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
  • 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
  • Electrocardiography Services

Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

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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DVM- Tufts University 1991

Sukhjit Dhaliwal, DVM

Dr. Dhaliwal was born and raised in India.  She obtained her bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine while in India.  After receiving her Veterinary license she did an internship at Iowa State University.  Dr. Dhaliwal began working for Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital in 2009, and she has been a great addition to the BVH team.  Her interest is to practice veterinary medicine in a manner which is the safest and best for her patients, least stressful for her clients.  She is happily living in Bakersfield with her husband and her three children.  Her hobbies include painting and interior design.    Show More

Andrea Reid, DVM

Dr. Reid attended veterinary school at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with a class rank of second out of 129 individuals. During her veterinary education, Dr. Reid received over fourteen scholarships and awards for her interest in small animal medicine and academic achievements. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Reid gained invaluable experience working with stray, injured, and abandoned animals at the Central California SPCA in Fresno- one of the highest volume animal shelters in the country. Her undergraduate studies were completed at UCLA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She credits her involvement with Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar during her senior year at UCLA for giving her the push she needed to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Although she enjoys all aspects of being a general practitioner, Dr. Reid has developed special interests in dermatology, clinical pathology, and diagnostic imaging. She lives in Bakersfield with her husband, two "career-changed" service dogs, a cream tabby, and a Connemara gelding. Show More

DVM- UC Davis