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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry into the Veterinary Services industry are at a medium level and relate to start-up costs for setting up a practice, required professional qualifications and skill levels, and the establishment of reputation.
Start-up expenditure relates to surgery fit-out, basic veterinary instruments and equipment as well as specialised equipment including a digital x-ray unit, an endoscopy machine and an ultrasound machine. Farm animal and equine practices can be more expensive to establish and operate than a practice catering to small animals. This is due to the sheer size of equipment, facilities and quantities of drugs that are required to treat larger animals... purchase to read more