Tomislav Mikuš, PhD is a veterinarian, with a special interest in farm animal welfare and shelter dog welfare. Since 2002, he was collaborating with international AW partners on different actions in the Western Balkan region. From 2010 he is a Trainer for education in Animal Welfare Training Trainers program for Red Meat Production and a Poultry Welfare Officer in programs developed by RSPCA and University of Bristol.
From 2010-2013 he worked on the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb – Department of Hygiene, Technology and Food Safety, as an expert assistant on the FP7 project BASELINE, and worked for a month in the Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS) in Rome, Italy. Since 2011 he is a coordinator of the Western Balkans Veterinary Network for Animal Welfare (WBVN). From 2012- 2014 Tomislav was engaged in two more FP7 projects: AWARE as an Advisory Board member for the Western Balkans Hub, and EuWELNet also as an advisory board member. During 2013, he was appointed to Scientific Network for Risk Assessment in Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) as representative of Croatia.
At the present moment he is employed in Croatian Veterinary Institute as a Head of Animal Welfare Office, and he obtains a duty also as secretary and steering group member of Regional Animal Welfare Centre. He has published over 10 peer-reviewed publications, and organised and speak on many scientific and expert conferences.