Place and date of birth

Zagreb, September 14, 1998

Education

  • 2005 – 2013: Vukomerec Elementary School in Zagreb
  • 2013 – 2017: VII. High School in Zagreb
  • 2017 – 2023: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Work Experience

  • January 2024 – today: Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health; professional associate in science

Fields of interest

Areas of veterinary anatomy, histology, embryology, archaeozoology, microbiology, virology, molecular biology, toxicology and pharmacology.

Additional training

  • December 3, 2020 – successfully completed the continuing education course at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine entitled “Afrička svinjska kuga u divljih svinja – osnove i mjere sprečavanja”.
  • November 17, 2022 – symposium Actual parasitic zoonoses, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of academician Teodor Wikerhauser, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Department of Medical Sciences, Committee for Animal and Comparative Pathology.
  • October 13, 2023 – symposium Anthrax and African swine fever in Croatia, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Department of Medical Sciences, Committee for Animal and Comparative Pathology.
  • October 14, 2023 – professional lectures as part of the “FARMICA” project at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb.

Awards

  • September 24, 2021 – Rector’s award for the academic year 2020/21. a) Award for individual scientific and artistic work (one or two authors), Valentina Huzjak, Mirna Mandić; “Arheozoološka i osteometrijska analiza ostataka kostiju konja kasnoavarodobnog groblja s lokaliteta Šarengrad – Klopare”.
  • November 10, 2023 – Dean’s Award for diligence and achieving exemplary results in studies.

Select Publications

  1. Huzjak, Valentina. “Arheozoološka i osteometrijska analiza ostataka kostiju konja kasnoavarodobnog groblja s lokaliteta Šarengrad – Klopare.” Master’s thesis, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 2023. https://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:178:903720.

Memberships

  • From September 2023 – member of the Croatian Veterinary Chamber.

Other

  • May 2019 – September 2023: volunteer in the Archaeozoology Laboratory of the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb.
  • September 2019 – participation in the filming of the documentary film “U službi jednog zdravlja” shown on HRT3 on December 21, 2019, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the faculty.
  • January 31, 2020 – participation in the Museum Night 2020 “Stota obljetnica suživota” at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb.
  • May 10 – 15, 2021 – participation in the organization and implementation of the activities of the workshop “Postani arheozoolog” as part of the Science Festival.
  • November 10, 2022 – awarded a scholarship from the company Genera d.d. at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb on the occasion of the Faculty’s 103rd anniversary.
  • January 27, 2023 – participation in the Museum Night event called “Muzeji su važni!” at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb.
  • April 2023 – May 2023: professional practice in the Veterinary Clinic Heinzelova.