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About the Program
Veterinary Technology is a one year program that is dual enrolled with Bakersfield College. The course offers training in large and small animal care and includes classroom/laboratory instruction and placement in an internship. For more information, click on the "Veterinary Technology Program Page" link in the blue box to the right.
About the Instructor
  • Instructor at ROC since 2020.
  • California teaching credential (preliminary) in CTE Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science - Production, Oklahoma State University, 2010.
  • Associates of Science degree, Livestock Management, Mt. San Antonio College, 2006.
  • Post-doctoral studies include the completion of a fellowship in Shelter Medicine through a UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin joint effort, 2018-2019.
  • Diploma, Rowland Heights High School (CA), courses included ROP Animal Science.
  • Emergency Relief Veterinarian, Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital, 2016 - Present.
  • Adjunct Veterinary Professor, San Joaquin Community College, 2016 - 2017.
  • Shelter Veterinarian, Kern County Animal Services, 2017 - 2019.
  • Shelter Veterinarian, Bakersfield SPCA / City of Bakersfield Animal Care Shelter, 2016 - 2017.
  • Volunteer and Relief Veterinary Surgeon, Spay Arkansas Spay/Neuter Clinic-Springdale, AR, 2014 - 2016.
  • Associate Veterinarian, various Arkansas hospitals and clinics, 2014 - 2016.
  • Various positions as Vet Assistant, Vet Tech, Vet Front Office, and Farm Hand, 2002 - 2010.
    • Experience includes working on a ranch managing large animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and horses.
  • Professional affiliations:
    • Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
    • Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.
    • American Veterinary Medical Association.
    • Christian Veterinary Missions.
  • Dr. King has a passion for community-based livestock production in third world and developing countries. She has visited Brazil, Uganda and India volunteering her time to help those in need live better lives through livestock education and veterinary care.
  • Dr. King’s areas of interest include shelter medicine, food animal production, animal reproduction and surgery.
  • Dr. King enjoys spending time with her dogs, Bandit, Billy Jean, Charlie and Owney. All of Dr. King's pets are rescue animals coming from local shelters and rescue groups.