Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme is designed to produce graduates in veterinary science (animal production and diseases). The programme requires clinical and technical skills to diagnose, treat, prevent and investigate animal diseases.

The Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) degree is specially formulated for graduates in veterinary science. It supplements the knowledge and skill in veterinary clinical practice or veterinary laboratory practice.

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement for Masters programme at the Faculty is a Cummulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5, or a second class upper degree or a ‘C+’ average scholastic record.

For the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) degree, the DVM degree from UPM or its equivalent is required. However, those with a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine not meeting these requirements may be admitted provided evidence can be furnished of working experience of not less than one year in either veterinary clinical practice or veterinary laboratory practice.


At the end of the programme, candidates will:

  • obtain detailed knowledge on important diseases of one or more animal species of veterinary importance.
  • improve skill in diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases.
  • understand and appreciate their role in disease control.

Duration of Study

One calendar year, beginning from the first semester until the end of the second semester the following year, for the full-time programme. Two calendar years beginning from the May semester until the end of April two years later for the part-time programme.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of two modules:

Module A – Veterinary Clinical Practice

  • for veterinarians who are in clinical practice wanting to advance their clinical skills.
  • specialization¬†in one or more of the following animal species: ruminant, pigs, poultry, horses, dogs, cats, wildlife and aquatic animals.

Module B – Veterinary Laboratory Practice

  • for veterinarians whose carrier is in veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
  • involves one or more of the following aspect: Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology, Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology and Veterinary Diagnostic Parasitology.

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Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor,

Phone: +6(03)8946 6000
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