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Dr. Travis Thurman is a Bakersfield native. He attended Highland High School and earned his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He went on to veterinary school at St. George's University while completing his clinical year at Texas A&M University in 2008. Dr. Thurman joined the staff at San Joaquin Veterinary Center upon his return to Bakersfield in 2008. After three years at SJVC, Dr. Thurman founded Thurman Veterinary Center in October of 2011.

Dr. Thurman was raised around the livestock industry.  He started in a local 4-H club at 8 years old and then joined the Highland High School Future Farmers of America (FFA). Throughout his show years, Dr. Thurman exhibited swine, cattle, and sheep.   His family, Steve (father), Jan (mother), and Jennifer (sister), were also very involved with livestock. Even today, Dr. Thurman assists local 4-H and FFA groups with general wellness, management, feeding, and animal health.  Dr. Thurman enjoys spending his free time with his daughter Collins and in the company of his Australian Shepherd- Zoey, his Scottish Fold cat- Pabst, Freckles the Quarter Horse and numerous cows/calves, either at his home or the family‘s ranch in Pozo Flats.

Dr. Thurman is truly living the dream. Not only does he spend every day caring for the animals that he loves, but he takes any opportunity to work on his family’s ranch, travel, fish, hike and he is a lover of all sports, especially snowboarding.

Marissa is our receptionist.  She is from Santa Barbara, but moved here in 2000 and is here to stay! She has many years of experience in customer service and is excited to call Thurman Veterinary Center her home. She is fun loving and energetic. She will go out of her way to make sure you have a positive experience. She spends a lot of her free time with friends and her rescue cat, Shmee. 

Jeanette is our second receptionist. She grew up in Bakersfield and is currently raising her two children, Giselle and Joaquin, in our wonderful city. She loves spending time at the park with her children and her spunky, Malti-poo, named Dallas. 

Jamie is a Veterinary Technician at Thurman Veterinary Center.  She has worked as a technician for over 10 years and is very passionate about animals.  She is the proud puppy mom to our office dog, Gage! Jamie and her husband Clay enjoy taking trips together and taking Gage to the dog park!

Janice is a Veterinary Technician at Thurman Veterinary Center. She is born and raised in Bakersfield. After high school, she moved to Texas for ten years. Soon after returning to California, she joined the staff at Thurman Veterinary Center. She is our resident cat lover. She has two kitties, Burt and Ernie!

Terra is our lead Kennel Technician. She grew up in Bakersfield and is now raising her son Jacob here. She is an avid animal rescuer and currently has 4 Chinese Crested canines living with her- Hairy, Roxy, Brutus, and Skeebo. 

Jillian is the Office Manager who is pleased to join the staff at Thurman Veterinary Center.  Jillian was born and raised in Bakersfield. She  enjoys life in Bakersfield with her husband, Wyatt, 2 children, Elliot and Thatcher, and two dogs, Sophie and Piper.

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Office Hours

Monday8:00am - 12:00pm1:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am - 12:00pm1:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00pm1:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am - 12:00pm1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday8:00am - 12:00pm1:30pm - 5:30pm
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