Dr Delia Lacasta

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Ruminant Health Management

Delia Lacasta graduated at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza, Spain in 1995 and from her first jobs she started working with small ruminants in a full time, first in charge of a meat sheep farm with more than 2500 animals and later in a Sheep and Goat Breeder Healthy Group (SBHG), located in the South of Huesca, Spain, with more than 25.000 sheep and goats. There she worked for more than 13 years. At the same time, she developed a research project on respiratory diseases of lambs to obtain the PhD degree in 2006 with a Cum Laude qualification. During all these years she was also collaborating with a Veterinary company (GTV) as sheep respiratory disorders specialist. In 2005 she started working at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, as a part time lecturer, combining this with her work as practitioner. Currently and since 2010, she is working as a full time lecturer at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza, developing all her work with small ruminant species, especially sheep. She is the director of the Ruminant Clinical Service of this Faculty (SCRUM) that receives every year more than 400 clinical cases. Delia has taken part of the board of the Spanish Society for Sheep and Goat Production (SEOC) for 8 years and currently is in the Organizing Committee of the next International Sheep Veterinary Congress that will be held in Seville, Spain, in 2021 and organized by SEOC. She is also the president of the Scientific Committee of this conference (ISVC 2021). She is Diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminants Health and Management (ECSRHM) since 2011, which is currently the president. She has more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals (within the impact factor system) and more than 80 publications in other national and international journals, furthermore, she has more than 100 presentations in national and international scientific meetings.