UP and SAACA launch oncology centre for animal treatment and research
Posted on October 13, 2021
UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science has launched an oncology centre with the Southern Africa Animal Cancer Association to conduct animal cancer research.
‘UP vets are the best vets!’ – My name is Andrew the Scottie, and this is my story
Posted on April 01, 2020
My name is Andrew and I am, so I am told, a Scottish Terrier. Andrew is apparently a difficult name for humans to pronounce, so everybody calls me “Andy”. Because Scotties are stubborn, independent and proud with a bad temper I do not like it, but I cannot convince them through...
Important information for clients of the OVAH: Our service during lockdown
Posted on March 26, 2020
Dear Clients of the OVAH
During the lockdown, from midnight on 26 March till midnight on 16 April, the OVAH will only render essential services, including those to alleviate animal pain and suffering and to provide life-saving treatment. Our farm animal veterinarians will also be available to...
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.
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.
UP's Veterinary Science students star in new TV series
Posted on August 04, 2016
A new reality/documentary TV series on SABC 3 titled Frontier Vets, depicts the daily lives of six South African soon-to-be-qualified veterinary students from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science.
Equine surgery and its challenges
Posted on October 22, 2015
Equine surgery has its fair share of challenges, but thanks to the well-equipped Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH), equine surgeons such as Dr Arnold Mahne are able to do their utmost for sick and injured horses.
First horse patient undergoes a CT-scan in Faculty's Veterinary Hospital
Posted on November 30, 2009
On Monday morning, the Veterinary Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Science reached yet another milestone when a Warmblood was the first horse patient to undergo a CT-scan