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


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.