MSAVA (Malaysian Small Animal Veterinary Association) formerly known as Small Animal Practitioners Association was formed in the year 1988 when a group of Indo Pakistan Veterinary graduates mooted the idea of forming an Association for Continuing Education and for looking into matters concerning Private Practitioners.

The first informal gathering was held at the Pan Pacific Hotel during the same year and a pro term committee was formed to register the Association with the Registrar of Societies. Then in the year 1991 the Association was officially approved and its pro term committee became its first executive council.

The association is currently involved in Continuing Education Programme Development and organizes annual National Scientific Conferences. It is the main Association involved in companion animal practitioner’s issues and acts as an advisor to government bodies regarding companion animal issues. It is affiliated to Veterinary Association of Malaysia. It is a member association of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations. The association also conducts online veterinary nursing courses along with Provet/AIRC Australia.