Eran Raizman joined FAO regional office for Europe and Central Asia FAO-REU after serving for five years the head of the Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) in FAO Headquarters in Rome. Before joining FAO Eran was working for 3 years as an independent consultant for animal health and production development projects funded by USAID, USDA and FAO in Africa, Central Asia and Latin America. Eran graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile in 1997. After working 3 years as small dairy holder clinician he specialized in dairy production at UC Davis where he also completed Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 2001. In 2001 He joined University of Minnesota to pursue his PhD and worked as an instructor in veterinary epidemiology. Soon after completing his PhD in 2005, Eran joined Purdue University as faculty member, researcher and teaching epidemiology at the school of veterinary medicine where he worked until 2010.