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

 

As Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital's receptionist supervisor, Shelby Kate Garza oversees all of the receptionist duties and their customer service. She is currently working on her associate's degree in business at Taft College.
 
"The best part of my job is building relationships with the clients and helping them through either the toughest times or the most exciting times of their lives," she says. "I like to think of myself as the hospital's cheerleader, always smiling, laughing, and trying to make the best off of every day."
 
Shelby has two cats: Bobbie Girl and Evie. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her cats, her husband, and her daughter Natalie. She also enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, window shopping, and board games.
 

Sara Porter, Grooming Supervisor

Sara has over 10 years experience grooming at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital. She has a knack for grooming dogs that most would consider difficult. The hospital often refers to her as the Cat Whisperer, as she also enjoys grooming cats.
 
She enjoys spending her time off with her fiancé Leanne and their miniature dachshund, Vienna. They can often be found at Disneyland or hiking through Kern County.