Vice President for Research and Development



DVM (Cum Laude), DRDM, MBA, PhD, DipPCVPH, CBO

DR. YBAÑEZ is the Vice-President for Research and Development and a Professor VI of the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines. He obtained his Bachelor of Animal Science (Cum Laude) and DVM degrees (Cum Laude) from the Visayas State University. He also finished the post-graduate Diploma in Research and Development from the University of the Philippines Open University (as Dean’s list). He further finished his PhD in Veterinary Sciences (Internal Medicine) from the United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences of Gifu University and Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan.

He also has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Southwestern University PHINMA, Cebu City, Philippines. He is a Diplomate in the Philippine College of Veterinary Public Health and a candidate Diplomate in the Philippine College of Canine Practitioners. Recently, he finished the course as Certified Biosafety Officer from the National Training Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity of UP NIH.

He is actively involved in multi-disciplinary research, but with great interest in small animal medicine, parasitology and tick-borne disease research. He was awarded as the Grand Winner of The Outstanding Cebuano Youth Leader (TOCYL) – Young Professional Category by the Cebu City Government, as Outstanding Veterinarian in the Veterinary Research Practice by the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines, as The Outstanding Cebuano Awardee (Science and Technology Field), and as Outstanding Young Professional in Veterinary Research by the Philippine Society of Animal Science.

He is also a current National Council Member of the Council on Education of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association. He has more than 50 international peer-reviewed publications with an H Index of 14 and more than 400 citations. He is currently involved in research grants from the Commission on Higher Education and the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science.