Veterinary Industry Summary: September 2022


Stats from the Veterinary Industry Tracker powered by Vetsource and the AVMA


September 2022 Monthly Recap

We have officially entered fall and U.S. pet owners continue to face inflation as cooler weather rolls in. Let’s look at veterinary industry stats for the month of September to see how this impacted U.S. veterinary practices. Compared to August, September’s year-over-year revenue stayed pretty consistent, and we still saw a slight decline in months of heartworm and flea/tick protection dispensed. These metrics are based on transactional data from around 4,600 veterinary practices across the United States. See more details below and check out the Veterinary Industry Tracker.


Growth in Revenue and Visits

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


Revenue YoY
Visits YoY


Revenue growth was almost 6% while visits continue to lag behind and were down -2.7% year-over-year in September. Both metrics are higher than what we saw in August.


Months of Parasiticide Protection Dispensed
Heartworm YoY
Flea/Tick YoY
Service vs Product Revenue Breakdown
Services YoY
Products YoY


Months of heartworm and flea/tick protection dispensed increased in September but are still behind year-over-year, while revenue from services and products were both up. Each of these metrics are up compared to August.


Revenue Growth by State

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


16.2% Revenue YoY
12.3% Revenue YoY
10.1% Revenue YoY


Our top three performing states for average year-over-year veterinary revenue growth for September are Louisiana, Maine, and Tennessee. 


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


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