Please note: Our last appointment is at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 17th and the first appointment is at 9:30 AM on Monday, December 18th.

We have same-day appointments for urgent care cases!

Dear Client,
Our appointment times are limited. If you must cancel your appointment, we respectfully request a 24-hour notice. Missed appointments, appointments canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice, or no-shows will incur a fee of $35.00.
If you miss more than 3 appointments without notice, we reserve the right to charge you a fee of $75.00.

If you need to cancel an appointment for an Ultrasound, we require a 48-hour phone call cancelation notice; otherwise, $200 will be deducted from your deposit.

To cancel, please text or call us at 415-586-5327.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Get to know us!

We proudly care for pets in San Francisco.

Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world-class service and a state-of-the-art veterinary facility.

Your pet’s annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet’s head, body, and tail and all their assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian may be in order. Like you, your pet can lose their teeth due to decay and neglect. It’s a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet but also of notes on things like your pet’s elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet’s behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain the results of your pet’s medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it’s good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.

Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate, and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient. Choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia—especially for very old, very young, or very ill pets—your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure, they might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary before and after.

Dr. Singla may refer you to a specialist—a veterinarian who has completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care—if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.

Meet the team!

Dr. Shikher Singla, DVM

Dr. Singla's Bio

Dr. Shikher Singla is a general practitioner and co-owner of Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Hani Korani

Hani Korani, DVM, DACVS-SA

Dr. Hani's Bio
Dr. Hani Korani completed his small animal surgery residency at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he learned the technical skills and confidence to perform complicated and intricate surgeries.

Previously, Dr. Korani has been a staff surgeon in private practices in North Carolina, Texas, and Hawaii. He had also spent some time in academia as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Tuskegee University.

Dr. Korani’s surgical interests include complex orthopedics surgeries, including fracture repair, bone & joint surgery, sports injuries, TPLO/TTA, corrective skeletal deformities, reconstructive skin & wound surgery & management. He is also skilled in Abdominal, Cardiovascular, Thoracic, Neurosurgery & minimally invasive procedures that include Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Endoscopy & Fluoroscopic surgery.

He enjoys spending time with his two young children and, when time allows, also enjoys reading, and working out at the gym.

Dr. Caroline Kim, DVM

Dr. Kim's Bio
Dr. Caroline Kim joined the staff at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2019. As a 7-year-old girl, she always had dreams of becoming a veterinarian. A native of San Francisco, Dr. Kim attended Lowell High School. During her summers, she volunteered for her very first job as a kennel assistant right here at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She remembers working late hours cleaning cages and feeding the hospitalized patients back when Dr. McElroy owned the practice.

She went on to pursue her undergraduate career at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1992 she graduated cum laude from the pre-medical program with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. She majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She returned to California to attend veterinary school at the University of California at Davis. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996.

Dr. Kim has a particular interest in surgery. She completed a surgical externship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 1995. She is certified in performing Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) cases and has a great interest in orthopedics. She also received training in laparoscopic surgery at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas.

Before coming to Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kim worked for almost 20 years in the Marina-Pacific Heights neighborhood. After a large corporation bought her hospital, she decided to look for another practice owned and operated by veterinarians. She came full circle when she met Dr. Singla and found her new work family at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She believes that this practice has done a great job of keeping up its close ties to the local community. It has a warm, neighborhood feel while maintaining a high quality of service, along with futuristic upgrades in technology.

Dr. Kim is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is APHIS certified. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Kim spends time with her human family and her two orange cats at her home in San Francisco.

Dr. Mukul Padalkar, BVSc & AH, MVSc

Dr. Padalkar's Bio
Dr. MP always wanted to become a veterinarian, and her interest solidified when she volunteered as a kid at Pet Aid, a small animal clinic in Pune, India- her hometown.

She graduated from Bombay Veterinary College, India, in 2010 and earned a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She was a general practitioner in India for 5 years, where she also worked at a first-of-its-kind diagnostic lab and performed ultrasound scans. She then completed a year-long rotating internship at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Following the ECFVG certification, she joined the Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital family in July 2020. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Ultrasound Society of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

What Dr. MP finds most rewarding is being able to make a difference for her patients and their families; whether it’s a wellness exam for a newly adopted pup/kitten, or a diagnostic/treatment plan for a pet who has suddenly become sick or providing palliative care for a geriatric one.

She enjoys working at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital because it allows her to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds while pursuing her professional interests in diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, and surgery.

In her free time, she indulges in various artistic ventures or explores the outdoors with her husband.

Dr. Fady Baskharon, DVM

Dr. Baskharon's Bio
Dr. Fady is a graduate of Alexandria Egypt 2007, BVSc. He enjoys working with cats, dogs and equines. He enjoys dentistry. His favorite animal is a Donkey and wishes to have one some day. He has an awesome sense of humor and is an awesome DVM.

Dr. Lori Drourr, Cardiologist

Dr. Drourr's Bio

Coming soon!

Dr. Tahir Magrey, DVM

Dr. Magrey's Bio

My dad was employed at a University where I spent my whole education career from kindergarten up until my 4th year DVM and post-graduation. In the Junior branch of the University school as a student, after school hours, I used to sneak through the veterinary facility to go to my dad’s office. I saw teaching staff & DVM students dealing with pets and large animals. These moments are the beginning of my interest in veterinary sciences.

I started working in a small animal hospital in February 2011 in Canada. I came to California in 2015 to secure a California Veterinary license and worked for five months, and went back to Canada. Then I joined Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital in August 2020. Conversations with professors stayed embedded in my mind and I had a dream which God materialized and now I am here.

Dr. Sophia Rana, DVM


Dr. Rana's Bio

I was inspired watching my father, a veterinarian in New Delhi, practising with small animals. I graduated from Bangalore Veterinary College in 2015 and finished my PAVE program at Louisiana Vet School in 2017. I starting working at Ocean Ave Vet in 2021. My interests lie in small animal surgery and internal medicine. I have three dogs back in India.

Rajeev Mishra, DVM

Dr. Mishra's Bio

I was brought up in a village in Nepal where farm animals are part of a family. As a kid, we were allowed to watch day-to-day farm activities but were not allowed to get involved. As we grew up, I got an opportunity to pursue Veterinary science from the college of veterinary science Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana, Punjab, India. I graduated from vet school in 2015 and earned a master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2017. I worked for a corporate veterinary practice in New Delhi for a year. While working as a veterinary doctor in India, I got a Research Assistant opportunity from the Department of Animal Science at the University of Hawaii in 2019. While studying at the University of Hawaii, I started my ECFVG certification procedure. Following the completion of ECFVG certification, I joined the Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital family in August 2022. As a veterinarian, I think veterinary facilities should be available for everyone. In my free time, I like to drive to new places and try new food.


Kelly's Bio
Kelly is our office manager and has been with us since December of 2013. Since a kid, she has always had a great passion and love for all animals. She loved playing with puppies, kittens, chickens, lizards, and anything that moved :P. She has always been an animal fanatic and loves being home with her fur babies, Apollo (Rottweiler) and Gabbana (Pomeranian).


Lidia's Bio
My name is Lidia Fuentes. I was born and raised in San Francisco, I have worked at Ocean Avenue since 2015 as Customer Service Representative. I live with my husband and my 2 year old daughter along with a big fur family that consists of Dogs, Cats and Birds. I have a strong passion for pets. In my free time I dedicate my time in feeding two feral colonies in the peninsula area. I look forward to assisting you and your fur babies in any way I can.