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Tick prevention for dogs and cats

1 Feb 2019 - News
With the warm humid weather over the wet season, AMRRIC receives many calls asking for advice on treating large tick burdens in remote communities.   What are ticks? Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of animals (and occasionally humans). Ticks can cause skin irritation, be in large enough numbers make an animal anaemic and in...

Supporting the hard work of Regional Council Vets

9 Jan 2019 - News
In Australia, there are currently only four veterinarians who are employed full time by Regional Councils (i.e. Local Government Authorities) to provide veterinary services to the remote Indigenous communities that those councils service.   East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC), NT was the first to move to this model of veterinary service delivery...

Examining the motivations, experiences and contributions of AMRRIC Volunteers

13 Dec 2018 - News, Volunteer stories
The following article has been adapted from a piece written by AMRRIC Program Manager – Strategic Delivery, Dr Bonny Cumming, featuring AMRRIC Volunteers' quotes, for Volunteering NT/SA’s Vitality Magazine… Each year volunteer vets, vet nurses and data collectors assist AMRRIC and its partners to deliver remote community veterinary programs.  ...

Partnering for Pets and People at the University of Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

4 Dec 2018 - News, Education program news
On the 5th December 2018, The University of Queensland (UQ) launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (aka #UQRAP). Reconciliation Action Plans, administered by Reconciliation Australia, provide a simple framework for organisations to progress reconciliation within their sphere of influence. Through its RAP, UQ’s vision is to build a strong sense of...

Engagement ignites uptake at Darwin Town Community veterinary programs

27 Nov 2018 - News
Engagement is the key to the success in all of AMRRIC’s work.  Ongoing and consistent engagement between veterinary service providers and communities promotes the development of positive and respectful relationships. These relationships not only strengthen the bonds between owners and their animals by equipping individuals with the skills to make...

AMRRIC's long-term education partnership at Lajamanu

12 Nov 2018 - News, Education program news
Ongoing and consistent delivery of education is critical to successful long-term attitudinal and behavioral changes. With this understanding, for the past four years, AMRRIC has been delivering education in partnership with the Lajamanu School, located around 890km from Darwin. Lajamanu School Principal, Juliette Coco is a big advocate of AMRRIC’s...

NT Legislative Assembly Members recognise AMRRIC's work

3 Nov 2018 - News
The Northern Territory Government recently passed a new bill – the Animal Protection Bill 2018– which brings the NT up to scratch with similar legislation in other jurisdictions, and importantly, will bring about improvements in local animal welfare standards and protection.  During the Legislative Assembly debates regarding the bill, AMRRIC’s...

AMRRIC’s work still evident ten years on in desert country

24 Oct 2018 - News
It has been ten years since AMRRIC delivered the Australian Government funded trial of three one-week surgical programs in Kintore.  Despite the time passed, when AMRRIC returned in October this year locals remembered the work previously delivered, and incredibly, the team met four vintage dogs that were desexed during the pilot program. These...

New AMRRIC Board Members welcomed at AGM & Annual Report now available

14 Oct 2018 - News
AMRRIC’s 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at Mt Macedon on the 13thOctober.  At the meeting, AMRRIC welcomed new Board Members Dr Steve Rogers, and Dr Alison Taylor.  Steve and Alison bring with them respectively, a wealth of experience working with remote communities.  AMRRIC is grateful for their commitment to supporting its work.  Learn...

Founding Member, Dr Ted Donelan steps down from the AMRRIC Board

14 Oct 2018 - News
At its AGM in October, AMRRIC farewelled the last of its founding members from the Board. Dr Edward (Ted) Donelan stepped down after 16 years of voluntary service to the organisation.  Ted had been an AMRRIC Board Member since its beginnings, serving in leadership roles as Vice President from 2008-10 and again in 2017, and as President from...


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