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Collaboration is the key to One Health

21 Jun 2016 - News
Recently AMRRIC project manager Bonny Cumming presented at the Australian Veterinary Association conference as part of the public health theme. Bonny shares the abstract Camp dogs, communities and collaboration here. Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are often a hive of activity with swarms of fly-in-fly-out service...

Overseas Veterinary Volunteer Opportunities

20 Jun 2016 - News, Volunteer stories
Do you want to apply your skills to a worthy cause? Many organisations welcome veterinary volunteers. Please contact these organisations directly for more information.  Papua New Guinea RSPCA, Port Moresby PNG require a volunteer vet, from early July to mid-August 2016. Tasks include: consults, surgery and export oversight. Flight costs would be...

Everyday heroes can change the world!

19 Jun 2016 - News
Your support means a lot to us, so we wanted to let you know that there is a great opportunity to make a difference by competing for AMRRIC in the Sydney City to Surf held on Sunday, August 14, 2016.If you have a passion for making the world a better place for pets then its time to become a community fundraiser for AMRRIC. By creating an online...

Remote job vacancies with other organisations

8 Jun 2016 - News
The jobs listed below are with other organisations which work in remote Indigenous communities. Veterinarian and Animal Management Supervisor - East Arnhem Regional CouncilFull Time Fixed Term Contract (1 Year)Applications Close 26th June 2016 Level 7 Step 1 $86,264.22 plus Allowances, Superannuation and Housing Primary Objective: Deliver...

AMRRIC at the Compass Teaching and Learning Conference

29 May 2016 - News
AMRRIC staff Courtney Falls and Emma Host, along with office dog Kuri, attended the Compass Teaching and Learning Conference in Darwin on 14th May to fly the AMRRIC banner. The Compass Teaching and Learning Conference is a wonderful event run by the Northern Territory PHN which brings together health professionals who work in remote communities so...

Volunteer spotlight - Michelle Hayes working with the Canberra Mob

25 May 2016 - News, Volunteer stories
During March AMRRIC volunteer Michelle Hayes joined the Canberra Mob Indigenous Dog Health for their veterinary program in the Utopia region.  Michelle and the team worked in many communities and outstations, including Antjere, Arlparra, Rocket Range, Camel camp, Amplutiwaja, and Engawala. Thank you to the Canberra Mob for hosting our AMRRIC...

A health lesson in caring for your family dog

24 May 2016 - News, Education program news
Caring for dogs requires considerable learned knowledge.  By engaging community members in discussions about caring for dogs, AMRRIC education programs reinforce basic health concepts.   AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) coordinates veterinary and education programs in remote Indigenous communities.  Our...

AMRRIC team contributes to canine transmissible cancer research

22 May 2016 - News
Veterinarians, AMRRIC Program Manager Jan Allen, Board Member Stephen Cutter and Board President Ted Donelan are co-authors of the ground breaking dog cancer research paper - Mitochondrial genetic diversity, selection and recombination in a canine transmissible cancer.  This significant research shows how the world’s oldest cancer “metastasised”...

The arrival of the dingo in northern Australia

28 Apr 2016 - News
The people from South Sulawesi in Indonesia probably introduced dingoes to Australia, according to research by the University of New England and Griffith University. Archaeologist, Dr Melanie Fillios from the School of Humanities and Professor Paul Tacon from Griffith University looked at genetics and archaeology to find out the exact timing of...

Watu Manikay - the Dog Song with Shellie Morris and Ramingining School kids

13 Apr 2016 - News
The children in Yr. 2/3 Class Ramingining School and singer songwriter Shellie Morris have collaborated on a song called Watu Manikay. Watu Manikay means Dog Song in Yolgnu Matha, the language group of the East Arnhem region. You can hear it here - Watu Manikay The class worked with Shellie to write this song about looking after your dog.  It was...


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