Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)
Graduated from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) Dr. Laguens started his veterinary career as a large animal practitioner in the province of Soria, after 11 years he became Veterinary Public Health Officer of the Junta de Castilla y León where he worked from 1990 to 2017. He has a Diploma in High Specialization in Food Technology for the "Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (C.S.I.C.)". He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Spanish Food Safety Agency (AECOSAN) from 2003 to 2007. He worked in the design, advice and management of several Internet databases for registration of pets and horses. He has been involved, at national and European level, on different projects related with Veterinary Continuing Education, like the Evaluation Committee of the Spanish Ministry of Health (MSPS), the Institute for Health Sciences of Castilla y León and the initiative Veterinary Continuous Education in Europe (VetCEE).
He has had different positions in the Spanish Veterinary Statutory Body (Organización Colegial Veterinaria Española) at provincial, regional, national and international level. He was Councilor for Europe of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) during the period 2011-2017. He served as President of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) from 2015 to 2019.
Currently, he is president of the “Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Soria”, works as a consultant on communication, education and technology, heads the advisory committee of the veterinary public health journal "Hygia" and chairs the Standing Committee for the Organization of the WVA Congresses. Dr. Rafael Laguens was elected President-Elect of the WVA in 2020.