Dr. Ronald Koh
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Biography:
Dr. Ronald Koh received his DVM degree in 2006 from National Chung Hsing University College of Veterinary Medicine in Taiwan. He completed a specialty internship in acupuncture in 2010 and received his Master’s degree in 2012 from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Koh gained certifications in acupuncture (CVA), Chinese herbal medicine (CVCH), and food therapy (CVFT) through the Chi Institute, Canine Rehabilitation (CCRP) through University of Tennessee, and Canine Medical Manipulation through Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. He is currently working on his residency in Veterinary Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation. His clinical interests include TCVM and integrative medicine for pain management, neurological disorders, geriatric conditions, and palliative and hospice care. Currently, Dr. Koh is an assistant professor and the section chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He has authored several articles on acupuncture, rehabilitation and integrative medicine for publications in the United States and China. He has also been invited to provide lectures and trainings on traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, integrative medicine and rehabilitation for veterinary schools, conferences, and general public events in the United States, China, Russia, and Indonesia.

Teaching Interests:
Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture, Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation, Nutraceuticals, Herbal Medicine

Research Interests:
Acupuncture, integrative therapies, supplements, and physical therapy for pain management, neurological injury, and geriatric medicine

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Best Research Abstract Award
  • 2018 Whitney Joy Engler Memorial Veterinary Student Research Award
  • 2017 Speaker Award
  • 2017 Keynote Speaker
  • 2017 Outstanding Speaker Award
  • 2016 Excellent Speaker
  • 2016 Scholastic Achievement and Excellence in Professional Service Award
  • 2012 Master of Science
 Education:
  • MS University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • DVM National Ching Hsing University College of Veterinary Medicine
 Grants:
  • AcuStim: Wearable Stimulator for Veterinary Electro-Acupuncture, LSU LIFT2 Fund, $49,000.00
  • Effects of Acupuncture for Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Disease in Dogs Undergoing, LSU SVM Competitive Research Program (CORP), $9,200.00
  • Effect of Acupuncture on Recovery from General Anesthesia in Cats after Spaying Surgery, LSU SVM Summer Scholar, $5,000.00
  • Effect of Acupuncture on the Recovery from General Anesthesia in Dogs after Spaying Surgery, LSU SVM Summer Scholar, $5,000.00
  • Agmatine Supplementation for Painful Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, $29,850.00
  • Canine Rehabilitation Exercises, Canine Exercises Solutions,
  • AHVMA Foundation, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), $91,264.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for Cognitive Dysfunction, Koh, Ronald, 2018, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AJTCVM) , Volume: 13, Number: 1, Pages: 65-78
  • Retrospective study of using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism: 12 Cases, Koh, Ronald; Xie , Hui-sheng, 2017, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AJTCVM) , Volume: 12, Number: 1
  • The Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in 12 Dogs with Hyperadrenocorticism , Koh, Ronald, 2017, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AJTCVM) , Volume: 12, Number: 1, Pages: 55-68
  • Integrative Veterinary Medicine (in Chinese) , Koh, Ronald, 2015, Chinese Veterinary Medical Journal , Volume: 48, Pages: 66-67
  • Top 5 Points for Incorporating Complementary & Integrative Medicine Into Practice, Koh, Ronald, 2015, Veterinary Team Brief , Number: October issue, Pages: 29-31
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for Challenging Disorders: Seziures, Koh, Ronald, 2015, Integrative Veterinary Care Journal , Volume: 5, Number: 4, Pages: 35-40
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Agmatine for pain management in dogs with coxofemoral joint osteoarthritis: a pilot study, Taguchi, Takashi; Koh, Ronald; Takawira, Catherine; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gilad, Gad; Aronson, Randy; Lopez, Mandi, 2018, Front Vet Sci , Volume: 5, Number: Article 311
  • Effects of maropitant, acepromazine, and electroacupuncture on vomiting associated with administration of morphine in dogs., Koh, Ronald; Isaza, N; Xie, H; Cooke, K; Robertson, S, 2014, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 244, Number: 7, Pages: 820-9
  • Treatment of “fly-biting Seizures” with acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy in a Bichon Frise dog, Koh, Ronald, 2011, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine , Volume: 6, Number: 1, Pages: 61-66
  • Pharmacokinetics and tissue depletion of florfenicol in Leghorn and Taiwan Native chickens., Chang, S; Davis, J; Cheng, C; Shien, R; Hsieh, M; Koh, B; Chou, C, 2010, Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics , Volume: 33, Number: 5, Pages: 471-9
Scientific Abstract:
  • Agmatine for pain management in dogs with coxofemoral joint osteoarthritis, Taguchi, Takashi; Koh, Ronald; Takawira, Catherine; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gilad, Gad ; Lopez, Mandi, 2018
  • Agmatine for pain management in dogs with coxofemoral joint osteoarthritis, Taguchi, Takashi; Koh, Ronald; Takawira, Catherine; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gilad, Gad ; Aronson, Randy; Lopez, Mandi, 2018
Newspaper:
  • Integrative Medicine: Acupuncture for Pets, Koh, Ronald, 2015
Newsletter:
  • How I Got Into Traditonal Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Koh, Ronald, 2015
  • How to Treat Cushing’s Disease, Koh, Ronald, 2015
  • A look at Blood Stasis (Xue Yu), Koh, Ronald, 2013
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for vomiting, Koh, Ronald, 2013