Craig Dobson Referral Services


We are pleased to inform you of some exciting changes. Moorview Referrals will be moving into larger premises to allow us to expand the referral service. This will enable us to continue to improve our existing referral services, giving the best possible care for your patients. This will be a gradual transition that will occur over a period of months.

We would like to reassure you that Moorview Referrals will continue to operate as we always have done, providing an affordable referral service in the North East. We remain based at our Backworth practice for the foreseeable future, but check our website and Facebook page for further updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns.


Our experienced team of veterinarians and nurses can carry out a range of procedures in an ever-growing number of disciplines. From internal medicine to complex surgical procedures, we have the knowledge and the expertise to get your pet back on all four paws.

Identifying various heart diseases, murmurs and arrhythmias.

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Our cutting edge on-site 16 slice Toshiba CT scanner can be used to explore a variety skeletal, abdominal and oncological issues.

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We can diagnose and treat a vast range of skin, hair, ear and nail diseases using our cutting edge facilities and knowledge.

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At Moorview we have the facilities to use up to date diagnostic imaging equipment and techniques to aid in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases.

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Our experienced team of practitioners can diagnose and treat all manner of internal ailments and diseases.

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Laparoscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, is a minimally invasive technique that can speed up your pet’s recovery.

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The mobile MRI scanner is fully equipped for magnetic resonance imaging on animals, helping to determine and treat musculoskeletal problems, cognitive issues and brain diseases.

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At Moorview we aim to combine the latest therapies from surgery and medicine to treat pets affected by cancer.

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We can help to care for your pets’ eyesight, and our facilities make it possible to perform ocular surgery where necessary.

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We can perform surgery on joints and fractures, as well as operating on dysplasias and limb deformities.

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Keep your pet healthy following injury or surgery with a course of physiotherapy.

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Our highly experienced veterinarians can perform ENT, thoracic, urogenital, abdominal and colorectal surgeries, to name but a few.

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Our referral veterinarian can perform a range of surgeries on animals suffering from spinal issues.

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We offer 24 hour care, 7 days a week, and utilise only the best medical technology and hospitalisation facilities to provide your pet with the best possible care.

Find out more about our full range of referral services, including the following:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Oncology
  • MRI scanning
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Opthalmology
  • Physiotherapy
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Find out more about our CT and MRI Scanning services, as well as our diagnostic services and processes, by downloading our Diagnostic Imaging Services brochure.

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services


We hope you do not have a reason to complain and take all complaints very seriously. However, should you feel the need to complain, then please give as much information about your complaint either directly to a member of staff.

If the complaint is about our referral services please address complaints to:-

The practice manager,
Moorview Referrals,
Station Road,
Backworth. NE270AA

Alternatively, email or telephone 01913388890.

Where possible, please detail your complaint and the outcome you wish to arise as a result of the complaint. Please ensure we have up to date contact details so we can contact you. Our aim is to detail with all complaints within one week. The complaint will go to our practice manager and primary care veterinary manager who will investigate the complaint and contact you directly to discuss the complaint with you.


  • 0191 256 6990
  • Unit 5C Northumberland Park Shiremoor NE27 0SJ

  • 01670 814 628
  • 29 Gibson Street Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Northumberland NE64 6UY


  • 0191 338 8890
  • Station Road Backworth Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 0AA