UP PhD student in veterinary science receives 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science young talent award
Posted on December 04, 2020
LaToya Seoke, a PhD student in the Faculty of Veterinary Science’s Department of Production Animal Studies, was recently selected as one of only 20 women researchers to receive the Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Award for academic excellence.
COVID-19: Faculty SOPs & latest updates from the University of Pretoria
Posted on August 25, 2020
Important information about the Faculty's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the latest updates from the University of Pretoria can be accessed under this section. Please click on the links as provided below:
‘I never wanted to be a princess – becoming a veterinarian was my dream,’ says UP lecturer and wildlife specialist Dr Katja Koeppel
Posted on August 21, 2020
From rescuing flamingos and delivering wild kittens by Caesarean to catching jackals to study and treating lions for tumours, UP lecturer and wildlife specialist Dr Katja Koeppel is the vet that everyone has on speed dial.
No “Mission Impossible” after airlifting a gorilla by helicopter to the faculty for a CT scan
Posted on June 09, 2020
The special patient aboard the helicopter was Makokou, a 34-year-old male Western lowland gorilla from the Johannesburg Zoo who was airlifted to Onderstepoort for a CT scan of his nasal passages.
Faculty’s IVF lab advancing towards artificial rhino conservation technologies with San Diego Zoo Global
Posted on May 14, 2020
An important week-long international visit in February to the Faculty’s In Vitro Fertility (IVF) Laboratory has paved the way for more extensive collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global as part of the International Rhino Reproduction Collaborative (IRRC). An IRRC-MOU, primarily drafted by...
New UP Veterinary Science graduate had no pets and was terrified of animals for years
Posted on April 30, 2020
Dr Zandile Mbonxa was terrified of animals as a child and never had pets – but despite this she recently qualified as a veterinarian when she was awarded a degree from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.
Prof Gareth Bath receives World Veterinary Association’s 2020 Global Animal Welfare Award
Posted on April 22, 2020
Prof Gareth Bath, emeritus professor of the Faculty of Veterinary Science and chairperson of the Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee (LWCC) was recently awarded the 2020 Global Animal Welfare Award by the World Veterinary Association (WVA). This is a major achievement and the University and...
‘UP vets are the best vets!’ – My name is Andrew the Scottie, and this is my story
Posted on April 01, 2020
My name is Andrew and I am, so I am told, a Scottish Terrier. Andrew is apparently a difficult name for humans to pronounce, so everybody calls me “Andy”. Because Scotties are stubborn, independent and proud with a bad temper I do not like it, but I cannot convince them through...