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Veterinary Science Faculty Newsletters and Publications: Faculty Day Programmes

Digital copies of newsletters and publications published at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria.

About the Faculty Day Programmes

Brief history

Faculty Day of the amalgamated Faculty of Veterinary Science reflects a proud tradition, which had been nurtured by the original faculties of Veterinary Science of both Medunsa and the University of Pretoria, of showcasing the research activities of staff and students on a special, dedicated occasion. Since the inception of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Medunsa in the early 1980s, the staff, and later students, were involved in the activities of the “Academic Day”, which was aimed at highlighting the research activities of the University, as well as exposing young researchers to a conference environment. The Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria at Onderstepoort followed this trend shortly thereafter and the first “Faculty Day”, which focused on the research activities of the faculty, was held on 5 September 1984, sponsored by the then Dean, Prof JMW le Roux. The combined research skills of the two original institutions are today reflected in the proceedings of the Faculty Day held each year in the spring at the Onderstepoort Campus.


Faculty Day 2020

Faculty Day 2021

Faculty Day 2022


Available issues

1984 1985 1986


 Opening of the

Sir Arnold Theiler Building

1988 1989
1990 1991 1992


Opening of the

Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital

1994 1995
1996 1997 1998
1999 2000 2001
2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007


World Veterinary Congress held

in South Africa - No Faculty Day

2012 2013
2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019


First Virtual Faculty Day


Virtual Faculty Day


In-person and Virtual