Story By : Dr Wan Mastura Shaik Mohamed Mossadeq
Raising the bar: Associate Professor Dr Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah (second from right) with Director General of Veterinary Services Malaysia Dato' Dr. Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan Nizam (fourth from left) and MSAVA President Dr Gopinathan Gangadharan (four from right) at the MSAVA 2019 National Scientific Conference in Kuala Lumpur, last month.
KUALA LUMPUR: The standard of small animal practice in Malaysia particularly in the areas of veterinary precision medicine, surgery and welfare are expected to be elevated to a significant degree in accordance with the integration of new technology and enhanced standards in diagnostics.
Chairman of the organizing committee of the MSAVA (Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association) 2019 National Scientific Conference, Associate Professor Dr. Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah said that it is important for the current and future veterinarians to be equipped with the latest technological advancement in the small animal practice to ensure provision of the best service to the patients.
“Incorporation of advanced techniques in medical genetics and new technologies aiming on minimizing invasive procedures into the practice can collectively give rise to increased standards in the profession.
“We are hoping that by providing high quality continuing education and dissemination of updates on current trends in clinical practice and research in small animals mainly canine, feline and exotic pet species will help veterinarians achieve this objective,” she said here, last month.
Over 200 small animal practitioners, veterinary students and industry partners from all over Malaysia attended the annual event which aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge between participants and renowned international speakers on a variety of topics in the field while offering opportunities for engagement with the industry stakeholders.
The event also featured a seminar on diagnostic cytology and a workshop on digital cytology which is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
At the same event, Dr. Khanmani Apuanandam, a Masters in Veterinary Medicine candidate from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of UPM won the “MSAVA 2019 Best Oral Presentation Award” for her presentation on “Molecular Detection of a Novel Hepadnavirus in Malaysian Domestic Cats”. The award which includes a trophy with certificate and cash prize worth RM300 was presented by Dr. Gopinathan Gangadharan, the President of MSAVA.
Only the best: MSAVA President Dr. Gopinathan Gangadharan (right) with Dr. Khanmani Apuanandam, winner of MSAVA 2019 Best Oral Presentation Award
Date of Input: 29/07/2019 | Updated: 31/07/2019 | mjamil