Veterinary Policy Officer
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)
Despoina Iatridou graduated in 2000 from Veterinary School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. After her graduation, she set up her own veterinary practice in Greece, where she worked for more than seven years as a veterinary practitioner, before leaving for Brussels. Since February 2010, she has been working in the FVE Office as a veterinary policy officer. Her duties involve monitoring of legislation of the European Union and initiatives related mainly to veterinary education, veterinary medicines, antimicrobial resistance, One Health, animals used for scientific purposes. In 2014, she was additionally appointed as General Secretary of VETCEE (Veterinary Continuous Education in Europe), an independent organisation that runs an accreditation scheme for postgraduate modular programmes for veterinary practitioners.
Monitoring of policies and other initiatives related to veterinary medicine, animal health, animal welfare and public health and in particular in areas related to veterinary education and research, veterinary medicines, antimicrobial resistance and One Health.