Kookaburra Vets Christmas Hours

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A very Merry Christmas to all of our clients, job seekers, and employers, from the staff at Kookaburra Veterinary Employment.

Our thoughts are particularly with everyone affected by the bushfires and the ongoing drought conditions.

The Kookaburra office will be closed from 5pm on Monday 23rd December until 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Kookaburra Christmas closing hours
09/12/2019 |

Infectious helps our customers transform their tired uniforms into a comfortable branded uniform solution

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At Infectious we know what a tough and demanding job it can be working with animals and their owners.

We understand that it’s a big task, with so many options, suppliers and people to please.
Let Infectious make it easy for you!

The expert Infectious sales team will recommend the most suitable scrubs for your long days working with animals. Scrubs that are cool & comfortable and fabric that resists pet hair sticking to them. We know our Vets and Vet nurses love scrubs with lots of pockets to keep your essentials like pens, thermometers or pheromone spray. You might also want to consider wearing a lab coat over the top of your scrubs for added protection depending on your requirements and the type of animals you work with.

Infectious has over 15 years of experience supplying vets and vet nurses with uniform solutions that inspire confidence, trust and compassion.

Let us guide you through the process with four easy steps and we will have you and your team looking your best in no time!

How to Order:

  1. Free uniform review
  2. Samples, Fittings, Embroidery
  3. Order
  4. Delivery

Call us today on 1300 661 475 for your free uniform review.

05/11/2019 |

Health Considerations for Overseas Vets working in Australia

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Q fever

Q fever vaccination is recommended for all people who are working in, or intend to work in the veterinary field.
Q fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a serious zoonotic disease in humans with a worldwide distribution. Many species of animals (commonly cattle, sheep, goats but also cats and dogs) are capable of transmitting C. burnetii, and consequently all veterinary staff are potentially at risk. Australia is the only country to have a licensed Q fever vaccine (QVax). Almost all, if not all, Australian veterinary graduates are vaccinated but overseas graduates, veterinary nurses and kennel staff should not be overlooked. The vaccine has been used in Australia for many years however still there are over 600 notifications across Australia annually. For more information visit


Overseas Vets working with horses in Australia should be aware of Hendra virus. Hendra virus infection in people can be fatal.

Australian Bat Lyssavirus

ABLV infection can occur after being scratched or bitten by bats in Australia. Only people who have been vaccinated against rabies should handle bats or flying foxes. For more information see


Wendy Nathan
Kookaburra Veterinary Employment
November 2017

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.

28/11/2017 |

2019 Salary Survey Results – Part 2 – Gender Differences



We decided to include a question on gender in this year’s survey. 594 vets chose to answer either male or female. There was no intent to offend anyone by not including an option for a gender other than male or female; the question was optional and we were interested in whether pay rates vary specifically according to whether someone is male or female. When looking at the data, we excluded practice owners/partners, on the assumption that they wouldn’t show gender bias for or against themselves – although this may not actually be true.

The results show a difference of about $4 an hour in the median hourly rate for full time vets between males and females, which is 10%, and means a difference in the calculated annualised salary of $7,904. This difference persists in most categories of both experience, and number of years since graduation.

To download this Report as a printable pdf please click here

Gender vs Job classification (2)

Gender vs Job Classification

Gender vs Experience - Full Time only

Gender vs Experience level

* Key to Self-Assessed Experience Level

  1. Has broad theoretical knowledge, requires a more experienced vet to be available for discussion for consults/medicine, and guidance for surgery most of the time
  2. Confident for consults, requires guidance for surgery/procedures most of the time
  3. Confident for consults and routine surgery and seeks guidance for new procedures
  4. Confident for consults and routine surgery, able to work sole charge regularly
  5. Confident for consults, surgery, sole charge, and after hours emergencies
  6. Has or is working towards post graduate qualification in medicine, or other non-surgical qualification
  7. Has or is working towards post graduate qualification in surgery or ECC
  8. Has additional qualifications, supervises and teaches less experienced vets
  9. Has or is working towards specialist qualification
  10. Experienced in non-clinical / Industry roles


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2nd September 2019


04/09/2019 |

Medechat – Veterinary care, anytime, anywhere

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The Medechat Telemedicine Platform was developed to help reduce a lot of the pressures encountered as a working vet or clinic owner and increase vet retention and recruitment.

Your vets can work flexibly and talk to clients from home or the surgery, perfect for triage, and general advice. Imagine being able to talk through a pets discharge with the owner at a quiet time during the day, making pick up time fast and stress free.

Payments are taken and invoices and treatment notes are sent automatically at the conclusion of the consultation saving clinic time as well. You can even write your scripts from within Medechat.

It’s not just vets that will love it. Pet owners will love the convenience of having access to professional advice when they need it, from their usual vet, that is stress free for them and their pets.

Take the pressure off your vets in clinic and after hours with VetCheck 24/7 through Medechat.

Even if your clinic is busy, your clients can access veterinary advice from a qualified, board certified VetCheck 24/7 Vet, meaning they don’t have to go to a different clinic. VetCheck 24/7 is like having extra vets on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Practices can use this service to alleviate busy periods and offer out of hours advice without putting pressure on their own vets. Exam notes are sent back to you and you will be paid $25 for each referred consultation. All follow up work is also referred back to you.

Let your vets take Medechat appointments when it suits them or let your clients book a consult with a VetCheck 24/7 Vet.

What can Medechat be used for?

  • Initial consultations
  • General advice in and out of clinic hours
  • Triage in and out of hours
  • Assessing remote patients
  • Behaviour problems and treatment plans
  • Advice and treatment plans for skin issues
  • Post surgery follow-up consultations
  • Discharge instructions prior to pick up to alleviate busy periods
  • Herd health consults with farmers
  • Equine triage
  • Revisit/follow ups
  • Decreasing unnecessary in-clinic visits
  • Free nurse consults for puppy and kitten advice, nutrition advice, dental checks etc



Find out how Medechat can revolutionise the way you work today.

Call: 1800 225 226


Or book a free demonstration online at:


08/04/2021 |
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