Violeta is a Public Health Veterinarian that enjoys working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Violeta received her degree in Veterinary Sciences at the University Complutense of Madrid in 2015. Post-graduation, she continued to gain professional training at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (UK) in Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and disease control and prevention measures in livestock. She has always been interested in the human-animal interface from a One Health perspective. This led her to complete a Master degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2017. After that, Violeta worked in a private Swiss consultancy (SAFOSO) for three years (2017-2020) in research and capacity building projects in the areas of AMR, food safety, epidemiology and animal health economics, in collaboration with international organizations, research institutions and national governments. Violeta is a member of the SOUND-Control COST Action “Standardizing Output-based Surveillance to control non-regulated diseases of cattle in the EU” and the RIBMINS COST Action “Risk-based meat inspection and integrated meat safety assurance”. She completed the residency of the Europe College of Veterinary in Public Health (ECVPH) in 2020.
Violeta started her PhD at Zurich University in January 2021 where, she will be collaborating in the Global Burden of Animal Diseases project that aims to improve societal outcomes from animals through the optimization of investments in animal health and welfare at global, national and farm levels. More specifically, she will be working in the Production Loss and Expenditure Theme, under the lead of Professor Paul Torgerson.