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Robinn Teoh Yong Bin Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, WCVM


  • Program: rotating intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Loewan
  • Home community: Subang Jaya, Malaysia/Sapporo, Japan/Saskatoon, Sask.

Dr. Robinn Teoh, who is originally from Malaysia, completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia).

After working for six months in a Malaysian primary clinic post-graduation, Dr. Teoh pursued a PhD degree in veterinary internal medicine at the Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan). With the aim of gaining more clinical training, Dr. Teoh is now a small animal rotating intern at the WCVM. His future goal is to complete a residency in small animal internal medicine. 

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2017
  • PhD, Hokkaido University, 2023

Research Area

Dr. Teoh's PhD thesis focused on inflammatory colorectal polyp — a breed-specific inflammatory bowel disease unique to the miniature dachshunds in Japan. His team has proven that the IL-6 amplifier, a chronic local inflammatory gateway, is activated in dogs due to gene mutation in endocrine-related genes called thyroglobulin. The work was done by referencing experimental models in mouse and human studies.


  • Teoh YB, Ishizuka T, Kagawa Y, Yokoyama S, Jelinek J, Matsumoto Y, Tomiyasu H, Tsujimoto H, Takiguchi M, Yamazaki J. Use of genome-wide DNA methylation analysis to identify prognostic CpG site markers associated with longer survival time in dogs with multicentric high-grade B-cell lymphoma. J Vet Intern Med. 2023; doi: 10.1111/jvim.16931. 

  • Teoh YB, Jiang J-J, Yamasaki T, Nagata N, Sugawara T, Hasebe R, Ohta H, Sasaki N, Yokoyama N, Nakamura K, et al. An inflammatory bowel disease-associated SNP increases local thyroglobulin expression to develop inflammation in miniature dachshunds. Front Vet Sci (2023) 10: doi: 10.3389/fvets.2023.1192888

  • Yamasaki T, Nagata N, Atsumi T, Hasebe R, Tanaka Y, Ohki I, Kubota S, Shinohara Y, Teoh YB, Yokoyama N, et al. Zoobiquity experiments show the importance of the local MMP9-plasminogen axis in inflammatory bowel diseases in both dogs and patients. Int Immunol (2023) doi: 10.1093/INTIMM/DXAD006

  • Nagata N, Ohta H, Yamada A, Teoh YB, Ichii O, Morishita K, Sasaki N, Takiguchi M. Activities of matrix metalloproteinase-2, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and serine  proteases in samples of the colorectal mucosa of Miniature Dachshunds with inflammatory colorectal polyps. Am J Vet Res (2020) 81:572–580. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.81.7.572

  • Nagata N, Ohta H, Yokoyama N, Teoh YB, Sasaki N, Nakamura K, Takiguchi M. Characterization of mucin gene expression and goblet cell proportion in inflammatory colorectal polyps in miniature dachshunds. J Vet Med Sci (2022) doi: 10.1292/jvms.22-0076

  • Nagata N, Ohta H, Yokoyama N, Teoh YB, Nisa K, Sasaki N, Osuga T, Morishita K, Takiguchi M. Clinical characteristics of dogs with food‐responsive protein‐losing enteropathy. J Vet Intern Med (2020) 34:659–668. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15720