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Recycle, Reuse, Recreate

27 May 2018 - News, Education program news
Each year AMRRIC enjoys promoting and participating in National Reconciliation Week events and this year was no exception. AMRRIC was invited by the City of Darwin’s, Family and Children’s Services team to support their Reconciliation activities in Bagot Community, involving The Fun Bus. The Fun Bus is a mobile playgroup service which provides...

Pilbara vet program; a volunteer’s perspective

12 May 2018 - News, Volunteer stories
AMRRIC volunteer vet nurse Shoallea Cooke volunteered her time and skill on a veterinary program through the Pilbara in May. Below are some of her reflections on the experience. I have wanted to volunteer for AMRRIC for 4 years and just kept putting it off. Finally, everything aligned and I applied to, and was accepted to volunteer on a program in...

West Arnhem Regional Council supports a phenomenal program

22 Apr 2018 - News
At the request of West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) AMRRIC gathered a handful of extremely experienced principal vets and vet and vet nurse volunteers for a week long surgical desexing program in one of Australia’s biggest Indigenous communities, Maningrida.  This community on the coast of the Arafura Sea has a fluctuating human population of...

Joining Forces – Supporting Roper Gulf Regional Council at Borroloola

8 Apr 2018 - News, Education program news
In April AMRRIC joined forces with Roper Gulf Regional Council during their week-long companion animal desexing and anti-parasitic program in Borroloola. The program was led by Roper Gulf Regional Council veterinarians Dr Sam Phelan and Dr Anna Sri. As this was the first time that the council had provided services in the area, AMRRIC assisted by...

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...


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