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Dr Michael Archinal working on a dog health program in Utopia

AMRRIC works in partnership with a range of government and non-government stakeholders to facilitate sustainable, culturally-sensitive, professional animal health programs in many rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia.

By improving the health and welfare of companion animals in a community, AMRRIC’s animal health programs contribute to an improvement in human health

We do this by:

  • assisting with the control of dog populations through veterinarian-led desexing programs (addressing problems of noise, scavenging and attacks on humans)
  • empowering Aboriginal communities by providing the knowledge, training and resources that enable them to take responsibility for their animals’ health and welfare
  • delivering education programs to Indigenous school students, community members, environmental health practitioners, animal management workers and government and non-government organisations about all aspects of animal health and welfare in remote Indigenous communities
  • educating Indigenous communities specifically about parasites and diseases in companion animals, leading to a reduction in the transmission of disease from animals to people (zoonoses)
  • working with government at all levels to develop animal health and welfare policy relevant to remote Indigenous communities
  • contributing to research programs across Australia and internationally, with the Cancer Genome Project in Cambridge, UK, and its work on Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour, a common disease in dogs in remote Australian communities. 

2014 AMRRIC Conference

Thank you to our 2014 Conference Partner

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Contact us

Email: info@amrric.org

Phone: 08 8948 1768
Fax: 08 8985 3454

Mail address
P.O. Box 1464
Nightcliff NT 0814
Australia