Veterinary Research Institute

VRI, Ipoh is the premier research division of the Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and agro-based industry (MOA), Malaysia. It provides leadership in reserach into animal health and diseases of economic and zoonotic importance and serves as the national animal health reference centre to all regional veterinary laboratories, universities and reserach Institutions in this country. VRI is the national reference centre for Nipah virus infection and avian influenza. R & D in animal health is the major activity of VRI. Special emphasis is given to diseases of livestock of economic and public health (zoonotic) importance. Established in 1948, it also spearheads research and development of novel vaccines and biologicals for veterinary use. VRI develops and conducts an array of tests in the investigation and diagnosis of specific animal diseases of multiple aetiologies. Diagnostic services are provided by the various sections of the Institute, such as Bacteriology, Avian and Mammalian Virology, Pathology, Parasitology and Haematology, Epidemiology and Immunology.


Veterinary Research Institute 59 Jln. Sultan Azlan Shah 31400 Ipoh, Perak