Aránzazu Meana graduated from Veterinary Medicine Faculty at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain 1982. 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. Since 1991 she has held a permanent position as Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases while being also involved in parasitic diseases diagnosis 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 and equine) in which she has an active participation on meetings, postgraduate studies in Cambridge and Glasgow and several scientific publications, including two books on ovine parasites and clinical cases of equine parasitology. A recent research area of focus is the intestinal microsporidium Nosema ceranae in which first discovery in Europe she was involved as well as its relationship with honeybee high colony losses. She is member of the Spanish Society of Parasitology (SEP) and of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) and a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College since 2005, acting as secretary of ESCCAP- Spain from 2005 to 2011. Since 2012 she is the Secretary of EVPC.