Appointment of a new Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Veterinary Science

Posted on July 01, 2015

The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Vinasan (Vinny) Naidoo as Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Veterinary Science with effect from 1 August 2015. 

Prof Naidoo obtained a BVMCh degree at Medunsa, and an MSc degree and PhD degree at the University of Pretoria (UP). He is a registered specialist veterinary pharmacologist with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC).

In 2002 he commenced his career as a lecturer in veterinary pharmacology in the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at the Faculty, where he progressed to Associate Professor and then Professor and Director of the Biomedical Research Centre at UP (UPBRC). Among others, he was elected as Exceptional Young Researcher (UP) in 2009, and as Researcher of the Year (Faculty) both in 2009 and 2013.

Prof Naidoo has been serving as an expert committee member of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) since 2003 and has been a full member of the Council since 2010. He also currently serves as Chairperson of the Educational Committee of the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC).   

Prof Naidoo has supervised a large number of master’s and doctoral students to completion. He has published extensively, both in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. 


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