Malayasian Small Animal Veterinary Association (MSAVA)

Malaysia | Full Member

WSAVA President/Representative:

Dr Amilan Sivagurunathan

Phone: +6019337235

Representative of MSAVA to FASAVA


Dr G. Gopinathan


228 ordinary members, 40 life members, 37 associate members


113-B  Jalan Aminuddin Baki,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur.



Group of Companion Animal Practitioners in the late 1989 met informally to form an association. A pro-term committee was formed. In 1991 the association was approved by the Register of Society and was named Small Animal Practitioner’s Associations of Malaysia (SAPAM). In the year 2003 the name was changed to Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association (MSAVA).

Currently MSAVA caters for the needs of most of the Companion Animal Practitioners in Malaysia. MSAVA is also recognised by the Government and is included in all policy matters regarding companion animal practice and animal welfare. Most of the MSAVA member practice owners are appointed by the Government as Malaysian Animal Registrars who cane issue Pet Passports (Identification Cards) to the public’s pets on behalf of the government. MSAVA also conduct Veterinary Nursing course in partnership with AIRC, Australia for their member’s staffs. Continuing Education Programmes Points are needed in Malaysia to renew the Annual Practising license and MSAVA is one of the main providers. MSAVA is affiliated to Veterinary Association of Malaysia and is also member association of FASAVA and WSAVA.

List of committee MSAVA excecutive for the term (2015/17)

1.    Dr Amilan Sivagurunathan         President

2.    Dr G. Gopinathan                         President Elect

3.    Dr Gayathri Thevi                         Vice President

4.    Dr Nadzariah Cheng                    Immediate Past President

5.    Dr Yaslynn Yamin                        Honorary Secretary

6.    Dr Mervin Ravindran                    Assist. Honorary Secretary

7.    Dr Anusha Vijayan                       Honorary Treasurer

8.    Dr Goh Lai Har                             Assist Honorary Treasure

9.    Dr Manikam                                 Committee member

10.  Dr Norhisham Hj Marmin             Committee member

11.  Dr Vijayndra Madavan                 Committee member

12.  Dr Edmund Yeoh Howe Yih         Committee member


MSAVA Annual report to WSAVA for 2016

2016 List of Activities

  1. FASAVA Congress 2016 from 19th-21st April 2016

  2. MSAVA - FSAVA Haematology workshop, speaker sponsored by SCIL Diagnostics was held in April 2016

  3. World Veterinary Day Fellowship Dinner

  4. Annual General Meeting and half day seminar for veterinarians was held on 4th September 2016

  5. Orthopaedic workshop part 1, by VOF (Veterinary Orthopaedic workshop) Prof Dr Bruno Peironne


2016 Highlights

  1. MSAVA hosted FASAVA 2016 at the KLCC Convention Centre on 19th-21st April amidst the famour KL twin towers. 40 local and international speakers were invited. The programme included 2 workshop sessions and 7 streams over 3 days. 800 delegates for 40 countries attended this event.

  2. Rabies outbreak in June - Malaysia was outbreak free for over 20 years (the outbreak was quarantined and eliminated by vaccination and euthanasia to maintain Malaysia's disease free status)

  3. Animal Welfare Act passed

  4. Animal Welfare Council was established to oversee the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act

  5. Drug shortages in the industry due to new guidelines on pharmaceutical, neutraceutical and food registration requirements