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What is DVS in Malaysia and the Animal Products Certification like VHM & GVP?

The Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS) is the government department responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of livestock products in Malaysia. DVS also regulates the import and export of live animals and animal products, as well as provides other services such as disease control.

Some key attributes of DVS include:

– Ensuring the safety of food for humans and animals

– Protecting animals from disease

– Promoting animal welfare

– Enhancing the competitiveness of the livestock industry.

Activities DVS Malaysia Uses to Achieve its Objectives

DVS achieves its objectives through a number of activities, including:

– Inspecting and testing food products

– Registering and licensing veterinarians

– Regulating the import and export of live animals and animal products

– Providing educational resources on animal health and welfare.

DVS is an important organization in Malaysia that plays a vital role in protecting the public and animals from disease, ensuring the safety of food, and promoting animal welfare.

What are the issues with the major certification by DVS Malaysia?

There are several certifications that are issued by DVS Malaysia in order to achieve its objectives. However, below are two of the most crucial ones.

  1. VHM or Veterinary Health Mark
  2. GVP or Good Veterinary Practice

What is VHM?

The Veterinary Health Mark (VHM) is a certification mark issued by the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia to certify that animal products have been produced in accordance with good veterinary health practices.

VHM requirements

To be certified by DVS Malaysia, a Veterinary Health Mark (VHM) certification applicant must:

– have a valid and current veterinary license;

– have malpractice insurance;

– not have been found guilty of any disciplinary action by the Board in the past five years; and

– submit an application fee.

DVS Malaysia may also require an on-site inspection of the applicant’s facilities before issuing a VHM certification. Once an applicant is certified, he or she must maintain compliance with the VHM standards in order to keep the certification active. Malaysian veterinarians who wish to become certified should contact DVS Malaysia for more information.

How does VHM work  (procedure)?

To obtain the VHM, an application has to be submitted to the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), Malaysia together with the required documents. The application will be processed by the DVS and, if approved, the VHM will be issued.

The VHM is only valid for a period of one year and it has to be renewed annually. The application for VHM can be made online via the DVS website (

What is  GVP or Good Veterinarian Practice Certificate

The Good Veterinary Practice (GVP) is a code of ethical conduct for veterinarians in Malaysia. It was developed by the Malaysian Veterinary Council (MVC) and it sets out the minimum standards of professional conduct expected of veterinarians in Malaysia.

The GVP covers all aspects of veterinary practice, including animal welfare, professional conduct, clinical practice and research.

Final Thoughts:

As a consumer, you can be assured of the safety and quality of products that have been certified by VHM and GVP by DVS Malaysia. This means that these products have undergone strict testing and meet international standards.

Similarly, as a business, having your products certified by VHM and GVP can give you a competitive edge. It shows that you are committed to providing safe and high-quality products to your customers.

So, if you are looking for quality assurance, look for products that have been certified by VHM and GVP. You can be sure that they are safe to use and meet international standards.

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