Project Name: Mobile Vets
The DSWT operates five fully equipped Mobile Veterinary Units headed by Kenya Wildlife Service Vets, alleviating the suffering of injured wild animals on an unprecedented scale. All of these units, which operate from Tsavo, Meru, Amboseli, Mount Kenya and the Maasai Mara are equipped with custom-made vehicles, darting hatches, equipment shelves, a fridge, an operating table and all necessary medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response to any cases. Between the five units the lives of thousands of elephants and many other species have been saved.
Together with these Mobile Veterinary Units, the DSWT runs an emergency veterinary program called Sky Vets. This initiative deploys KWS Veterinary Officers from Nairobi to urgent elephant and endangered species cases throughout Kenya when the Mobile Veterinary Units are unable to attend. This is a crucial program offering emergency wildlife support when it is needed the most.