Karin Möstl

Vice President

Karin Möstl qualified from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Austria) in 1977 and obtained her DVM in 1978. In the same year she became assistant lecturer at the Institute of Virology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, where she obtained her habilitation in Virology in 1991 (“Pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention of coronavirus infections”) and was appointed associate professor.
From 1991 to 1996 she was head of the Institute of Virology (in charge) and from 2004 – after reorganisation of the department structure – she had the position of head of the “Clinical Virology” of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. She did some postgraduate studies in Budapest, Gent and Zürich. From 1998 to 2000 she did expert work for the EU about the geographical risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. From 1999 to 2008 she was editor-in-chief of “Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift – Veterinary Medicine Austria” and from September 2008 to September 2010 she was Vice Dean for Study Affairs of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

Karin Möstl retired from the University in 2014. Since then she is again editor-in-chief of “Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift – Veterinary Medicine Austria”, member of the ABCD (2015 – 2019 as president, since 2019 vice-president) and member of the Board of the Austrian Society of Small Animal Veterinarians (VÖK).
Her research interests include virus infections of cats and dogs, especially coronaviruses, as well as pestivirus infections in ruminants. Additionally she has a special interest in teaching Veterinary Virology.

She is married to a Veterinarian and has one daughter.

My list of 10 selected publications

  • Hosie MJ, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Hartmann K, Egberink H, Truyen U, Addie DD, Belák S, Boucraut-Baralon C, Frymus T, Lloret A, Lutz H, Marsilio F, Pennisi MG, Tasker S, Thiry E, Möstl K (2021): Anthropogenic Infection of Cats during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Viruses 13, 185. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13020185
  • Studer N, Lutz H, Saegerman C, Gönczi E, Meli ML, Boo G, Hartmann K, Hosie MJ, Moestl K, et al. (2019): Pan-European study on the prevalence of the Feline Leukaemia Virus Infection – Reported by the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD Europe). Viruses 11, 993. Doi: 10.3390/v11110993.
  • Haselberger A, Tichy A, Möstl K (2016): Erhebungen zum Antikörperstatus gegen felines Panleukopenievirus, felines Herpesvirus-1 und felines Calicivirus bei Katzen in Wien, Niederösterreich und Oberösterreich. Wien. Tierärztl. Mschr. – Vet. Med. Austria 103, 149-161.
  • Möstl K (2016): Duration of vaccine-induced immunity. Eur J Comp An Pract 26/4, p4-p8.
  • Firth CL, Möstl K (2015): A survey of feline leukaemia virus antigenaemia among cats in eastern Austria: a retrospective analysis of serum samples routinely tested between 1996 and 2011. J. Feline Med. Surg. OPEN REPORTS 1-7.
  • Molnar B, Duchamp Ch, Möstl K, Diehl P-A, Betschart B (2014): Comparative survey of canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus and canine enteric coronavirus infection in free-ranging wolves of central Italy and south-eastern France. Eur. J. Wildl. Res. 60, 613-624.
  • Möstl K (2014): Enteric and respiratory canine coronaviruses: importance and prevalence in Austria. Med.Weter. 70, 9, 520-523.
  • Möstl K, Egberink H, Addie D, Frymus T, Boucraut-Baralon C, Truyen U, Hartmann K, Lutz H, Gruffydd-Jones T, Radford AD, Lloret A, Pennisi MG, Hosie MJ, Marsilio F, Thiry E, Belák S, Horzinek M (2013): Prevention of infectious diseases in cat shelters. ABCD guidelines. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 15 (7), 546-554.
  • Spiss S, Benetka V, Künzel F, Sommerfeld-Stur I, Walk K, Latif M, Möstl K (2012): Enteric and respiratory coronavirus infections in Austrian dogs: serological and virological investigations of prevalence and clinical importance in respiratory and enteric disease. Wien Tierarztl Monat 99, 67-81.
  • Weissl K, Benetka V, Schachner E, Tichy A, Latif M, Mayrhofer E, Möstl K (2012): Osteoarthritis in cats and the possible involvement of feline Calicivirus and feline Retroviruses. Wien Tierarztl Monat 99, 123-133.