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.
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.
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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 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.
The DVM programme is designed to produce graduates in veterinary science competent in animal disease diagnosis, treatment, control, investigation, and production. Graduates of the Faculty are skilled with day-one competencies to serve the veterinary and livestock industries.
These veterinarians have the required knowledge to practice in veterinary clinics and hospitals.