Animal Healthcare Market (By Animal Type: Production Animal, Companion Animal; By Product: Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals, Feed Additives, Diagnostics, Equipment and Disposables; By Distribution Channel: Retail Pharmacy, E-commerce, Hospital Pharmacy; By End Use; By Treatments) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 – 2030


The global animal healthcare market size was estimated at US$ 53.15 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass around US$ 76.82 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% from 2022 to 2030.

Animal Healthcare Market Size 2021 to 2030

Growth Factors

Animal healthcare entails conserving, directing, and safeguarding animals from a variety of diseases as well as providing them with essential veterinary treatments in order to extend their lives and increase their yield. The global animal healthcare market is available in two types. The key drivers of demand in the animal healthcare market are rising meat and milk consumption worldwide. Aside from that, growing foodborne and zoonotic diseases as well as the rising trend of pet adoption are all driving the animal healthcare market growth. The natural products are in high demand and food processors are in high demand and food processors want transparent labelling, which is expected to fuel demand in the animal healthcare market expansion during the forecast period.

A large growth in the demand for protein foods as well as an increase in the occurrence of food borne and zoonotic diseases around the world are driving the global animal healthcare market. The key market players have responded by developing outstanding medications and vaccines as a result of the remarkable decrease in diseases occurrence. In addition, as the number of animals has increased, global demand in proper animal health monitoring technologies has grown. The increased government activities in many locations have heightened animal healthcare and sparked a surge in veterinary vaccine interest. On account of different benefits such as convenience and cheaper pricing for ordered pharmaceuticals, several developed countries are functioning as the focal point for the rise of online pharmacy usage. Investing in research and development projects to provide improved product offerings as well as acceptance of innovative technologies by key players to alter the animal healthcare market, have all contributed to the worldwide animal healthcare market growth.

Report Scope of the Animal Healthcare Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size by 2030 USD 76.82 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030

CAGR of 4.2%

North America Market Share in 2021 30%
Pharmaceutical Market Share in 2021 34%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Animal Type, Product, Distribution Channel, End Use, Treatments, Geography
Companies Mentioned Elanco, Bayer, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Neogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co, Inc., Zoetis, Nutreco N.V., Virbac, Vetquinol S.A.

 

The governments all across the world are focusing on enacting and enforcing stronger animal healthcare legislation and regulations. The animal healthcare market growth will be supported by animal adoption and protection, improved treatment facilities, emergency healthcare systems, vaccination drives, immunization programs for animal healthcare, and birth control. The financial support for animal shelters as well as funding for multiple veterinary research laboratories dedicated to containing advanced zoonotic and foodborne diseases, will help the animal healthcare market growth significantly.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth and eHealth applications are creating lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global animal healthcare market. As animal medicine testing is being scrutinized, the market players should rely on surveys and data collection from pet and production animal owners to develop drug formulations. The worldwide animal healthcare market is growing due to an increase in global consumption of meat and milk products as well as novel diseases in animals and their potential transmission to humans through product consumption and companionship. Animals are currently being affected by a number of new diseases. These infections can cause the animal to get extremely unwell or possibly kill it. As a result, the animal’s owner must have the essential treatments to cure the animals.   

Product Insights

In 2021, the pharmaceutical segment accounted market share of 34%. On the basis of continuing improvements in veterinary pharmaceuticals, it is expected to maintain its dominant position during the projection period. The anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, parasiticides, and other pharmaceuticals are among the most common.

The veterinary diagnostics segment, on the other hand, is predicted to develop at the quickest rate in the future years. The expanding number of veterinary practitioners and their incomes in industrialized nations, rising animal health expenditure, and increased zoonotic diseases incidence are all contributing to segment expansion.

The others segment is expected to registered growth at a CAGR of 16% from 2022 to 2030.

Animal Type Insights

The production animal segment dominated the market in 2021 with revenue share of 64.5%. The segment’s significant market share can be attributed to government healthcare organizations’ worldwide concern for food safety and sustainability.

Animal Healthcare Market Share, By Animal Type, 2021 (%)

The companion animal segment is fastest growing segment of the animal healthcare market in 2020. The policymakers in numerous countries are aiming for overall food security, which encourages large scale food production and increases animal husbandry.

Distribution Channel Insights

The hospital pharmacies segment garnered revenue share of around 52% in 2021. The segment’s growth has been aided by an increase in the number of hospital pharmacies as well as a high procedural volume as a result of frequent readmission of pets for treatment.

The retail pharmacies segment is fastest growing segment of the animal healthcare market in 2021. For the distribution of drugs and vaccines, major producers rely solely on certified veterinarians and authorized wholesalers.

End Use Insights

In 2021, the veterinary hospitals and clinics segment accounted revenue share of around 73.5%. The segment’s leading market share is due to a variety of applications including clinical pathology, toxicological tests, and therapy. In veterinary hospitals and clinics, the provision of a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic solutions is a high impact rendering growth driver for this industry.

The point of care testing/in-house testing segment, on the other hand, is predicted to develop at the quickest rate in the future years. The climatic change and globalization are predicted to increase the frequency of zoonotic illnesses, which will boost demand for diagnostic procedures which will drive the point of care testing/in-house testing segment in the next years.

Region Insights

North America region accounted revenue share of 30% in 2021. This is attributed to a wide range of concrete initiatives taken by government animal welfare organizations that are continually trying to enhance animal health. In addition, technological advances, an increase in the number of pet owners, and an increase in the frequency of zoonotic diseases are likely to drive the animal healthcare market expansion in this region.

Animal Healthcare Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Asia-Pacific, on the other hand, is expected to develop at the fastest rate during the forecast period. This region’s rapid growth is thought to be the result of constant research and development investments by major companies in the animal healthcare market as well as their efforts to sell branded and generic treatments at affordable rates.

Key Developments

  • Merck Animal Health bought Poultry Sense Limited in February 2021 boosting its poultry product range.
  • Merck Animal Health increased its animal vaccine production capacity by USD 100 million in its Kansas manufacturing facility in July 2020.
  • Fish Vet Group was bought by Zoetis in July 2020, a firm that develops and commercializes fish vaccines as well as providing vaccination and diagnostic services for aquaculture. As a result of this acquisition, Zoetis has expanded its regional presence and improved its diagnostics and testing capabilities in important aquaculture markets throughout the world.

Some of the prominent players in the global animal healthcare market include:

  • Elanco
  • Bayer
  • Dechra Pharmaceuticals
  • Neogen
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Zoetis
  • Nutreco N.V.
  • Virbac
  • Vetquinol S.A.

Segments Covered in the Report

By Animal Type

  • Production Animal
    • Poultry
    • Swine
    • Cattle
    • Fish
    • Others
  • Companion Animal
    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Horses
    • Others

By Product

  • Vaccines
    • Live Attenuated Vaccines
    • DNA Vaccines
    • Recombinant Vaccines
    • Inactivated Vaccines
    • Others
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Parasiticides
    • Anti-infective
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Analgesics
    • Others
  • Feed Additives
  • Diagnostics
    • Instruments
    • Consumables
  • Equipment and Disposables
    • Critical Care Consumables
    • Anesthesia Equipment
    • Fluid Management Equipment
    • Temperature Management Equipment
    • Rescue & Resuscitation Equipment
    • Research Equipment
    • Patient Monitoring Equipment
  • Others
    • Veterinary Telehealth
    • Veterinary Software
    • Livestock Monitoring

By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Pharmacy
  • E-commerce
  • Hospital Pharmacy

By End Use

  • Reference Laboratories
  • Point of care testing/ in-house testing
  • Veterinary Hospitals & Clinics 
  • Others

By Treatments

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Difficult Dermatology Cases
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of animal healthcare market?
According to Precedence Research, the global animal healthcare market size was reached at US$ 53.15 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to rake around US$ 76.82 billion by 2030.
The global animal healthcare market is growing at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the animal healthcare market are Elanco, Bayer, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Neogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co, Inc., Zoetis, Nutreco N.V., Virbac, Vetquinol S.A.
The animal health care market is care provided to mostly to domestic and pet animals. The growing prevalence of diseases among animals is creating lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global animal health care market during the forecast period.
North America region accounted revenue share of 30% in 2021 and will lead in the near future.

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