Media release - AIAM Workshops

26 Aug 2018 5:23 PM | Deleted user

AIAM media release - Hunter Valley set to host national Local Government Conference

The Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM) will be holding its annual Animal Management sector workshops at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley, 17-19 October 2018.

The event will be officially opened by Cessnock City Council Mayor, Cr Bob Pynsett.

 A highlight for delegates will be  keynote speaker Dr Gabrielle Carter. Dr Carter is a Veterinarian and Specialist in Animal Behaviour. 

For the last 15 years she has been helping owners solve their pet’s behaviour problems. Additionally she is involved in teaching animal behavior to veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary students. 

More recently, she served as Chief Veterinarian at the RSPCA Victoria, managing both their veterinary and animal behaviour services. 

Dr Carter will be presenting on the common causes of aggression in dogs and more.

AIAM’s President Ms Elke Tapley says “2018 marks the Institute’s 12th year in providing quality training workshops for Local Government Animal Management Officers and the sector, around the country”

Ms Tapley said “our program for New South Wales will include research, strategy, dealing with dog aggression, Officer safety, animal hoarding and initiatives to reduce animal intake and euthanasia.”

“We encourage Local Government employers to maximise the opportunities presented for officers, particularly locally in New South Wales.”

Local Government Animal Management Officers (AMOs) throughout Australia are engaged daily in community animal control and regulation work. Their job is to maximize community health, safety and amenity by minimizing the negative social, environmental and financial impacts of inappropriately managed animals.


Media contact:

Marketing Coordinator, AIAM Inc


Photo opportunities available at conference, during the opening and the Keynote speaker’s first session. 

Visit our website for the conference program:

About the Institute

The main function of AIAM is to run an annual event which brings together Animal Management Officers, vets, animal welfare representatives, dog trainers, foster carers, and students undertaking research from across the country. We are expecting around 150 delegates to attend.

To find out more visit or our Facebook page.

Australian Institute of Animal Management Limited - ABN 69 666 244 980 - Suite 514, 89 Burwood Road Hawthorn Victoria 3122

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