The Animal Medical Centre was founded by Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan in 1972. It has since evolved from a simple orthopeadic practice into a fully functional 24-hour emergency and critical care hospital. It is the only accredited private veterinary hospital in Malaysia, dedicated as a teaching and training hospital for graduating veterinary students from the Veterinary Faculty of University Putra Malaysia (UPM). We pride ourselves in with the employment of over 70 dedicated staff who are trained and dedicated to assisting the veterinarians at our practice to support and function effectively.

Our Internationally Accredited Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Amilan Sivagurunathan has lectured undergraduate students and published a series of articles on veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa and has returned to Malaysia to join the team.

Our passion for the human animal bond inspires us to provide advanced diagnostic veterinary care and services at our door step.. Reflecting this believe, we are committed in providing you the following:

  • Reliable and tentative diagnosis of your pet’s condition within 24-48 hours.
  • Sound understanding of your pet’s condition and exceptional professional care.
  • Clear and concise explanation of your pets’ medical concerns.
  • Utilisation of current surgical techniques to optimise recovery.
  • Excess to a veterinarian database which gives us the ability to connect with experts from 12 independent veterinary specialist centres for a second opinion.
  • Internationally revered ophthalmology practice recognised through the work of our consultants, Dr. Amilan Sivagurunathan, Dr. Izak Venter and Dr. Anthony Goodhead.
  • Around-the-clock supervision and aftercare offered by our trained veterinary nurses and technicians.
  • An assurance that as a referral veterinarian practice, we involve ourselves in veterinary research and publications and continually upgrade our knowledge base.
  • Our support, contributions and involvement in various animal welfare programmes (

All fees charged at the hospital are in accordance with veterinary standard guidelines. Our specialist service payment rates are the lowest internationally. We will always strive to provide you with the most tentative estimate of any intended procedure.

Our consultant/referral services are very different from general surgery as unique consumables, such as microsurgical materials, instruments and dedicated surgical devices are required to perform many of our procedures. Some of these items are specially imported from various countries to improve surgical procedures and results.

We are more than willing to offer our clients various options for treatment, however we are not in a position to compromise on cost of these devices or items. Nevertheless, an account of these items will be clearly indicated in the invoices.

We look forward to assisting you and your pet to strengthen and enrich the human, animal bond.

Management Team,
Animal Medical Centre (Group of Hospitals)

Leaders in Companion Animal Veterinary Health Care

Our first veterinary clinic grew by leaps & bounds since it’s opening in 1972 by our founder, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan. He is a founding member of VET-ONE USA (1975) and the second Asian member to join Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) in 1978. He was a pioneer in emergency veterinary services in Malaysia. Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan was appointed as an Associate Professor Madya at UPM in 1990 for his early work in animal welfare and lectured undergraduates on welfare and ethics. He was the Past President of the Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM), Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association (MSAVA), formerly known as SAPAM and a senior past member of the Malaysian Veterinary Council (MVC). He is currently active in a number of boards and foundations. He is currently a board member for several companies and foundation.

During our 25th Anniversary in 1997, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan launched his book “Pets Have Feelings Too”, that paid tribute to his days as a young practitioner of veterinary medicine in Malaysia. The launch was officiated by the Minister of Agriculture at the time, YBhg Tan Sri Amar Sulaiman Daud.

Since then, we have introduced various facilities and services in-line with international standards of practice in two veterinary practices in the Klang Valley. Our corporate headquarters, Animal Medical Centre is an internationally accredited referral hospital.

To provide the finest quality of veterinary services in a caring atmosphere whilst serving our patients and the pet owners.

Educating pet owners on the responsibility and the importance of healthcare when owning a pet. Meeting the pet’s individual healthcare needs while maintaining a professional, clean and comfortable environment by providing quality care in an effective, courteous and expedient manner which is our forte. Continously improve and provide the latest veterinary service hence providing education and training programs for all level of personnel.

Contribute endless time and effort to champion animal welfare activities in developing and raising the standards of animal welfare and husbandry in Malaysia.