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  • First veterinary nurse to receive a PhD

    Posted on September 12, 2017

    The Faculty of Veterinary Science produced its first ever veterinary nurse to obtain a PhD degree during the University's Spring graduation ceremony on Friday, 8 September.

  • Faculty showcases its current research at annual Faculty Day

    Posted on September 08, 2017

    The Faculty of Veterinary Science continued its proud tradition of more than 30 years in hosting its Faculty Day which provides the opportunity for researchers to present the results of their studies and share them with their peers.

  • Research Matters: Focus on One Health

    Posted on August 29, 2017

    Research Matters showcases and highlights some of the University of Pretoria's research and innovation output and emphasises the impact of our research locally, in the rest of Africa and globally.

  • UP researchers weigh in on bird flu outbreak

    Posted on July 19, 2017

    University of Pretoria (UP) researchers are working with the poultry industry and the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to contain the current bird flu outbreak in South Africa.

  • Ensuring better health and proper care for cheetahs in captivity

    Posted on July 11, 2017

    Dr Adrian Tordiffe, from the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at UP, has been intrigued by diseases in captive cheetahs since his days working as a clinical veterinarian at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.

  • With the wild ones – a reflection of science and passion

    Posted on June 19, 2017

    It might sound strange at first to hear of a professor in human oral pathology who researches animals, but Prof Erich Raubenheimer has spent over a quarter of a century studying the great African Elephant.

  • Minimally invasive methods make surgery safer for Africa's big cats

    Posted on June 02, 2017

    Prof Marthinus Hartman's breakthrough in the field of veterinary surgery was inspired by procedures carried out on humans when he became the first veterinary surgeon in South Africa to perform laparoscopic sterilisation on lions.

  • Understanding the intricacies of rhino immobilisation

    Posted on May 30, 2017

    Rhinos' response to anaesthesia has proved to have complications, but Prof Leith Meyer from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at UP is constantly working to better understand how these iconic animals respond to immobilisation.

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