Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital

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1010 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322

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(757) 547-1600


  • Hours:
  • Mon,Tu,Th: 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed & Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Chesapeake, Virginia. The professional and courteous staff at Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital was established in 1990, located at 1245 M Cedar and was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Dailey in 1996. Our new state of the art facility located at 1010 Cedar Rd, in Chesapeake, Virginia opened on Memorial Day 2002. With having a new building and a lot more to offer our clientele, we took on the name Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital. Our spacious 15,000 square foot facility allows us to accommodate a boarding and grooming facility, along with 2 surgery suites, 5 exam rooms, an ICU ward and an Isolation ward. Pembroke Veterinary Clinic, Inc. in Virginia Beach and Sajo Farm Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach are our affiliates. Dr. Richard S. Dailey received his DVM from the Ohio State University. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Virginia Beach area for over 30 years. Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Chesapeake, Virginia and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Additional Professional Services
  • Bathing and Grooming
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Services
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Informational Handouts
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Our Affiliates
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Payment Options
  • Pet Products
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgical Services
  • Therapeutic Therapy Laser
  • Ultrasound
  • Veterinary Rehabilitation

Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Richard Dailey, DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Richard S. Dailey, who received his DVM from the Ohio State University in 1967, is the owner of the corporation.  Dr. Dailey established Pembroke Veterinary Clinic in Virginia Beach in 1973.  He purchased Sajo Farm Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach in 1994 and Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital in Chesapeake in 1996.  He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Virginia Beach area for over 35 years.  He has been very active in the veterinary community during his career. He was an adjunct clinical instructor at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987-1988. Dr. Dailey served as president of the VVMA in 1988-1989 and has served on the Board of Directors of Tidewater Veterinary Associates.  He is highly skilled in orthopedics and cosmetic surgery. Show More

Years in Practice: 49

Ohio State University

John Harvey, DVM

Dr. John Harvey earned his B.S. in Biology at St. Lawrence University.  He also studied in Kenya and Montreal.  He received his DVM in 1990 from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, Dr. Harvey practiced veterinary medicine and surgery for 11 years at a mixed animal veterinary hospital in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  In 2001, Dr. Harvey joined the team of Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital as the medical director. He has special interests in exotic patient care, senior pet wellness, dentistry, gastroenterology, dermatology, laser surgery and public health. Show More

Years in Practice: 26

North Carolina State University

Wendy Smithey, DVM, CCRP

Dr. Wendy Smithey graduated in 1994 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Nutrition. She then moved to Ireland and attended University College Dublin. She later returned to Virginia Tech and obtained her degree in veterinary medicine in 1999. She has a special interest in ultrasound imaging, preventative medicine, and exotic mammal medicine. Prior to joining the team at Great Bridge Veterinary Hospital in 2006, she practiced in both Virginia and North Carolina.  Show More

Years in Practice: 17

Virginia Tech