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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…
Iain Kennair
August 19, 2022
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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…
Iain Kennair
August 15, 2022
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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…
Iain Kennair
July 27, 2022
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Hot dogs

During this hot weather, it is especially important to look after our furry friends and keep them cool. There are some breeds and conditions that need extra care in this heat.  The brachycephalic breeds (flat faced) are especially prone to overheating and find it difficult to cool down. Their breathing often deteriorates in the warmer weather and becomes very noisy. Owners worry about taking them out for walks. This is known as Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). Some of these breeds (French Bulldogs, Pugs and British Bulldogs) can benefit from surgery to open up their airways, making it easier for…
Iain Kennair
July 19, 2022
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Ernie -The bulldog with screw tail

Emma Mace Ernie was seen by one of our surgeons recently because he had been suffering for some time with recurrent pain and dermatitis secondary to his screw tail. This is a common condition in English Bulldogs and is due to ankylosis (fusion) of the tail vertebra. This means they are unable to move the tail to allow air to circulate underneath. This also causes areas of the skin, around the tail, to fold in on itself. This subsequently leads to recurrent infections, dermatitis and pain (skin fold pyoderma). Poor Ernie had multiple courses of oral medications and topical treatments…
Iain Kennair
July 11, 2022