Brittany is a Los Angeles native who graduated from UCLA with a major in biology and minor in art history. She has always had a strong interest in animals and volunteered at the West LA Animal Shelter during school. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she then began her career in the veterinary field in general practice as a receptionist and was soon promoted to a shift lead. She was particularly interested in helping open new hospital locations and onboarding/training new associates. She then continued her career path at various hospitals, ultimately bringing her experience and skills to McGrath Veterinary Center.
Outside of work, Brittany enjoys indoor cycling, cooking/baking and spending time with her husband and two Boston Terriers, Bella and Ducky.
Assistant Hospital Manager
Linda is a Los Angeles native who has been passionate about animals since a young child. Growing up, she always volunteered to take home the class pet for the summer. Linda learned quickly that she wanted to help animals after owning her first childhood pet, a hamster named Sparky. Linda has worked in veterinary medicine since 2006 and has a special interest in emergency care. She received her degree in Statistics from California State University East Bay. Not only does Linda love animals, but she is passionate about helping the bond between pets and their owners. In addition to caring for pets, Linda also enjoys hiking, climbing, dining with friends, and attending Dodger games. She shares her home with her cat, Rosie.
Dayana Melo was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Pierce College for Veterinary Technician Science with focus on farm animal husbandry and handling. She brings many years of personal animal dedication along with various client service related experiences to provide the best care and service for our patients and clients. Dayana loves to go above and beyond for pets and their owners and is the most fulfilled and rewarded when providing the best experience for them. She enjoys establishing deeper connections and educating clients to help assist with the wellbeing of their animal companions. She has years of experience in both general practice and emergency medicine in the veterinary field and believes the guidance and information that is provided to a pet owner is crucial for making the best decision for the pet.
Dayana is always looking to learn and grow, as well as guide our staff to help find their immediate passion in the veterinary field. She is a strong advocate for clients and employees as well as pets when it comes to making wholeheartedly decisions. When Dayana is not at work guiding support staff, assisting clients or welcoming cute family pets, she can be found reading to Stella (Bearded Dragon), baking treats for Vader (Shepherd Chow Mix) or swimming. If you can’t find her doing any of the above, she is known to be catching a flight to her next big adventure in a different country which usually includes expanding her knowledge on different cultures.
Front Office Supervisor
Nicholas R., RVT
Nicholas is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. After receiving his RVT license, he followed Dr. Habib to McGrath Veterinary Center and very much enjoys his work here—especially because he can occasionally bring his German Shepherd Odin to the hospital with him. Nicholas also shares his home with a Border Collie rescue dog named Finnbar, who can do amazing tricks and agility.
In addition to spending time with his dogs, Nicholas likes to spend his free time, building computers, cooking, and playing the ukulele.
Gloria T., RVT
Bio coming soon.
Lead Veterinary Assistant
José has worked as a kennel assistant at McGrath Veterinary Center since January 2016, after earning a degree in surgical technology from Everest College. He loves that his position allows him to be surrounded by loved ones and animals. He also enjoys being able to assist his co-workers with restraining dogs and cats. When he’s not caring for pets at work or cleaning the practice, he spends his time doing digital artwork and graphic design, drawing, and painting.
Sharon S., PhT
Sharon graduated from the American Career College as a licensed Pharmacy Technician in 2014 and worked in various human pharmaceutical settings in multiple states within the past six years. She loved being around animals since a young age and volunteered at local shelters and animal rescue organizations. After having the opportunity to work at her first veterinary clinic, she was excited to integrate her skills as a pharmacy technician with her passion for animals and medicine. She is very enthusiastic to be a part of the McGrath team as the Inventory Manager to ensure the hospital’s medical supplies and medications are well controlled and handled to provide the best care for its patients.
Sharon currently shares her home with Venice (rescued pitbull), Rei (German Shepherd), Marley & Mia (Yorkies) and Bella (Tuxedo cat). In her spare time, she enjoys weekend getaways with her boyfriend, racing his car at the race track or simply relaxing and enjoying watching F1 races together.