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.
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.
UP scientists scoop first and second prizes in Innovation Hub competition’s Biosciences category
Posted on January 14, 2021
UP’s Prof Tahir Pillay and Prof Celia Abolnik and their teams have won first and second prize, respectively, in the Biosciences category of the GAP Innovation Competition run by the Innovation Hub.
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.
‘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.
University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science opens wildlife clinic
Posted on March 06, 2020
UP's Faculty of Veterinary Science opened a dedicated wildlife clinic at its Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) on Friday, 6 March.