AMRRIC are absolutely thrilled to announce we have won a *Special International Award* in the International Canine Health Awards, the largest and most distinguished veterinary awards in the world, for our work and contributions to dog health and welfare!
The awards, organised by UK The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, highlight those individuals who go one step further to promote the health and wellbeing of dogs through their work in the world of veterinary science. The winners are chosen by an independent international panel of eminent veterinarians and scientists.
As the first ever organisation to win this prestigious international award, we are truly delighted!
On news of the award, our Program Manager – Strategic Delivery Dr Bonny Cumming said “To be honoured with this award is absolutely humbling. It’s also wonderful validation of the value and impact of AMRRIC’s work to address health inequities, by working collaboratively to improving the health and wellbeing of companion animals in remote Australian Indigenous communities.”
“The international recognition that this award brings will help to shine a spotlight on the continuing disadvantage faced by many remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities when it comes to accessing animal health services. It also assists to cement AMRRIC’s reputation as a leader in the delivery of collaborative, culturally appropriate, One Health One Wellbeing-focused services that aim to ensure communities are healthy and safe for people and their companion animals.”
AMRRIC credits the organisation’s ongoing positive relationships with remote communities as their proudest achievement, with Bonny commenting: “We’d like to share this
recognition with the many wonderful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and partners with whom we collaborate. We simply could not deliver our work without our many and varied collaborators.”
Thank you to the award sponsors – Vernon and Shirley Hill, a big congrats to all of the other category winners also, and a big thanks to all of you who continue to make our work possible!
More info on the awards here: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/…/international…/