Wildlife Veterinarian and Research Associate
- 2016–Present: Wildlife Veterinarian and Research Associate, Garden Wildlife Health, Institute of Zoology
- 2012–2016: Ph.D. "Pathological Characteristics of the Endotheliotropic Elephant Herpes Virus in Asian Elephants", Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (APHA), University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, United Kingdom
- 2015: Wildlife Veterinarian Volunteer, South Africa
- 2015: Wildife Veterinary Course and Practical Experience, South Africa
- 2011–2012: Veterinarian at a mixed animal practice, Austria
- 2010: Veterinary Traineeship at Blijdorp Zoo, Netherlands
- 2010: Veterinary Externternship at Gelsenkirchen Zoo "ZOOM Erlebniswelt", Germany
- 2008: Volunteer at the Game Capture Farm "Bundox", South Africa
- 2008: Game Capture and Care Course, Game Capture School, South Africa
- 2003–2011: Magister Medicinae Veterinariae, majoring in Conservation Medicine,Veterinary University Vienna, Austria
- Member: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
My main area of interest is wildlife conservation, particularly infectious and non-infectious diseases that pose threats to free-ranging wildlife populations, their pathologic and epidemiologic characteristics, and the role of human-wildlife interactions in disease emergence and potential species declines.
Garden Wildlife Health (GWH)
Garden Wildlife Health is a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Froglife, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife. Our particular focus is on garden birds, amphibians, reptiles, and hedgehogs. For this we count on the help of the public to submit reports of sick or dead wildlife and to submit samples for analysis.
Seilern-Moy, K., Vielgrader, H., Gerritsmann, H., & Walzer, C. (2017) Radiography in the field: Assessing a lightweight, handheld, battery-powered dentistry unit for field diagnostic applications. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(1), 31-39.
Dastjerdi, A., Seilern-Moy, K., Darpel, K., Steinbach, F. & Molenaar, F. (2016) Survival and fatal elephant edotheliotropic herpesvirus-1A infections in juvenile Asian elephants – lessons learned and recommendations on anti-viral therapy. BMC Veterinary Research 12(1), 178.
Seilern-Moy, K., Darpel, K., Steinbach, F. & Dastjerdi, A. (2016) Distribution and load of elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses in tissues from associated fatalities of Asian elephants. Journal of Virus Research 220, 91–96.
Seilern-Moy, K., Bertelsen, M.F., Leifsson, P.S., Perrin, K.L., Haycock, J. & Dastjerdi, A. (2015) Fatal elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus-1 and -4 co-infection in a juvenile Asian elephant in Europe. JMM Case Rep. 3(2).
Furuse, Y., Dastjerdi, A., Seilern-Moy, K., Steinbach, F. & Cullen, B.R. (2014) Analysis of viral microRNA expression by elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 1. J Virol. 454-455, 102–8.
Gerritsmann, H., Stalder, G.L., Seilern-Moy, K., Knauer, F. & Walzer, C. (2012) Comparison of S(+)-ketamine and ketamine, with medetomidine, for field anaesthesia in the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus). Vet Anaesth Analg. 39(5), 511–519.
International Conference Presentations:
Seilern-Moy, K., Darpel, K. & Dastjerdi, A. (2015) Distribution and Load of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus DNA in Tissues from Associated Fatalities in Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus). Short abstract. Proc Int Conf Dis Zoo Wild Anim. EAZWV-IZW-Zoovet Conf. 2015, Barcelona, Spain, p 77
Seilern-Moy, K., Darpel, K. & Dastjerdi, A. (2015) Distribution and Load of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus DNA in Tissues from Associated Fatalities in Asian Elephants (Elephas Maximus). Proc 10th Int EEHV Workshop 2015, Houston, Texas, p 11
Seilern-Moy, K., Darpel, K., Molenaar, F., Steinbach, F., Masters, N. & Dastjerdi, A. (2015) qPCR geuided therapy of a juvenile Asian elephant clinically affected by EEHV-1. Proc BVZS Autum Meeting 2014, Lancaster, United Kingdom, p 49