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Veterinary services

Veterinary services in Lappeenranta and in the municipalities of Lemi, Luumäki, Savitaipale and Taipalsaari are provided by the municipal veterinarians of the Lappeenranta Region Environmental Office. Basic veterinary services include veterinarians' visits to places where large animals are kept and the treatment of small animals in clinics.

Veterinarians' contact information by area (telephone hours for booking appointments on weekdays):

Lappeenranta, Taipalsaari

Municipal veterinarian Ilona Rastimo  ( 20.6.-2.9.22. ), tel. +358 400 258 758 (8–9 am)
(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta)

Municipal veterinarian Emilia Heinikainen, tel. +358 400 340 785 (8–9 am)
(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta)

Municipal veterinarian Anna Ratia ( 20.6.– 2.9.22 Lappeenranta ja Savitaipale) p. 0400 256 174

Municipal veterinarian Katri Kosunen ( 6.6.– 2.9.22 ), tel. +358 400 256 162 (8–9 am)
(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta)

Municipal veterinarian Sari Maijanen (on leave)

Lappeenranta, Joutseno region
Municipal veterinarian Emilia Niiva, tel. +358 40 742 9972 (8–9 am)

(Joutseno-talo, Kesolantie 1, Joutseno)


Municipal veterinarian Anne Vertanen , tel. +358 40 5364 736 (8–9:30 am)
(Toukkalantie 3, Lemi, lowest floor of the health centre)


Regional veterinarian Elina Sihvo , tel. +358 400 255 954 (8–9:30 am)
(Marttilantie 28, Taavetti, lowest floor of the health centre)


Appointments for clinics and home visits

You can book an appointment with a veterinarian by calling the direct number during the telephone calling hours indicated above. This is the best time to reach each veterinarian. Outside these times, veterinarians will only reply to telephone calls if their work permits. You can also leave a message on the veterinarian's answering machine and request him or her to call you back.

The small animal clinic of the City of Lappeenranta

In addition to booked appointments and visits, small animals can be brought to the small animal clinic of the City of Lappeenranta, without an appointment, on weekdays from 3 to 4 pm. (Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta) This walk-in clinic is intended for vaccinations and other minor operations. The small animal clinic accepts cash and debit/credit cards.

On-duty veterinarian in the evening, at night and on weekends

A veterinarian on duty can be reached at +358 600 17070 outside office hours from 4 pm to 8 am, and on weekends/public holidays. Calls to the veterinarian on duty are subject to a charge (At 4–10 pm EUR 1.73/min + local network rate. From 10 pm to 8 am EUR 3.46/min + local network rate).

The on-duty veterinary service is intended for urgent cases that require immediate treatment. The Lappeenranta Region Environmental Office has one veterinarian on duty at a time. The veterinarian's clinic may be in Lappeenranta or in any of the branch clinics. Check the correct address before you bring your animal to the clinic.

Protection of animals

During office hours, matters related to the prevention of cruelty to animals are handled by supervising veterinarian Taru Pyötsiä, tel. +358 40 592 9637. Urgent cases outside office hours can also be referred to the police.