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MMedVet Cattle Herd Health

University of Pretoria
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2022

January 2023

January 2024

Program description

University of Pretoria Master Programs

MMedVet in Cattle Herd Health in South Africa

The MMedVet Cattle Herd Health is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. The Faculty of Veterinary Science is unique in South Africa and thus has an essential role in training veterinary and para-veterinary professionals. Graduates and research programs are vital in enhancing public and animal health, promoting bio-security and welfare, and ensuring our production animals and pets are safe and sound.

The quality and scope of our training is such that graduates from this Faculty are able to enter postgraduate programs at universities across the world. The University of Pretoria is also passionate about meeting the needs of South Africa and are striving to ensure that our curriculum will meet the growing need for primary animal healthcare, where veterinarians can assist rural communities and smallholder farmers.

The Faculty’s campus compares favorably with the best in the world. It has five academic departments, an Equine Research Centre and a Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies. The Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH) provides state-of-the-art facilities for the clinical departments and is the focus of the Faculty’s clinical service rendering activities to the surrounding community. In addition it provides a national referral service. The University is also proud of recent new additions to the Faculty, which include a multidisciplinary laboratory, skills laboratory, student center and offices for student administration and service.

Admission requirements

BVSc degree, BVScHons with specific modules required with a minimum of 60% in each module. Must be a qualified veterinarian, registered with the SA Veterinary Council.

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University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. We produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. Being one of the largest research universities...

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University of Pretoria

Cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
0002 Pretoria
South Africa

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