Veterinary Industry Summary: September 3–9, 2023


Stats from the Veterinary Industry Tracker powered by Vetsource and AVMA

September 3–9, 2023


Can a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) be established remotely? As virtual visits become a normal part of human medicine, the jury is still out in veterinary medicine. But with veterinary visits on the decline, telehealth is being discussed as a potential way to improve access to care and help address workforce challenges.

A California bill that would allow the remote establishment of a VCPR advanced last week in the state senate, while the AVMA and California VMA (CVMA) expressed opposition.

“Veterinarians worry that the use of telemedicine without a previously established in-person relationship will produce more incidents of inaccurate diagnoses and ineffective treatment plans, more unnecessary prescriptions, and delays in accurate diagnoses and correct therapy,” said an AVMA article.

The Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA) is among the supporters of the California bill, claiming it will improve access to care.

In Texas, however, for the third time, a federal district court upheld provisions of Texas’ veterinary practice act, which requires the in-person establishment of a VCPR.

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Revenue per Practice



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


After steep declines two weeks ago — likely due to Hurricane Idalia, with the most pronounced changes occurring in Florida and Louisiana —year-over-year revenue and visits rebounded last week. Revenue was up 3.3% from 1.2% the previous week, and visits were down -1.9%, an improvement from -4.4% the week prior.

Months of Parasiticide Protection Dispensed


Heartworm YoY
Flea/Tick YoY


Service vs Product Revenue Breakdown


Services YoY
Products YoY



Parasiticide protection dispensed improved last week compared to the previous week, although the year-over-year numbers were still down. Year-over-year heartworm and flea/tick improved to -5.4% and -3.6%, with the prior week’s numbers at -10.6% and -8.5% respectively. Revenue from products and services was up last week as well.

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 year-over-year revenue and visits leveling off after declining over the past month.

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)



Massachusetts continued to experience the highest average growth in year-over-year revenue for the past 12 months at 11.5%, with North Carolina close behind at 11.3%. Tennessee still experienced the highest average growth in year-over-year visits at 2.5%.

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

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