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The veterinary market - France

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1.1 Definition and presentation

Veterinarians are responsible for advising professionals and private individuals on the health of their animals. They usually work in veterinary clinics or veterinary centers. Their tasks range from diagnostics to major operations on pets, livestock and equines. However, pets account for the majority of animals treated.

The European market for the veterinary sector is growing rapidly, reaching 17 billion by 2020. [Eurostat]

This growth is also being felt in France, with the veterinary services market increasing by 61% between 2013 and 2022, to represent almost 5 billion euros in 2022.[Insee]. Fortunately, this high demand is offset by an ever-increasing number of establishments and professionals. In 2022, theOrdre National des Vétérinaires will register 20,844 veterinarians.

The intensification of this demand for veterinary care has driven the growth and expansion of veterinary applications, enabling improved, centralized management of practitioners' activity.e of practitioners' activities (as part of comprehensive management software) or providing specialized support for certain aspects of the profession (as part of more specific applications).

The main challenges facing the sector are likely to be the increasing digitalization of the sector (around half of vets believe that technological tools can benefit animal health), and the specialization of vets.

1.2 European market for veterinary activities

Veterinary activity within the European Union has been on the increase for the past ten years.

it should be noted that, for the sake of consistency, we have selected data excluding the United Kingdom during the years when it was still part of the EU. Figures for the UK vary between ...

1.3 French market

Veterinary activities

We consider here the data provided byInsee under APE code ****Z "Veterinary activities".

Sales of French veterinary establishments have risen sharply in recent years, increasing by **% between **** and ****, and exceeding the * billion euro mark in ****.

Sales of veterinary activities under APE code ****Z France, ****-****, in billions of euros Source ...


2.1 Animals in France


In ****, one French household in two will have at least one pet, including **.*% fish, **.*% cats and **.*% farmyard birds. Only **.*% of pets in France are dogs, and there will be a total of ** million pets in ****.

Breakdown of pet population France, ****, % Source: ****

Over the last ** years, the cat and dog populations ...

2.2 Profile of veterinarians

By gender

Of the **,*** veterinarians in ****, **.*% were women. Parity in the profession was achieved in ****, and the number of female veterinarians has been rising steadily for many years. Between **** and ****, the proportion of women vets rose by ** percentage points, from **.*% to **.*%.

By specialization

The vast majority of veterinarians specialize in companion ...


3.1 Market structure

Breakdown by type of practice

The veterinary profession is also structured according to the type of practice: veterinarians may be self-employed (***), in the private sector or in the public sector. The vast majority of veterinarians are self-employed, i.e. self-employed partners and employees in the self-employed sector, with respectively **** and **** individuals ...

3.2 Number of establishments and employees in the veterinary sector

The following graph shows the evolution of the number of establishments and employees in France in the veterinary activities of APE code ****Z (***). The number of veterinary establishments has been rising over the past ** years, increasing by *.*% from **** to **** . The number of employees working in veterinary activities is also growing strongly, ...

3.3 Geographical distribution of plants

The geographical distribution of veterinary establishments logically follows the distribution of veterinarians. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes leads the way, with *** veterinary establishments. Next come Ile-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie, with ***, *** and *** veterinary establishments respectively. Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana have **, **, ** and * establishments respectively.

Source: ****

3.4 Related markets

Software and applications for veterinarians

Publishers of veterinary software and applications

Software publishers are responsible for the veterinary software and applications market, from creation to distribution. Here are the essential stages in their activity:

Publishers must also ensure that their products comply with animal health and data protection regulations. They act ...


4.1 Specializations by animal

Although there are many different types of veterinarians (***), the three most important categories are :

Pet vets, Rural or mixed veterinarians, Equine veterinarians.

Depending on which of these categories they belong to, the tasks performed by vets are radically different.

Source: ****

4.2 Average cost of care

The cost of care at a pet vet can vary greatly depending on the task performed. While a consultation costs around ** euros, the removal of a tumor can cost around *** euros. Prices for specialist vets, however, are more difficult to assess.

Source: ****

to these prices must be added the cost of ...

4.3 Increasingly frequent specialization by veterinarians

Veterinarians are increasingly turning their attention to companion animals. This practice is also increasingly found in cities, as the number of rural veterinarians is declining.[***]

However, this evolution is also accompanied by a growing specialization of veterinarians, a trend noted by the French Ministry of Agriculture. Owners are more and more ...


5.1 Key regulatory issues for the profession

Codes governing the profession

The veterinary profession is strictly regulated by several codes, the main ones being :

The Rural Code Civil Code The Public Health Code

These obligations govern both the contract implicit between a veterinarian and his patient, and the substances whose use is regulated for veterinarians.

The latest major ...


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