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Veterinary Services Market- Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4622345
  • Report
  • February 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 125 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Animart LLC
  • CVS Group PLC
  • Ethos Veterinary Health
  • Greencross Limited
  • Idexx laboratories
  • MORE
The Global Veterinary Services Market was valued at about USD 101,150 million in 2020 and is expected to reach 140,285 million in 2026 with a CAGR of 5.5 % over the forecast period.

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, a short-term negative impact is expected on the market due to the decreased visits of veterinary hospitals and clinics. However, amid the COVID 19 pandemic as there are stringent restrictions on traveling and strict lockdown policies globally, there Is an increasing focus on veterinary telehealth services and also an Initiative undertaken by government and nongovernment organizations regarding animal which might help in driving the market growth during the pandemic. For instance, In March 2020, Wiggles an Indian Pet care start-up has launched online veterinary consultation for pets across India.

In May 2020, Humane Society International/Canada and Friends of HSI have launched the COVID-19 Animal Response Program in Quebec in collaboration with the City of Montreal, with the generous support of PetSmart Charities of Canada. The program will provide critical assistance to families and individuals in urgent need of help in caring for their companion animals during this crisis.

Generally, veterinary services market is expected to grow significantly due to the increase in animal adoption, rise in prevalence of animal diseases, better animal health awareness, and increase in R&D and government initiatives globally.

A significant rise in the adoption of pet animals, including dogs, cats, and even horses, as companion of human beings has been observed over the recent years. Moreover, farm animals, including cattle and swine are also being taken in for various commercial purposes in the recent years. The developed economies represent a substantial large share in companion animal-ownership, owing to the promising economic condition. For example, according to the National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2017-2018, in United States 68% of the households or about 85 million families own a pet.

Surveillance of animal health is highly important for food safety, related public health, and the trade of animals and animal products. There is a rising awareness of animal health, primarily through various government initiatives which are further expectec to drive the veterinary services market growth. Historically, many active and passive animal health surveillance activities have been used, and they will be used continually across the world. The public health organizations are looking into alternative, new, and non‐traditional sources of data, to advance disease surveillance. Such approaches may augment current awareness about animal health. Also, in January 2020, the World Customs Organization initiated the African Swine Fever Campaign, primarily to highlight the risk of the disease and the need to manage it. It is highly prevalent in t Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Europe.

However, the high cost of several diagnostic imaging equipment and veterinary medicines, as well as the high cost of veterinary services, is anticipated to restrain the growth of the market studied over the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Companion Animal Segment is Expected to Hold the Largest Share in the Market

The companion animal segment in the veterinary services market is expected to hold major market size, during the forecast period. Currently, companion animal surgery is moving onward, adopting advancements and developments in human surgical procedures. Cardiovascular Surgeries, urethral stenting, Cancer surgeries, total hip replacement, neurosurgery and kidney transplantation procedures some of the new modalities performed on companion animals.

Additionally, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of various diseases among the pet animals. According to data published in the Nature Journal, in April 2018, the annual period prevalence of osteoarthritis in dogs, under primary veterinary care in the United Kingdom, was estimated to be 2.5%. Furthermore, as per the results of the 2017-2018 APPA (American Pet Products Association) National Pet Owners Survey, 10% of dogs, and 8% of cats and birds have undergone surgical procedures.

There has been numerous initiatives introduced globally for the proper management and accessibility of veterinary services and veterinary medicine to companion animals which is likely to drive the market growth. For instance, in March 2020, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has launched a list of essential medicines for dongs and cats which was created with the partnership of Therapeutics Guidelines Group (TGG) in order to tackle the difficulties associated with companion animal veterinarians in several regions globally in accessing essential veterinary medicines by supporting the availability of the drugs required for minimum standards of clinical practice.

Thus, Increased adoption of companion animals as pets in developed regions and increasing awareness regarding pet health is expected to drive the veterinary services market during the forecast period.

North America Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

North America currently dominates the veterinary services market and is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years. The United States is expected to retain its significant market share, owing to factors, such as rising animal adoption and increasing per capita animal healthcare expenditure. There were an about, 7.9 million cows and calves in 2019, which was more than 7.7 million in 2018 in Mexico as per a report, by the United States Department of Agriculture Global Agricultural Information, 2019.

In addition, the data published by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2019 stated that the total pet healthcare expenditure was estimated at USD 75.38 billion by the end of 2019, while the expenditure in 2018 was USD 72.56 billion. In 2017, the US CDC, Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of the Interior (DOI) organized a One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshop to address zoonotic disease challenges in the country. Such efforts are expected to increase market growth in the future.

Unfortunately, in 2020 the utilization of veterinary services has gone down because of the drastic hit by COVID -19 pandemic, but it is evident that it will pull back to normal once the situation is under control. However, there is an increasing adoption of veterinary tele consultaion services due to the emergence of COVID 19. For instance, in October 2020, Chewy, Inc. is an American online retailer has launched a telehealth service that connects pet owners to a licensed veterinarian.

Competitive Landscape

The veterinary services market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. There is a sustainable competitive advantage, through innovations, between companies. The major market share is distributed among the few top players, and these players are focusing on technological advancements, in order to gain the maximum market share. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. Companies, like CVS Group PLC, Ethos Veterinary Health, Idexx laboratories, National Veterinary Care Ltd, and Mars Inc., hold substantial shares in the market. Additionally, market players are focusing on launching new services and expanding their services globally.

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  • Animart LLC
  • CVS Group PLC
  • Ethos Veterinary Health
  • Greencross Limited
  • Idexx laboratories
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Various Diseases in Animals
4.2.2 Rising Adoption of Animals
4.2.3 Rising R&D Activities in Animal Healthcare
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Shortage of Skilled Personnel
4.3.2 Increasing Cost of Veterinary Services
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Service
5.1.1 Surgery
5.1.2 Diagnostic Tests and Imaging
5.1.3 Physical Health Monitoring
5.1.4 Other Services (Dental Care, Grooming, Vaccination, Counselling, etc.)
5.2 By Animal Type
5.2.1 Companion Animal
5.2.2 Farm Animal
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States (By Service and By Animal Type) Canada (By Service and By Animal Type) Mexico (By Service and By Animal Type)
5.3.2 Europe Germany (By Service and By Animal Type) United Kingdom (By Service and By Animal Type) France (By Service and By Animal Type) Italy (By Service and By Animal Type) Spain (By Service and By Animal Type) Rest of Europe (By Service and By Animal Type)
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China (By Service and By Animal Type) Japan (By Service and By Animal Type) India (By Service and By Animal Type) Australia (By Service and By Animal Type) South Korea (By Service and By Animal Type) Rest of Asia-Pacific (By Service and By Animal Type)
5.3.4 Middle East and Africa GCC (By Service and By Animal Type) South Africa (By Service and By Animal Type) Rest of Middle East and Africa (By Service and By Animal Type)
5.3.5 South America Brazil (By Service and By Animal Type) Argentina (By Service and By Animal Type) Rest of South America (By Service and By Animal Type)

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 CVS Group PLC
6.1.2 Ethos Veterinary Health
6.1.3 Greencross Limited
6.1.4 Idexx laboratories
6.1.5 Mars Inc.
6.1.6 National Veterinary Care Ltd
6.1.7 Patterson Companies Inc.
6.1.8 Pets at Home Group PLC
6.1.9 Animart LLC
6.1.10 Vetronic Services Ltd
6.1.11 EGAVET
6.1.12 MWI Animal Health UK
6.1.13 FirstVet
6.1.14 United Veterinary Care
6.1.15 VCA
6.1.16 CityVet
6.1.17 Banfield Pet Hospital
6.1.18 VetCor
6.1.19 Kremer Veterinary Services
6.1.20 Southern Veterinary Partners (SVP)

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  • CVS Group PLC
  • Ethos Veterinary Health
  • Greencross Limited
  • Idexx laboratories
  • Mars Inc.
  • National Veterinary Care Ltd
  • Patterson Companies Inc.
  • Pets at Home Group PLC
  • Animart LLC
  • Vetronic Services Ltd
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown