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 

Lappeenranta, Taipalsaari (telephone hours for booking appointments on weekdays) 

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

(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta) 

Municipal veterinarian Marianne Kankare tel. +358 400 256 162 (8–9 am) 

(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta) 

Municipal veterinarian Emmi Mikkola tel. +358 400 256 174 (8–9 am) 

(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta) 

Municipal veterinarian Sini Saramies tel. +358 400 258 758 (8–9 am) 

(Pohjolankatu 14, Lappeenranta) 


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 am) 

(Toukkalantie 3, Lemi, lowest floor of the health centre) 



Regional veterinarian Elina Sihvo , tel. +358 400 255 954 (8–9 am) 

(Marttilantie 28, Taavetti, lowest floor of the health centre) 


Savitaipale (there is no clinic in Savitaipale)

The patients are taken care by the other municipal veterinarians of the Lappeenranta region's environmental office.


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 to make an appointment. After telephone calling hours and only in case of an emergency patient call on-duty veterinarian.   


On-duty veterinarian after telephone calling hours, in the evening, at night and on weekends 

A veterinarian on duty can be reached at +358 600 17070 after telephone calling hours, 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 only 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. 


Service fees

The owner is responsible for the costs of the treatment of the animal. Payment is made to the veterinarian by card or cash. Outside office hours, the visit and treatment fees are increased by 50–100%. Clients will also be charged the Lappeenranta small animal clinic fee (€7 + possible equipment costs). In the case of services outside office hours, you will receive the invoice at home afterwards. The veterinarian has the right to charge a visit fee according to the tariff for missed appointments that are not cancelled in advance or are cancelled on the day of the visit.


Protection of animals 

During office hours, matters related to the prevention of cruelty to animals are handled by supervising veterinarians Taru Pyötsiä, tel. +358 40 592 9637 and Kaarina Leiviskä tel. +358 40 194 6654. Urgent cases outside office hours can also be referred to the police.