A wise man once said, " those who play with cats, must expect to be scratched."  This statement reminds me of the first time I handled a cat at the KSPCA, Mombasa, keeping in mind that cats are very popular there. My supervisor at the time, Dr. Peter Gitau took me through all the steps... Continue Reading →


The Laikipia rabies vaccination campaign 2017  kicked off on the 2nd of November at the Mpala research center in Laikipia, Kenya. The first weekend of vaccination was held at Il Motiok and Kimanjo centers. The team was divided into six groups each composed of two qualified veterinarians and three students. The veterinarian work was to vaccinate... Continue Reading →

There’s a fever in town and papaya leaves are in trouble! This fever has no known cure or vaccine (typical of viral diseases), however studies done show that papaya leaves can be used to treat it. If a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes about one to two weeks for symptoms to develop.... Continue Reading →

"A wild animal that has tasted human blood will not stop killing until it is hunted down and killed" this is what the maasai warriors believe. Is it true, or is just a mere cultural belief. Before you dismiss it,  remember that the maasai have coexisted with wild animals for a very long time. The... Continue Reading →

“My Scooby doesn’t usually bite, so there is really no need for a muzzle!” If I had a firefly light up my room every time I heard that line even Owl city would not believe their eyes.  On a serious note though, this post is for those clients who show up at the vet’s clinic... Continue Reading →

Do your parents have that one embarrassing story from your childhood that they like to tell your friends and relatives during gatherings? Mine do, and the story goes like this, apparently when I was young, I used to like digging up earthworms and eating them, gross I know, but for a very long time in... Continue Reading →

I might be a bit cheeky and perhaps even mischievous but am not into monkey business (literally). I have never been a fan of monkeys, in fact when people talk about their phobias mine happens to be just that, monkeys. Just like all phobias have a genesis mine begun when I was little, I recall... Continue Reading →

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