Meet our Doctors

Zong Peng, DVM

Surgical Specialists Intern

Orthopedic & Specialty Surgery

I was born in China and my family immigrated to the United States when I was just 6 years old. We originally lived in New York City but then moved to Long Island after my parents opened up a restaurant. My family never had pets when I was growing up, however, I always had an interest in animals and I would spend a lot of time watching Animal Planet. Although I started my undergraduate journey thinking I would go to medical school, I eventually decided to pursue a medical career involving animals.

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring new places, cooking, and going on hikes with my Irish Setter, Kara. I have also developed quite an interest in keeping a saltwater reef tank with a myriad of fish and stony corals.

Clinical areas of Interest

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Why do you work at Friendship?

I was drawn to Friendship Hospital due to its reputation as a hospital that places an exceptional level of emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, and patient care. I look forward to meeting all the clients and their pets in DC this year.


  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, Biology
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
  • Michigan State University Veterinary Hospital, Rotating Internship

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