This lecture examines the ‘psychophysiology’ of anxiety. Dr Seksel takes us on a journey from the definition of emotions to that of anxiety, fears and phobias. She focuses on how genetic predisposition, learning and environment all interconnect to determine what behaviour a particular pet will exhibit and dives into the brain response at both a macroscopic and a cellular level. The second half of the talk explores practical ways to recognise and diagnose anxiety, before providing a comprehensive management approach based on the 3 M’s +1.
This webinar counts for one (1) CE point.
Dr Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
Kersti Seksel graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, then from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences majoring in psychology. She has an MA(Hons) degree and is a registered veterinary specialist in Animal Behaviour, a Fellow of the Australian 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. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University and a honorary associate at the University of Sydney. Kersti is the principal of a specialist practice for animal behaviour in Sydney and see cases around Australia. She is chair of the NSW Animal Welfare Advisory Council, a Board member of Delta Society and a member of the Special Council of the Pet Professional Guild Australia. She has presented at multiple conferences and meetings nationally and internationally and has published widely. She is a regular presenter on ABC radio in Australia on pet care and behaviour, writes for Dog’s Life and is also a consultant to VIN. Kersti is the author and tutor for the CVE DE course in Behavioural Medicine.