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  • Conference provides impetus for faculty's wildlife drive

    Posted on March 22, 2017

    The recent wildlife conference, jointly presented by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) and the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) Wildlife Group was an early highlight on the Faculty's calendar for 2017 and brought together a wide range of expertise in...

  • Best first-year lecturer in NAS awarded

    Posted on December 13, 2016

    A lecturer who inspires and motivates students ... This encompasses Mr Carel Oosthuizen, the first-year co-ordinator for Animal Diversity in the Department of Zoology and Entomology who received the Best First-year Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) on 2...

  • UP Veterinary Science student wins top prize in international photographic competition

    Posted on October 05, 2016

    Joel Alves, a veterinary student in the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort, won $1 000 with his black-and-white photo entitled 'Conservation in motion', which captures the important role wildlife veterinarians play in protecting rhinos.

  • The threat to the world's largest wild animals is much greater than we thought

    Posted on October 05, 2016

    Peter Lindsey, Policy Coordinator of the Lion Programme at UP spoke to Samantha Spooner from The Conversation Africa about the findings of a new report that warns of an extinction crisis facing the world's largest wildlife.

  • Could the humble chicken be the solution to sustainable food security in Africa?

    Posted on September 27, 2016

    The Poultry Nutrition and Management Research Facility on the University's Experimental Farm was recently upgraded to the amount of R2 million, with a major part of the cost being covered through collaboration with generous sponsors from the poultry industry.

  • Prof Van Marle-Koster new Head of Animal and Wildlife Sciences

    Posted on September 16, 2016

    Prof Este van Marle-Koster, was appointed as the new Head of the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences with effect from 1 September 2016.

  • Veterinary students' fun run to help the plight of rhinos

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    The popular annual Run4Rhinos fun run, an initiative of veterinary students of the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science, will take place at the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds on Saturday, 27 August 2016.

  • UP's Veterinary Science students star in new TV series

    Posted on August 04, 2016

    A new reality/documentary TV series on SABC 3 titled Frontier Vets, depicts the daily lives of six South African soon-to-be-qualified veterinary students from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science.

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