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 Sheldrick Trust 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 has been operational since May 2014.
The Amboseli and Chyulu Ecosystem is currently very dry and much of the vegetation is either dry or shed. Consequently, wild animals are highly mobile in search of food leading to an intense interaction within human settlements.Read more
SCA-Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit (SCA-AMVU) attended eight veterinary cases involving different animal species during June 2021.Read more
The SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to six veterinary cases, each involving different species, during May 2021Read more