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Your guide to studying Veterinary Medicine in Malaysia

Course Duration

5 Years

Average Fees

MYR 3,000

Average Salary

MYR 35,000 - 230,000

Job Demand

What is Veterinary Medicine?

Veterinary Medicine is the biological and physical study of animals to diagnose and prevent animal diseases.

Is one of your favourite movies Dr. Doolittle? Not because of Eddie Murphy’s funny antics, but rather the way he connected with the animals he treated. Do you love animals as much as you do people (Sometimes may be even a little more)? Then perhaps you may want to enrol in veterinary medicine.

A course in veterinary medicine will enable you to prevent and treat illnesses and injuries in animals. You can specialise in a type of veterinary medicine such as surgery, and/or a ...

Is one of your favourite movies Dr. Doolittle? Not because of Eddie Murphy’s funny antics, but rather the way he connected with the animals he treated. Do you love animals as much as you do people (Sometimes may be even a little more)? Then perhaps you may want to enrol in veterinary medicine.

A course in veterinary medicine will enable you to prevent and treat illnesses and injuries in animals. You can specialise in a type of veterinary medicine such as surgery, and/or a group of animals, such as horses, dogs or wildlife. Duties include diagnosing patients, prescribing medications, performing surgery, giving vaccinations and providing health care recommendations to pet owners. Studying this field will also require you to conduct research in areas such as biomedical sciences, work very long hours and prepare for emergency situations.

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What are the subjects covered under Veterinary Medicine?

Biology

Chemistry

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Anatomy and Histology

Anaesthesiology and Analgesia

Bacteriology

Epidemiology and Public Health

Animal Psychology

Animal Welfare

Health of Aquatic Animals

Animal Health: Wild & Exotic Animals

What you need to get on a Veterinary Medicine course?

Diploma in Veterinary Medicine

SPM : Minimum of 5 credits, including English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

O-Levels : Minimum of 5 credits, including English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : Please check with institution

Degree in Veterinary Medicine

A-Levels : At least CGPA 3.0, with minimum B in Biology AND another subject (Physics, Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)

STPM : At least CGPA 3.0, with minimum B in Biology AND another subject (Physics, Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)

SAM : Please check with institution

UEC : Please check with institution

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Please check with institution

Matriculation : At least CGPA 3.0, with minimum B in Biology AND another subject (Physics, Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)

Master in Veterinary Medicine

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master Degree (with thesis) in a relevant field with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.75 A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Veterinary Medicine course?

Versatile

Vets need to be able to adapt to the changes in their field and advances in technology. Veterinary science is constantly changing and in some states, it is compulsory to refine and update your skills. You’ll need to be versatile and ready to adapt.

Good Communicator

You’ll need to be able to diagnose animals, all of whom cannot speak (Unless you’re Dr. Doolittle!). You have to be able to understand animals based on only what you see, and be able to correctly determine what’s wrong, which requires some skill!

Empathiser

You care about animals, sometimes a little too much. It requires skills that cannot be taught, namely empathy when dealing with sick animals and their owners, to truly care for both, to treat not the disease, but the patient.

Where can you study Veterinary Medicine in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Veterinary Medicine schools in Malaysia.

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