Ronald Li

Assistant Professor

Surgical & Radiological Sciences


Licenses
Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
California University Veterinarian License
Education
2005, BS, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2009, DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario Canada
2014, MVetMed, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
2017, PhD, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Expression and secretion of High Mobility Group Box Chromosomal Protein-1 in LPS-activated dog platelets, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, ACVIM Resident Research Funding: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Clevidine in Dogs with Mitral Valve Degeneration, Gunther-Harrington (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Co-Investigator, Evaluating the safety and efficacy of clevidipine in dogs with congestive heart failure secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease: A Pilot Study, Gunther-Harrington (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Principal Investigator, Wildfire exposure and platelet activation in cats: Investigating the association between platelet aryl hydrocarbon receptor expression and platelet activation in cats. , (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Circulating neutrophil extracellular traps in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiogenic arterial thromboembolism, (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Principal Investigator, Neutrophil extracellular traps in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiogenic arterial thromboembolism, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of hypercoagulability in dogs with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension, Lance Vesser (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Co-Investigator, Role of neural reflex arcs and neurogenic signaling in cardiac injury induced by UFPM and O3., Ed Schelegle (Principal Investigator), NIEHS Core Center for Environmental Health Sciences - NIH
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Li RHL : Chapter 70: Acquired Coagulopathy, Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper, K, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. 444-454.
2018 LI RHL, Stern JA : Chapter 42: Pulmonary Thromboembolism, Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper, K, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. 266-272.
2013 Li R, Humm K : Canine parvovirus infection, Silverstein DC, Hopper K 2nd ed, (ed), Small Animal Critical Care, . .
Research Focus
  • My primary research focus centers on understanding the cellular basis and pathobiological roles of platelet signalling, neutrophil-platelet interaction leading to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation in sepsis and sepsis-associated organ failure in companion animals. My research interest also includes platelet activation, thrombosis and anti-platelet therapy monitoring in feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a large animal model for familial human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Specialty Focus
Specialty focus: small animal emergency and critical care, immunothrombosis, thrombosis and hemostasis in critical illness.