University of Pretoria - Research Review
University of Pretoria - Research Review
Part 3 - Researchers and research capacity

Faculties and research entities

Professor Sunil Maharaj
Dean: Professor Darrell Abernethy
Professor Sunil Maharaj
Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies: Professor Vinny Naidoo

Veterinary Sciences

The Faculty aims to be an internationally accredited seat of veterinary excellence that is locally relevant and provides an effective veterinary interface with the rest of Africa. Research niche areas serve as the driving force behind all research and postgraduate programmes, and are chosen to establish, achieve and project an African uniqueness which complements expertise and knowledge advances.

The Faculty hosts two Research Chairs and is home to four Research Centres, a Genetics Laboratory and Phytomedicine Programme.


Research Chairs

Chair in Poultry Health and Production
Chair in Primary Animal Healthcare (PAHC)


Equine Research Centre
Exotic Leather Centre
Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies
UP Biomedical Research Centre


Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Phytomedicine Programme