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Kersti Seksel

Kersti Seksel

BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, MA (Hons), FANZCVS, Dip. ACVB, Dip. ECAWBM, FAVA, Sydney Animal Behavior Service, Sydney, Australia


After graduating from Sydney University, Dr. Seksel worked in the UK before studying for a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Arts. She is the world’s only triple boarded specialist in animal behavior, being a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behavior, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Seksel is currently principal of a specialist behavioral practice as well as being Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University. She pioneered “kindergartens” (Kitten Kindy®) classes for kittens and has spoken at numerous conferences nationally and internationally. She regularly runs animal behavior webinars and has authored many textbook chapters, as well as being a consultant on VIN (Veterinary Information Network).

Contributions from Kersti Seksel

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It is important that kittens have human contact prior to seven weeks of age

Issue number32.1 Published 08/06/2022

Feline developmental stages

Understanding the different stages in a kitten’s development is key to advising owners as to the best ways to interact with their cat, as Kersti Seksel describes.

By Kersti Seksel