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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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…
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June 18, 2024

Treating A PDA when interventional methods are not available

PDA treatment for Onyx the 5 month old Belgian Shepherd - Malinois Onyx was a lovely 5 month old Belgian Shepherd - Malinois when we met her in May. She had been with her owners since 4 weeks of age when an initial heart murmur was diagnosed, but they were told she would grow out of it. She had been a very bright and happy puppy as far as they could see. Bouncy and happy to play, running around the house. The only thing they had noticed was that she had not grown as much as her siblings and was…
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June 14, 2024

Bridge Referrals completes development of their Veterinary Referrals Centre

The completion of Bridge Referrals Veterinary Referral Centre brings a new approach to advanced animal care in the North East   Bridge Referrals have completed the final stage of the development work at their state of the art veterinary referral centre at Boldon Colliery. This brings the total level of investment from the Bridge Referrals team to £3.6 million over the last 24 months. The completion of this ultra modern referral centre greatly increases the availability of high quality care for pets in the North East of England. The Bridge Referrals team have now created over 60 new jobs, attracted…