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MMedVet Small Animal Medicine (Coursework)

University of Pretoria
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2021

January 2022

January 2023

Program description

University of Pretoria Master Programs

MMedVet in Small Animal Medicine in South Africa

The MMedVet Small Animal Medicine 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 the 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 the 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: GEN702, GEN707, And any two of the following: DIM781, DIM782, KPA701, KPA702, ANV771. Must be a qualified veterinarian, registered with the SA Veterinary Council.

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The University of Pretoria is the leading research university in South Africa and also one of the largest in the country. There are six different campuses and a number of other sites of operation such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital....

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University of Pretoria

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
0002 Pretoria
South Africa

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