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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November 21, 2023

Bernie the Cockerel, a first for physiotherapy!

Meet Bernie, a beautiful cockerel who was found abandoned up a tree a few years ago. He was rescued by Rachel Sharp, from Durham who brought him back to full health. However, recently he was found with his left leg stuck in wire hanging roughly a metre off the ground, no one knew how long poor Bernie had been stuck like that.   Bernie the Cockerel Animal lover Racheal had taken to him Wrights’ Vets who x-rayed his legs but couldn't do anything else other than give pain relief. Rachel had asked about laser therapy for Bernie after searching for…
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November 10, 2023

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery joins the team at Bridge Referrals

Bridge Referrals are delighted to announce that Mark Gosling, a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, has joined the team at Bridge Referrals. Mark joins as Head of Soft Tissue Surgery at Bridge Referrals.   Mark Gosling MA BSAVA PGCertSAS VetMB DipECVS MRCVSEBVS© European & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal surgery Mark moved up to the north east after graduating and has worked here ever since! He spent five years in primary care practice, during which he completed the BSAVA certificate in small animal surgery. He then moved to a large referral centre in 2016 to undertake a surgical residency…
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September 7, 2023

When Cardiology met Medicine – The power of disciplines combining.

Arthur was one of Karl's first cases to see when he joined the team at Bridge Referrals. It quickly became a very memorable one. Arthur's case was a great example of the power of a multidisciplinary team working together to give the patient the best outcome.  Karl Bovenizer Arthur came to us with a history of seizure like activity and suspected pericardial effusion. He was a lovely old Labrador but when he arrived he had definitely lost his usual bounce, but could still manage a tail wag. Arthur had all the signs of pericardial effusion with muffled heart sounds, increased…