How to be a member

  1. What are the benefits to become a MAVMA member?

    MAVMA members will be entitled to all benefits and privileges of our association.

    • Professional Publications & Scientific Information

      MAVMA membership includes a subscription to the Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia (JVM). Membership also provides full access to the educational and knowledge resources on the MAVMA website, including information on issues that affect you every day, such as Veterinary Drug Registration, Continuing Professional Development and wellbeing.

    • Networking opportunity

      MAVMA members can participate in activities and special seminar sessions organized by MAVMA at reduced fees and it is an opportunity to connect and reconnect with your friends and colleagues.

    • Make Your Voice Heard

      Member input guides MAVMA’s development of policies, guidelines, and products.

    • Support for the Veterinary Profession

      As a MAVMA member, you know that you are supporting your veterinary colleagues and the profession through advocacy and public outreach. MAVMA’s advocacy work includes monitoring legislation, regulation, and the business environment; mitigating actions that could adversely affect veterinarians' ability to deliver services; and leading coalitions that amplify the veterinary voice.


  2. Type of membership

    1. Fellow Membership

      May be conferred to veterinarians who are members of the Association and have contributed excellent service to the Association. 

    2. Ordinary Membership

      Shall be opened to Malaysian veterinary surgeons who are residents and registered with the Malaysian Veterinary Council.

    3. Life Membership

      Shall be opened to ordinary members who have been active for 5 (five) consecutive years in the Association and have good standing of annual subscription fees.

    4. Student Membership

      Shall be opened to students pursuing an undergraduate degree or diploma in veterinary medicine or allied sciences with the written consent from the Dean of the Faculty of the university concerned, and such membership shall cease on completion of their studies.

    5. Honorary Members

      Shall be elected at Annual or Extraordinary General Meetings on the recommendation of the EXCO. Honorary membership may be conferred to distinguished persons who have rendered meritorious service to the veterinary or allied professions or the Association.

    6. Associate Membership ‚Äč(individual) shall be open to:
      • Veterinarians who are not Malaysian citizens.
      • Non-veterinarians who could contribute to the development of the veterinary profession
      • Scientists and related professional members who could contribute to the development of the veterinary profession
    7. Life Associate Membership

      Shall be pened to associate members who have been active for five (5) consecutive years in the Association and have good standing of annual subscription fees

    8. Affiliate members of MAVMA

      May be granted to any professional veterinary association that is registered with the Registrar of Society in Malaysia. The application and benefits of this membership are described in the by-law. 

    9. Associate Membership (Organization)

      This membership is open to any non-profit organization or institution with an interest in the veterinary profession and has been registered with the Registrar of Society in Malaysia for at least five (5) years. Their application and benefits are described in the by-laws.  

    10. Corporate Membership

      Shall be opened to any corporate body or commercial entities that are registered with good standing for at least five (5) years by the Registrar of Company in Malaysia and have interest in the objectives and activities of the Association

  3. Privileges of Membership

    i. Upon payment of the requisite fees, Ordinary members shall be entitled to all the benefits and privileges of the Association.
    ii. Associates, Life Associates, Honorary and Student members shall be entitled to all the benefits and privileges of Ordinary members except they shall not be eligible to vote or hold office.
    iii. Fellow members shall receive all benefits and exclusive rights as Ordinary members.

  4. Membership Fees

    The membership fees shall be as follows: -

    Type of Membership

    Entrance Fee

    Subscription Fee

    Lump sum/Rate





    Associate (Individual)








    Life Membership/Life Associate

    *Active for 5 (five) consecutive years in the Association




    A) Shall pay a lump sum of RM1,000.

    B) An exemption of RM 500.00 shall be given to any ordinary member aged at least 55 years.

    *who has been active 5 (five) consecutive years in the Association and good standing of annual subscription fees.

    Affiliate Membership



    i) less than 99 members shall pay RM300 (Three hundred Ringgit Malaysia)

    (ii) 100 to 299 members shall pay RM600 (Six Hundred Ringgit Malaysia)

    (iii) 300 to 499 members shall pay RM900 (Nine Hundred Ringgit Malaysia)

    (iv) 500 and above members shall pay RM1000 (One Thousand Ringgit Malaysia)

    Associate (Organization)








  5. How do I submit the membership application?

    All application must be completed by using the online membership system.

    Please click here to apply
    MAVMA Membership Application

    Note: Supporting document required for membership application

    • Ordinary Membership
      1. IC / Passport (PDF/Image)
      2. MVC Certificate (PDF)
    • Associate Membership
      1. IC / Passport (PDF/Image)
      2. Relevant Qualification certificate (PDF)
    • Student Membership
      1. IC / Passport (PDF/Image)
      2. Offer Letter from University

    Application for Life Membership please contact us via email. Only ordinary member who is active for a minimum of 5 years (without arrears) will be eligible to apply.

    Your application will be discussed in the MAVMA Exco meeting for approval and endorsement.

    Should you require any assistance please feel free to contact us.


  6. Membership Application Process

    Step 1: Membership Application (Create an account)

    Step 2: Fill in the details and upload required documentation

    Step 3: Receive an acknowledgement email

    Step 4: Wait for membership application to be approved

    Step 5: Receive email notification after membership has been approved

    Step 6: Proceed to make the payment via the membership portal

    Your membership will be activated once the payment has been made.


  7. How do I make the payment?

    All payment must be made via the membership portal. If you having any difficulty to make online payment, please feel free to contact us.

    Please login to membership portal to review the renewal / outstanding payment.


  8. How long should I wait for a response after submitting the membership application form?

    Please allow at least 14 working days to receive a response from us. If it is an urgent case or if you do not get any response, please contact MAVMA office at +6012-6127101 or email to

    Note for New Member

    One month is the normal cycle of MAVMA EXCO Meeting in which all new applications are presented, discussed, approved, seconded and endorsed. The Hon Sec should be able to send the receipt and the starter kit materials as stated above quickly provided everything is in order. Otherwise, a letter or an email will be sent to inform the applicant of their application status and whatever further action or document required.


  9. For existing MAVMA members – How do I check your membership status?

    Please forward your enquiry by email to MAVMA Honorary Secretary


  10. MAVMA Refund Policy

    • Any payment made for membership registration, membership subscription and CPD application is not refundable

    • If any duplicated payment happens, it is refundable. Please contact us to further assistance.

    • Any payment for seminar/ annual conference is refundable if the event is cancelled by the organizer.

    • If the participant is unable to attend the seminar/conference, you are encouraged to find a replacement to attend the event on your behalf. However, if there is no replacement, you should inform the organizer at least five (5) days before any seminar or fourteen (14) days before annual conference for a refund (terms and conditions apply)

  11. Terms & Conditions

    • Please make sure you have read and understand the payment, refund and cancellation policy.

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