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Veterinarians and health inspectors

The following municipalities form the area of operation for environmental health: Alajärvi, Alavus, Evijärvi, Isokyrö, Kauhava, Kuortane, Lappajärvi, Lapua, Seinäjoki, Soini, Vimpeli, and Ähtäri. The goal of environmental health is to uphold and promote the health of the population and to preempt, decrease, or remove such factors that may inflict danger or harm to people's health and the surroundings. The area of responsibility of environmental healthcare consists of general health control, veterinary care, and animal protection. General health control comprises supervision of foodstuff, health protection, consumer safety, and tobacco.

Veterinary care is responsible for the treatment of the health or diseases of animals and provision of other veterinary aid, prevention of animal diseases, animal protection, and the supervision and control checks on farms where the primary production is foodstuff.

Areas of service duty:
Seinäjoki, Isokyrö, Lapua, tel. +358 600 399 001
Kauhava, Evijärvi, Lappajärvi, Vimpeli, tel. +358 600 399 002
Alavus, Kuortane, Lehtimäki, Soini, Töysä, Ähtäri, te.: +358 600 399 003

The purpose of the Animal Welfare Act is to protect animals from distress, pain, and suffering in the best possible way. The Act also seeks to promote the wellbeing and fair treatment of animals.
The veterinary practicians and the supervising veterinarian for environmental healthcare in the Seinäjoki area handle issues of animal welfare. Inspections concerning animal welfare can be conducted if there is reason to suspect that the Animal Welfare Act has been violated. Anyone can report such violations. Veterinarians conduct the inspection after receiving a report of a violation of the Animal Welfare Act.

If there is a known case of animal mistreatment, you can contact the public veterinarian or the environmental healthcare office,
tel. +358 6 425 5715 or satu.koskelaseinajoki.fi
When making the report, it is essential to know the name and address of the target being reported, so that an inspector can find the location! In an urgent case of animal welfare outside office hours, you may contact the police or the veterinary clinic duty number.


Veterinarian or the environmental healthcare office

Ravitie 8 B

FI-60120 Seinäjoki

tel. +358 6 425 5715