Our highly skilled and compassionate staff has completed the Fear Free initiative training program. Our entire Team has been educated on how to prepare your pet for a visit. Once here, the staff will gently handle and interact with your pet to alleviate any anxiety or stress your pet may be feeling.
A Stamford resident and owner of Bull’s Head Pet Hospital since 1975, his primary veterinary interests are in internal and preventive medicine, ophthalmology and pain management. Although he graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in prehistoric times, majoring in dinosaurs, he continually updates his education, attending countless lectures and seminars.
Whether it’s participating in pet-facilitated therapy at human hospitals and nursing homes or visiting schoolchildren on career days, he loves to share his passion for animals with Fairfield County‘s young and young at heart. It’s doubly rewarding when the students come to Bull’s Head Pet Hospital to discover more. The learning tree has even branched out to his two sons from a more than 40-year marriage. One, a colleague, Dr. Nolan Zeide, and the other, an attorney with his MBA, who frequently consults for the practice.
Born and bred in Brooklyn, N.Y., “Dr. Steve” learned to be fiercely loyal to family, community, and work. When not working, he is usually working out. His highest life priority is his wife Dorothy, his one and only childhood sweetheart. What would a veterinarian be without pets of his own? Dog Sedona, a mixed breed rescue, Zoa, a beautiful long-haired cat, also a rescue, and BKLYN, a miniature Bull Terrier, presently rule the roost.
Nolan Zeide, sometimes referred to as “Dr. Nolan,” was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. As a product of its school system, he is a graduate of Westhill High School. As the son of Dr. Steven Zeide, he has been surrounded by animals and veterinary medicine his entire life. As a matter of fact, as a child his favorite after-school activity was cleaning cages and helping the kennel staff.
His curiosity for science and general inquisitiveness ultimately led him to earn a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2009 and was presented the American Animal Hospital Association’s award of “Distinction in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.” Upon graduation, he advanced his training for another year as a rotating Intern in Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. His current interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, nutrition, behavioral issues and soft-tissue surgery.
Although he has had the opportunity to have lived and traveled extensively inside and outside the United States, he is pleased to once again reside in Stamford, with his wife, Leah, a Greenwich elementary school teacher, their daughters, Aviva, Elora and Iyla, and a rescue Catahoula Leopard Dog, Vader. Si`, he is fluent in Spanish.
Lisa is a tri-state gal through and through — raised in New Jersey, working and living in New York City, and residing in Connecticut for over 30years. Ever since she was young, Lisa has always loved being surrounded by pets including dogs, cats, fish, gerbils, birds and even a few chameleons along the way. Upon arriving in Connecticut, she brought her first cat to Dr. Steve, and remained a longtime, loyal client of BHPH ever since. He and Dr. Nolan have treated her entire “zoo” over the years. Lisa graduated from Smith College and went on to a career in advertising and public relations. After a change of career, she became a certified veterinary assistant and then manager of a well-known dog day care facility. Lisa went on to join BHPH and has found this to be an ideal job, combining her love of animals with all of her management, client relations and marketing skills. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, her dog, Hershey, and her cat, Meeps. She also enjoys exercising, cooking and traveling.
Fear Free Certified Staff
Our staff has been specially trained to not only look after your pet’s physical well being, but also his or her emotional well being. We have learned ways to help alleviate your pet’s anxiety while here, and now with our guidance, you can do the same at home prior to your visit.