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Kenichiro Yagi

Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (Emergency and Critical Care and Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Emergency and Critical Care Skills Trainer


Kenichiro Yagi is originally from Japan and is currently living in California. Ken started his career in the field as a volunteer in 1995 and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.  Then, Ken pursued a career in veterinary medicine as a critical care technician and educator. From there, Ken accepted a position at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos as an ICU Supervisor and the Blood Bank Manager. After obtaining his certification as a veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in emergency and critical care, he began to teach ECC at Foothill College and on www.VSPN.org.

Ken serves as a co-chair of the Nursing Standards Committee for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. He then accomplished the feat of being double boarded when he obtained his designation as a VTS in small animal internal medicine.

Mr Yagi has presented as a speaker at regional and international conferences. His interests lie in emergency and critical care, transfusion medicine, respiratory therapy, evidence-based veterinary medicine, and critical care nursing.

Kenichiro would love to meet your staff .  Some of the following training opportunities are available and can be tailored to your staff:


  • Provide customized training in emergency care, including triage, patient assessment, and various emergency procedures.
  • Provide customized training in critical care including inpatient nursing, ongoing monitoring, and skills necessary to execute sophisticated treatment plans.
  • Teach your staff how to get the most out of low-tech monitoring methods and how to utilize advanced monitoring methods to accurately assess patient status.
  • Provide hands-on training in vascular access (Peripheral IV catheters, jugular catheters, sampling catheters, central lines, intraosseous catheters, and arterial catheters), male and female urinary catheter placement, nasoesophageal/nasogastric feeding tube placement, and the associated nursing care.
  • Introduce up-to-date evidence-based CPR protocol, providing a team-based approach to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bringing order and systematic methods to this ultimate emergency.
  • Encourage members of the entire team to think critically, allowing support staff to maximize their strengths, helping veterinarians focus on their roles and leading to an efficient and effective team.

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