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Southwest Veterinary Hospital


For over 75 years it has been our goal to provide our clients and their pets with progressive, compassionate care in a reasonable and efficient manner at a reasonable cost. Our commitment to excellence in the Bakersfield Community is well known, and we strive every day to treat your pets like the valued family members that they are.

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Our Work In The Community

Southwest Veterinary Hospital takes pride in providing care to the hardworking canines of local law enforcement departments. These include: Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff's Department, Kern Valley State Prison, and the Bakersfield Probation Department. Additionally, our own Dr. Rose Rakow is Board President of Bakersfield SPCA and an adjunct professor of the Technician Program at Bakersfield College.

We proudly support a number of local efforts, such as countywide rabies clinics; Bakersfield SPCA, Animal Care Center, and Animal Control; Kern County's Humane Society, Animal Shelter, Animal Control and Friends of Kern County; the Wasco Animal Shelter; The Cat People; and Alpha K9 Sanctuary.

Client Testimonials & Reviews

We care about your experience with us. We are constantly looking to improve, and your feedback helps us get better every day! Here's what your neighbors have been saying about us since 1949.