Kristin Opdal Seljetun

Project Manager, Ph.D


Kristin is the project manager for the Animal Health and Welfare Expert Group. She is a trained veterinarian with a doctorate in veterinary toxicology.

Curriculum Vitae


Project Manager for the Animal Health and Welfare Expert Group


2016 – 2021: PhD, NMBU Veterinary School

1992 – 1997: Cand.Med.Vet., Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

1991: German Studies, University of Vienna

Work Experience

2023 – present: Senior Advisor, Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

2014 – 2024: Senior Advisor, Department of Acute Poisoning, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

2004 – 2014: Advisor/Senior Advisor, Poison Information, Norwegian Directorate of Health

1998 – 2004: Clinical Veterinarian, Sarpsborg Small Animal Clinic

Additional Professional Background

Risk assessment applied to Animal health and welfare, BTSF Academy (2024)

Union Representative for the Norwegian Veterinary Association at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (2014 – present)

Member of the Mycological Advisory Council, Norwegian Mycological Society (2016 – 2022)

Selected Publications

Seljetun KO, Kragstad HR. A retrospective evaluation of mushroom ingestions in 421 dogs in Norway (2011-2022). (2023). Veterinary Record Open, 10, e60

Soleng A, Edgar KS, von Krogh A, Seljetun KO. Suspected rodenticide exposures in humans and domestic animals: Data from inquiries to the Norwegian Poison Information Centre, 2005–2020. (2022). PLoS ONE, 17, e0278642

Seljetun KO, Vindenes V, Øiestad EL, Brochmann G, Eliassen E, Moe L. Determination of anticoagulant rodenticides in faeces of exposed dogs and in a healthy dog population. (2020). Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 62, 30

Seljetun KO, Sandvik M, Vindenes V, Eliassen E, Øiestad EL, Madslien K, Moe L. Comparison of anticoagulant rodenticide concentrations in liver and feces from apparently healthy red foxes. (2020). Journal Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 32, 560-564

Seljetun KO, Eliassen E, Karinen R, Moe L, Vindenes V. Quantitative method for analysis of six anticoagulant rodenticides in faeces, applied in a case with repeated samples from a dog. (2018). Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 60, 3