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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.
During August 2020, the SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit attended to six cases that required veterinary intervention. These included 2 elephant cases, a lion, giraffe and zebra treatment, as well as the collaring of 3 elephant bulls....