Harmony Miller, Practice Manager


Harmony started with Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital September 2010 as a receptionist. In 2013 she took over the role as Inventory Manager, in 2019 was promoted to Assistant Practice Manager, and she trainsitioned into Practice Manager in 2020. She plans on getting her certification as a certified veterinary practice manager by 2023. 


While Harmony is away from the office, she enjoys eating, sleeping, and binge watching Grey's Anatomy with her husband and son. She has 2 friendly pitbulls Axle Rose and Charlie Day, 1 rowdy french bulldog Ruxin, and 1 sweet cuddly kitty cat Mose.



Shelby Kate Garza, Office Manager


As Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital's Office Manager, Shelby Kate Garza oversees our front office and client relations. She has earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from 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 three precious cats Bobbie Girl, Diamond, and Shooter.  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.

Sandy Felix, Technician Supervisor


Sandy Felix has been with our Hospital since 2009 and became our Technician Supervisor in 2018. Sandy is currently working on completing her RVT.


Sandy always stays active, enjoys running, and playing sports. You can find Sandy running the Bakersfield Marathon, participating in Spartans, or co ed sports.


She loves frenchies, orange cats, pigs, and hedgehogs.




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.







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 dachshunds, Vienna and Schnitzel. They can often be found at Disneyland or hiking through Kern County.

Andrea Contreras, Registered Veterinary Technician 

Andy has been with our team since October of 2017.

She loves nature, hiking, and swimming.

She absolutely adores giraffes.