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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Veterinary care

  • Service
  • 12 municipalities
  • Public service

The municipal veterinarian provides basic veterinary care on weekdays during office hours and urgent veterinary care 24 hours a day.

To whom and on what terms

Municipalities are only obliged to provide basic veterinary services for other animals than livestock if the service is not otherwise available in the co-management area.

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

Veterinary services include health checks, diagnoses and treatment of illnesses, as well as the issuing of veterinary certificates. The services also include ensuring the health and welfare of animals, preventive health care and putting an animal down when it is necessary.

Municipalities often provide veterinary services in cooperation with neighbouring municipalities. Basic veterinary services are available in municipalities during office hours, and urgent services are provided round the clock. These services are mainly intended for farm animals. A municipality may have its own veterinarians or it may make a service agreement with a private veterinary service.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 9/29/2020