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Dr Inaki Deza-Cruz

Last updated: 15 August 2023

Dr Inaki Deza-Cruz is a Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Surrey. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Dr Deza-Cruz has cultivated a rich and diverse background, having worked in academia, the private sector, and government organizations such as the FSA and the Animal and Plant Health Agency. His career has grown at the intersection of human and animal health, focusing on the two vital aspects of veterinary public health: epidemiology and food safety.

As a Diplomate and member of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (DipACVPM), Dr Deza-Cruz holds a recognized board certification that encompasses a wide range of expertise in One Health, comprising epidemiology, prevention, disease management, surveillance, emergency planning, and outbreak preparedness. In addition to his academic role, Dr Deza-Cruz serves as an examiner at the RCVS, assessing candidates for the Statutory Membership Examination in Veterinary Public Health, a key requirement for internationally qualified veterinarians seeking to practice in the UK. Beyond his contributions at the university and national level, Dr. Deza-Cruz also engages in relevant external duties, such as the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians (US) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (UK).