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 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
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

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Veterinary care for pets

This segment is estimated to account for 45.4% of industry revenue in 2014-15, making it the most important segment for the industry. Vets provide both consulting services and medical treatment. Consulting services include diagnostic testing activities used to assess the present health conditions of a pet and to detect potential diseases. Services are typically provided by vets in individual practices or in veterinary hospitals. In recent years, telemedicine services over the phone have become increasingly common as they allow for a first determination of an animal's state of health. In addition, this segment includes the provision of guidance and advice on pet care and ownership... 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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