HW Careers


Veterinary science serves the health interests of farm animals, companion animals, wildlife and humans alike. It deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases, the production of safe food and, through the control of diseases transmitted from animals to humans, the health of human beings.

This career guide provides the prospective student with all the information and facts about these programmes. It explains the path you will have to take to be accepted for either the BVSc (Veterinary Science) degree programme or the Veterinary Nursing ( BVetNurs) University Bachelor in pursuit of a career as a veterinarian or veterinary nurse and provides a summary of the career opportunities in these fields.
The career guide also gives a short overview of three para veterinary professions, namely that of Veterinary Technologist, Animal Health Technician and Laboratory Animal Technologist, the training of which is provided by institutions other than the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.

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