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Animal Emergency Incident Management Network
Australia & New Zealand (AEIMN ANZ)

All About AEIMNZ

A recently developed trans-tasman organisation with the key focus on aiming to improve incident management involving horses and other species of animals  (both domesticated & native) has been launched, with representatives form the WA Horse Council collaborating on the advisory network.

 

Animal Emergency Incident Management Network Australia and New Zealand (AEIMN ANZ) will work with local, national and international organisations to share expertise, knowledge & skills to foster continuous improvement of how critical incidents involving animals are best managed.

The purposes of the association are:​​

  1.  To provide a focus and benefit for, and collaborate with, a range of stakeholder groups to promote safer practices at incidents involving domestic animals. To advance practices and knowledge in all aspects of incident management involving animals, including research, policy, education, planning, safety, and practices to improve animal welfare outcomes.                                                                                                                                                                                  

  2.  Engage with local, national and international organisations to share knowledge, skills and identify opportunities to inform continuous improvement, knowledge, and skills transfer in all aspects of incidents involving animals incorporating contexts relating to people, and the environment

     

  3.  Contribute to strategic direction, advice and advocacy services promoting best practices to government, agencies, businesses and the community through formal channels and informal opportunities.                                                                                                                                               

  4.  Promote and facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources, including data and lessons learnt, amongst government, educational, professional, para-professional, non-profit and community organisations with direct or indirect roles related to incidents involving animals.                                                                                                                                     

  5.  Contribute to organisational, professional or personal improvement pathways through developing, delivery or evaluating policies, plans and projects focusing on transferable skills and knowledge between government agencies, organisations, professions and individuals.                                                                                                                                 

  6.  Contribute to education and career pathways through policy, standards development, mapping, resource production, delivery or evaluation for accredited or non-accredited, formal and informal learning opportunities at all levels from professional qualifications and continuing professional development to just-in-time community upskilling.                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  7.  To explore future opportunities in wildlife, marine, birds and across categories, including pets, commercial livestock, therapy, sports, entertainment, working and wild animals and across social, cultural and geographic settings and scenarios.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  8.  Contribute to continuous improvement and the generation of solutions through leading or participating in research, new initiatives or other arrangements to advance the field of incidents involving animals.

Committee Members from the WA Horse Council consult within AEIMN ANZ, collaborating with other key stakeholders on the development of management processes, policy development, education programs and planning - representing the equine community's needs in providing for the welfare of horses within out community.  

If you would like to know more about the Australian Emergency Incident Management Network Australia & New Zealand  (AEIMN ANZ), visit www.aeimanz.org or email the Secretary, Julie Fiedler
on animaleimanz@gmail.com or text 0477 162 727.