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Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services: Market Research Report

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Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Market Research Report | NAICS OD4026 | Mar 2016

The cat's meow: More household pets and demand for complex tests will strengthen growth

IBISWorld’s Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Pet owners’ increasing willingness to pay for pet healthcare will bolster industry demand
  • Many larger players have acquired small, niche laboratories and pet hospitals
  • Many pets will have longer lifespans, thus stimulating demand for diagnostic testing
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services industry has benefited from rising pet ownership rates. Therefore, many pet owners require testing to diagnose and treat pet ailments, such as internal parasites. As the number of pet owners has grown during the period, more pet owners have visited veterinarians, increasing demand for laboratory testing services from veterinarians that do not provide in-house testing. In particular, many veterinarians have demanded testing to examine and treat skin allergies, ear infections and noncancerous skin masses, among other popular pet ailments... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry includes testing facilities that diagnose and monitor illnesses and conditions through the detection of substances in urine, tissue, fecal, blood, skin samples and other specimens. Laboratory testing is becoming a routine diagnostic tool used by veterinarians. Veterinary laboratory tests are performed primarily at separate veterinary diagnostic laboratories, universities or animal hospitals using on-site diagnostic equipment. For particular types of tests, on-site diagnostic equipment can provide more timely results than outside laboratories. However, in-house testing requires the animal hospital to buy or lease the equipment, maintain and calibrate the equipment periodically to avoid testing errors and employ trained personnel to operate it.

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Additional Insights for the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of pets (cats and dogs) and Demand from veterinary services in the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry?

    The Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services industry provides laboratory and diagnostic testing services for licensed veterinary practitioners.

    Industry Products
    Dog blood tests Cat blood tests Radiography tests UrinalysisHistopathologyFecal examsSample swabs
    Industry Activities
    Veterinary parasitology test servicesVeterinary bloodwork test servicesVeterinary biopsy servicesVeterinary skin sample testing servicesOther veterinary laboratory testing services

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of pets (cats and dogs)
  • Demand from veterinary services
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Per capita meat consumption
  • Demand from brand name pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Threat of disease in livestock
  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Livestock prompts growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Aging pets stimulate demand
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Production
  • Dairy Farms
  • Hog & Pig Farming
  • Sheep Farming
  • Horse & Other Equine Production
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Cat blood tests
  • Dog blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Radiography tests
  • Histopathology
  • Sample swabs
  • Other
  • Fecal exams
  • Chart: Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Companion animal exclusive practices
  • Companion animal predominate practices
  • Mixed animal practices
  • Other
  • Equine
  • Food animal predominate practices
  • Food animal exclusive practices
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
    VCA Inc.
  • Table: IDEXX Laboratories Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: VCA Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Veterinary Laboratory Testing Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of pets including cats and dogs (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Diagnostic Test
  • A test that helps identify a particular disease.
  • Parasitology
  • The study of parasites, including tapeworm, hookworm and heartworm.
  • Urinalysis
  • Includes a variety of tests performed on urine.

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