UP unveils largest CT scanner for veterinary practice in South Africa
Posted on February 29, 2024
The University of Pretoria's (UP) Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) has recently revealed the largest CT scanner ever used in veterinary practice in South Africa, made possible by a generous R13 million donation from the Roy McAlpine Charitable Foundation.
Faculty students secure first place in UP's 1nSync competition
Posted on February 22, 2024
Despite an absence of about 10 years from UP's annual 1nSync competition, our students, together with Health House (Faculty of Health Sciences) achieved the monumental feat of securing first place in this year's competition, the biggest event of the University of Pretoria (UP) for first-year...
UP team performs SA-first surgery to attach artificial foot to three-year-old Rottweiler
Posted on December 12, 2023
The team at UP’s Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital is celebrating the first known successful intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis (ITAP) surgery in South Africa.
How to tell if your dog has heatstroke (and what to do)
Posted on December 12, 2023
Professor Johan Schoeman of the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies (CACS) at the Faculty of Veterinary Science discusses the health issues that may arise for dogs during a heatwave, signs of heat stress and emergency treatment that should be administered in the case of heatstroke.
Leading faculty scientist inaugurated as member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)
Posted on November 27, 2023
Prof Armanda Bastos, Professor of One Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD) was recently inaugurated as an official member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF).
Research shows there are more warm-bodied sharks than previously thought
Posted on November 13, 2023
New research arising from a collaboration between scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) and Trinity College Dublin has shown there are likely more warm-bodied sharks out there than previously thought.
‘International veterinary partnerships make South Africa stronger’ – UP Veterinary Science Faculty Dean
Posted on November 02, 2023
A recent visit from the Netherlands’ University of Utrecht to UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science helps strengthen collaborations in the veterinary world and helps South Africa tackle diseases.
UP EXPERT OPINION: Bird flu in South Africa: Faculty of Veterinary Science expert explains what’s behind the chicken crisis and what must be done about it
Posted on October 23, 2023
“New and innovative thinking is needed to deal with the reality on the ground in South Africa,” says specialist poultry health veterinarian and senior lecturer at UP Dr Shahn Bisschop, speaking about the outbreak of avian flu in the country.