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Igor Yankin

Here's what I'm all about...


Hey friend – I'm Igor Yankin, a small animal emergency and critical care specialist from Texas. Thanks for stopping by!

You might know me as the founder of

I started my career as an emergency veterinarian in 2010. After working ER shifts for 5 years, I went on to complete a rotating small animal internship at Oregon State University and an emergency and critical care residency at the University of Florida. Since 2019, I have been working as a criticalist at Texas A&M University.

 Over the last 14 years working in the ECC field, I have trained and mentored dozens of emergency veterinarians, interns, and residents. I realized that many of my trainees shared a common area of difficulty that they found especially challenging to master, despite its vital importance. This area of ECC involves the management of electrolyte and acid-base disorders in small animals, which happens to be one of my professional passions.

 In 2022, I set out on a journey to create the most comprehensive training program that differs from anything else that has been created to date. This training program is called the 'Small Animal Electrolyte and Acid-Base Mastery: Certification Course.'

It is specifically designed for those of you who want to become proficient in management of electrolyte and acid-base disorders but don't want to complete an ECC residency and wait 14 years to gain experience.

Meanwhile, if you're not ready to start this program, I recommend you enroll in a completely free training on intravenous potassium supplementation in dogs and intravenous potassium supplementation in cats by clicking on the button below.

By the end of this RACE-approved online training, you will learn about:

1. A hands-on, step-by-step approach to potassium calculations for parenteral supplementation and refractory hypokalemia.

2. Dive into numerous clinical examples, participate in post-lesson quizzes designed to reinforce your learning, and gain practical insights that you can apply in real-world veterinary scenarios.

3. As a unique feature, all participants will have exclusive access to download comprehensive step-by-step protocols for the treatment of hypokalemia management in dogs.

4. In addition to these insights, you will also receive a special bonus: The acid-base analysis in animals worksheet, designed to streamline your work.


Are you ready?


FREE RACE-Approved Course


1. Min S, Wesselowski SR, Nabity MB, Yankin I. Pulmonary hypertension is associated with hypocoagulability in dogs: a retrospective analysis of 66 cases (2013-2021). Am J Vet Res. 2024 Feb 12:1-8. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.23.11.0252. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38330592.

2. Lozano BA, Yankin I, Perry S, Rutter CR. Acid-base and electrolyte evaluation in dogs with upper GI obstruction: 115 dogs (2015-2021). J Small Anim Pract. 2023 Aug 10. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13656. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37565533 

3. Parry ME, Vallone JM, Gremillion CL, Wustefeld-Janssens BG, Yankin I. Retrospective evaluation of the diagnostic utility of computed tomography in dogs with nontraumatic hemoperitoneum: 26 cases (2015-2020). J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023 Jul-Aug;33(4):447-453. doi: 10.1111/vec.13310. Epub 2023 Jul 12. PMID: 37436906.

4. Osgood AM, Hollenbeck D, Yankin I. Evaluation of quick sequential organ failure scores in dogs with severe sepsis and septic shock. J Small Anim Pract, 2022 Jul 9. PMID: 35808968

5. Yankin I, Carver AM, Koenigshof AM. The use of impedance aggregometry to evaluate platelet function after the administration of DDAVP in healthy dogs treated with aspirin or clopidogrel. Am J Vet Res. 2021 Oct;82(10):823-828. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.82.10.823. PMID: 34554870.

6. Yankin I, Nemanic S, Funes S, de Morais H, Gorman E, Ruaux C. Clinical relevance of splenic nodules or heterogeneous splenic parenchyma assessed by cytologic evaluation of fine-needle samples in 125 dogs (2011-2015). J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Jan;34(1):125-131;

7. Yankin I, Schaer M, Johnson M, Meland T, Londoño LA. Persistent pit viper envenomation in a cat. JFMS Open Rep. 2017 Oct 27;3(2);