| FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Universiti Putra Malaysia campus is strategically located within the Multimedia
Supercorridor (MSC) and is only a 10-minute drive from the centre of new federal
territory of Putrajaya.

The campus is surrounded by vibrant townships of Kajang (16
km), Seri Petaling (14 km), and the city of Kuala Lumpur (24 km). Public transport
services (bus and rail commuter services) are regularly scheduled to Kuala Lumpur
and nearby townships.

The university operates regular shuttle-bus services between
the residential colleagues and the academic complexes and between UPM campus
and selected destinations off-campus such as the rail commuter stations. The UPM
co-operatives store provides essential daily sundries.

The small towns adjacent to
the campus, Taman Seri Serdang and Seri Kembangan also offer a wide range of
amenities ranging from daily sundries to academic utilities such as printing and
binding of documents....more details

 

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  •  PRO-KASIH

The Faculty sponsors an annual castration project for stray animals better known as PRO-KASIH. This programme is organised by the VETERNAK and Zoologico club under the supervision of Faculty. The objective of the project is to raise the awareness on the welfare of stray animals in and around UPM campus as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

An annual event organised by the VETERNAK and conducted in the first semester of each academic year. The main objective of this programme is to provide the opportunity for students to meet veterinary professionals and practitioners. In the programme students are briefed by invited speakers on career opportunities and the trials and tribulations of the veterinary profession.

  • CAREER TALK Career Talk

Programme that is organised and conducted every Friday of second semester to graduating students. This programme is sponsored by companies from the Malaysia Veterinary Industry.

      

The program is an initiative of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Student Association to enhance relationship and foster teamwork and team-spirit among first year students. The objective of this programme is to develop leadership acumen among students and to strengthen bonds between the first and second year students in Faculty.

   

Is an annual event where Faculty staff, lecturer and students gather to appreciate the final year students and celebrate the successful completion of their arduous journey through the veterinary programme.

   

The Vet Sports weeks is a programme that includes a variety of sports activities which include indoor and outdoor games. The programme is aimed at encouraging 97 participation of students and the staff in sports activities. These sports activities serve as an opportunity for students and staff to show their talents while promoting positive social interactions among participants.

Ceriathon is an annual activity where students show their appreciation to the Faculty by working in close cooperation to clean and tidy the faculty. The activity is voluntary but students have never failed to give full support to the event.

  • MAJLIS SILATULRAHIM

Majlis Silatulrahim is an annual event organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the faculty student associations. It is an afternoon when students and staff takes a breather from the daily grind of work to enjoy presentations by each DVM class. The aim of this event is to encourage teamwork, foster friendship, develop tolerance and and understanding within the family of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. This is an opportunity for students to display their talents such in music, acting, dancing, and story-telling. The presentation is judged by a panel selected by the Faculty and the winning presentation receives the “Ali Rajion Trophy”, honouring Professor Dr Ali Rajion, the founder of this programme.

Dogathon was started in 1997 as a platform to enhance public awareness of strays, and to promote responsible pet ownership. The event is a great way for the society to be involved in addressing issues of stray dogs. Dogathon is, organised by the third year veterinary students of the Faculty, to raise funds and contribute to the annual PRO-KASIH programmes. Although the mission of the programme is a serious one, the event is fun-filled, and an opportunity for dog owners to indulge in something out of the ordinary with their pets in the calm environs of Bukit Ekspo, UPM.The highlight of the event is the Dogathon Race. This involves both dogs and owners running side-by-side for 2.6 km early in the morning through the cool shades of the trees in UPM campus. This event has been a consistent favourite among dogowners. Some dog owners club may even organize get-togethers during Dogathon, to promote not only their breeds of interest, but also ongoing activities of their respective interest groups.

  • ONE HEALTH STUDENT CLUB

The Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), was initiated in 2012 as a part of the regional network of Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAHOUN). This network was built to promote the philosophy and spirit of One 98 Health in response to emerging and re-emerging diseases. The members of MyOHUN currently comprises of academician from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The One Health Student Club is under the auspices of VETERNAK, and involved in One Health activities funded by MyOHUN.

The Faculty received a sum of Fund from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to finance training and activities in PutraBiz@Vet Entrepreneurship Incubator programme. The programme aimed to inculcate entrepreneurialship among students, while facilitating the development of a veterinary entrepreneurship network database, derived primary from the alumni of the Faculty. PutraBiz@Vet operates a store that sells stationeries, books, basic veterinary equipments, lab coat, overalls and other needs at a competitive price. Putrabizis also responsible for other ancillary businesses such as vending machines.

  • INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IVSA)

The International Veterinary Students Association was established in 1951 in Denmark to promote international exchange of veterinary education, knowledge and experiences among veterinary students of various countries and regions of the world. The association, of which the Faculty is a member, has a membership comprising of veterinary schools from more than 50 countries. The Malaysian chapter of the association is known "IVSA Malaysia". IVSA encourages, supports, and funds individuals and groups to participate in exchange programme. We had our first student exchange experience in 2012 where Faculty students embarked on an exchange programme with South African Veterinary students. IVSA has also facilitated several other student exchanges involving Malaysian, French, and South Koraean veterinary students. Other activities of IVSA include organisation of international congresses and symposiums for veterinary students to exchange ideas on animal health problems afflicting various countries. The association also provide veterinary education assistance to certain underdeveloped countries.

  • MAHASISWA ISLAM VETERINAR (MIVET)

The Mahasiswa Islam Veterinar, also known as ‘MIVET’ is an organisation developed by Faculty veterinary students to uplift their Islamic values. Minggu Penghayatan Islam Veterinar (MPIV) was organized in September 2012 to review the commitment of students to Islamic principles. The objectives of the club are: To foster Islamic knowledge and practices among Faculty veterinary students during their pursuit of veterinary professionalism

  • To encourage students to adhere to the principles of Islam so that they become better Muslims
  • To inculcate Islamic ethics and morality in students so that they can serve the society and nation with absolute responsibility and commitment
  • To convince Muslim veterinary students that the Islamic way of life is the only way to success now and hereafter
  • To develop a spiritual environment based on Islamic principles conducive for the achievements of worldly and heavenly goals.

There are several methods or ways to foster understanding and friendship between all members of the academic staff, non-academic and contract / temporary.

With the establishment of the Sports & Recreation activities carried out by KSRV is based on the recommendations, the requirements and demands of staff. KSRV also has organized sports and recreational activities for its members.

In addition, KSRV also organizes social activities, religious and welfare both to members or to the public.

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  •  PRO-KASIH

The Faculty sponsors an annual castration project for stray animals better known as PRO-KASIH. This programme is organised by the VETERNAK and Zoologico club under the supervision of Faculty. The objective of the project is to raise the awareness on the welfare of stray animals in and around UPM campus as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

An annual event organised by the VETERNAK and conducted in the first semester of each academic year. The main objective of this programme is to provide the opportunity for students to meet veterinary professionals and practitioners. In the programme students are briefed by invited speakers on career opportunities and the trials and tribulations of the veterinary profession.

  • CAREER TALK Career Talk

Programme that is organised and conducted every Friday of second semester to graduating students. This programme is sponsored by companies from the Malaysia Veterinary Industry.

 

  

 

The program is an initiative of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Student Association to enhance relationship and foster teamwork and team-spirit among first year students. The objective of this programme is to develop leadership acumen among students and to strengthen bonds between the first and second year students in Faculty.

   

Is an annual event where Faculty staff, lecturer and students gather to appreciate the final year students and celebrate the successful completion of their arduous journey through the veterinary programme.

 

 

The Vet Sports weeks is a programme that includes a variety of sports activities which include indoor and outdoor games. The programme is aimed at encouraging 97 participation of students and the staff in sports activities. These sports activities serve as an opportunity for students and staff to show their talents while promoting positive social interactions among participants.

Ceriathon is an annual activity where students show their appreciation to the Faculty by working in close cooperation to clean and tidy the faculty. The activity is voluntary but students have never failed to give full support to the event.

  • MAJLIS SILATULRAHIM

Majlis Silatulrahim is an annual event organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the faculty student associations. It is an afternoon when students and staff takes a breather from the daily grind of work to enjoy presentations by each DVM class. The aim of this event is to encourage teamwork, foster friendship, develop tolerance and and understanding within the family of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. This is an opportunity for students to display their talents such in music, acting, dancing, and story-telling. The presentation is judged by a panel selected by the Faculty and the winning presentation receives the “Ali Rajion Trophy”, honouring Professor Dr Ali Rajion, the founder of this programme.

Dogathon was started in 1997 as a platform to enhance public awareness of strays, and to promote responsible pet ownership. The event is a great way for the society to be involved in addressing issues of stray dogs. Dogathon is, organised by the third year veterinary students of the Faculty, to raise funds and contribute to the annual PRO-KASIH programmes. Although the mission of the programme is a serious one, the event is fun-filled, and an opportunity for dog owners to indulge in something out of the ordinary with their pets in the calm environs of Bukit Ekspo, UPM.The highlight of the event is the Dogathon Race. This involves both dogs and owners running side-by-side for 2.6 km early in the morning through the cool shades of the trees in UPM campus. This event has been a consistent favourite among dogowners. Some dog owners club may even organize get-togethers during Dogathon, to promote not only their breeds of interest, but also ongoing activities of their respective interest groups.

  • ONE HEALTH STUDENT CLUB

The Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), was initiated in 2012 as a part of the regional network of Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAHOUN). This network was built to promote the philosophy and spirit of One 98 Health in response to emerging and re-emerging diseases. The members of MyOHUN currently comprises of academician from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The One Health Student Club is under the auspices of VETERNAK, and involved in One Health activities funded by MyOHUN.

The Faculty received a sum of Fund from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to finance training and activities in PutraBiz@Vet Entrepreneurship Incubator programme. The programme aimed to inculcate entrepreneurialship among students, while facilitating the development of a veterinary entrepreneurship network database, derived primary from the alumni of the Faculty. PutraBiz@Vet operates a store that sells stationeries, books, basic veterinary equipments, lab coat, overalls and other needs at a competitive price. Putrabizis also responsible for other ancillary businesses such as vending machines.

  • INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IVSA)

The International Veterinary Students Association was established in 1951 in Denmark to promote international exchange of veterinary education, knowledge and experiences among veterinary students of various countries and regions of the world. The association, of which the Faculty is a member, has a membership comprising of veterinary schools from more than 50 countries. The Malaysian chapter of the association is known "IVSA Malaysia". IVSA encourages, supports, and funds individuals and groups to participate in exchange programme. We had our first student exchange experience in 2012 where Faculty students embarked on an exchange programme with South African Veterinary students. IVSA has also facilitated several other student exchanges involving Malaysian, French, and South Koraean veterinary students. Other activities of IVSA include organisation of international congresses and symposiums for veterinary students to exchange ideas on animal health problems afflicting various countries. The association also provide veterinary education assistance to certain underdeveloped countries.

  • MAHASISWA ISLAM VETERINAR (MIVET)

The Mahasiswa Islam Veterinar, also known as ‘MIVET’ is an organisation developed by Faculty veterinary students to uplift their Islamic values. Minggu Penghayatan Islam Veterinar (MPIV) was organized in September 2012 to review the commitment of students to Islamic principles. The objectives of the club are: To foster Islamic knowledge and practices among Faculty veterinary students during their pursuit of veterinary professionalism

  • To encourage students to adhere to the principles of Islam so that they become better Muslims
  • To inculcate Islamic ethics and morality in students so that they can serve the society and nation with absolute responsibility and commitment
  • To convince Muslim veterinary students that the Islamic way of life is the only way to success now and hereafter
  • To develop a spiritual environment based on Islamic principles conducive for the achievements of worldly and heavenly goals.

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University Life
Universiti Putra Malaysia campus is strategically located within the Multimedia Supercorridor (MSC) and is only a 10-minute drive from the centre of new federal territory of Putrajaya. The campus is  surrounded by vibrant townships of Kajang (16 km), Seri Petaling (14 km), and the city of Kuala Lumpur (24 km). Public transport services (bus and rail commuter services) are regularly scheduled to Kuala Lumpur and nearby townships. The university operates regular shuttle-bus services between  the residential colleagues and the academic complexes and between UPM campus and selected destinations off-campus such as the rail commuter stations. The UPM co-operatives store provides essential daily sundries. The small towns adjacent to the campus, Taman Seri Serdang and Seri Kembangan also offer a wide range of amenities ranging from daily sundries to academic utilities such as printing and binding of documents.

Sultan Abdul Samad Library
The spacious, fully air-conditioned, two-block Sultan Abdul Samad Library (http://www.lib.upm.edu.my) is equipped with meeting and rooms, an auditorium that can easily accommodate more than 2,000 students at any one time. Designed to support students’ learning and research activities, the library is a variable complex of filed knowledge in both printed and electronic formats. Currently, there over
500,000 books on the shelves, and numerous bound journals, maps, audio recordings, microfilm, video tapes, and slides. Students can conveniently access the
latest research materials and information; 3,000 print journals, 40 online databases
containing over 36,000 full text online journals and via WiFi. The library uses the
WEBOPAC System for all its operations including cataloguing, acquisition,
circulation, serial control, reserve room control and online public access catalogue.
Currently, the library subscribes to 2,399 current journal titles. Apart from book,
journals, magazines, pamphlets, and theses, the library also provides a vast number
of facilities and services including content on demand services, CD-ROM search
facilities, interlibrary loan, photocopying and binding services. These resource
materials are being extensively used to support teaching, research and extension
functions of the University. Regular exhibitions are held within the library premises
to promote greater use of the library materials and facilities. With each student
intake, the library organises short courses to introduce new students to the facilities
available in the library. The library provides information through the Reader
Advisory Desk

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Library
The faculty of Veterinary Medicine has its own library, a branch of the Sultan Abdul
Samad Library, containing materials mostly pertinent to veterinary science and
medicine. The Library, which is centrally situated in the academic building complex,
has a total floor area of 650.60 m2. The library is managed by staff of the Sultan
Abdul Samad Library and operated on extended hours during examination week.

Accommodation
On-campus residential colleges accommodate up to 70 % of the total student
population in UPM. The university housing complex has more than 160 units of
modern apartments and houses for married postgraduate students with family.
Students who prefer to live outside of campus can acquire accommodation in many
residential areas in the vicinity that are reasonably priced in rents, convenient, safe,
and easily accessible by public transportation services.

Transportation
Student transportation inside and outside of campus is conveniently provided by the
UPM coach services. Students can subscribe to the unlimited-ride service by paying
approximately USD20 (RM85.00) per semester. Universiti Putra Malaysia provides
more than 20 university buses to cater to the needs of student academic and cocurricular activities outside the campus. Students may board the buses at
designated bus-stops with fan-cooling facilities, lights, and notice boards to
maximize students comfort.

Food
There are many cafeterias, restaurants and food stalls available within the campus
and in the neighbourhood. Food can be obtained at any hour of the day, particulary
at restaurants outside the campus that serves Malay, Chinese, Indian cuisines, and
the ever ubiquitous fast foods joints.
Health and Welfare
All students and staff have access to the outpatient services provided at the
University Health Centre located within the campus. The health centre is wellequipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment equipments while providing the
best drugs available in market. The health services provided are comprehensive and
fast. Among the services available at the centre are general medical and dental
services, X-ray, physiotherapy, ambulatory, dispensary services, and laboratory
tests.

IT Facility
Universiti Putra Malaysia provides a range of facilities and services to assist students
with their IT-related needs. Wireless hotspots that provide access to the Internet
and other online resources including Library e-resources/e-journals and student
portals are readily available throughout the campus.

Sports and Recreation
Universiti Putra Malaysia’s sports facilities are aimed at encouraging and supporting
students to be healthy through sports. The Universiti is one of the few in Malaysia
that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in physical education.
The university’s commitment to sports is evident the through of a residential
block (Sixth College) exclusively for athletes. Many UPM students have represented
the country in sports at the national and international levels. In fact, in the recent
Rio Olympics 2016, three (3) undergraduate students won three silver medals.
The campus has among others sport facilities, an olympic-size swimming pool, a
sports complex with a main stadium for track and field events, a multipurpose hall
for indoor games such as squash, netball, sepaktakraw, volleyball, basketball, a golf
course, and an equine facility and track for recreational and competitive horseriding.

Counselling services through E-bika Website
The E-bika is an interactive website providing counselling service to students who
do not prefer face-to-face session with a counsellor. It is similar to the concept of
online communication using internet chats and real-time communications. The
service has proven effective as a means for student, in private, to air their personal
and academic problems and issues.

Student Portal Website
The Putra Student Portal as the main gateway for registered students to access their
personal information with ease using one login procedure.

Arts and Culture Centre (Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Cultural and Arts
Centre)
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Cultural and Arts Centre provides a platform
for students to be involved in cultural activities and performances. The Centre
provides facility and time for students to showcase their talents, skills, and cultural
diversity. The centre has at its disposal a huge hall that can accommodate more than
3000 people. The Experimental Theatre, an annex to the hall, can house an audience
of more than 600 people at any one time.

ICT Laboratory
Consistent with demand of progress, UPM is now a 21st century campus with the
installation of a campus-wide fiberoptic communication system and ICT
infrastructure that allows for instantaneous transfer and transmission of knowledge,
interactive teaching and learning, fast access to research and administrative
facilities and information. All registered students and staff are provided email access
with at least 20MB storage capacity for each user for their personal use. Students
and staff are provided with smart cards that can be used as a matric card, library
card, e-purse, and ATM access. The card also doubles as a health card containing the
records or the owner. The computer laboratory in the Faculty and the Sultan Abdul
Samad Library are accessible to students and staff.

Campus Newsletter and Bulletin
The Tribun Putra is a quarterly UPM newspaper that is available for students to keep
abreast of campus happenings. The tribune features the latest on academic news,
weekly activities, sports, entertainment, current affairs, and all happenings on the
campus. Bulletin Uniputra is a quarterly publication featuring articles, updates, and
other information relevant to students and staff. This bulletin is distributed directly
through student emails. These publications not only allow students to keep tabs
with what’s happening within and without the campus, but it is also a great way to
stay connected with the campus community.

University Agricultural Park
The University Agriculture Park (TPU) was established in 2001. The Park is designed
to facilitate on-site teaching and learning and as a venue where research in
agriculture and animal science can be conduct. The Park provides students with reallife practical assignments in a natural environment conducive to training and
learning. In fact, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine used the animals and facilities
at TPU extensively for teaching of students, from the preclinical years (year I) to the
final clinical years.

Amenities
Basic amenities available within the campus include post office and a bank (CIMB).
For student convenience, there is also a book and stationery store, optical , and
bicycle shops.

University Students Association
There are currently more than 125 registered student associations in UPM. The
associations range from student associations to various religious, sport and special
interest clubs and societies. Among these associations are three that based on the
origin of the members; the International Student Association, Sarawak Student
Association, and Sabah Student Association. All registered students are automatic
members of the Student Association of the University. This association provides the
highest student governing body of the University known as Student Representative
Council. All residential colleges and faculty also have their own student bodies. New
students are advised to join some of these associations to enrich their University
life.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Student Association
The student association of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM is known as
VETERNAK (http://veternakfpv.blogspot.com/). The Zoologico Club
(http://zoologicovetupm.blogspot.com/), a special-interest society that is under
the auspicies of VETERNAK focuses their activities on pets and wildlife. VETERNAK
regularly organises functions and events such as Orientation Week for first-year
students and exhibitions during the University convocation week. The association
also organises career talk, sports, challenging extra-curricular activities such as
camping, nature expeditions and even overseas trips to aid student development
and in preparation for the carrier as veterinarians. VETERNAK also has close links
with the International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA, http://www.ivsa.org)
based in Denmark. In fact, a good number of VETERNAK and Zoologico Club
members are also key Exco members of the IVSA Malaysia Chapter.

University Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Laboratory Services Unit
One of the missions of the Faculty is to produce well-trained graduates to meet the
manpower requirement of the veterinary industry and the Nation. Thus, veterinary
training at the Faculty is optimised through the exposure of student to clinical cases
and farm managements. This is one of the main functions of UVH and the affiliated
diagnostic laboratories of VLSU; to provide the facility and venue for students to
conduct hands-on training. University Veterinary Hospital and VLSU thrive on the
services and consultancy offered to the public. The cases that are referred to UVH
and VLSU are the main materials used for the teaching and training of future
veterinarians. The UVH and VLSU are now fast becoming the referral center for
veterinary cases throughout Malaysia. The operations of UVH is facilitated through
the Small Animal Hospital, mobile Ambulatory clinics, and diagnostic services. The
Faculty has a small satellite veterinary clinic in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia that
is approximately 25 km from the campus.

Other Diagnostic, Research, and Consultation Units
The Faculty has special units established to provide diagnostic services and training
to clients. One of the units is the Equine Unit located approximately 2.5 km from
the faculty that provides stabling facilities and consultancy to the public.
An Animal Resource Unit is also within the environs of the Faculty. This unit
provides facilities for teaching and research using laboratory animals. It should be
noted that all research in UPM that uses animals are strictly and rigorously screened
and monitored because the welfare of animals is one of the Faculties prime concern.
These procedures are also necessary in line with the requirements of the Animal
Welfare Act 2015.
The Aquatic Animal Health Unit is the one and only consultancy and research
facility in Malaysia that offers specialised disease screening and verification services
for shrimp and fish diseases.
Universiti Putra Malaysia has vast expanse of land that is used for pasture, fruit
orchards, cash crop plantations, and livestock farming. The land is managed by the
University Agriculture Park. These livestock units also serve as facilities for teaching
and research.

Universiti Putra Malaysia Veterinary Alumni
The "Universiti Putra Malaysia Veterinary Alumni (UVA)" was conceived in 1981,
and registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1985. UVA was founded with the
objective of maintaining and strengthening good relations between the Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine, UPM, graduates and the community. Ordinary Membership is
open to the DVM graduates of the Faculty, whilst the academic and professional
staff, as well as the post-graduate alumni of the Faculty and individual interested in,
or engaged in veterinary sciences are accepted as associate members. The UVA also
confers honorary membership to persons who have contributed significantly and
given meritorious service to veterinary science.
The UVA frequently organizes seminars and workshops in conjunction with the
Faculty, to promote continuous professional development. The UVA also involves
extensively in the organization of DogathonTM, a student-organised charity event at
UPM. An order to bring members together UVA organises social activities such as
reunion dinners, sports events, and other forms of gatherings. These activites truly
reflect the Mission of UVA to strengthen and expand the link

Career Prospect
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine training prepares graduates for a wide range of
employment opportunities. Our veterinary graduates had successfully gained in
employment in many government and statutory institutions, veterinary clinics,
marketing and technical consultancy, research, academia and animal production, to
name a few. Currently, there is high demand for veterinarians by the private sectors,
such as the small animal and livestock industries. Many graduates opted to be selfreliant by establishing their own clinics or businesses in preventive medicine and
personal consultancy for livestock farms. Some graduates yearn for greater
knowledge and pursue post-graduate studies culminating in a masters or PhD
degree. These graduates often secure employment by universities and research
institutions.

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