Veterinary Industry Summary: March 3–9, 2024


Stats from the Veterinary Industry Tracker powered by Vetsource and AVMA

March 3–9, 2024


Florida is poised to join a handful of states that allow a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) to be established virtually, without an in-person veterinary visit.

The Providing Equity in Telehealth Services (PETS) Act (H.B. 849) received unanimous support last week in the Florida legislature and is now awaiting Governor Ron DeSantis’ signature to become law.

As improving access to care remains a priority for many in the veterinary profession, the bill’s sponsors Senator Jennifer Bradley and Representatives Sam Killebrew and James Buchanan are looking forward to helping more Florida pets get the care they need.

“This legislation gives veterinarians the professional flexibility to offer telehealth services and opens more doors to the veterinary healthcare system for pet owners who face difficulties accessing veterinary care for their pets, including senior citizens, working families, disabled individuals, and Floridians who live in rural areas and other veterinary deserts,” Senator Bradley was quoted in a recent ASPCA article. “Telehealth can be a lifeline for pets during weekends and evenings when most clinics are closed and provides more options for owners of large, fearful, and senior pets to see veterinarians from the comfort of home, bringing essential care to more pets when and where they need it.”

States that currently allow a virtual VCPR include Idaho, New Jersey, Vermont, Virginia, Arizona, and California.

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Revenue per Practice

A bar graph showing revenue per practice for last week, compared to the previous year.



Revenue YoY (Last Week)
Visits YoY (Last Week)



Year-over-year revenue and visits rebounded last week, as revenue improved to 3.2% from 2.7%, and visits, although still in negative territory, climbed to -1.9% from -2.8% the previous week.

Months of Parasiticide Protection Dispensed


Heartworm YoY
Flea/Tick YoY


Service vs Product Revenue Breakdown


Services YoY
Products YoY



As much of the country embraced spring-like weather last week, pet owners also seemed to embrace parasiticide protection for their pets. Year-over-year heartworm protection jumped to -2.9% from -11.4% the week prior, and flea/tick protection improved to 0.5% from -10.4% the previous week. Although year-over-year revenue from services was 4.2%, it fell slightly from the prior week’s 4.8%. Revenue from products, however, increased to 0.2% from -3.9% the previous week.

Growth in Revenue and Visits

A line graph showing revenue and visits per practice, for a 14 day rolling period.



Revenue YoY (Last 12 Months)
Visits YoY (Last 12 Months)



The rolling 14-day trendline shows revenue and visits remaining fairly flat since mid-February.

Revenue Growth by State

A U.S. map, using color shades to show revenue growth by state.


Patient Demographics


Revenue per Practice
(Last 12 Months)
Visits per Practice
(Last 12 Months)



North Carolina continued to enjoy the most growth in year-over-year revenue and visits last week, at 9.3% and 0.9% respectively. New Hampshire came in second for year-over-year revenue growth at 8.4%, while Iowa was second-best for year-over-year visits at -0.1%.

*Numbers are subject to change based on data availability and PIMS adjustments.

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