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  • 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.

  • Faculty engages small-scale farmers as part of its Feedlot Challenge

    Posted on April 18, 2019

    It is well-established that emerging economies can address many challenges, including skewed income distribution and poverty alleviation, by engaging the so-called base of the pyramid and securing access to the economy for them.

  • 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 hosts swine environment day

    Posted on April 12, 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

  • 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...

  • Unselfish work by our vets and students to rescue flamingos pays off

    Posted on March 20, 2019

    Almost two months ago, on 25 January, the second chapter of a remarkable flamingo rescue story was written when 900 day-old lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) chicks arrived in Gauteng from Kimberley.

  • UP Veterinary Science course ranked 43rd globally in 2019 QS rankings

    Posted on March 06, 2019

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Veterinary Science course has been ranked 43rd globally in the QS World University Rankings for 2019. Furthermore, UP is among seven South African universities which have courses in the top 500 in the world, in this ranking system.

  • UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science assists chimpanzee sanctuary in the DRC

    Posted on March 06, 2019

    Already credited with performing the world´s first ever cataract surgery on an orangutan in 2007 in Borneo, specialist veterinary ophthalmologist Dr Izak Venter, accompanied by Dr Keri-Lee Dobbie, an MMedVet postgraduate student in ophthalmology recently travelled to the DRC to assist the JACK...

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