Meet our Doctors

Alysha McGrath, DVM

Surgical Specialists Intern

Orthopedic & Specialty Surgery

Dr Alysha McGrath

I am originally from the small town of Pembroke, NH, but I consider myself a southerner having lived below the Mason Dixon for 8 years now. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Coastal Carolina University and attended the University of Georgia for veterinary school, so sweet tea is basically coursing through my veins by this point. While I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, I am most passionate about supporting the human-animal bond. I am honored to work with Friendship Hospital for Animals to do just that over the next year!

When I am not at work, you can find me hopelessly window-shopping, curling up with a good book and my two cats (Nia and Sophie) much to their dismay, or running around my city. I am excited to explore all that DC has to offer and to be joining the Friendship family!

Clinical Areas of Interest

While surgery is my primary professional focus, I look forward to learning alongside the very talented clinicians at FHA in all disciplines and working together to provide exceptional care to DC’s pets!

Why Do You Work at Friendship?

I hoped to join a program that would provide me with advanced clinical training with phenomenal mentorship, a large, diverse caseload, and opportunities to perform clinical research. Not only does Friendship Hospital for Animals meet these requirements, but they provide a positive working environment that encourages and values personal and professional growth!


  • BS, Coastal Carolina University. Major: Psychology. Minor: Marine Biology
  • DVM, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Friendship Hospital for Animals

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