Brian McGrath, DVM
Dr. Brian McGrath is a second-generation veterinarian who grew up in a veterinary hospital (his father is a veterinarian in Boston). He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 2003, he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles, where he stayed until joining the team at Malibu Coast Animal Hospital in 2010. In 2016, he made another transition and opened his own practice in Sherman Oaks, McGrath Veterinary Center. Dr. McGrath has experience in emergency medicine, general medicine, and surgery.Throughout his career, Dr. McGrath has had many memorable experiences in the field, including the time when he volunteered in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He loves that his position as a veterinarian allows him to make long-lasting connections with pets and their owners. He also enjoys helping sick or injured animals and strengthening the human/animal bond.Dr. McGrath and his wife, Lei, have a daughter named Ava, a son named Jax, and a set of twins, Andrew and Joseph! They also have a Labrador retriever named Brady. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and just being outdoors with his family and pets.
Sindy Habib, DVM
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Habib left the east coast to attend the University of Arizona. As an animal health science major, she knew what she wanted to do and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Upon graduation, she completed an internship at California Animal Hospital and worked at several other facilities in the San Fernando Valley. She also owned a veterinary hospital for 10 years but says working at McGrath feels like home.
Dr. Habib admits to not having much free time, but when she does, she loves sharing it with her boyfriend who is an avid Yankees fan just like her as well as with her amazing daughter who lives in Baltimore. She also has an ice cream store where she enjoys making Italian ices and crème ice. Dr. Habib is also “mom” to a fur-family that shares her home, which includes Jefferson, a feral cat she rescued, Piglet and Charlotte a pair of Chihuahuas she took in at just 8 weeks old, and Garrett, a goldendoodle who loves agility and has won tricks titles!
Andreana Lim, DVM
Dr. Lim grew up in San Jose, CA. She decided to pursue veterinary medicine early on after volunteering at a shelter in high school and finding that Biology was always her favorite subject. She attended UC Davis and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Western University of Health Sciences and decided to stay in Southern California. She admits college and veterinary school were very competitive and difficult at times but she knew it was the right choice after being able to help owners and aid in healing animals. After obtaining her DVM, Dr. Lim continued her training by doing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital. Dr. Lim’s interests include soft-tissue surgery, nutrition and regenerative medicine/stem cell therapy.
Dr. Lim shares her home with Traxx, a loving chihuahua mix. Traxx was named by the rescue for the railroad tracks where he was found, and although the truth is they found him by the Metro Link, they still say he was “found by the tracks” because it sounds cooler. After only sharing a home with large dogs, Traxx is the dog who made her fall in love with Chihuahuas.
When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Lim enjoys hiking, trail running, yoga, kickboxing and trying new restaurants and food trucks. She also likes to travel when she gets the chance.
Grace Song, DVM
Dr. Song is a California native who has always had a fascination with animals. Ever since childhood, after experiencing first-hand the beauty of the human-animal bond with her first family pet, a Chihuahua, she has wanted to be a veterinarian.
As an associate DVM, she continues to foster and advocate for this type of relationship between animals and humans. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UC Davis, Dr. Song went on to Michigan State University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she first worked at Banfield Pet Hospital before transitioning to relief work. Through her relief work, Dr. Song enjoyed working with a variety of teams at several different general practice and emergency hospitals in Southern California.
Now, she is excited to join us at McGrath Veterinary Center (and we’re excited to have her!). Dr. Song’s special interests include surgery, emergency medicine, preventative care, and ‘Doodles of all types. She is a mom to a Terrier mix named Opti (short for Optimus Prime) and a Goldendoodle named Bumblebee. In her spare time, she enjoys training at the gym, traveling, reading, listening to audiobooks, eating spicy food, and spending time with family and friends.
Claire Endo, DVM
Dr. Claire Endo was born and raised in California’s San Gabriel Valley. She attended Cal Poly Pomona and received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Earning her DVM in 2016 from Ross University, she completed three years of didactic education on the beautiful island of Saint Kitts and finished her clinical year at the University of California, Davis.
Between 2016 and 2017 Dr. Endo completed an additional year of training through a small animal rotating internship. There, she gained additional training and experience in both internal and emergency medicine under the supervision of board-certified specialists.
Dr. Endo is passionate about the human-animal bond. She is devoted to educating clients about their furry loved ones in order to make them better pet advocates. Her professional interests include veterinary ophthalmology and internal medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Endo spends her time exploring and experiencing Southern California. She enjoys small venue concerts, festivals, theme parks, and museums. Dr. Endo resides with her mischievous cat, Sandía, candidly named after her cat’s strange penchant for watermelon.
Krystal Burns, DVM, CVA
Dr. Krystal Burns was born in Hollywood and raised in the City of Los Angeles, CA. At a young age, her mother noticed her passion for leadership, justice, and service. In high school, she enrolled at the Glendale Police Department Explorer Program and led the group as a Lieutenant. She pursued an education at Loyola Marymount University and graduated with three Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication, Chicana/o Arts and Spanish.
A life-changing encounter with a lion diagnosed with epilepsy convinced her of a career that served a community of voiceless lives: animals. She attended Ross University and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Her clinical year was spent at Sydney University, Australia. She pioneered the Chi Institute Certification of Veterinary Acupuncture for veterinary students at Ross University and later completed certification in 2019.
Her passions are honoring God, enjoying the outdoors, traveling internationally and appreciating life every day.