General Information The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was established in 1973. Then UPM was known as Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Faculty as Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. Currently the Faculty is composed of six departments, three of which were created in 2013.
The three original departments are Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences focusing on basic veterinary sciences and animal production, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology on paraclinical sciences, and Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies on clinical sciences. The three new departments are Department of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, and Department of Large and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery all focusing on clinical practice and service.
The Faculty also has the one and only University Veterinary Hospital (UVH) in the country. This hospital is well-equipped and modern, offering diagnostic, treatment, surgical and care services for all kinds of animal for the society. The cases referred to UVH are also sources of teaching material for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.
The Faculty is the first institution of higher learning to be awarded a comprehensive ISO 9001:2000 certification for teaching, research and professional services on 7 July, 2000. The Faulty is also accredited with ISO 17025 for several laboratory tests. To remain relevant and consistent with era of regionalisation and globalisation, the Faculty is currently in the process of acquiring international accreditation for its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programme.