VetTech Australia – Equipment with qualified & trained professionals in the Veterinary Industry!

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MindrayMindray lands at VetTech Australia

VetTech Australia is your NEW and EXCLUSIVE Australian distributor of Mindray Equipment.

Mindray offers a range of IV Therapy devices including Infusion Pumps, Syringe Pumps and also a clinic favourite the PM60 SP02 handheld Monitor.

We also service all your faulty Mindray equipment, our technicians have the skills, training and genuine parts to get your units back up and running in no time.






Dedicated Service Department:

At VetTech Australia we have a team of factory trained technicians that can offer servicing on all your important equipment with minimum downtime.

This includes Anaesthetic Machines, Autoclaves, Vaporisers, Dental Stations, Lights, Patient Monitor and IV pumps.

So empty that clinic cupboard and get your equipment back up and running!






Cages Cages Cages:

A CONTAINER LOAD of high quality Suburban Stainless Steel cages have arrived at VetTech Australia

Our team are here to help you find exactly what you are after!

FREE INSTALL for Sydney Metro, NSW Customers.

Limited stock available!

Call or email our friendly team now!










Vaporisers – Is your Vaporiser due for a service?

Check the service label on the side of your Vaporiser to find out when it is next due for service.

Did you know…  your Vaporiser should be serviced every 2 years…   as per manufacturer’s guidelines.

Our team of factory trained technicians are here to service your Vaporisers and Anaesthetic Machines.






VetTechVetTech Australia – Servicing ALL your equipment – No job is too big or small!

Contact us now to book in your next service.

Phone:  1300 339 139   Email:



17/07/2019 |

Kookaburra Vets Salary Survey 2019

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Some of the most common questions we get asked at Kookaburra Vets relate to Salary levels. We’d appreciate it if you would help us collect some up to date information by completing a short anonymous survey if you are a veterinarian currently working in Australia. There are 14 questions that should take about 6 minutes to complete. The more vets reply, the more useful this information is. We have previously published Surveys from 2016 and 2017. In 2017 we had 337 respondents – help us beat this number!

We received lots of suggestions and feedback in 2017 from our respondents, and have incorporated much of this in the design of this year’s survey – please be patient and answer all questions!

As previously, the results will be available on request from Kookaburra Vets and published online, however, if you wish to provide us with your email address we will also email you a copy. Thank you for your help.

Start Survey

Salary Survey 2019

For more information:

The 2019 Australian Salary Survey opened for responses on 16th July and will close at the end of August.

16/07/2019 |

Salary Packages

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NB: This article was written in July 2019 – please consult the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 for up to date information and wage entitlements.

Most Veterinary Practices in Australia are subject to the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010. An Award sets minimum terms and conditions of employment. The Award is usually updated every July.

The Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 now covers Veterinary Surgeons, Practice Managers, Veterinary nurses, Receptionists, Animal attendants and Assistants, and Animal care industry inspectors.

The Award covers arrangements such as, but not limited to those below:

  • minimum wage rates
  • allowances
  • payment for extra hours worked
  • on-call and provision for a communication system
  • rosters & RDOs
  • annual leave
  • CPD – continuing professional development
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Periods of notice, redundancy
  • Clothing for work
  • Travel and use of own vehicle
  • Meal breaks
  • Sick leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Public holidays
  • Dispute resolution

The terms and conditions of the Award must be complied with by the parties covered by the Award. However, employment arrangements can operate over and above the Award eg. An employment agreement can provide for a salary ‘package’ which exceeds the minimum salaries required, thus encompassing all other entitlements such as allowances, on-call work, extra hours etc.

Veterinary Surgeons (01 Jul 2019)

Classification Minimum annual salary
Minimum hourly rate
Level 1A (graduates) 52,087 26.36
Level 1B (after 6 months) 54,952 27.81
Level 2 (after 2 years) 59,359 30.04
Level 3 (experienced) 65,227 33.01
Level 4 (senior vet) 73,665 37.28

+ on call allowance $43.64 for each period of on call duty

+ at least the relevant hourly rate for any active on call

+ 78 cents/km reimbursement for practice use of private vehicle

+ Superannuation 9.5%


Locums may be engaged and paid as a casual employee. A casual employee must be paid at the hourly rate prescribed for the class of work performed, plus 25%.

Market Salary Rates

Because the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 sets minimum salaries and terms of employment, market salary rates can vary across the country and between practices. Keeping an eye on job adverts can be a way of getting an idea of market salary rates, but many ads don’t mention salary levels. Kookaburra Veterinary Employment has published a small survey in 2017 and the results can be accessed at

We suggest that you could ask for a written letter of offer when you are offered a permanent position, and that you could also request a Contract, or an equivalent document, when you commence work. You can consider renegotiating your salary package after 6 months, together with getting an update on how well your employer feels you are progressing in your job.

Vet Nurses / Vet Technicians and Support Staff

Rates for Vet Nurses, Receptionists, Practice Managers, Animal Attendants range from $19.49/hour for introductory level up to $26.02/hour for level 5 (Practice Manager), and there are also Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday rates specified in the Award. Casual (locum) VNs should have a 25% casual loading.

For more information

You can view the Award on the Fair Work Commission website at

If you are a member of the AVA, they provide help and advice through the AVA HR hotline – 1300 788977 or  This is possibly the best reason to be a member of the AVA – the HR service is very useful.


Wendy Nathan
Kookaburra Veterinary Employment

This information includes the views and opinions of Kookaburra Veterinary Employment and is of a general nature only. Factual information is believed to be correct at the time of writing, however, should not be relied upon and any person should confirm details with the relevant authorities and through their own research prior to acting on any of the suggestions in this article.

15/07/2019 |

Konica Minolta Medical film processor

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  • Film ProcessorHardly used
  • All accessories
  • Working order

Asking price: $900.00

Contact Diane Whatling
Veterinary Health Centre,  Adelaide

Tel: 08 8313 1930

11/07/2019 |
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