Aránzazu Meana, DVM, PhD, EVPC Diplomate and EBVS® Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology was graduated from Veterinary Medicine Faculty at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain.
After a short period as general practitioner in a private clinic, she became assistant for the Animal Health Department of the same University, where she completed her PhD thesis in 1990 about pathogenesis of ruminant gastrointestinal parasitic diseases. She did some postgraduate studies in Cambridge and Glasgow Veterinary Schools and is currently Full Professor in Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, while being also in charge of Parasitology Laboratory at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (UCM).
Her areas of research are the epidemiology and control of parasitic diseases, focusing mainly on gastrointestinal parasites of herbivores (ovine, bovine and equine) in which she has an active participation on meetings, and scientific congresses, including several books on clinical cases equine and bovine parasitology and many published papers. She was involved in the discovery in Europe of the honeybee intestinal microsporidium Nosema ceranae, closely related with recent honeybee high colony losses.
She is a member of the Spanish Society of Parasitology, the European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP). Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC) since 2005, she has been secretary of ESCCAP- Spain from 2005 to 2011 and EVPC from 2012 to 2018. She is currently the EVPC Vicepresident.