Go be­yond the or­di­nar

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Course Fo­cus Dr Kavitha has al­ways had a


Min­i­mum re­quire­ments in STPM or Ma­tric­u­la­tion

– CGPA 3.0

Lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion op­tions for De­gree in Vet­eri­nary Medicine:

Univer­siti Pu­tra Malaysia

– Al­ter­na­tive en­try path­way: Di­ploma in An­i­mal Science & Pro­duc­tion or Asasi Sains Per­ta­nian ( foun­da­tion in agri­cul­tural science)

Univer­siti Malaysia Ke­lan­tan

– Al­ter­na­tive en­try path­way: foun­da­tion pro­gramme ( for bu­mi­put­era stu­dents only)

For­eign ed­u­ca­tion op­tions for a vet­eri­nary medicine de­gree:

HELP Univer­sity Amer­i­can De­gree Pro­gram:

– Health Science Pro­gram ma­jor­ing in Vet­eri­nary Science – Com­plete de­gree in the US

or Canada


– Bo­gor Agri­cul­tural

Univer­sity, Jakarta – Univer­si­tas Gad­jah Mada,

Yo­gyakarta – Univer­si­tas Air­langga,


In­sti­tu­tions that are recog­nised and ac­cred­ited are listed un­der the Sec­ond Sched­ule of the Vet­eri­nary Sur­geons Act 1974.

Upon grad­u­a­tion, grad­u­ates have to be reg­is­tered with the Malaysian Vet­eri­nary Coun­cil and ob­tain a cur­rent An­nual Prac­tic­ing Cer­tifi­cate to prac­tise el­i­gi­bly.

“Malaysia has slightly more than 2,000 reg­is­tered vet­eri­nar­i­ans in the coun­try un­der the Malaysian Vet­eri­nary Coun­cil. Grad­u­ates will have no prob­lem get­ting a job or open­ing up their own prac­tice,” says Dr Chin.

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