Dr. Rich Zielinski is originally from St. Croix, USVI. "Dr. Z" pursued his undergraduate degree at Wittenberg University in Ohio and graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1991. He moved with his wife to North Carolina and received a B.S. in Microbiology at North Carolina State University. In 2003, he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Before moving to Leland to open Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital, he practiced in the Piedmont Triad area for eight years. Dr. Z is really excited and proud to now be a part of the coastal community. He currently lives in the area with his wife of 22 years, their two daughters, and two small mixed breed dogs.