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Dr J. Wafula Aleri graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine ( BVM). He obtained the best student in Animal Welfare and Clinical Studies awards during his undergraduate studies. He started work as a veterinarian in a mixed practice  at Sercombe Veterinary Clinic, Karen but later left to pursue a Masters degree in Clinical Studies through a scholarship by the Department of Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi where he graduated in 2011. In his masters program Dr Aleri  began his teaching career and worked as a dairy resident acquiring vast experience on Bovine practice and Medicine and other food animals. His masters thesis entitled, " Welfare of Dairy Cattle in the Smallholder Production Systems of Nairobi and its Environs" focused on the impact of housing design on cattle injuries and other welfare related conditions such as mastitis, lameness and reproductive losses. In the course of his training as a Lecturer and Clinician Dr Aleri has published extensively in the field of veterinary clinical practice and has attended and presented in several conferences both locally and internationally. He has also worked in several projects both as a volunteer, member and team leader. Dr Aleri has a strong passion for working with the community and loves animals. In 2012, he started his Doctoral studies in the University of Melbourne, Australia and is focusing on the development of prediction tools for dairy heifers' coping ability in herds using immune and stress responsiveness measures. http://www.animalwelfare.net.au/article/university-melbourne

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