Veterinary Services

The City of Porvoo Environmental Health Services takes care of veterinary services in Sipoo.

Veterinary Appointments

Veterinary services are available as a rule by appointment between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are booked on weekdays 8–9 a.m. If the need for veterinary services is urgent, you can reach a vet by calling the service number on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and leaving a message at the answering machine.

Appointments can be paid for with cash, as well as with bank and credit cards. Appointment fees are charged according to the municipal veterinary service rates determined by The Finnish Medical Association (FMA).

Do the following

Please use the online appointment system to make an appointment for veterinary services, or call the Sipoo vet service number on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. In need of urgent veterinary care, you may call the number between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and leave a message at the answering machine. During other hours, please contact the on-call veterinary doctor if it’s not possible to wait until the following weekday.

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.

Basic information and legislation

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.