Client Services

A Veterinary Pharmacy You Can Trust

PharmacyEnsuring that you have convenient and timely access to competitively priced medications is an important aspect of our veterinary practice. Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital offers an in-house pharmacy, which means that your pet will receive precisely the right medication at precisely the right dose. We're also available to show you how to administer the medication and monitor its degree of effectiveness.

Our in-house pharmacy has a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventatives. We also carry Hill's and Royal Canin prescription diets.

HomeAgain Microchipping

A lost pet is not just a frightening situation: It's the number one cause of pet death. Studies have shown that more than 10 million pets get lost each year and about 90 percent would not be returned to their owner unless they have some form of permanent lost pet identification.

This is why the team at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital views microchip lost pet IDs as a standard of protection for your pet. With a microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers, shelters, or veterinary hospitals. Microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for pets. The entire implant procedure takes less than 10 seconds.

At our Kern County veterinary hospital, we use the HomeAgain microchip system. The HomeAgain ID system uses microchips that register the animal with a unique identification number that is filed in a database with important contact information. Their technology is standardized around the world so that your pet's microchip can be read at shelters in a number of countries and your information can be updated at any time.

HomeAgain membership also offers benefits such as proactive pet recovery and free access to ASPCA Poison Control. HomeAgain also comes with a number of very useful services to pet owners such as their National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.

End-of-Life Support

Euthanasia and tending to your pets' remains are two of the most difficult issues for pet owners to consider. Asking the question means confronting fear, guilt, and grief.

Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Talk to a veterinarian or staff member at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital about pet euthanasia long before it becomes an issue. Find out about your options, make some key decisions ahead of time, and ask us to add this information to your pet's record.

Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and discomfort for you and your pet in the event this option ever has to be considered. We also offer cremation service.

All of us at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital will do our best to help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.