Vision and Mission

The Department of Paraclinical Sciences strives to be:

  • A centre of excellence in Veterinary Public Health (VPH), Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Phyto- and Ethnoveterinary Medicine
  • Locally relevant and recognized nationally, regionally and internationally for its academic excellence, innovation and focus on quality
  • The department of choice for students, staff and collaborators (from within and outside South Africa) based on its excellent and stimulating teaching, research and service programmes
  • A department with an enabling, motivating and value driven environment for its staff and students

The mission of the Department of Paraclinical Sciences is to:

  • Provide excellent, enquiry-led undergraduate and post-graduate education in Veterinary Pathology, Pharmacology (including Phytomedicine), Toxicology and Public Health using innovative approaches in teaching and training to develop much needed human resources in these disciplines
  • Develop and maintain innovative, locally relevant, internationally competitive, sustainable and academically stimulating research programmes, that fall within the Faculty's research themes
  • Deliver an efficient and high quality service in veterinary pathology and toxicology diagnostics and drug and poison information
  • Focus on veterinary related aspects of environmental safety, food safety and public and animal health
  • Offer continuing education opportunities to the profession and the community
  • Create an environment in which its staff and students can flourish
  • Conduct its affairs according to the philosophy and values embedded in the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the University of Pretoria

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