Veterinary Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Veterinary Services Market Research Report | SIC M75.000 | Jun 2014

The cat's whiskers: Revenue is expected to expand as pet ownership increases

IBISWorld’s Veterinary 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.

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Market Share of Companies
CVS Group plc CVS Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry provides medical advice and treatment for pets and animals in farms. Vets also provide services to other organisations such as breeding institutions, zoos and firms in the racing industry. However, the provision of services to pets and farm animals generates the bulk of industry revenue.

Veterinary service providers faced lacklustre conditions over the past five years as falling real incomes and high unemployment constrained spending on veterinary services by pet owners. Meanwhile, weak agricultural income and a fall in the cattle population also limited demand from farms. However, changing attitudes towards pets and a rise in the birth rate increased pet ownership levels since 2012-13, which augured well for industry participants... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Business activity in the Veterinary Services industry tends to be spread throughout the United Kingdom and roughly correlates with the national distribution of economic activity. It is further influenced by the geographic distribution of the UK population and the propensity for households to own an animal, as this affects demand for services provided to companion animals. Another influencing factor is the geographic distribution of livestock farming activities, which affects the location of demand for services provided to farm animals.

South East

The South East region has highest concentration of industry establishments with approximately 17.7% of establishments located in the region... purchase to read more


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What is the Veterinary Services Industry?

This industry provides health-care and control activities for farm animals and pets. Activities are carried out by qualified veterinary surgeons in veterinary hospitals, on farms or in surgeries. The industry also includes animal ambulance activities. Animal boarding activities and artificial insemination are not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Veterinary care for petsVeterinary care for farm animalsVeterinary care for horses
Industry Activities
Health-care and control activities for farm animalsAnimal health-care and control activities for petsHealth-care and control activities for animals in the racing industryAnimal ambulance services

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