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Veterinary Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Veterinary Services Market Research Report | NAICS 54194 | Dec 2014

Barking back: Rising pet ownership rates and industry consolidation will spur revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Veterinary Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$34bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
305,762
Businesses
38,087
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Veterinary Services industry remained resilient over the past five years, largely due to many pet owners regarding their pet expenditures as vital, thereby boosting revenue. In addition, the pet population is growing at a faster pace than the human population, supporting the industry. However, the number of routine veterinary visits is waning, threatening growth. In the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecast to grow. As more pet owners purchase pet health insurance, more pet owners will be able to afford high-cost procedures, bolstering revenue. The number of pets is also expected to rise, increasing demand for veterinary care... purchase to read more

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The Veterinary Services industry is labor intensive. In 2014, wage costs are expected to comprise 29.8% of industry revenue, compared with depreciation costs accounting for 2.1%. For every dollar spent on wages, the industry incurs an estimated $0.07 in capital costs. All areas of operation of an animal hospital require a significant input of knowledge and skill. There is a high level of hands-on care required in diagnosing and treating animals. Veterinarians are well educated and possess a high level of skill, which results in elevated wage costs. Support is required in the areas of registering the animal on arrival at the hospital and receiving payments as well as taking samples, exercising, feeding, grooming and cleaning animals... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Veterinary Services Industry?

The Veterinary Services industry includes establishments of licensed veterinary practitioners who provide medical, dental or surgical treatment for animals. The industry also includes establishments that provide laboratory and diagnostic testing services for licensed veterinary practitioners. Companies that manufacture medical supplies or pharmaceuticals for animal treatment are not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Routine examsNonsurgical proceduresPet food and productsLab servicesSurgical procedures
 
Industry Activities
Operating animal hospitalsAnimal disease testing Livestock inspecting and testing Providing small animal veterinary servicesOperating veterinary surgeons' offices Performing animal vaccinationsOperating veterinary clinicsOperating veterinary testing laboratories Providing livestock veterinary services


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