The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine provides comprehensive education in veterinary sciences for the production of competent veterinarians to serve the society and nation. The faculty was established in 1973 and named the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences as one of the three founding faculties of University Pertanian Malaysia. In the beginning, the Faculty comprised of the Department of Animal Science, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, and Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Over the years, the faculty underwent several changes in its organisational and departmental structures. After the transfer of the Department of Animal Sciences to the Faculty of Agriculture in 2005, the faculty again restructured by establishing the Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences to replace the outgoing Department. At this time, the faculty also took the opportunity to streamline and optimise its teaching, research and professional activities to ensure that graduates of the faculty do not only meet the requirements of the Malaysian Veterinary Council (MVC) but will also provide competent and professional veterinary services to the public. This period also marked the boom of research activities in the Faculty with numerous discoveries on the diagnosis and treatment of major animal diseases of the country, development of molecular techniques in diseases detection, and novel therapeutic regimes.
Updated:: 19/02/2021 [wanarlindiana]
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