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AMRRIC Supporters On The Run!

27 Aug 2013 - News
A big thanks to our supporters across Australia reaching out to their friends and loved ones to support our work in remote communities! Our most recent community fundraisers raised funds and awareness for AMRRIC in two of Australia’s largest running events – The Age Run Melbourne and Sydney’s City2Surf. AMRRIC member Anna Palfreyman ran her first...

Volunteer Spotlight - Xenia Newland

27 Aug 2013 - News, Volunteer stories
Veterinary student and AMRRIC member, Xenia Newland, recently volunteered on a remote dog health program in the Punmu and Warralong communities in the Pilbara, WA. Xenia shares her first time experience below. How did you participate in the program? As a vet student on the trip I was happy to help with whatever was needed to be done. This included...

AMWs Teach in Local Language

27 Aug 2013 - News, Animal management worker program
Earlier this month Indigenous Animal Management Workers (AMWs) from Elcho Island and Yirrkala, East Arnhem, worked closely with our Education team to teach comprehensive lessons on caring for dogs and basic hygiene for students at Shepherdson College, Galiwin’ku. AMRRIC was invited by the primary school’s Assistant Principal to contribute to their...

No-Kill in East Arnhem

27 Aug 2013 - News, Animal management worker program
East Arnhem has reached the ideal animal management “No-Kill” status amongst domestic cats and dogs. Despite being in one of the most inaccessible parts of the country, East Arnhem Shire has achieved one of the highest rates of desexing in Australia. Veterinarian and AMRRIC Animal Management Worker Program Manager, Dr John Skuja, shares his...

Getting Remote in WA

27 Aug 2013 - News, Volunteer stories
Last month, an AMRRIC led team of member vets and volunteers delivered dog health programs in the remote areas of the Pilbara and the Kimberleys in WA, travelling a total road distance of over 6,000 kms from Darwin. Dr Jan Allen, Dr Stephen Cutter, and Lisa Grant led the first AMRRIC surgical desexing program in the Fitzroy Crossing communities in...

RESEARCH: Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour Disease Project

26 Aug 2013 - News
For the past four year we’ve been collaborating with Dr Elizabeth Murchison and Andrea Strakova, from the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. We look forward to continuing our contributions to this fascinating and important study. Andrea Strakova gives us an insight to the project’s progress so far... Canine...

AMRRIC 2013 Conference Abstracts

14 Aug 2013 - News
AMRRIC conference program and AMRRIC conference registration AMRRIC program speaker biographies Conference Abstracts The Be a Friend to Your Dog School program  - Dr Janice Lloyd, Eileen Fletcher, Dr Sophie Constable, R. Sorin Animal Health and Housing: An Integrated Indigenous Environmental Health Approach - Mr Frank O’DonahooObservations of...

The Perfect Storm of AMRRIC assistance

2 Jul 2013 - News, Animal management worker program
Animal Management Worker Program Manager and veterinarian Dr John Skuja gives an on the ground account of our recent work in Ampilatwatja. Ampilatwatja (pronounced um-bludder-witch) is a wild desert community set in the red dust of Central Australia about 325 kilometres north east of Alice Springs. The road there is straight and flat corrugated...

AMRRIC’s 2013 Annual Conference encourages ‘a cooperative approach to Animal Management’

26 Jun 2013 - News
On October 15 – 17 this year, AMRRIC’s annual Conference in Alice Springs will bring together an impressive line up of animal health and environmental health experts to encourage further synergy across these often segregated fields. Zoonotic disease expert Dr Helen Scott-Orr will leads this year’s conference theme Meeting in the Middle: A...

An Urgent Appeal to Save the Remote Dog Health Program

26 Jun 2013 - News
Many of you are now aware that government funding for our longest running program, the facilitation and coordination of remote community dog health services and volunteer veterinary programs, is at imminent risk of being discontinued. We are now appealing to all our supporters to help us continue providing this essential service to Australia’s...


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