Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), Adobe Animal Hospital, Los Altos, California
Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR, Patterson Veterinary University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), is an ICU and blood bank manager at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, California. He has authored textbooks, chapters, and articles on transfusion medicine, respiratory care, critical care nursing, and the veterinary nursing profession. He is a board member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, and the Veterinary Innovation Council, and he serves as the NAVTA State Representative Chairperson and cochair of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.
FUN FACT: Before authoring articles, Ken had a stint in translating Japanese manga such as Rurouni Kenshin into English.
Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR, has been in the veterinary industry for more than 26 years, working in small animal practice, as a consultant, and now as an educational development specialist for Patterson Veterinary. She authored the book Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team and lectures nationally on practice management and veterinary nurse-related initiatives.
FUN FACT: Heather drives a customized Harley Davidson Fat Boy when time allows.
I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting public health. I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession’s Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning.