UP and SAACA launch oncology centre for animal treatment and research
Posted on October 13, 2021
UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science has launched an oncology centre with the Southern Africa Animal Cancer Association to conduct animal cancer research.
UP Veterinary Science master’s student wins Belgian prize for dissertation
Posted on September 28, 2021
UP master’s student Dr Hendrik Swanepoel has won the Prize for Global Research of the Province of Antwerp for his dissertation. The award recognises research that contributes to global science for health worldwide.
Join us in celebrating the achievements of our latest PhD graduates
Posted on September 24, 2021
The Faculty of Veterinary Science has reason to be proud after another six successful new PhD graduates were recently awarded their doctoral degrees at the virtual Spring graduation ceremony of the University of Pretoria.
62nd ITM Colloquium (2-3 December 2021) - extended call for abstracts
Posted on September 01, 2021
The call for abstracts for this colloquium was extended to 8 September 2021
DVTD’s Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis diagnostic services go live
Posted on August 16, 2021
The Department Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD) at the Faculty of Veterinary Science has obtained both SANAS accreditation and Government approval to render a diagnostic service for bovine brucellosis serology (RBT and CFT) and culture for tuberculosis in all animal species.
UP Faculty of Veterinary Science’s new test for deafness in dogs
Posted on August 11, 2021
UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) in the Faculty of Veterinary Science has invested in the latest device to test deafness in dogs, and is currently testing 20–30 dogs per month, most of which are puppies.
UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital gets its first MRI scanner
Posted on July 26, 2021
UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital has entered a new era in patient care with the acquisition of an MRI scanner, which allows for the bodies of big cats, great apes and the necks of horses, among others, to be scanned.
Faculty's veterinary experts cast a tiger's eye over Fushan
Posted on July 25, 2021
To receive a tiger as patient in the Faculty's Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) these days may not be that unusual anymore, but every time that happens one cannot escape the lasting impression such a magnificent and majestic beast has left.
#UPMandelaMonth: UP Veterinary Science students serve rural community at animal clinic
Posted on July 09, 2021
UP Veterinary Science Students are putting their skills to use at an animal clinic in Mpumalanga and in the surrounding community.
Using science to improve the safety of lion anaesthesia (immobilization)
Posted on June 07, 2021
Recently, a team from the Faculty, in collaboration with the Brain Function Research Group (BFRG) at Wits University and the SANParks Veterinary Wildlife Services team, conducted research in the Kruger National Park to investigate novel immobilizing drug combinations to facilitate the capture of...
University of Pretoria veterinary specialist performs what is believed to be SA’s first neuroprosthesis on a horse
Posted on May 28, 2021
The surgery, which will enable the filly to return to racing in three months’ time, is one of several breakthroughs by UP veterinary specialists in recent months.
Faculty members perform health checks at Jane Goodall Institute SA's Chimp Eden
Posted on May 05, 2021
Recently, staff members and students of the Faculty visited the sanctuary to perform essential health checks on its chimps. Chimp Eden, the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, has 33 chimps divided in three different family groups and housed in night rooms and large semi-wild...
New research aimed at improving practical skills of our BVSc graduates
Posted on April 27, 2021
The findings of a new research article published in the April edition of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education form part of the Faculty's drive to improve practical skills training of our BVSc graduates in those skills required by their employers, particularly in production animal practice.
Veterinary pathology and post-mortems are keys to problem-solving
Posted on April 03, 2021
To many people the thought of doing a post-mortem (also known as a necropsy) on a dead animal or carcass brings up negative thoughts such as blood, guts, grossness, bad smells and even nausea. So, it begs the question: Why do veterinary pathologists perform post-mortems?
UP vets’ partial knee replacement surgery on Theophylline the cat another first for South Africa
Posted on March 04, 2021
After Theophylline fractured her leg in a fall, determined UP vets used a complex surgery that has never been performed in SA before to ensure that the kitten’s leg is saved from amputation.
NEW STUDY: Welfare and survival of Africa’s arid mammals under threat of climate change
Posted on February 24, 2021
Dr Ned Snelling, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology and Prof Leith Meyer, Director of the Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, both from the Faculty of Veterinary Science have just published a new study on the welfare and survival of Africa’s arid-dwelling...
Extraordinary Lecturer in the DVTD receives prestigious 2021 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award
Posted on February 22, 2021
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. Among these awards, was the 2021 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award, being presented...
UP vets save lives of two dogs using ground-breaking technique in first for Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital
Posted on February 15, 2021
Two UP vets have used a ground-breaking technique to perform life-saving heart surgery on two dogs, French Bulldog Daisy and a Cocker Spaniel called Tallen.
EXPERT OPINION: Veterinary ivermectin: Should I use it to protect me from COVID-19?
Posted on January 31, 2021
Since the release of the first articles on the potential effectiveness of ivermectin, there have been several questions on the use of the cattle drug in people, since it is available over the counter as a veterinary drug. Prof Vinny Naidoo, Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of...
EXPERT OPINION: Fighting COVID-19: A veterinary perspective
Posted on January 18, 2021
Dr Rebone Moerane, Head of the University's Department of Production Animal Studies of Production Animal Studies, shares lessons learned from pandemics in animal populations.