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Emergency and urgent care services in the joint services area

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 %
  • Veterinarian emergency and urgent care in the joint services area (extra fee)

    Veterinary Services