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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…
Iain Kennair
November 21, 2023
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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…
Iain Kennair
November 10, 2023
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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…
Iain Kennair
September 7, 2023
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Bridge Referrals receives our REGO certificate for renewable electricity consumption

Renewable electricity supply for Bridge Referrals Bridge Referrals’ journey towards carbon neutrality received a boost as our REGO energy certification was issued by our electricity supplier EDF. REGO stands for Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin. Our certificate verifies and tracks that all of Bridge Referrals electricity supply is generated from renewable sources. The REGO scheme was established by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), the regulatory authority for the electricity and gas markets in Great Britain. It provides transparency and assurance to consumers and businesses regarding the renewable sources of electricity they purchase. When Bridge Referrals consumed our…
Iain Kennair
June 22, 2023
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Sarah Harrison, vet, director and now recognised carbon literacy leader

Sarah Harrison, one of the directors at Bridge Referrals, has officially been recognised for her carbon literacy by Vet sustain and the Carbon Literacy Trust.   Sarah has been instrumental in developing the understanding of the carbon footprint of our business. Leading the way in the actions that we are taking to reduce it. Sarah has held internal presentations and discussions. Even creating an active “Green Group”.  By Bridge Referrals becoming more carbon literate we have identified areas where we can reduce our carbon footprint, such as reducing energy consumption or switching to renewable energy sources. This is resulting in…
Iain Kennair
May 12, 2023