Markaki Danai – veterinarian
Greek – French nationality,
Born in Athens in 1982, married with one child
Graduated from the Heraklion Experimental Senior High school in 1999
Studied Veterinary Science & Medicine in Italy, graduating from Parma Veterinary School in 2006
Since November 2007 manages a private practice in the area of Voutes where she also works as a veterinarian, aiming to improve both health and welfare of companion animals.
Between 2007 and 2016 she was simultaneously contracted as the head veterinarian for the Heraklion Municipal shelter
Since 2016 she has worked for various other municipalities in the wider Heraklion area in her efforts to reduce the stray animal population. Some of these were the Municipalities of Hersonissos, Viannos and Phaistos.
Her work to help stray animals with the Heraklion Municipal shelter further expanded to involve voluntary work for the Cretan Animal Welfare Society, traveling to HSI Animal Care Expo (USA) in 2013 as their representative. As a result of this initiative, she earned a veterinary internship with the Humane Society of Charlotte, North Carolina.