Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Coffee Road Animal Hospital in Bakersfield! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (661) 587-1976 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Craig Hammans, DVM

Dr. Craig Hammans, owner of the Coffee Road Animal Hospital, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Upon graduation, he came to Bakersfield where he started working at Southwest Veterinary Hospital. After four years at Southwest, he founded Coffee Road Animal Hospital in 1991. The Hospital became incorporated in 2001 and the Coffee Road Pet Resort was added.

Coffee Road Animal Hospital and Dr. Hammans have been recognized by The Bakersfield Californian as “The Favorite Veterinarian and Pet Hospital” as well as “The Best of Bakersfield Veterinarians and Pet Hospitals” in Bakersfield.

Dr. Hammans and his wife, Mary Kay, have two sons, Tristan and Colton. Outside of the Hospital, Dr. Hammans enjoys traveling, woodworking, fishing, photography and watching his sons’ sporting events. He and his family like spending time playing with their pets, their two chocolate labs named Cooper and Truman, and their cat, Kit Kat.

Stephanie Anne Paine, DVM

Dr. Paine graduated from the University of California Davis with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Dr. Paine is a Bakersfield native who joined the Coffee Road Animal Hospital medical team in 2006. She is an invaluable member of our veterinary staff who provides excellent care to family pets. Outside of the Hospital, Dr. Paine enjoys traveling, reading, and visiting with her family. She and her husband, Scott, enjoy playing with their pets, which include, a cat named Maia, and a black Labrador retriever, named Hali.

Leslie Healis, DVM

Dr. Healis is a 2015 Western University Health Science, College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate. With a love of animals, a passion for science, and conservation, Dr. Healis’ career in veterinary medicine seemed to come naturally. She attended California State University Long Beach achieving both a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Biology, option; Zoology. Her Psychology degree from CSULB and her education from WesternU has furthered her belief in the importance of client education through effective communication.

Dr. Healis joined Coffee Road Animal Hospital in June 2022. Her interests include feline medicine, internal medicine of all species, education, exotics/zoo/wildlife, and surgery. Dr. Healis and her husband Matt have a son named Beau and many “pet-kids”; four dogs Omni (a terrier mix), Butters (a poodle mix), Gus and Evangeline (golden retrievers), and their two cats Little C, and Tink. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and in her free time- hiking, painting, reading, and spending time at the beach.

Ashley Myers, DVM

Dr. Myers attended veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at Texas A&M, graduating in January 2023. She is originally from the Columbus, Ohio area and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at Kent State University.  Her love for veterinary medicine began when she worked at a pet boarding facility and veterinary clinic.  Dr. Myers worked her way up from kennel assistant to veterinary assistant and developed a passion for helping pets and their people.  Her interests include oncology, radiology, and research.  She currently has one dog, a coconut mutt named Joey, that she adopted during her time in the Caribbean.  Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Myers enjoys spending time with family, travelling, hiking, reading, and trying new restaurants/foods.

Dr. Ra, DVM

Dr. Ra graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2023 and completed his clinical year at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ra moved to California at the age of seven from South Korea and grew up in Orange County. He completed his Bachelor of science degree in Animal Science at University of California, Davis. Following graduation, he worked as a veterinary assistant at a veterinary dermatology clinic where he further developed his passion for veterinary medicine. His main interests are dermatology and oncology.

Outside veterinary medicine he enjoys hiking, swimming, movies, and spending time with family and friends. Dr.Ra also enjoys spending time with his three pets, which include a coconut mutt named Jessie, and two cats named Nari, and Haku.