Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Jeremiah Poghon this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a vaccine refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines required for rapid and effective veterinary response. An SWT Driver and veterinary assistant support Dr. Poghon along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
This Unit is operated by the SWT with funding from Four Paws and has been operational since November 2003.
The rains continued in April but with less intensity than in the previous month. Due to plentiful water sources and available browse, veterinary cases within the ecosystem remained low, with the Mobile Vet Unit being called upon to handle five cases....Read more
The rains started again in Tsavo after a short break in early March; something never seen before as its usually the dry season for Tsavo. These rains have been a blessing to the wildlife giving them plenty of forage and water inside the park hence reducing human-wildlife conflict. With all the blessings, cases cannot be missed though on a smaller scale. ...Read more
The rains continued throughout the month of February which filled temporary water holes and kept the habitat green with plenty of food for wildlife. There were, fortunately, very few active cases during the month. ...Read more