.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, paddle boarding, running, playing golf, reading, and traveling. Like her colleague, she also enjoys watching the Green Bay
Packers on Sundays even though she is not a native Wisconsonian.
Dr. Summer has 8 pets of her own. Yes, they are all misfit little loves that needed an issue fixed then found a permanent home.
Dr. Alyssa Murray
Dr. Alyssa Murray was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and holds on to those values dearly (Go, Packers!). She attended undergrad and graduate school at University of Minnesota, The Twin Cities, where she got a bachelor’s degree in animal science and endocrinology, and then her DVM degree in 2011. Dr. Murray promptly packed her bags for warmer climate and landed in the south Florida sunshine.
Dr Murray loves enhancing the quality of life for all her fur baby patients, but geriatrics hold a special place in her heart. She enjoys tackling any challenging medical or surgery case. Usually hand-in-hand with her colleague Dr. Summer. She is an active AVMA and FVMA member and is also certified in acupuncture and holistic medicine.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor adventures with family and friends, training for various athletic events (like a squat challenge at work between appointments), and doing absolutely nothing at home with her furry family- (dogs) Connor Cakes, Sweeney Barnabus, Black Jack, and her feline friend Squib.
Gold Standard Veterinary Care in a Green-Friendly Facility!
The owner, associate doctors, and the veterinary and office staff here at our animal hospital are pleased to provide quality veterinary care for your pets in a green-friendly facility. Our equipment and protocols are 100% digital (including diagnostic imaging and our in-house laboratory). We strive to be a paperless facility and our veterinary team members are now equipped with state-of-the-art tablet PCs containing newly designed digital versions of medical records while also enjoying a better, easier way of presenting educational materials and pet care services to our clients.
Our state-of-the-art hospital in Pompano Beach is designed to decrease electrical needs with Energy-efficient light bulbs, timer-ed fans, cleaning protocols, and the chosen appliances that are utilized throughout the hospital. We also place a heavy emphasis on recycling. Summer’s Animal Hospital and our staff is committed to doing our part in helping the environment.
Pet Adoptions/Foster Parents
We believe that everyone should enjoy living life alongside a pet at least once in their life. A pet can bring a lot of joy to your life, and there are so many great reasons to adopt a dog or cat. Pets deserve to be loved unconditionally, just like we do, but unfortunately there are over 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats in shelters around the United States. Together we can help!
Reasons To Adopt or Foster A Pet
You’ll save a life!
To us, a rescue pet is more than just one in a million, they’re actually one in 2.7 million. Yes, that’s the number of adoptable pets in the United States that are euthanized each year, simply because not enough people are adopting. If more people adopted their animals, the number of euthanizations would be dramatically reduced
You’ll get an amazing animal!
All animals deserve to be loved, and many animals that are happy and healthy in shelters are just waiting to be loved. Many animals end up in a shelter in the first place because of a human problem, such as a divorce or a move, not because the animal did something wrong.
You’ll get a bargain!
Adopting an animal is far less expensive than going through a breeder, and they’re filled with love! Most animals that are adopted are already spayed or neutered, and they have had their first round of vaccinations. Moreover, many of our animals are microchipped too. You’ll get a great deal on adoption pets, which can’t be beat. After all, they’ll be giving you sweet kisses and purrs for many years to come!
You’ll have bragging rights!
Everyone loves a person who chooses to adopt. Many people view adopting pets from a shelter as heroic. Adopt a pet and enjoy telling your pet’s story to friends and family for years to come.
We have strong relationships with a number of 501c3 rescue organizations like DD’S Den Senior Sanctuary and No Rulez Cat Rescue along with other individuals in the community that help rescue and place pets into loving homes! Call us today if you are looking to foster or adopt a pet! We'd be glad to lend a helping hand!
At Summer’s Animal Hospital and House Call Practice we highly recommend pet health insurance for our patients. We accept all pet insurance companies and can help you process your claims!
As there are more and more pet insurance companies on the market, we feel it is our duty to help you select the insurance that suits your needs. We are happy to help you understand the differences and the right questions to ask to get the answers you need! After researching and comparing the different pet insurance companies, we have decided to recommend Trupanion Pet Insurance for our patients. This program covers illness and unplanned accidents in dogs and cats. As a result, we feel it is most important to have pet insurance for the circumstances that we cannot plan for, and which, often end up with significant financial burden. Please click the link below for more information regarding this pet insurance program. While it is best to sign up for any insurance as soon as you get your pet, Trupanion has a 30 day trial available when the pet gets an exam with a doctor!