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Dr Michael Archinal working on a dog health program in Utopia

AMRRIC coordinates veterinary and education programs in remote Indigenous communities. We work in partnership with regional councils, shires, Aboriginal corporations, universities, state and federal governments and AMRRIC member veterinarians and volunteers to enhance outcomes in dog management, health and control in remote Indigenous communities.

AMRRIC members have been team players in programs delivered in remote communities, homelands and outstations all 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

Our work:

  • assists with the control of dog populations through veterinarian-led desexing programs (addressing problems of noise, scavenging and attacks on humans)
  • empowers Aboriginal communities by providing the knowledge, training and resources that enable them to take responsibility for their animals’ health and welfare
  • delivers education programs to 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
  • educates Indigenous communities specifically about parasites and diseases in companion animals, leading to a reduction in the transmission of disease from animals to people (zoonoses)
  • partners with government at all levels to develop animal health and welfare policy relevant to remote Indigenous communities
  • contributes to One Heatlh focused research programs across Australia and internationally. 

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Ph: 08 8948 1768
Fax: 08 8985 3454              

Mail address
P.O. Box 4829
Darwin NT 0801