Ricardo C. Chebel

Associate Professor

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences &
Department of Animal Sciences
Researcher and Extension Veterinarian
Dairy Cattle Health and Welfare
PO Box 100136
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32610
FAX: 352-392-7551


  • DVM, Universidade Paulista, 1999
  • MPVM, University of California Davis, 2004
  • Dairy Production Medicine Residency, University of California Davis, 2004
  • Post-graduate researcher, Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, University of California Davis, 2001
  • Intern, RuAnn and Maddox Dairies, Riverside, California, 2000

Research Interests

  • Dairy cattle health, management, and welfare. Emphasis on: periparturient cow health and behavior, automated devices for monitoring periparturient cows and pre-weaned calves, reproductive physiology and management, automated devices for estrous detection and improvement of fertility.

Honors & Awards

  • Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council, Leadership Award
  • House Officer Seminar Day Award (Best Large Animal research), University of California Davis

Recent Publications