Our graduate and research programmes are vital in enhancing human and animal health, promoting biosecurity and welfare, and ensuring our production animals, wildlife and pets are safe and in good health. For example, through controlling animal diseases and promoting livestock production, a veterinary team contributes to increasing the profitability of commercial and small-scale farming enterprises, enhancing food security and the economic development of livestock owners.
A veterinary career can be wide-ranging, involving wildlife or exotic animals, farm animals, pets and food safety, and encompasses careers in private practice, research, government or industry. In our Faculty we promote an excellent study environment and enhance the academic experience of students. Although the studies are challenging, we have a range of support systems in place to ensure that you can graduate on time, and you can find additional notes and tips on our online platforms for extra support. Internationally recognised degrees from our Faculty will equip you, among other things, with the skills needed to assist rural communities and smallholder farmers, an understanding of the agricultural and commercial role that animals play in society, and the importance of primary animal healthcare across a wide range of species.
You will also experience the ever-present need for veterinary care in communities and be able to assist in effectively communicating the need for animal care to prevent disease outbreaks, which could have a detrimental effect on humans. Life on campus is not only about studying and we also know how to have fun. Our students participate in a wide variety of social and sports activities on and off campus. UP is a vibrant place where you will be empowered to start an exciting career as a well-balanced professional person.