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Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies

Welcome to the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies

The Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies is responsible for teaching, service rendering and research in the disciplines of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pathology, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Ophthalmology, Equine Medicine & Surgery, and Small Animal Medicine & Surgery.

We present numerous modules for under- and postgraduate students in both the veterinary and paraveterinary (nursing) spheres; those involving the senior undergraduate and postgraduate students place great emphasis on practical and experiential training.

Five of the Department’s eight specialist degree programmes are accredited by their respective discipline-specific European Colleges, namely equine medicine, equine surgery, small animal medicine, anaesthesiology and diagnostic imaging.

We support the veterinary profession in southern Africa by providing a comprehensive referral service, and through our commitment to continuing education. Patient care enjoys a particularly high priority and we aim to achieve world class standards in all that we do.

 

News

Investment in the 21st century ‘knowledge’ currency to produce world-class graduates - 22/04/2014
Hellmann Logistics South Africa joined forces with the Department of Business Management to invest in the 21st century ‘knowledge’ currency to produce world-class graduates by awarding ten BCom (Business Management) students, with highly innovative and creative social media initiatives, with bursaries and internships for one academic year.
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UP Architecture graduate wins prestigious national award - 22/04/2014
Heidi van Eeden, a University of Pretoria alumna, was announced as the overall winner of the 27th National Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. This is the seventh time that a U.P. student has won this prestigious award. Previous winners were Braam de Villiers (1994), Christiaan van Niekerk (2002), Gerald Schulz (2004), Cillié Malan (2005), Marinda Smalberger (2007) and Clifford Gouws (2012).
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First in-depth look at West Coast’s own Heaviside’s dolphins - 17/04/2014
All Heaviside’s dolphins found along southern Africa’s West Coast are related, and belong to one of two major populations. This is one of the findings of the first in-depth genetic study about this endemic dolphin species that is only found from Table Bay to southern Angola. The species may be sensitive to overharvesting by the hake fishing industry.
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The world beyond 2015 – is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
‘We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that.’ This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.
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UP ideally positioned to make a contribution - 17/04/2014
African universities have a major role to play in contributing to the continent’s transformation, and the University of Pretoria (UP) is ideally positioned to make such a contribution.
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Prof Tiaan de Jager gives an African perspective on environmental issues in Geneva - 15/04/2014
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Deputy Dean: Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control, is an expert on the effect of the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment in Africa. It was on account of this expertise that he was invited by the German Federal Government Environment Protection Agency and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to address them on the effect of pharmaceuticals on the environment in Africa.
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Tax specialist nominated for an Education Innovation Award - 15/04/2014
A senior lecturer in the Department of Taxation, Ms Theresa van Oordt, has been nominated for the Laureate Award for Education Innovation.
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