Emergency and urgent care appointments are for illnesses and injuries requiring emergency or urgent care, only.
Local veterinarians have an on-call rotation schedule. Their on-call duty starts at 15:00 on weekdays and ends at 8:00 the following morning. At weekends the veterinarian is on call from 14:00 on Friday until 8:00 on Monday.
Kuusamo, Posio and Taivalkoski joint services area uses a centralised telephone service system. The veterinarian on call is always available on the same number. The number for the telephone service is 0600-18919. The call costs €3.46 /minute + local call/network charge. If premium rate telephone numbers are blocked on your phone, you cannot call the number.
Veterinary consultations and services have a higher rate in the evening and at night, also at weekends and public holidays as follows
- Monday to Friday between 17:00 and 22:00 50 %
- Monday to Saturday between 22:00 and 8:00 100 %
Saturdays, Sundays, religious holidays, Independence Day, 1sy of May, Christmas Day, Midsummer Eve and Easter Saturday
- between 8:00 and 22:00 50 %
- between 22:00 and 8:00 100 %