Friday, 19 December 2014

Happy Holidays!

Dear esteemed customers,

The clinic will be closed for Christmas from
Tuesday 23rd of December until Sunday 28th of December.

Our corporate social responsibility Christmas donation 2014 went to the KSPCA!
They are doing a great job and really deserve any support you can give.

Dr. Vijay S. Varma, Dr. Ishmail, Jean Gilchrist & Dr. Gabriel Ouma

We wish you and your pets a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

KSPCA Shaggy Dog Show

Last Sunday our resident Vet Dr. Gabriel enjoyed his job as a Judge at the KSPCA Shaggy Dog Show. Together with two Judges he chose the "Happiest Dog".

The show is the place to go as a family. Let your kids take part in different categories such as
  • "Happiest Dog"
  • "Best Dressed Dog"
  • "Best Groomed Dog"
  • ...
It is fun and you can win a lot of prizes. So don't miss it next year!

All donations went to KSPCA!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

All for Charity

Dont miss the KSPCA Kenya Fundraiser Project "Shaggy Dog Show" on 2nd Nov 2014 at the Ngong Race Course. All for Charity. See you and all the best in whichever category your fluffy friend will participate!

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Our resident Daktari returned with new experience from a short visit in Europe.
We are constantly working on our services, interiors and outside appearance.

Last week we were successfully visited by the KVA (Kenya Veterinary Board) for inspection.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Here’s how to catch veterinary quacks risking your animal’s life

It has become difficult to differentiate between quacks and qualified veterinary officers. How can we overcome the challenge?
Daily Nation Sept 6th 2014 >>

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Gufto - The Dromedary

Gufto the 3 legged 7 Month old Dromedary camel enjoying the vast goodness that nature provides. Camels are a very useful source of labor, companionship, meat, milk and manure!


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Wild Mongoose Attack Turkey

Earlier this week the "small five VET CLINIC" got an emergency call from one of our patrons.

One of her turkeys had been attacked by a suspected mongoose troop causing severe trauma to the right limb thigh muscles and ripping off part of under-belly tissue.

Our team was able to handle this carefully and is glad the turkey lives to see another day.


Monday, 5 May 2014

How to wash / groom a dog

  1. It is advisable to use warm water as this will ease body grease removal. We recommend cleaning your pet at least once a week. 
  2. Clean the whole body first then finish with the head to minimize eye irritation. 
  3. Wet the body hair surface, use a normal bar soap for initial cleaning. This removes the body grease and prepares the skin for shampoo action. Rinse off the soap. 
  4. Ask for the best medicinal shampoo next time you visit your vet. 
  5. To allow the shampoo (medicinal/anti-parasitic) to work effectively, apply shampoo evenly over the whole body, soak for 5-10 minutes with the right shampoo 
  6. Rinse off the excess shampoo using warm water. Now clean the head using the same procedure but within 2 minutes. 
  7. Use a dry clean towel to dry your dog. You can as well let your pet dry in the open field

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Dog Fight

Did you know that dogs are extremely territorial?
Did you know that these cute creatures submit to hierarchies?

Dogs will fight for space, mates, feed and attention. Some will fight to death.

To avoid unnecessary veterinary costs and prevent dog fights (like in the graphic images below) please isolate Alphas' from Omega's, make sure they get enough quality feed. Daily walks and exercise reduces the testosterone levels hence a calm effect.

Neutering plays a big role in taming aggressive dogs.

Now you know :-)


Saturday, 26 April 2014

The 48th Annual VOYA

The 48th Annual VOYA (Vet of the year awards) held at BOMA INN Eldoret awarded

Dr. Gabriel Ouma -
Director of the small five VET CLINIC 
for his 

'enthusiasm as a young veterinarian in Veterinary Clinical services
that has brought honor and distinction to the profession'

Congratulations from the small five team!
We were also nominated for the clinic of the year awards.
Thanks to all animal lovers out there!


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mange (Mite Infestation)

There are three types of mange:
    Highly contagious disease of cats and kittens.
    These mites are common cause of external ear infections especially in cats and dogs. Commonly found in the ear canal. Clinical signs include head shaking, ear shaking, continual ear scratching and ear droop, pruritus at times is seen, dark brown cerumen accumulation in the ear. Can lead to the perforation of the tympanic membrane.
  3.  SARCOPTIC MANGE (canine scabies)
    Highly contagious disease of dogs found worldwide. These mites attack only specific hosts but can infest humans and animals that come across them. They spend almost the entire life cycle on the host. Female mites burrow tunnels underneath the skin layers to lay eggs. They are transmitted to other dogs by direct contact.
    Transmission through indirect contact is also possible.

    Clinical Signs
    Hypersensitivity to mite products occur leading to pruritus and itchiness. This will lead to papular skin eruptions due to self trauma (itchiness) developing thick skin crusts. Secondary bacterial and yeast infection may occur starting on the ventral abdomen, chest, ears, elbows and hocks and if untreated becomes generalized.
    Long term ill dogs develop seborrhea, severe skin thickening with fold formation and crust build up. Animals lose weight and lymph nodes are swollen.
    Such dogs may eventually die.

    The most effective mode of treatment involves hair clipping, a series of topical seborrheic shampoo and acaricide treatment seven days apart. A few systemic injections are also carried out.

    At our facility we diagnose based on the history of severe pruritus and itchiness of sudden onset. We also perform a deep skin scrapping and faecal test where we identify the parasites and eggs.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Puppies for SALE!

One of our clients has five adorable duschound-terrier-mix puppies for sale. Two of them are short coat and brown and black. The other three have longer fur and are brown, black and white. They have all vaccinations according to their age.
They are now (04.04.2014) 7 weeks old and ready to go.


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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Is your Vet registered?

Dear Customers,
Due to misunderstandings reoccurring in the past we would like to inform you that ALL KENYAN VETERINARIANS must be registered under the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) begin of each year.

To ensure your animal is treated by a professional check the online search from the KVB:

When your animal is vaccinated the Veterinarian must put his name and Registration Number (4 digits) in the certificate. This ensures that the patient got the right vaccine at the right time which is very important if it comes to dog bites and Rabies!

Note! This is how a valid vaccination entry should look like:
A vaccination-sticker, the name and date, the signature and KVB number of the Vet!