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.
Record number of post-graduate degrees for UP’s Class of 2013 - 16/04/2014
The Autumn 2014 graduation figures for the University of Pretoria (UP) confirm that the institution which last year was ranked among the Top 500 universities globally by the prestigious QS World Ranking of Universities, is on track to deliver on its vision of being a leading research-intensive university. A record 4214 post-graduate degrees are being awarded across its nine faculties and business school.
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.
Study asks for ban on 4x4s in protected areas - 15/04/2014
Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is underestimated, long term – between 5 and 1000 years - and mostly irreversible. Due to their negative environmental impact, vehicles should not be allowed to do off-road driving in protected areas. Strict legal measures should be applied to regulate 4x4 use in such areas, while very sensitive areas such as wetland areas should be classified as absolute no-go areas.