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Faculty of Veterinary Science

Our Aim: to be an internationally accredited seat of veterinary excellence

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is indispensable to the economy of our country and serves the interests of all the people of South Africa.  It aims to better the life of the average South African by benefitting from better nutrition and the growth of the South African agro-economy.

Being the only one of its kind in South Africa, the Faculty is solely responsible for the training of veterinarians and veterinary nurses. In 2017 and 2018 it was placed 30th and 37th among all veterinary schools in the world on the international Shanghai rankings for the respective years. The Veterinary Science course has also been ranked 43rd globally in the QS World University Rankings for 2019, the first time its course offering has been ranked by QS. In the same category the Faculty is ranked 5th overall in the Southern Hemisphere.


Our faculty is self-contained on the Onderstepoort Campus, which has access to state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that you are gaining experience in working with a variety of different animals.

Faculty of Veterinary Science

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Faculty of Veterinary Science

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