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Training our future educators in remote communities

14 Mar 2018 - News, Education program news
In March, Education Officer Courtney Falls was by asked by the Queensland Health Tropical Public Health Service to deliver training in the use of the AMRRIC Education Resource Kit at their biannual Environmental Health and Animal Management Workers workshop held in Cairns. The workshop is an opportunity for remotely based Indigenous Environmental...

Four Paws enable surgical desexing in Papunya

3 Mar 2018 - News, Education program news
MacDonnell Regional Council, AMRRIC, Four Paws and the community of Papunya collaborated to deliver a companion animal surgical desexing program from the 4th to the 10th of March 2018. Papunya, being very remote (5 hours west of Alice Springs), was in need of long term companion animal population management outcomes. Four Paws generously funded...

AMRRIC presents at the Northern Institute

7 Feb 2018 - News
In February 2018, AMRRIC’s Project Officer, veterinarian Dr Bonny Cumming was invited by The Northern Institute to speak about AMRRIC as part of their People.Policy.Place seminar series. While AMRRIC staff regularly present to conference audiences, the opportunity to speak in Darwin to a local audience is a rare occasion and one that AMRRIC truly...

AMRRIC welcomes new CEO Dr Brooke Rankmore

5 Feb 2018 - News
Dr Brooke Rankmore commenced as AMRRIC Chief Executive Officer on February 5th 2018.  Here, Brooke provides some insight on her background and why she's excited to be joining the AMRRIC team. I am a research Scientist (Ecologist) and have a passion for rural and regional Australia. I began my career with a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the...

Addressing parasite burdens: enabling access to NexGard in community stores

9 Dec 2017 - News
While the wet season often prevents AMRRIC veterinary and education teams getting out to communities, the respite in travel allows AMRRIC staff to really sink their teeth into project development back in the office.  This year, spurred on by the extreme tick burden currently being experienced in many remote communities, a major focus for the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Sabina Shugg on the Mutitjulu, NT veterinary program

2 Dec 2017 - News, Volunteer stories
Sabina Shugg AM has been a voluntary AMRRIC Board Member since 2011, and in December 2017 she had the opportunity to volunteer with AMRRIC partner veterinarian Dr Stephen Cutter on the regular Mutitjulu veterinary program.  Mutitjulu is an Indigenous community located at the base of Uluru, within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.  Dr Stephen...

People, Paws, Parades and Prizes

9 Nov 2017 - News
Ramingining is a small community of around 800 people in East Arnhem land, where AMRRIC has been delivering education about caring for dogs for the past two years. This work supports the East Arnhem Regional Council Animal Management Program which provides veterinary services to the community. As a result of consistent education and veterinary...

Surgical desexing for the first time in Pukatja

22 Oct 2017 - News
Pukatja (also known as Ernabella), is a community of about 500 people in the remote Anangu Pitjantjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia. Veterinarian Dr Bob Irving working with Nganampa Health Council (NHC) has been providing an injectable animal population health and control program in this area for 25 years. Dr Bob is a founding...

Integrating education into the Pukatja vet visit

22 Oct 2017 - News, Education program news
To further support the delivery of AMRRIC's Education Resource, Be a Friend To Your Dog, AMRRIC aims to align education programs with veterinary service delivery. Aligning programs has proven most successful and sustainable in the long term as it allows the knowledge gained from the education programs to be applied in context, further enabling...

Volunteer Spotlight - Justine Philip joins the Pilbara animal health team

14 Oct 2017 - News, Volunteer stories
AMRRIC member Justine Philip volunteered as a data collector on the Pilbara vet program, under the supervision of AMRRIC partner veterinarian Dr Stephen Cutter.  Thanks to Dr Stephen for hosting our AMRRIC volunteers.  Here, Justine shares some insights gained from her volunteer experience.   What communities did you visit? Communities of the...


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