Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Edward Kariuki this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response.
A DSWT driver and Veterinary Assistant called Julius Kyalo supports Dr. Edward Kariuki along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
The Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit which has been operational since May 2014 is generously funded through the DSWT.
During April 2019, the SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit (AMVU) attended to four incidents regarding three distressed wild animals. The animals included an elephant that was treated and two giraffes. The unit also heard reports of an injured lion in the Chyulu Hills but it could not be traced due to terrain and loss of VHF signal...Read more
During March 2019, the SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit (AMVU) attended to 11 animal cases. Six wildebeest males were sampled for disease investigation. Three elephants were treated for different illnesses and a similar number examined for cause of death. A Nile hippo and a cheetah were examined for cause of death around the Marula area at Isinet, Amboseli....Read more