Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital

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8610 Harris Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Driving Directions

(661) 327-4444


  • Hours:
  • Open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

Your pets mean the world to you. Guess what? They mean the world to us, too! At Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital, we strive to provide the very best medical care possible while treating you and your pets with the professionalism, courtesy, and respect you deserve. We offer state-of-the-art care and client consultation services with the goal of promoting your pet’s overall health and longevity, while building a lasting relationship with you. It is our privilege and pleasure to care for our patients, so call today to learn about our services and start making a difference in your pet’s life.

Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital Services

  • 24-Hour Animal Hospital
  • Anesthesia
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Dermatology Specialists
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
  • Electrocardiography Services
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Charles P. Ulrich, DVM

Dr. Ulrich graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Science, an MS in Zoology, and a DVM (in 1982).  He is the managing partner of Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital.  His special interest is avian medicine.  Dr. Ulrich is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, and the Kern County Veterinary Medical Association.  He is married and has four children; two boys and two girls.  Dr. Ulrich is an avid, albeit mediocre, golfer.  He also enjoys traveling, collecting wine, cooking, and growing orchids. 
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Years in Practice: 34

DVM- UC Davis 1982

Jennifer McGraw, DVM

Dr. McGraw graduated in 1998 from Colorado State University. She grew up in Lompoc, California, but moved to Colorado in her senior year of high school. Dr. McGraw received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. Dr. McGraw always aspired to be a Veterinarian, and was proudly involved in animal related organizations (such as no-kill cat shelters) from a young age. During college, Dr. McGraw's interests were cancer research and Raptor rehabilitation. Dr. McGraw has been with BVH since her 1998 graduation from Veterinary School, and is happily living in Bakersfield with her two children and her many (many!) pets.
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Years in Practice: 18

DVM- Colorado State 1998

Irena Takata, DVM

Dr. Takata was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. She attended USC and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences in 1984. Dr. Takata graduated from Tufts University Veterinary College in Massachusetts in 1991. Immediately following, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Takata enjoyed the challenging cases there, and soon became a staff practitioner in a large referral hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. In 1993, Dr. Takata and her husband re-located to Bakersfield. Dr. Takata has been with BVH since 2005. She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, but particularly loves critical care cases. Dr. Takata is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
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Years in Practice: 25

DVM- Tufts University 1991