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Isabel Lechner

Isabel LechnerAfter graduating as a veterinarian from the Vetsuisse-Faculty of Bern, Isabel performed her doctoral thesis at the Vetsuisse-Faculty in Zürich. Working on the topic of comparative digestion physiology, she spent 6 months in Fairbanks Alaska for field work with wild ruminants.

In 2012 she started her residency program with the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) at the Veterinary Public Health Institute of the Vetsuisse-Faculty in Bern. In parallel she completed the training program for the Swiss Official Veterinarian and became a Diplomate of the ECVPH in 2016. Right after she worked as a research assistant at the Swiss Food Safety and Veterinary Office, where she was in charge of an exploratory study in the innovation department.

Having worked at the university as well as federal and local veterinary authorities, she has acquired experience in various fields of Veterinary Public Health such as epidemiological investigations, risk factor analysis, monitoring and surveillance and international trade of animals and products of animal origin. 

She particularly enjoys working in interdisciplinary working environments and likes the challenges of communication and knowledge transfer between stakeholders from different backgrounds.

Isabel joined SAFOSO in April 2017 as a junior consultant contributing to various SAFOSO projects.