Although a West Virginia native, the Pacific Northwest started calling to her while she was still in veterinary school at Ohio State University. She spent most of her summers working in Western Washington until she graduated in 1990. Wasting no time, Dr. Lisa Woods-Zabari moved to the Gig Harbor area and joined a mixed animal practice.
By 1994 she had established Brookside Veterinary Hospital and went on to build the new hospital facility in 2000. She loves living on the Key Peninsula and getting to know the wonderful people in this tight knit community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her many pets of all sizes, as well as camping, hiking and kayaking with her husband and college aged son.