Welcome to the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (Veterinary Clinical Services)
Welcome to the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (the 'OVAH') – the vibrant and high-tech practical training hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Science.
Our current custom-designed facility is less than two decades old, and provides continuous in-house clinical training for all final year veterinary students and final year veterinary nursing students annually. We have state-of-the-art equipment at our disposal, top clinicians and specialists, and skilled, dedicated support personnel.
Situated in the north of Pretoria, just a few kilometres from the R101 - Lavender rd/ Route 566 junction, we are ideally situated to provide expert care to both domestic and production animals living in the surrounding urban and rural areas. We accept patients on a first opinion and referral basis, thus ensuring a comprehensive service to animal owners within the community, as well as private veterinarians countrywide. Furthermore, the wide variety of patients and clinical problems seen by us ensures that we fulfil our primary mandate successfully by providing our students with diverse and world-class practical veterinary training.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.