COVID-19 Outbreak: Appeal for Recent OVs and MHIs

3 April 2020

The Government has issued an appeal to vets to help maintain food production during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Any small animal veterinary surgeons who have worked as Red or White Meat Official Veterinarians (OVs) or Meat Hygiene Inspectors (MHIs) within the last five years and who have let their designation status lapse, are being urged to contact the relevant agency for food standards in their UK country as their skills are needed to support efforts to keep the food chain running.

If you fit the bill and are able to work, please contact in Scotland, in England/Wales and in Northern Ireland.

By working together the veterinary profession can make a valuable contribution to help keep our abattoirs open at this critical time.