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Ronald LiRonald Li, DVM, MVetMed, PhD, DACVECC

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Dr. Ronald Li is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. His research focus includes platelet signaling, neutrophil extracellular traps in sepsis and thrombosis. His clinical interests include management of respiratory failure, thrombosis and acquired coagulopathies.

Dr. Li graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 2009 and completed a rotating internship in Toronto, Canada the follow year.  Dr. Li then went on to pursue an emergency and critical care residency and Master of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) in 2011. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2014. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. from UC Davis in December 2017 and is now the principal investigator for the Comparative Platelet and Neutrophil Physiology Laboratory at the University of California Davis.


SternJoshua A. Stern, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) 

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Joshua Stern is an associate professor of cardiology at the University of California, Davis.  He currently serves as the Chief of Service for Cardiology and as the Small Animal Clinic Director for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He works in the clinic at UC Davis and is a member of the Center for Companion Animal Health. His clinical interests include mechanisms of arrhythmia, inherited heart disease and medical management of cardiac disease.

Dr. Stern is an active researcher in veterinary cardiology, canine genetics and pharmacogenomics. He operates a cardiac genetics laboratory that trains graduate students in addition to cardiology residents.  Dr. Stern has authored more than 70 publications and frequently lectures internationally on the topics of veterinary cardiology and genetics.  He is an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology and a Small Animal Advisory Board Member for the Morris Animal Foundation. 

He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he also completed a small animal rotating internship.  Dr. Stern completed his cardiology residency through North Carolina State University and earned his PhD through research and graduate studies with Washington State University Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory.