Prof. Andrei D. Mihalca, DVM, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2002 and in 2007 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Parasitic Diseases at the same institution. Currently he is affiliated to the Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He coordinated various research projects on vector-borne diseases, including the pan-European EurNegVec COST Action. He is actively involved in research and social veterinary medicine projects focused on parasitic and infectious diseases of small animals (dogs and cats) across sub-Saharan Africa with previous work done in Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Liberia, and Somaliland. Prof. Andrei D. Mihalca is Associate Editor of several peer-reviewed journals, including Parasites & Vectors, International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Report, BMC Veterinary Research etc. He is author of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and many international books and book chapters. In his free time, he enjoys doing wildlife photography and has several featured articles in National Geographic.