Meet Our Veterinarians in Sherman Oaks
McGrath Veterinary Center is staffed with a team of skilled, compassionate veterinarians to care for your pet. If you’d like to learn more about our doctors, or if you’d like to make an appointment, feel free to let us know!
Dr. Brian McGrath
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.
Dr. Sindy Habib
Dr. Sindy P. Habib grew up in Brooklyn, where she used to feed stray cats as a child. She also begged for a dog for years, so when she became a veterinarian, no one in her family was surprised. She joined Dr. McGrath at his practice in October 2016 after earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Habib loves that her profession allows her to help pets that cannot tell you what’s wrong. She considers it both challenging and rewarding to diagnose and treat animals. “They are much like babies,” she says, “and they need someone to be their advocates. I love being able to do that for them.”
Dr. Habib has a boyfriend named Matt and a daughter named Olivia. She also has several “pet children,” including three dogs named Garrett, Charlotte, and Piglet; and two cats named Bubbles and Jefferson. When she’s not at work, she loves vegetable gardening and doing agility training with her dog.