How to be a member

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
 

(a) Ordinary Membership

Shall Be opened to registered veterinarians that resides in Malaysia.

(b) Life Membership

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

(c) Student Membership

Shall be opened to students pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine and allied sciences with the written consent from the Dean of the School/Faculty of the university concerned, and such membership shall cease on termination of their studies.
 

(d) Associate Membership  shall be open to: 

     (i) Any veterinarians who are not resident in Malaysia

     (ii) Members of foreign national veterinary associations

    (iii) Scientists and related professional members who could contribute to the development of the veterinary profession

(e) Honorary Members

Shall be elected at Annual or Extraordinary Genaral Meetings on the recommendation of the Committte. Honarary Members are elected at a General Meeting on the recommendation of the Committee. Honorary membership may be conferred to a distinguished person who are involved in public service or who have rendered meritorious service to the veterinary or allied professions or to the Association.
 

(f) Fellow Membership

May be conferred veterinarians who are members of the Association, who have contributed excellent service to the Association and may be nominated by the Committee. A sub-committee shall be appointed by the Committee to recommend members as Fellow nominees. Through a secret voting by the Committee, the nominees with majority votes shall be elected as Fellows. 
 

(g) Affiliate members of MAVMA​

The Association may also consist of Affiliate membership:

Any Veterinary Association, Corporate Association, Corporation or Institute of Sciences are eligible to become Affiliate Members of the Malaysian Veterinary Medical Association. 

Application to become an affiliate member shall be made in writing to the Committee of the Malayisan Veterinary Association.

3. Membership Fees

The subscriptions shall become due and payable on 1st January of each year without any notice from the Association and shall become an undischarged dur to the Association on the 30th April o fthe same year.

The membership fees shall be as follows: -

Entrance fee of RM100.00 for Ordinary and Associate membership only.

Subscription

(a) Ordinary members shall pay RM100.00 per annum

(b) Associate members shall pay RM100.00 per annum.

(c) Student members shall pay RM50.00 per annum.

(d) Affiliate members shall pay RM5.00 (Five Ringgit Malaysia) for each member per annum or RM1,000.00 (One Thousand Ringgit Malaysia) per annum companies and institutions. Corporate affiliate shall pay RM2000.00 (Two Thousand Ringgit Malaysia).

(e) Life members shall pay a lump sum of RM1,000. 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.

(f) Honorary members are exempted from paying any entrance fee or subscription fees.

(g) Fellows members are exempted from annual subscription fees.

(h) Any ordinary member who has been active for 20 (twenty) consecutive years in the Association shall be exempted from paying annual subscription and entitled for life membership.
 

4. How do I submit the filled membership form?

Please download MAVMA Membership Application Form, fill it and send over together with the proof of payment (check) to MAVMA Honorary Secretary at the following address:

Honorary Secretary
Malaysian Veterinary Medical Association (MAVMA)
10-1, Jalan Sierra 10/2
Bandar 16 Sierra
47120 Puchong
Selangor

Or email to vamsecretary@gmail.com or call +6012-6127101 (MAVMA Office) for more information.

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

5. Can I make pay it with credit card/online payment?

We will advise when our e-payment system is online. At this moment only payment by online payment or cheque or money/postal order is acceptable. Online payment is acceptable provided the scan copy of remittance receipt is send to secretary with name and payment period written on the receipt.
 

6. 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 vamsecretary@gmail.com

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.
 

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

Please forward your enquiry by email to MAVMA Honorary Secretary vamsecretary@gmail.com
 

8. How do I make the payment?

Please send us a cheque or online payment or money/postal order to

Name: MALAYSIAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Account No: 80-0263274-5

Additional information:

Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad
Swift Code: CIBBMYKLXXX
Address: 48, Jalan SS21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Malaysia.

Kindly email the proof of payment to vamsecretary@gmail.com. The Honorary Treasurer of MAVMA will email your receipt of payment upon receiving the proof of payment.
 

9. MAVMA Refund Policy

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

  • 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)