At Tyne Veterinary Clinic we
accept Cardiology referrals
0191 413 6706
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8.30-13.00 / 14.00-18.30
Wednesday & Thursday
8.30-11.30 / 15.30-18.30
Telephone: 0191 413 6706
Monday-Friday – 08:30-18:30
Saturday – 09:00-12:00
Sunday – Closed
For emergency appointments call 0191 413 6706
Tyne Veterinary Clinic was set up in October 1998 by Tim Bradbury, a local resident. An empty property on Jubilee Terrace was purchased and converted to provide a veterinary surgery with full diagnostic and surgical facilities on site. The aim was to provide a comprehensive veterinary service on one site at a reasonable price to our clients and to maintain a “family run” feel to the business. Our facilities have expanded over the years to include more advanced diagnostic aids. These include an ultrasound scanner, on-site blood testing (haematology and biochemistry), endoscopy and bronchoscopy, air-driven dental equipment, and digital radiography.
In 2003, Tim successfully passed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ certificate in Veterinary Cardiology. He has now been given the status of Royal College Advanced Practioner in Veterinary Cardiology. He takes cardiology referrals from several local practices.
The surgery is approved for training of veterinary nurses and so far has seen 4 trainees successfully qualify – the latest being Claire, who joined us as a trainee in 2010. Danielle, who completed her training with us and moved on in 2010 is back working with us from January 2018.
Shona joined the practice in early 2010 and did her first year veterinary nurse training with us. After completing her training elsewhere, she returned to Tyne Vet Clinic to take up the position of Head Nurse. Ashleigh also joined us the same year, not long after completing her nurse training at a practice in South Shields.
We regularly have school pupils doing their work-experience with us, several of whom have done regular work-experience over a long period with a view to training to be vets. We feel that providing this sort of opportunity is an important part of a veterinary practice’s role in the community and a way we can help future members of the profession in the same way we have been helped in the past.
Due to the ever increasing work-load, the practice now employs a full-time veterinary assistant which has the added benefit of enabling Tim to have some Saturday’s off and also means he can take holiday without having to try and find a locum vet to cover – not always and easy thing!
The practice is an approved member of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme at the General Practice level. This ensures, through regular inspections, that the practice is run to a high standard to the benefit of staff, clients and their pets.