Veterinary Imaging Market Size & Share, by Product Type {Ultrasound (2D, 3D, Doppler), X-Ray (CR, DR), MRI, CT (Single Slice, Multi-Slice), Reagents, Imaging Software}; Animal Type (Companion Animals, Livestock, Large Animals); Application (Cardiology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, Neurology, Oncology); End-user (Veterinary Hospitals, Clinics, Research Centers) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

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  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Veterinary Imaging Market size is poised to cross USD 4 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of veterinary imaging was over USD 2 Billion. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to the increasing technological advancement of veterinary imaging systems, and growing rate of pet adoption across the globe. For instance, it has been noted that by the end of 2022, nearly 17.5 million households are expected to own pets.

Veterinary imaging is utilized to attain clinical images of animals in order to diagnose illness. Diseases in pets, large animals, live-stock animals, and other animals are diagnosed using imaging systems such as radiography, X-ray, ultrasound imaging, MRI, CT imaging, endoscopy imaging, and others. The increasing number of veterinary clinics along with rising count of veterinary practitioners are fueling up the demand of veterinary imaging over the forecast period. For instance, by 2022, there are closely 121,480 veterinarians in the United States.

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Veterinary Imaging Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Advancement in Veterinary Science - From last few decades, Numerous improvements have been made in the veterinary field, particularly in the field of clinical diagnosis. Now clinical diagnosis of animals is hassle free, thanks to the integration of big data, and IoMT. Now veterinary imaging is more precise, accurate and helps a lot to give a proper treatment in emergency cases. As per a research, with the availability of 3D images in ultrasound and MRI scans, veterinarians are now able to collect more detailed results and thus deliver a more accurate diagnosis. Furthermore, the technology and image format make it simpler to swap information with clients, specialists, or reference centers. Furthermore, the technological innovation in animal implants is a boon for collecting required data and for monitoring diabetic animals.
  • Global Increase in Pet Insurance –As per a report, the total number of pets insured in the United States at the end of 2021 was 3.8 million, a 29% increase from the year 2020.
  • Escalation in the Livestock Population -The global cattle population is predicted to reach approximately 1 billion head in 2022, slightly higher compared from 998 million in 2021.
  • Rise in Zoonotic Diseases –According to the World Economic Forum, 60% of known infectious diseases are predicted to be caused by zoonotic diseases, and up to 75% of newly identified or emerging infectious diseases.
  • Worldwide Rise in Meat Consumption – As per the World Economic Forum, it is estimated that 50 billion chickens are killed annually for food. In contrast, over 1.5 billion pigs are butchered annually to meet the rising demand for sausages, bacon, ham, and pork in the world, which has tripled over the previous 50 years.


  • High Cost of Veterinary Imaging Systems – Although the latest technology has fostered manufacturing of high-quality veterinary imaging systems, however the expensive costs of the product is expected to lower its adoption rate.
  • Lack of Animal Healthcare Awareness in Developing Nations
  • Lack of Proficient Veterinarians

Veterinary Imaging Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

USD 4 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)
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Veterinary Imaging Segmentation

Application (Cardiology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, Neurology, Oncology)

The global veterinary imaging market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application segment into cardiology, orthopedics, traumatology, neurology, oncology, and others, out of which the oncology segment is estimated to grow over the forecast period owing to the rising prevalence of various type of cancer in animals, and increasing concern in individuals to provide best treatment to their pets. For instance, one of the most prevalent cancer in dogs is lymphoma, which accounts for nearly 12–25% of all cancer cases in dogs. The symptoms of the more than 30 known types of canine lymphoma are differing.

Our in-depth analysis of the global veterinary imaging market includes the following segments:

         By Product Type

  • Ultrasound
    • 2D
    • 3D
    • Doppler
  • X-Ray
    • CR
    • DR
  • MRI
  • CT
    • Single Slice
    • Multi-Slice
  • Reagents
  • Imaging Software
  • Others

           By Animal Type

  • Companion Animal
  • Livestock
  • Large Animals
  • Others

           By Applications

  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Traumatology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Others


           By End-User

  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Research Centers
  • Others

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Veterinary Imaging Industry - Regional Synopsis

North America Market Forecast

The North America veterinary imaging market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033, backed by the surge in adoption of advanced veterinary imaging systems, increasing disposable income, and significantly rising adoption of companion animals in the region. For instance, each year, approximately 3.4 million animals are adopted in the United States.

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Companies Dominating the Veterinary Imaging Landscape

    • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Heska Corporation
    • Carestream Health, Inc.
    • IMV imaging (UK) Ltd
    • Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd
    • Universal Medical Systems, Inc.
    • MinXray, Inc.
    • Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    • Konica Minolta, Inc.


In The News

  • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.,has announced new laboratory tests and services provided to veterinarians to assist them in wellness screenings, the development of treatment plans for cats with chronic kidney disease, and finding fast, definitive answers to critical cases.

  • Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd, revealed that its award-winning 1.5T Small Animal MRI is now installed at the Hawaii-based Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center (VERC). Since January 2022, Hallmarq's 1.5T MRI has been used on small animal patients at VERC to diagnose neurological conditions.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 4326
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Advancement in veterinary science, global increase in pet insurance, escalation in the livestock population, and rise in zoonotic diseasesare some major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 11% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

High cost of veterinary imaging systems, lack of animal healthcare awareness in developing nations, and lack of proficient veterinariansare estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in North Americais projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market areIDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Heska Corporation, Carestream Health, Inc.,IMV imaging (UK) Ltd, Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd, Universal Medical Systems, Inc., MinXray, Inc., and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by product type, animal type, application, end-user, and by region.

The oncology segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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