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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 required to provide basic veterinary services for other animals than livestock only in the case that the service is not otherwise available within the co-management area.
A fee is charged for the service.
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 on weekdays during office hours and as urgent veterinary assistance with all domestic animals around 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.