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 65 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 veterinarians 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 drives us to provide advanced diagnostic veterinary care and services at our door step, through our panel of visiting specialist consultants. We are also passionate about current advances in veterinary care and our mission at the hospital is to provide 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 explanations of your pets problems
  • Utilization 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 centers for second opinions.
  • Internationally revered ophthalmology practice recognized 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
  • A guarantee 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 an Associate Professor Madya at UPM in 1990 for his early work in animal welfare and lectured the undergraduates on welfare and ethics. He was a Past President of the Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM), Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association (MSAVA)-  formerly SAPAM and a senior past member of the Malaysian Veterinary Council (MVC). He is currently an active in a number of boards and foundations.

During our 25th Anniversary in 1997, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan, launched his book “Pets Have Feelings Too” that payed tribute to the life and times of a young practitioner in his early days of veterinary medicine in Malaysia. The event 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 health care when owning a pet. Meeting the pet’s individual health care 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.

Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan – A Visionary & Pioneering Veterinarian who champions Animal Welfare in Malaysia

Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan, Deputy Chairman of MNAWF

For the past 40 years, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan – nurtured and pioneered the Companion Animal veterinary industry in Malaysia. He is committed to animal welfare through his passion in animal care and well being through his veterinary practice and foundation (MNAWF – Malaysian National Animal Welfare Foundation) which he founded with the aim to promote a caring Malaysian society through awareness and balanced approach to animal welfare for the wellbeing of animal and mankind.

Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan at his veterinary hospital practice

Young veterinarian embarking on a bold quest to introduce small animal veterinary care in Malaysia

Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan’s dreams of becoming a vet was realised when he secured a place to study veterinary medicine in Pakistan, Lahore – University of Punjab. In 1972, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan saw a need to champion the care for pets i.e. dogs and cats as there was a growing need to educate pet owners of these animals as there was very little vet care services available at the time.

Thus, he embarked on a quest to engage on this path to support small animal medicine and left the public service and began a modest private practice to envision this challenge in Kuala Lumpur where he was determined to make the most of his career as a veterinarian, and to provide the best care for his patients.

Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan, a young veterinarian

Taking veterinary care to the next level

Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan went on to introduce the latest in veterinary care in the 80’s from diagnostic imaging to in-house laboratory services to provide better and accurate diagnosis to help treat or manage common ailments in pets.

In the 90’s, his practice became a bench mark in Small Animal veterinary medicine and was accredited by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), as the only private teaching hospital for veterinary students.

Through various appointments in government and non-government associations, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan has devoted his time and effort to introduce Veterinary Continuation Education in Malaysia to help inspire other veterinarians; he also represented Malaysia whilst actively lecturing in the field of veterinary medicine, and animal welfare globally.

As a veterinarian and animal lover, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan believes that pets are very similar to their pet owners; they need to be loved, appreciated and treated with respect. Hence with his current position as the Deputy Chairman of MNAWF, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan endeavours to champion the cause of animal welfare with the birth of MNAWF.

A young veterinary student, Datuk Dr. S. Sivagurunathan checking on the livestock