The behavioural effects in pets with owners being asked to socially distance
“The pandemic has changed things for everyone. It has made everyone think about how we interact with pets, not only now but also in the new normal, whatever that may be. Veterinarians and veterinary staff deal with pets daily and recognise the signs of fear, anxiety and stress but when do these signs mean that that things are serious and what advice should you give? How can you make things better for everyone?”
Recording from 20.08.2020
Dr Kersti Seksel BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FACVSc DACVB DECAWBM
Kersti graduated in Veterinary Science from Sydney University. She has a BA in Behavioural Sciences with a major in psychology as well as a Master of Arts (Hons). She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine.
Kersti is the principal of a specialist practice in behavioural medicine in Sydney, Australia. She teaches the distance education course in Behavioural Medicine for Centre for Veterinary Education (University of Sydney) and is an adjunct associate professor at Charles Sturt University. She has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally and has written many text book chapters, written a book, Training Your Cat, is a regular presenter on ABC radio and is a consultant on VIN (Veterinary Information Network).