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Dr. Elizabeth Benavides

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Office AG 211

Assistant Professor of Animal Science

Dr. Benavides recently joined Texas State University in the Fall of 2015, after completion of her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri, where she worked to develop a method of measuring multiple products in a blood sample simultaneously. As a graduate student, Dr. Benavides has been recognized for her commitment to teaching and research. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Benavides also serves as mentor to the pre-veterinary students at Texas State and advisor for the pre-veterinary society. Dr. Benavides’ hobbies include photography, her pug Lily, and road trips.


Ph.D. Animal Science, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2015
M.S. Animal Science, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2010
B.S. Agriculture, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2007
Courses taught:

  • AG 1445 - Basic Animal Science
  • AG 3301 - Genetics of Livestock and Plant Improvement
  • AG 3314 - Animal Health and Disease Control
  • AG 3331 - Reproduction in Farm Animals
  • AG 4326 - Advanced Animal Science: Ruminants 

Research interests:

  • Goat and small ruminant production
  • Goat and small ruminant physiology
  • Animal endocrinology and technology
  • Reproductive physiology and endocrinology

More about Dr. Benavides' scholarly work