Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital

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1513 Brunswick Village Blvd, 1513 Brunswick Village Blvd
Leland, NC 28451

Driving Directions

(910) 777-2107


  • Hours:
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - Noon
  • Sunday: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency?
  • Animal & Trauma Hospital
  • 910-791-7387

Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital is a state of the art AAHA accredited facility that has been open and serving the greater Leland area since February of 2011. We offer preventative care, digital radiology, behavior modification, dental prophylaxis, in-house comprehensive lab work, bathing, boarding, and more. Bring all your furry, feathered, and scaley loved ones in to see us! Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Rich Zielinski

Owner and Veterinarian

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.

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North Carolina State University

Small Animal & Exotic Medicine

Ariana Smith

Ariana was born and raised in New Jersey and attended college in the mountains of North Carolina, where she graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology and an Associate's Degree in Psychology.  She joined our team in April 2016 after working as an assistant at a referral center.  She is currently enrolled in an online Veterinary Technician Program to work towards becoming a Registered Technician.  Ariana coaches a local girls soccer team and enjoys playing in her free time.  She enjoys hiking and hanging with her pup on the beach.  She currently lives in Wilmington with her dog Zee. Show More

Lees-McRae College

Animals, Soccer, Hiking, Being Outdoors, and Hanging at the Beach!

Emily Lennon

Registered Veterinary Technician

Emily came to us from the busy life at an animal emergency hospital where she monitored the patients in the intensive care unit. She joined our team in the summer of 2013 and works with us full-time assisting in surgery, appointments, and hospitalized cases. Originally, she is from Syracuse, New York, and bleeds orange in dedication to her hometown. Emily enjoys spending time at the beach, keeping up with Syracuse University sports, and all things Dave Matthews Band. She lives with her two children, pitbulls, Luna and Rosey, two cats, Bagherrah and Marmalade, and two guinea pigs, Iggy and Azalea, here in Wilmington, NC.
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The University of New York SUNY Delhi

Critical & Emergency Care, Pain Management, Anesthesia & Surgery, & Dave Matthews Band