SERDANG, August 4 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Laboratory Services Unit (VLSU) is the first academic Faculty in Malaysia to be granted accreditation certification of the Malaysian Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAMM) based on MS ISO/IEC MS 17025:2005 standards from STANDARDS Malaysia.
The VLSU is the first Laboratory to be accredited under SAMM for veterinary testing and the third laboratory after Vet Food Agro Diagnostics (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Petaling Jaya Veterinary Laboratory under the Veterinary Services Department.
Dean, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmad Fateh Muhamed said the VLSU was formed in 2004 consisting of 12 laboratories including Bacteriology, Biologics, Hematology and Clinical Pathology, Histopathology, Molecule Biology, Parasitology, Pathology, Post Mortem and Virology.
“The main activities of these labs are to provide high quality diagnosis and research services to the clients.”
“VLSU is lead by Head of Pathology and Microbiology, coordinated by VLSU Coordinator and Quality Manager, assisted by VLSU coordinator and 12 laboratory assistants,” he said in the Accreditation Certification awarding ceremony at UPM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
He said expertise in each laboratory can generate high quality analysis results, interpretations and diagnosis in aiding disease treatment at the University Veterinary Hospital (UVH).
UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah said UPM VLSU is the first of its kind among IPTAs.
“The Faculty’s achievement is in-line with UPM’s aspiration in becoming a world-renowned research university where it further contributes to the excellence of UPM,” he added.
He said the accomplishment in attaining the Malaysian Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAMM) is supported by the Faculty’s success in being fully awarded with the Quality Management certification based on MS ISO 9001:2000 standards in year 2000 consisting scopes of teaching, research and professional services.
Also present at the ceremony was STANDARDS Malaysia Chief Director, Fadilah Baharin, staff and students of UPM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and other UPM officers.