Bridge Referrals opens Autumn 2022

Currently we offer peripatetic services in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and oncology.
We are happy to give advice on cases. Contact us for more information…


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


Soft tissue surgery

Internal medicine



Diagnostic imaging


Case advice

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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August 19, 2022

Green IT for Bridge Referrals

Bridge Referrals continuously evaluates all of its future business operations as we strive to reduce our impact on the environment. One less glamourous aspect of business in veterinary practice is the provision of IT. Throughout the industry there's a myriad of server rooms pushing IT systems to their end users. Each server, each device needing energy and cooling. The combined effect is a significant power usage. At Bridge Referrals our aim is to reduce this and the cost to our planet. Bridge Referrals has decided upon Green IT and is committing to this. As such we are reducing our IT…
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August 15, 2022

Back by popular demand

Lewis is keeping his eye on the progress We're as busy as ever and on track for our October opening. Here's another peek at the progress made to the newest and best veterinary referral hospital in the North East of England. It's been a hot summer in Boldon Business Park, South Shields. It's not stopped our build team creating the spaces and installing the technology to make Bridge Referrals a leading example of renewable and green technologies in the veterinary sector. It's exciting times as we build a new and dynamic team of veterinary professionals. Welcome onboard to our vet…
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July 27, 2022

Soft tissue service and a working lunch

Northeast veterinary practices began using Bridge Referrals for soft tissue services today. There has been expressions of confidence in our services so far. Practices have been impressed with our willingness to communicate, and problem solve. It’s easier to build meaningful workplace relationships with the Bridge Referrals team. As Bridge Referrals finish off the new referral centre just off the A19, in South Tyneside, we continue to develop our peripatetic offering.  Our latest Soft Tissue Service will concentrate on delivering peripatetic surgery for veterinary practices throughout the whole of the northeast. Our new soft tissue department knows how hard it can…