UP veterinary pathologist leads international field with ground-breaking findings on Rift Valley Fever Virus
Posted on May 17, 2019
Dr Lieza Odendaal, a lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, has been studying the complex Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV) for years – and her findings have offered the international community of veterinary pathologists...
UP vets provide radiation treatment to fight Chaos the lion’s skin cancer
Posted on May 16, 2019
Chaos, a 16-year-old lion from the Lory Park Zoo in Midrand, Johannesburg, this week underwent a third round of radiation at the Mediclinic Muelmed in Pretoria after being diagnosed with skin cancer by veterinarians in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.
Faculty engages small-scale farmers as part of its Feedlot Challenge
Posted on April 30, 2019
The Department of Production Animal Studies in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science recently invited emerging small-scale feedlot farmers from the surrounding communities to participate in its annual Feedlot Challenge, which will run until 24 May.
Faculty hosts swine environment day
Posted on April 29, 2019
Every year on 1 March, National Pig Day is celebrated in the USA. In South Africa there is no such holiday but recently the Faculty of Veterinary Science, in conjunction with the SA Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO), hosted a swine environment day
Vet Science graduates: It’s all in the family for us!
Posted on April 24, 2019
Two graduates from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science recently shared with Primarashni Gower why veterinary practice is in their blood.
What did these alumni do in the summer of ’69?
Posted on April 23, 2019
We will probably never know what students in the OP Class of 1969 did in the summer of ‘69 but the group that qualified at the end of that year recently held their 50th reunion near Pretoria at the Roodevalley Hotel in Kameeldrift East.
No time to rest – from research methodology to R to One Health
Posted on April 15, 2019
24 students from three different continents have successfully started the 2019 collaborative Masters in Tropical Animal Health degree programme.
Faculty rewards its students and lecturers at annual prize-giving event
Posted on March 22, 2019
On 14 March, the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria held its annual Teaching and Learning Prize-giving. Recognition was given to students for academic performance during 2018 in a variety of subjects, while academic staff were recognized for outstanding contributions to...