Now what? Problems graduates encounter in the workplace
Posted on September 13, 2017
Graduating from university and getting your first job are great achievements. However, the transition from student life to the life of a working professional should not be underestimated.
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.
University of Pretoria Spring Graduation Ceremony
Posted on September 06, 2017
The University will confer 1 807 degrees, diplomas and certificates during this year's Spring Graduation Ceremony. These include 142 doctorates, 427 master's degrees and 746 honours degrees, which will be awarded over three days.
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.
New Veterinary Nursing degree approved for Faculty
Posted on June 30, 2017
The Faculty of Veterinary Science is excited and proud to announce the approval by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) of a 3-year Bachelor degree of Veterinary Nursing (BVN).
New AHS test developed in Faculty a boost for South Africa’s international horse exports
Posted on June 23, 2017
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has approved a South African developed diagnostic test for African horse sickness (AHS), a potentially deadly horse disease.
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.
Electric fences and small animals - a deadly combination
Posted on May 15, 2017
Electric fencing, although economical and effective, often result in the electrocution of non-target species. Among them are tortoises, and they are rapidly moving up on the Cites list of endangered animals.
Lethal dehydration - a ticking clock for desert birds
Posted on May 08, 2017
Prof Andrew McKechnie is part of an international study looking at the effects of climate change on birds, particularly those living in deserts. Their findings reveal that these birds are going to be under great strain in the future.
Open Day 2017
Posted on May 05, 2017
On Saturday, 20 May 2017, the University of Pretoria will hold an open day for high school learners from Grades 9 to 12, and their families.
Death is temporary - the resurrection of the naked mole rat
Posted on April 24, 2017
Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.
Faculty showcases its CEn programme to the steering committee of the USRN
Posted on April 11, 2017
The University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network/USRN) was inaugurated on 9 October 2015 in Hong Kong. It places emphasis on collaboration, coalition and networking among members and with other networks and alliances. The University of Pretoria is one of the 14 university members...
University of Pretoria celebrates student achievements at 2017 Autumn Graduation
Posted on April 07, 2017
More than 13 000 students will receive their degrees at the University of Pretoria's 2017 Autumn Graduation Ceremonies.
Faculty honours its PhD graduates in style at doctoral celebration event
Posted on April 07, 2017
The Faculty of Veterinary Science has reason to be proud with another 12 successful new PhD graduates who were awarded their doctoral degrees today at the autumn graduation ceremony of the University of Pretoria.
Conference provides impetus for faculty's wildlife drive
Posted on April 05, 2017
The recent wildlife conference, jointly presented by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP) and the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) Wildlife Group was an early highlight on the Faculty's calendar for 2017 and brought together a wide range of expertise in...