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The Centre for Companion Animals in the Community is managed by a volunteer committee consisting of practising veterinarians, local government animal management and state government representation.
Since 1992 the Australian Veterinary Association has promoted and encouraged good urban animal management policy and practice through its Urban Animal Management Committee (UAM), principally through an annual conference. UAM always promoted open sharing of information, and much of the information generated over those years is available on this website. The proceedings of fifteen of these conferences are available to download, or you can purchase paper copies of individual conferences, or the entire collection on a CD. Click here to order.
In 2006, the old UAM Committee was abolished. Functions associated with the support for and training of Animal Management Officers have been taken up by the Australian Institute of Animal Management - this includes the annual conference.
Functions associated with resources for veterinarians, Local and State Government, policy advice and working with councils and developers to provide for the needs of pets and pet owners in our community are continued by the Australian Veterinary Association’s Centre for Companion Animals in the Community.
Expert input into the material available on this site comes from over 15 years in animal management experience, together with expertise in policy, animal behaviour, and urban planning.
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