Welcome To Our Family

Brookside Veterinary hospital was founded by Dr. Lisa Woods-Zabari in 1994 and in our current building since 2000. She raised her son as a single parent, practiced veterinary medicine, and ran the business of the hospital since its inception. She is dedicated to caring for the well-being of pets in Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, and surrounding areas for nearly three decades. Recently, Dr. Lisa was ready to step back from ownership but wanted to ensure what she had built stayed locally owned to continue to serve the community as she had been. She was introduced to Dr. Zingsheim-Nadeau (Dr. Z) and her husband Michael who were eager to help keep the hospital locally owned and operated.

Dr. Z and Michael relocated to the Kitsap Peninsula in 2016 from Michigan and quickly knew they wanted to raise their family in the Pacific Northwest. After working for other corporate vet practices in the area, they decided ownership was the future for their growing family. After meeting Dr. Lisa and seeing that our values for life and business were nearly identical, we knew Brookside was the hospital for us.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the best care for every pet by utilizing gold standard medicine, client education, and fostering long-standing client relationships. We support and develop our team in a safe and engaging environment to build a skilled and invested support team. 


We work diligently to foster a family environment amongst our team members.