Violeta graduated in Veterinary Sciences from Complutense University of Madrid in 2015. During her final degree project, she joined a team of young researchers in antimicrobial resistance investigating the molecular biology mechanisms of 16S rRNA methyltransferases.
Post-graduation, she continued to gain professional training by undertaking a 6-month ERASMUS-funded internship at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI, Belfast, UK) within the Disease Surveillance and Investigation and Bacteriology Branches. During this internship, she was part of a survey project on evaluating Extended-spectrum betalactamases (ESBLs) producing E.Coli in raw milk in Northern Ireland and gained experience in disease control and prevention measures in livestock.
She then completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2017 where she was a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre. In her dissertation, she compared antimicrobial resistance policies for livestock in European and Non-European countries related to monitoring and the prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine.
Violeta joined SAFOSO in November 2017 as a resident of the European College of Veterinary in Public Health (ECVPH). Currently, she is involved in the EFFORT project (Ecology from Farm to Fork Of microbial drug Resistance and Transmission).