Veterinarians are being sought to act as meat inspectors under the Appointed Inspector Program. Participants must be registered under the Veterinary Profession Act and licensed by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.
“More participants are needed in many areas across the province. In some parts of Alberta, there are currently no appointed inspectors available in the area,” said provincial inspection operations manager Becky Best.
Vets are appointed as inspectors for a three-year term to help livestock producers with emergency situations, so that an animal unfit for transportation can be inspected and slaughtered on the premises, allowing the meat to be sold within Alberta.