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2012 Conference speaker biographies

13 Jul 2012 - News
Dr Wendy Brown Wendy has a PhD in canine nutrition and a long career with animals - from animal technician to zookeeper, track rider, and veterinary nurse. She leads a successful canine research program at UNE and manages the canine research facility where she has been conducting non-invasive dog research since 1997 by ‘borrowing’ privately-owned...

Supporting AMRRIC’s work

1 Jul 2012 - News
Support from the federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has been critical to AMRRIC’s funding and growth. Following a meeting between Minister Jenny Macklin, AMRRIC President Dr Ted Donelan and CEO Julia Hardaker, the department has confirmed enhanced funding in recognition of AMRRIC’s work in...

Animal Protection Society of Samoa - Volunteer positions

30 Jun 2012 - News
Volunteer Veterinarian September - December 2012 Animal Protection Society of Samoa are looking for a medium – term volunteer veterinarian between September and December 2012. The APS clinic has been really busy lately and we would love to be able to continue providing our excellent animal health service to the community. The veterinarian would be...

Sentient The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics

15 Jun 2012 - News
Sentient is an independent forum and lobby group that aims to bring the recognition of animals as sentient beings to the national agenda and to ensure that their needs are appropriately and ethically addressed by governments, industry and the public. As a veterinary driven body, Sentient offers scientific reflection within an ethical framework to...

AMRRIC Conference 2012

13 Jun 2012 - News
Outback dogs - challenges and solutions for Indigenous communities, animals and public health Presented in partnership with the Department of Animal Science, University of New England Location: Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England (UNE ), Armidale, NSW Date: October 12th  9 - 5pm and October 13th 9 - 12pm Price includes all...

Welcome Mary Paton

10 Jun 2012 - News
Mary Paton has joined the AMRRIC team as part-time Administrative and Executive Support. Her diverse skills and experience mean she is already tackling a much broader role, and her love of animals – she is Secretary of the Greyhound Adoption Program NT and has two retired ex-racing greyhounds at home – make her a perfect team member. Mary worked...

New Website Launch

8 Jun 2012 - News
AMRRIC has launched a new website – visit us on The new look is timely – the organisation will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and the website reflects the incredible achievements of the past 10 years. As well as updates on AMRRIC’s work in the field, volunteer opportunities and special projects such as its Reconciliation...

Kakadu Outstations Animal Population Management Project

7 Jun 2012 - News
AMRRIC was successful in attaining an NRETAS 2011-2012 EnvironmeNT Grant – Kakadu Outstations’ Invasive Species – to deliver animal management programs in the outstations of Kakadu National Park. With the assistance of the 2 local aboriginal corporations - Warnbi and Gundjheimi- and Parks Australia, the veterinary team of Stephen Cutter, Jan Allen...

Dr Phil Larwill assists the Borroloola dog health program

1 Jun 2012 - News
I recently had the opportunity and luck to visit Borroloola on the western coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria, to assist Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Centre in continuing its successful program of dog health in the local communities, camps and outstations. It was my first trip to this part of Australia and, being at the end of a late Wet, the country...

Volunteer positions available with Vets Beyond Borders

24 May 2012 - News
The Vets Beyond Borders VetTrain program provides training to Indian veterinarians, veterinary assistants (paravets), animal handlers and program managers. The vet/paravet course is a 15 day training course in basic surgery (asepsis, tissue handling, suture materials, desexing technique for flank and midline speys, anaesthesia, and associated...


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