Our Staff


StaffSandra Elaine Caudel, Registered Veterinary Technician

Sandra Elaine Caudel brings her compassion, skill, and patience to her job as one of Bakersfield Animal Hospital's veterinary technicians. Her responsibilities include splinting and bandaging, anesthesia assistance, radiographs, blood draws, and dentistry. Sandra is a member of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Registered Veterinary Technician Association, and the Emergency and Critical Care Society. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis, and is a licensed veterinary technician in California. She joined the hospital in October 2011.

"I love working at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital because I get to use my abilities as a licensed technician to help so many different species of animals," she says. "I also love the opportunity to work in the evenings to help triage and stabilize emergencies."

Sandra has three dogs: Tractor, a Border Collie; Daisy, a Queensland Heeler; and Scooter, a Chiweenie mix. In her free time, she enjoys playing bass guitar and viola, reading, shopping, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


StaffLiz Clapp, Registered Veterinary Technician

Liz Clapp has been a veterinary technician at Bakersfield Veteirnary 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. She spends her free time with her fiancé and son and enjoys cooking, shopping, and traveling.


StaffAnji Bobbitt, Registered Veterinary Technician and Technician Supervisor

Anji has been with Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since 2014, where she brings 11 years of experience as a registered veterinary technician. She is also the hospital's technician supervisor. Anji is a member of the California Registered Technicians Association and the Emergency and Critical Care Society, and is currently working towards earning her Veterinary Technicians Specialty license in dentistry and oral hygiene. Anji has also completed specialty courses in surgical nursing, suturing, and bandaging.

"I don't look at what I do for my patients as a job. It is my career and I take it very seriously," Anji says. "Veterinary medicine is ever-changing and being at a facility like Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital is giving me the chance to further my knowledge and experience with all different species."

At home, Anji has a 3-year-old English bulldog named Bonnie, a 4-year-old Chihuahua and a 13-year-old cat named Tonto. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, listening to live music and taking her fur babies on road trips.


StaffAngie Sierra, 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."


StaffDavid Wernli, Registered Veterinary Technician

David has been an employee at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since 2012. With the experience he gained from working in veterinary medicine, he decided to further his education at Bakersfield College where he graduated the registered veterinary technician program. Shortly after finishing his degree, David passed the California State Board Exam. Along with being a registered veterinary technician and member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, David also obtained a KEY operators' certificate that allows him to operate and maintain machinery within the guidelines of American Animal Hospital Association medical board.

"The choice to become a registered veterinary technician has been the most fulfilling and gratifying decision of my life," David says. "I really love the idea of helping animals and working the emergency hours is a real challenge that keeps me on my toes. We never know what's going to happen next!"

At home, David has three dogs: Karli, a golden retriever; Sophie, a lab/hound mix; and Balto, a precocious Siberian Husky. His hobbies include golf, golf and more golf.


StaffTasha 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 enjoy biking, swimming, hiking, traveling, baking and simply relaxing while watching TV.


StaffBobbi Hokit, Registered Veterinary Technician


StaffKathryn Kelly, Office Manager and Veterinary Technician

Kathryn Kelly has been working at the large animal branch of Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital since December 2011 when she started out as the weekend tech. Now as the full time animal health technician and office manager; she gets to help both inside and outside of the office.

"My job is fun because I never know what will be going on in a given day," Kathryn says. "In the morning I could be inside with office work, and then in the afternoon I could be assisting with surgery in the field."

Kathryn has two dogs: Perdita and Zeke, and two horses: Weebee and Carlos. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and cooking.


StaffShelby Kate Garza, Receptionist Supervisor

As Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital's receptionist supervisor, Shelby Kate Garza overseas 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 of of every day."

Shelby has seven cats: Bobbie Girl, Evie, Smokey, Boots, Rocky, Molly, and Louie. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her cats and her husband. She also enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, window shopping, and board games.