Vet on it: Volatility is expected to moderate, with the industry recording overall growth

The Veterinary Services industry in Ireland provides veterinary care to household and farm animals. The industry has been subject to significant volatility over the past five-year period. Over the five years through 2019 industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.6%.Fluctuating growth in the number of pets and livestock levels in the country induced high revenue growth disparities during the period, which stunted overall growth. The wage levels of veterinary surgeons have increased due to labour shortages over the past five years. This trend has been further exacerbated by the changing preferences of newly graduated veterinarians, who prefer limited weekends and night shifts, placing pressure on existing working practices in the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has faced considerable volatility, but revenue is expected to increase overall
  • The industry has faced a shortage in veterinarian numbers, but support staff recruitment has risen
  • Concentration in the industry is likely to increase as corporations consolidate their holdings
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Overall barriers to entry in the veterinary services industry in Ireland is moderate. Similarly, competition in the industry is moderate but varies depending on the geographical location and product segment that new participants attempt to enter. Urban areas with high population densities have high concentrations of veterinary establishments and so competition in these areas are higher. Practices in these areas generally also focus on small companion animals or have a mixed approach. New entrants will therefore find it easier to establish themselves in rural areas, providing services to large animals. Capital intensity in the industry can be quite high for practitioners that aim to offer a wider variety of services to all animals in Ireland. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Veterinary Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Veterinary Services Industry are

  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • Effective cost controls
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Livestock numbers and Housing stock in the Veterinary Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Veterinary Services in Ireland Industry?

    This industry provides health-care and control activities primarily 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
  • Mixed practice
  • Large animal practice
  • Companion animal practice
  • Industry Activities
  • Health-care and control activities for farm animals
  • Animal health-care and control activities for pets
  • Health-care and control activities for animals in the racing industry
  • Animal ambulance services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Livestock numbers
  • Housing stock
  • Gross disposable income of households
  • Income of agriculture index

  • Current Performance
    Growth fluctuationsLabour shortagesMarket structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Consistent revenueMarket structureGovernment demand
  • Table: Veterinary Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Veterinary Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Ireland
  • Raising of Animals in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electromedical & Imaging Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Mixed practice
  • Companion animal practice
  • Large animal practice
  • Chart: Veterinary Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Urban households
  • Irish government
  • Other rural households
  • Farms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Veterinary Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Veterinary Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Veterinary Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Veterinary Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Veterinary Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Animal Husbandry
  • Agricultural activities concerned with the raising of animals.
  • Companion Animal
  • Any typical household pets such as cats and dogs.
  • Electromedical Imaging Equipment
  • Machines that provided visual images used by medical professionals
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