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.
UP part of 3-year ELEPHANT project to address health challenges arising from human, animal interaction such as COVID-19
Posted on March 05, 2020
The Faculty of Veterinary Science at UP is one of the leading partners in the Erasmus+ ELEPHANT project which will boost the capacity of the participating partner institutions in solving complex issues relating to the health of humans and animals.
UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, SA’s only one, celebrates 100 years
Posted on February 05, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science is celebrating its centenary this year. Dean Professor Vinny Naidoo tells Primarashni Gower how Africa’s top vet school was established.
Breakthrough finding in UP-led study reduces risk of anaesthetic-related deaths in immobilised rhino
Posted on November 19, 2019
For rhinos that survive a poaching attack, the fight to stay alive is not over. In order to treat the animal, it needs to be immobilised via darting. Anti-poaching measures, such as dehorning and collaring, also require a rhino to be immobilised. This can be a risky exercise.
New study finds today’s gorillas may be smarter than human ‘ancestors’ of three million years ago
Posted on November 13, 2019
The great apes, including humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans, are very intelligent. But how does the intelligence of living great apes, such as Koko the gorilla, compare with our 3 million-year-old relatives, such as “Lucy” the Australopithecine?
UP’s Faculty of Law scores first for Africa with third consecutive year in THE global top 100 university subject rankings
Posted on November 12, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Law has for the third consecutive year been ranked in Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 survey of the Top 100 World University Rankings by subject. This achievement is unparalleled in South Africa and Africa.