The Malaysian Veterinary Council (MVC) at its 41st meeting held on 19th Feb 2013 endorsed the proposal on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Veterinary Association Malaysia (VAM) and Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association (MSAVA) as a requirement for the renewal of Annual Practicing Certificates (APC) and Temporary Permits to Practice under Sections 13 and 17 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1974, with effect from 1st Jan 2014.
The renewal of Annual Practicing Certificates and Temporary Permits to Practice, in addition to practice and premise requirements, requires Veterinary Surgeons to show evidence of updating of skills and knowledge for the practice of veterinary medicine. The involvement is measured in the form of credit points awarded for participation and attendance at activities/programs approved by the Council such as follow:
- Seminars, workshops, training courses
- Veterinary conferences, congresses
- Veterinary association annual general meetings
- Publications in recognized journals of veterinary and allied sciences
- As resource personnel for continuing education of veterinary surgeons
- Participation in professional activities recognized by the council
- Other programs as may be approved by the Council on a case to case basis
For the renewal of the Annual Practicing Certificates (APC) in 2014 and 2015, the minimum credit points to attain per year are 30. Subsequent years 2016 and 2017 will require 50 points. After 2018, the minimum credit points required for APC renewal are 70.
To learn more about the CPD directive from the Malaysian Veterinary Council, please download this document