LMV, MVPH, PhD, Dip ECVPH - Hatfield (UK).
Ana Mateus is a lecturer in Veterinary Public Health and part of the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health group at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Her main interests are foodborne diseases, zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance.
Ana completed her Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001 in the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She first worked for two years as a companion animal and exotic pets practitioner in Milan, Italy. In 2003, she moved to the UK and worked for over 2 years in food safety and meat hygiene. In 2005, she enrolled in a residency program in Veterinary Public Health by the University of Glasgow Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where she was actively involved in public health teaching of undergraduate students.
In October 2011, Ana pursued a traineeship at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) with the veterinary unit where she was involved in projects monitoring antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in food-producing and companion animals. Between 2012 and 2014, she worked in Public Health England as a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) fellow. In 2012, Ana completed a PhD on the extent and patterns of antimicrobial usage in dogs and cats in the UK.
She is member of the FECAVA working group on hygiene and the use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice, which developed guidance posters for veterinary practitioners.