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.
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013.
The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
Open Day was a success! - 21/05/2013
I am pleased to inform you that I received many messages conveying positive feedback on the UP Open Day 2013. I was especially pleased about comments that the UP team of staff, students and volunteers was especially helpful and friendly.
My heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to a positive experience for parents, prospective students, families, school principals and teachers. I encourage you to keep up the good work. Open Day is an important event for the University for attracting good students, and for broadly enhancing the reputation and status of the University.
World Kangaroo Mother Care Day celebrated by final year students - 21/05/2013
Staff and students from the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria are involved in one of the most important evidence-based interventions for preterm and low birth weight babies in the world.
The final year students are participating in Kalafong Hospital as audiologists and speech-language therapists in this very effective neonatal method to care for preterm and low birth weight babies.
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.