Liz Row, Registered Veterinary Technician
Liz Row has been a veterinary technician at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since April 2013. Her job responsibilities include anesthesia assistance, bandages and splint application, animal nursing care, and client education. Complicated or critical care cases are an area of special interest. "It's like solving a puzzle and trying to find all the missing pieces," she says.
Liz has an associate's degree in animal science and is working toward becoming a veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care. She is a member of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
"I love the fast-paced emergency environment BVH offers," she says. "We have the best team anyone could ask for!"
Liz has a Great Dane named Charlie and another dog named Ruby. She spends her free time with her husband and sons and enjoys cooking, shopping, and traveling.
Angie Becerra, Registered Veterinary Technician
Angie has been a registered veterinary technician since 2010. She earned her bachelor's degree in animal science from University of California, Davis. She also holds an associate degree in veterinary technology. Angie has been with Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since April 2016 and finds the most rewarding part of the job to be helping animals who are sick or injured get better. Angie has a passion for nursing sick animals back to health and helping them feel better by giving them a little extra T.L.C.
"I have always been compassionate about animal care and I feel that working at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital, I have been able to use my skills as a registered veterinary technician to ensure pets are always well taken care of," Angie says. "We have such a great team of doctors, technicians, and staff that I enjoy coming to work every day."
When she's not at work, Angie enjoys spending time with her family. She has two small dogs named Daisy and Lulu, as well as a big black Labrador named Jax. Although Angie loves all animals, her favorite breed of dog is the Chihuahua. She says, "They always melt my heart, even when they feel they need to show me their teeth."
Tasha Ford, Registered Veterinary Technician
Tasha has been with Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since July 2011. Since then, she's had the pleasure of working in most departments including reception, boarding, and treatment. Tasha became a registered veterinary technician after passing her state and national tests and enjoys the opportunity and learning experiences that come with working with animals in a medical setting while assisting in their care and recovery.
"I have always enjoyed the company of animals growing up—from cats and dogs to snakes and mice," Tasha says. "I love my job and the staff that I work with. All of us try to do the best we can to care for our animal friends."
Tasha is the proud owner of Suki, a pug mix; Coco, a Chihuahua; and a long-haired feline friend, Fuzz. Besides walking at the park with her dogs, she also enjoys biking, swimming, hiking, traveling, baking and simply relaxing while watching TV.
Bobbi Hokit, Registered Veterinary Technician
Bobbi has been with Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since 2014, but recently received her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2016.
When she is not at work, Bobbi can be found running marathons or spending time with her family and her dogs.
Shelby Kate Garza, Receptionist Supervisor