Bridge Referrals

Bridge Referrals is the North East’s newest veterinary referral centre for small animals. Our modern, high tech and innovative facility will be accepting all referral cases.
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Small Animal Veterinary Referrals

We are an exciting new independent multidisciplinary small animal veterinary referral hospital based in South Tyneside. Bridge Referrals offers advanced veterinary services from experienced referral clinicians to primary care veterinary practices in the North of England and Southern Scotland. We offer a holistic, collaborative approach in treating your pets, giving them the best possible outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team can offer referrals in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and oncology.

Bridge Referrals is owned by families local to the area. We are proud of the North East’s picturesque countryside and wildlife, we have put sustainability at the heart of how we created and run Bridge Referrals to minimise our impact on our local environment.

Join Team Bridge!

Be part of our dynamic new veterinary referral hospital in the North East.
Learn and thrive in a friendly, team orientated environment. Email us to find out more…


Key Services


Diagnostic imaging

Internal medicine






Soft tissue surgery

Mission statement

“Providing excellent service and exceptional standards of care for our patients, clients and
community by bridging the gap between first opinion practices and referral centres. We forge
relationships with our referring vets making referring a patient a friendly and seamless process”


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July 4, 2024

Pannus “Lunch and Learn” sessions at Bridge Referrals

As the summer finally arrives Bridge Referrals are seeing an increase of Pannus in dogs. Pannus is a lifelong condition but with well managed clinical plans the treatment can be very effective. As our relationship grows with our veterinary colleagues across the region, we will be offering “Lunch and Learn” sessions. These will focus on the key areas to cover on an ophthalmic examination in first opinion practice, during a 10 minute consult! We will also show you how to take samples from the cornea and conjunctiva safely. This will help identify what to look for in cases of pannus,…
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June 26, 2024

Bridge Referrals, top choice for Ophthalmology in the North East

Bridge Referrals has now completed the development work at their Multidisciplinary Referral Centre, this has opened up further capacity in our Ophthalmology Services. We now have two dedicated ophthalmic consult rooms which have been specifically designed to house all our specialist equipment for the examination. Ophthalmology consultations are available everyday. We have a dedicated Ophthalmology Theatre. This houses the microsurgical operating microscope and is permanently set up and ready. Giving pets access for emergency surgery when required. The building has been designed with more space and easy access to store our microsurgical equipment for surgery. This creates efficiencies, reduces stress…
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June 19, 2024

Bethany Deadman joins the Internal Medicine department at Bridge Referrals

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our veterinary team, Bethany Deadman, a highly skilled and experienced Internal Medicine veterinarian. Bethany brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for providing exceptional care to our patients. Bethany Deadman BVCs BSAVA PGCertSAM (Dist) MRCVS Clinician in Internal Medicine Bethany moved up to the Northeast of England after graduating from Bristol Vet school in 2017 to be closer to family and enjoy everything the region has to offer. She worked in primary care practice for seven years, developing a keen interest in internal medicine and ultrasound scanning.  She completed her…