There are many reasons why on-site vets may not attend meat processing plants including sickness or carer responsibilities. This unplanned leave can cause significant problems. The availability of replacement vets in rural and regional areas can sometimes be difficult, often requiring many hours of travel which cases unnecessary delays.
AMPC has contracted a program called ‘TeleVet’ which allows vet services to be provided through video conferencing. Similar to how doctors services were and continue to be provided due to COVID-19.
The stages of the project will involve technology selection, pilot trials, further developments and building of the system and then roll out to meat processors across Australia.
Keep an eye out for more updates on this program including how to be involved in the pilot trials on this blog and in our monthly members newsletter.