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Mars Inc. acquired VCA Animal Hospitals To Expand Their Services In Veterinary Services Market

Author: Abdul Malik
by Abdul Malik
Posted: Jan 13, 2019

The veterinary services market size is expected to grow around $125 billion by 2022 growing at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 5%. The growth in the veterinary services market is mainly due to increasing penetration of pet insurance, rising pet spending, wildlife conservation and digital media marketing.

Several trends witnessed in the global pet vet market include the use of portable technology, electronic health records, insurance services aiding pet owners and specialty services.

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Merger and acquisition activity in the veterinary services market in the last three years has been at a medium level. Leading deals have included those completed by Mars Inc, VCA, CVS and Novozymes.

In January 2017, Mars Inc. acquired VCA Animal Hospitals for $7.7 billion. VCA was a chain of almost 800 animal hospitals, laboratories, and dog day care franchises, post-acquisition, the company will be integrated under Mars Petcare segment, but will operate as a separate business unit

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Veterinary Services Market Competitive Landscape

The global veterinary services market is highly fragmented. Top veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the market are VCA Inc., Banfield Pet Hospitals, Greencross Limited, CVS Group Plc., and The Animal Medical Center.

Veterinary Services Market Size

The veterinary services market is expected to reach higher than $125 billion by 2022, growing at a little over 5% CAGR in the forecast period. Growth in the veterinary services market is due to increasing penetration of pet insurance, rising pet spending, wildlife conservation and digital media marketing.

However, the veterinary services market is expected to face restraints from several factors such as shortage of veterinarians and high costs of equipment, resources and maintenance.

Veterinary Services Market Segmentation

The global veterinary services market is segmented into animal hospitals and veterinary clinics, laboratory services and pet food and product sales.

The animal hospitals and veterinary clinics market comprises specialized treatments for animals. These hospitals provide services such as dispensary, surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, ward accommodation, farm visits to examine livestock and facilities for 24 hour observation of patients.

The animal hospitals and veterinary clinics segment is further divided into routine examinations, surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures.

The veterinary laboratories segment comprises establishments that test infectious agents and toxins in animal diagnostic samples. The operations of a veterinary testing laboratory include the study of the composition, structure, properties and chemical and biological processes occurring in the objects of veterinary medicine.

The pet food and product sales segment comprises the sale of pet food and related products channeled through veterinary clinics and hospitals. These pet food and related products are generally provided as a part of the veterinary service to needed pets.

Among these three segments, the animal hospitals and veterinary clinics segment accounted for the largest share in the global veterinary services market.

By Geography- The veterinary services market is further segmented into North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Among these regions, the North American veterinary services market is estimated to have the largest share in the global veterinary services market.

Veterinary Services Market Trends

Several trends witnessed in the global pet vet market include the use of portable technology, electronic health records, insurance services aiding pet owners and specialty services.

Potential Opportunities In The Veterinary Services Market

Rising disposable income, and increasing spending on pets and growing pet ownership among the Gen X and Gen Y population has opened a significant demand and scope for the global veterinary services market in the forecast period.

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Author: Abdul Malik

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