Dr. John Demesi Mande is the Chairman of the Academic Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi. Born on December 25, 1963, Dr. Mande attended Kapsara Primary School, Kapsabet Boys High School and Friends’ School Kamusinga. He holds the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (1989), Master of Science Clinical Studies and Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Studies (2003) from the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Mande joined the University of Nairobi as Assistant Lecturer (1992) and was promoted to Lecturer (1994) and Senior Lecturer (2004 to date) in the Department of Clinical Studies. He is a registered Veterinary Surgeon.
Dr. Mande has vast experience in curriculum development and review, having served as a Member (1993-2013) and Chairman of the Faculty Curriculum Committee (2004-2013). Together with other colleagues in the University, Dr. Mande was actively involved in facilitating the review or development of the following 10 academic programmes; Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine; Bachelor of Science Wildlife Management; Bachelor of Science Biomedical Technology; Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Aquaculture Management; Diploma Leather Technology; Bachelor of Science Leather Science and Technology; Master of Science Leather Science; Master of Science Theriogenology; Master of Veterinary Medicine; and Master of Veterinary Surgery.
Dr. Mande was the Head of Small Animal Clinic (2003-2013), where he was instrumental in revitalizing the Income Generating Unit. He also served as a Member of the Faculty Time-Tabling Committee (1994-2001); the Veterinary Faculty Farm Management Committee (2006-2010); and the Faculty Research Policy Committee (2009).
Dr. Mande has served as a Director and Member of the Technical, Licensing and Marketing Committee of the Kenya Dairy Board (2006-2009); and Member of the Ministerial Taskforce on Training in Hides and Skins (2007-2009). He is an elected Board Member and Member of the Technical Committee on Education and Quality Assurance, Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB: 2011-2015); and Member of the Ministerial Taskforce on Review of CAP 360 and Animal Welfare Policy (2012-2013).
Dr. Mande has published widely in scientific journals and has supervised three Masters students to completion. He is a Member of the Kenya Veterinary Association; and the Kenya National Academy of Sciences; Editor-In-Chief of the Kenya Veterinarian (2005-to date); and Accredited Principal Researcher by the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB). He is a recipient of the International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA) Travel Fellowship (2003) and the Kenya Veterinary Association–Kenya Veterinary Board Veterinary Academia Award (2009).
Dr. Mande is a Bronze Life Member and Interim Chairman of the Veterinary Medicine Chapter - University of Nairobi Alumni Association (2007-2013). He is the Chairman of the Clinical Studies Welfare Group (2011-2014).
Dr. Mande is married to Beatrice Wangari Demesi and together they are blessed with three children, Joshua, Rebecca and Lucianna.