Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) practices as a veterinary technician at Adobe Animal Hospital in California as an ICU Manager and Blood Bank Manager. He is an active educator, lecturing internationally, contributing to various text books and publications, as well as providing practical instruction on-site and online on topics including transfusion medicine, respiratory care, and critical care nursing.
His efforts are also directed towards elevating the profession by serving on the board for Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society, the Treasurer for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, and as the State Representative Committee Chairperson of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.
Ken is focused on supporting the veterinary nurse and technicians around the globe in their advocacy for the profession. In collaboration with national and international leaders, he hopes to encourage further recognition for veterinary technicians in their vital role within the veterinary team. He aims to serve the profession by aiding technician associations maintain purpose and relevance, fostering the development of current and future leaders, and bridging veterinarian and veterinary technician efforts towards the advancement of the veterinary field.
He is also committed to individual growth, with obtaining a graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery through the University of Missouri set as the current goal. His endeavors are made possible through support from his family, Iris, Haruto, and Haruka. Ken invites everyone to ask “Why?” to understand the “What” and “How” of our field, and to constantly pursue new limits as veterinary professionals and individuals.