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Pet Professional Insurance – A comprehensive range of business insurance products with options tailored to you, it’s easy to get and with stress free claims!

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Every business faces its own particular risks – that’s why we offer a tailored cover to suit business needs of those in the pet industry, no matter how big or small.

Our Pet Industry Business Insurance can provide peace of mind for business owners who want to financially protect their businesses, their premises and also their personal income.

Pet Professional

Veterinary Practices:

Financial protection against allegations of management misconduct or legislative breaches, plus professional indemnity, and business insurance to take care of material damage losses. These are all important considerations for managing risk in a vet practice.

 

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Trainer/ Behaviourists:

Insurance is vital when dealing with potentially badly behaving, unpredictable and even aggressive animals as you are responsible for the safety of the animals and for their actions whilst they are in your care.

 

 

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Dog & Cat Breeders:

Dog and Cat breeders face a number of financial risks and having cover such as public liability is important to protect your business. Our insurance can be tailored to suit your particular business needs.

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Kennels & Catteries:

Clients have very high expectations when they trust you to take care of their pets. Insurance can help ensure that your care is never compromised, and your business is secure.

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Sitters, Boarding & Day Carers:

It’s a great responsibility to take care of other people’s pets. You not only need to care for the pet, but are also responsible for pet behaviour in public – and you may also be responsible for a client’s home and possessions.

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Retail & E-tail:

Your pet business is an important asset that needs to be secured. We provide insurance for your premises and contents as well public liability cover.
Let us help you tailor your cover to your needs.

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Dog Walkers:

Working with pets means both emotional and financial responsibility. The right insurance can give you peace of mind, plus your clients will know they have chosen the right professional for the job.

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Groomer – Mobile & Salon:

It is vital that your dog grooming business has the right kind of public liability & professional indemnity cover in case you accidentally injure or lose an animal whilst it is in your care – or if something happens to a customer or member of the public.

 

 

Pet ProfessionalEASY TO GET!  Just give us a call on (02) 8287 6515
FIND OUT MORE AND GET A QUICK QUOTE – visit: www.petprofessional.com.au

When you get your quote, that is what you will pay – no hidden extras and fees. Plus if you find a comparable policy at a cheaper price, that price will either be beaten or you will get a refund on the paid amount.

12/09/2019 |

2019 Salary Survey Results – Part 1

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Kookaburra_Logo_stackedThank you to all the vets who participated in this year’s Salary Survey. There was a total of 595 respondents, compared to 336 in 2017.

Results have been published in 4 separate reports, of which this is the first:

  1. Pay Rates compared by practice type, location, experience level, numbers of years graduated, corporate vs non-corporate, and by job classification (full time, part time, locums, and contractors)
  2. Gender Differences
  3. Out of Hours and Extras
  4. Happiness and Future Plans

Minimum pay rates and conditions are set in the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, which you can find using Google, or at https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000118/default.htm

Methodology

The pool of vets was contacted by direct emailing the main clinic email for all the clinics in Australia in the Kookaburra database (1,909 clinics), direct emailing all the vets currently registered as job seekers with Kookaburra ( approximately 143), and by including advertising banners with a direct link to the survey on the Australian pages of the websites www.kookaburravets.com and www.vetsuppliersdirectory.com.au , and on all the correspondence sent out from Kookaburra during the survey period. We also asked the HR departments of the major Australian corporates to assist by distributing the link to the survey to their veterinary associates. In addition, it was posted on Facebook on two of the Australian Veterinarian network closed group pages (briefly, as it was considered to be ‘advertising’ and was deleted by admin).

The survey was open from 15th July to 20th August 2019. It was hosted on Survey Monkey and analysis of results was carried out in Survey Monkey and using Microsoft Excel Office 365. The survey was anonymous, and no IP data was collected. There was a total of 16 questions.

For a Key to the box and whisker plots used, please see the Appendix at the bottom of this document

To download this Report as a printable pdf please click here
http://www.vetsuppliersdirectory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Survey-Results-2019-Part-1.pdf

Pay Rate All Practice Types

Pay vs Experience Level with scale

We wondered whether salary would be better correlated with another gauge of competence besides the numbers of years since graduation, so we asked respondents to self-assess their Technical Experience level according to the following scale, increasing in competence from 1 to 9, and then also including an option for non-clinical roles:

  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
  1. Experienced in non-clinical / Industry roles

 

Years Graduated vs Experience Level with heading

Pay vs Experience Level

General Practice types vs years of experience with scale

Hourly Pay Histogram ft pt

Annualised Pay Histogram FT PT

Actual Pay Histogram FT PT

Hours Worked

Pay vs Hours worked with linear trend-line

Pay vs State2

Pay vs Location Category2

* Respondents gave the postcode for their current job. This was categorised according to the Australian Tax Office region and postcode definitions for the 2016-2017 tax year.

Locums

For data on Locums, we combined the data for vets classified as Casual with Self Employed Contractors. There was a total of 98 respondents in these 2 categories.

Locum Rates - vs 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

 

Locum Rates - Casual vs Contractor

Locum Rates - Corporate vs Non-Corporate1

 

Corporate Practices

Corporate vs non-corporate - small animal vs mixed practice1

Corporate Happiness

Corporate_practice_vs_year_graduated

Appendix

Key to Box Whisker plots

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04/09/2019 |

Poskom PXP – 40HF X-Ray Unit

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  • X-Ray UnitExcellent Condition

Quick Sale Price: $7000 +GST

Owner relocating to NZ

Narooma NSW

Contact Kym: 0431 095 400

04/09/2019 |

Surgical Microscope

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  • Bendigo-microscopebendigo-microscope-2For surgery ( eye, ear, plastics etc ) or diagnostic examinations
  • Wild/Leica M-690 Ophthalmic w. motorized focus & zoom action
  • Coaxial 12V50W Halogen illumination w. back-up
  • Built-in red reflex enhancer
  • Foot control
  • On Rollable floor stand

Fully installed, calibrated by professional technician
Freight costs free in Victoria. Nominal elsewhere.

Price: $11,000 + GST

Contact Frank at Bendigo

Mobile:   0408 44 56 58
Email:   Franktrani007@gmail.com

04/09/2019 |

2019 Salary Survey Results – Part 2 – Gender Differences

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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
http://www.vetsuppliersdirectory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Salary-Survey-2019-part-2-Gender-difference.pdf

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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