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Ronette Gehring




Ronette Gehring, BVSc, MMedVet (Pharm), MRCVS, DACVCP
Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology









Dr Gehring’s research interests are in veterinary and comparative pharmacometrics, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling, population and physiologically-based pharmacokinetics, and simulation. She is interested in developing these models for veterinary-specific clinical applications, including scaling of dosage regimens across species, ages and breeds of animals, estimating withdrawal intervals, optimizing antimicrobial dosage regimens, and optimizing the design of clinical trials. Dr Gehring is a board-certified veterinary clinical pharmacologist and the regional director for the Midwest branch of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD). Currently, she is involved in research projects looking at the antimicrobial treatment of bovine respiratory disease, the transfer of drugs across the blood-milk barrier, and the efficacy of anti-inflammatories for the control of pain in cattle.


Dr Gehring teaches pharmacology to the 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students.

She also teaches an online course in veterinary clinical pharmacokinetics for graduate students. This course is also available as continuing education for scientists in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.


University of Pretoria, South Africa 1996 BVSc
University of Pretoria, South Africa 2001 MMedVet (Pharm)

Board Certification

American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, 2006

Memberships and Affiliations

American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (Secretary-Treasurer)
American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (President-Elect)
Animal Health Modeling and Simulation Society
International Society of Pharmacometrics
Evidence Based Veterinary Medical Association

Recent Publications

  1. Gehring R, Riviere JE 2013 The limitations of MIC as the sole criterion in antimicrobial drug dosage regimen design: The need for full characterization of antimicrobial pharmacodynamic profile especially for drug-resistant organisms. The Veterinary Journal 198: 15-18

  2. Malreddy PR, Coetzee JF, KuKanich B, Gehring R 2013 Pharmacokinetics and milk secretion of gabapentin and meloxicam co-administered orally in Holstein-Friesian cows. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 36 (1): 14-20

  3. Mochel JP, Gabrielsson J, Collard W, Fink M, Gehring R, Laffont C, Liu Y, Martin- Jiminez T, Pelligand L, Steimer JL, Toutain PL, Whittem T, Riviere J Animal Health Modeling and Simulation Society: a new society promoting model-based approach in veterinary pharmacology. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2013 (E-pub ahead of print)

  4. DeDonder K, Gehring R, Baynes RE, Tell L, Vickroy TW, Apley MD, Riviere JE 2013 Procaine penicillin G withdrawal intervals for cattle: An update based on new sampling protocols. Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association 243 (10):  1408-1412

  5. Wang H, Rush BR, Wilkerson M, Herman C, Miesner M, Renter D, Gehring R 2013 From Theory to Practice: Integrating Instructional Technology Into Veterinary Medical Education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 40(3): 264-271

  6. Soliman AM, Youssef SAH, Amer AM, Abu-Basha E, Murphy PA, Hauck CC, Gehring R, Hsu WH 2013 Effect of chronic lead intoxication on the absorption and disposition of amoxicillin in goats. Journal of Veterinary Science (E-pub ahead of print)

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