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Animal science is a scientific study of the growth, breeding and biology of livestocks in Malaysia
Do you love trekking in the jungle and admiring the vast flora and fauna that surrounds Malaysia? Have you always been fascinated by animals, from the common chicken, cattle and cat, to the much rarer Rhinoceros Hornbill? Is it true that animals can mate with themselves? If yes, how do they reproduce? You’ll learn the answers to all these if you choose to study Animal Science in Malaysia. Read on as we dig deeper into what it entails.
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A career in Animal Science will not only let you live out your passion for animals, you will get paid for that passion too.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Animal Science:
Animal researchers indirectly help put food on our tables. Animal researchers work with Agriculturists to enhance creature reproduction, development and nourishment. At the point when creatures develop well and remain solid, Agriculturists can deliver more meat, milk or eggs for our utilisation.
Animal Scientists pay attention to the little details after the reap. They check meat quality or screen milk for pathogens. Advances in their wellbeing increases the world's supply of nutritious nourishment.
Instead of just fighting for animal rights, you get to play a part in improving the lives of animals, humans and ultimately, the ecosystem. With more people populating the earth, there will definitely be an increase in meat consumption. So who is responsible to replenish that and ensure there is a never-ending supply of poultry? Why, an Animal Scientist of course!
“When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for; it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition.”
- Jane Goodall
Obtain a diploma of at least CGPA 3.00 in a relevant field from a university approved by the Malaysian government, MQA and the university’s Senate
Obtain at least a credit in SPM in five subjects including English and Mathematics
The applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree (with honours) in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from recognised universities with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00
Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine but without minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) can apply provided the candidate has working experience of at least a year in veterinary clinical practice or veterinary laboratory practices.
A Master Degree (with thesis) in a relevant field with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.75
Important Note: Diploma is not offered for this course. Students can enrol for a pre-university programme in science stream before applying for a degree in Animal Science. .
It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.
Perhaps you’ll have to deal with a horse. Maybe you’ll have to deal with a bird. Sometimes, you’ll deal with both on the same day! Either way, you have to be prepared for anything
Animals are living beings, and as such will react randomly and won’t easily follow instructions. You’ll have to be patient in ensuring that they follow the plan outlined for them.
You’ll need to be able to look ahead and plan out different changes in ecosystem for different animals. More often than not, you’ll look 5 sometimes 10 years ahead when you decide what the best step to take is when trying to conserve a certain species.
Field Trials Officer.
Nature Conservation Officer.
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