At Wear Referrals, we are the only referral hospital in the north of England with specialists in neurology, orthopaedics, internal medicine, anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging.

We also offer expert care in soft tissue, cardiology and intensive care.

We boast a truly multi-disciplinary service delivered by our team of highly-qualified specialists, nurses and support staff at our state-of-the-art animal hospital.

This combination means we can offer unrivalled care for your pets when they are referred to us by your regular vet.

Our facilities

Siemens MRI machineOur facilities include a 1.5T MRI scanner (as found in human hospitals); a 16-slice CT scanner; fluoroscopy; a chemotherapy ward; a lecture theatre; a rehabilitation ward, and a dedicated intensive care unit.

Opening our state-of-the-art hospital has allowed us to expand our referral services further by accommodating first-rate imaging facilities and recruiting internationally-renowned clinicians in different disciplines.

We aspire to be a centre of excellence, both clinically and educationally. Our goals are excellent communication with clients, referring veterinary surgeons, and a high standard of expertise and patient care.

We constantly invest in training and new equipment, which enables us to give pets the best possible treatment.

Our specialists

Our specialists

Our specialist vets are among the world’s most experienced and respected in their fields and we provide outstanding clinical care in a multi-disciplinary setting.

Our veterinary surgeons work as a team with our highly-skilled nurses to provide exceptional care for patients, their owners and referring vets.

We have the largest number of recognised specialists working out of a single referral hospital in the North East.

Referring vets - our pledge to you

Referring vets Our pledge to youThroughout any referral, we will keep you fully informed and provide feedback on diagnosis and treatment to ensure that you are able to contribute to decision making and care planning for your clients.

We are committed to delivering a seamless service and look to deliver clients back to your care as soon as possible. If you wish to speak to our clinicians prior to referral, or if you just want some advice, our vets are always available to help.

Our purpose-built hospital was specifically designed under the guidance of veterinary surgeons to ensure the layout allows delivery of the highest level of care.

We constantly invest in training and new equipment that enables us to give our patients the best possible treatment and outcomes.