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Dr Maria Linou is an Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Veterinary School graduate and holds a PhD from
the University of Athens Medical School. She is a member of the Diagnostic Department of the Hellenic
Pasteur Institute (HPI) responsible for veterinary services and laboratory tests of zoonotic infectious
diseases, a member of the HPI’s Office of Development and the coordinator of the HPI’s One Health
committee. She has been an active practitioner at her own pet clinic in Athens since 1995, primarily
working with dogs and cats.

She is the President of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society and the General Secretary of the Hellenic
Scientific Society for One Health. Her main interests focus on the implementation of the One Health
concept through a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach through scientific and social activities
towards veterinarians, researchers, health professionals, decision makers, government and public.