First and only veterinarian awarded the Nobel Prize to deliver Theiler Memorial Lecture at Veterinary Science Faculty Day on 27 August
Posted on August 25, 2009
Prof Peter Doherty from the University of Melbourne's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the first and only person with a veterinary qualification to be awarded a Nobel Prize, will provide the highlight of this year
Faculty of Veterinary Science hosts an information day for High School teachers on animal diseases and their control
Posted on August 19, 2009
On 19 August the Faculty welcomed 27 Grade 12 teachers from agricultural schools in rural areas for an information day on animal diseases and their control, which has been added to the syllabus for agriculture.
New Gauteng MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development visits the Faculty of Veterinary Science
Posted on July 17, 2009
The need for continued and effective collaboration, crucial aspects of food security, transformation of staff, awareness and recruitment of black students and community engagement were some of the issues that were raised during yesterday
Study Shows Furosemide Decreases Bleeding into Airways in Racehorses
Posted on June 29, 2009
Furosemide, used in the United States and Canada to treat bleeding into the airways in racehorses, decreases the frequency and severity of haemorrhage according to the results of a novel study. The study, conducted by the University of Pretoria in South A
New Piggery opened at the Onderstepoort Campus of the Faculty of Veterinary Science
Posted on May 26, 2009
A new pig unit was officially opened at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria
Veterinary Faculty Library named after the first South African who qualified as a veterinarian, Dr Jotello Festiri Soga
Posted on May 05, 2009
The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria named its library in honour of the first South African who qualified as a veterinarian.
Dean attends 70th JECFA meeting in Geneva
Posted on November 06, 2008
The Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Prof Gerry Swan recently attended the 70th Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) from 20 - 29 October in Geneva.
Pres. Motlanthe calls for more vets in rural areas
Posted on November 06, 2008
South African President Kgalema Motlanthe told the Pan African Veterinary Conference that South Africa needed more veterinarians in rural areas and that we should harness available resources and optimise outcomes for the benefit of the country.
Faculty of Veterinary Science's Prof Schoeman elected as chairman of the ECVIM's Examination Board
Posted on July 17, 2008
Prof Johan Schoeman, lecturer and associate professor in the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies of the Faculty of Veterinary Science has been elected as the chairman of the Examination Board of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medi
Veterinary Science confers Honorary Doctorate on Dr Rudolph Dani
Posted on June 09, 2008
The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria recently conferred a DVSc honoris causa on Rudolph Dani
Latest Vulture project launched by Faculty of Veterinary Science and its partners
Posted on May 27, 2008
A new vulture project, focusing on southern African vultures and supported by the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the Worldwide Fund for Conservation (WWF), AFGRI and the Vulture Programme of Rhino and Lion Wildlife Conservation, was recently launched.
Veterinary Science Faculty delivers three Exceptional Academic Achievers
Posted on March 12, 2008
The Faculty of Veterinary Science excelled at the recent annual Exceptional Achievers Awards when no less than three of its staff members were honored in each of the three different categories, namely the Chancellor's Award, Exceptional Achievers Award an
Faculty and TUT's donkey cart project bodes well for 2010
Posted on December 14, 2007
Public transport in the rural areas will possibly get a healthy injection in the near future through a donkey cart project managed by the Faculty of Veterinary Science in conjunction with the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).
Prof Cheryl McCrindle elected to the IDF Science and Programme Coordination Committee (SPCC)
Posted on December 14, 2007
The Head of the Section: Veterinary Public Health in the Faculty, Prof Cheryl McCrindle was recently elected as a member of the new International Dairy Federation's Science and Programme Coordination Committee
Real FS Cheetahs visit the OVAH for treatment
Posted on July 04, 2007
Four cheetahs from Vrede in the Free State belonging to the South African National Birds of Prey Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary on 4 July were treated in the Faculty's Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Section launches new computed radiography and digital archiving system
Posted on June 28, 2007
The Section Diagnostic Imaging in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Science launched its newly installed Computed Radiology (CR) and digital archiving system on Friday 22 June 2007. This means that 95% of images g
DVTD's partnership with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp given a further injection
Posted on June 20, 2007
The Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases has been involved with ITM in Belgium for some time now and this partnership has just been given another boost.
Head of Veterinary Tropical Diseases honoured with Laureate Certificate for Education Innovation
Posted on May 20, 2007
The Faculty of Veterinary Science was recently honoured for leading the way in online education.