Veterinary Reference Laboratory Market

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (US) and Mars, Incorprated (US) are Leading players in the Veterinary Reference Laboratory Market

The global veterinary reference laboratory market is projected to reach USD 7.8 billion by 2029 from USD 4.6 billion in 2024, at a CAGR of 11.2% during the forecast period. Market growth is largely driven by rising pet ownership, and increasing awareness of zoonotic diseases. Additionally, the rising demand for rapid testing and advancements in veterinary medicine fuel the growth of this market. However, low awareness in emerging nations, and high costs of advanced diagnostics tests limit the market growth of veterinary reference laboratories.

The prominent players in the veterinary reference laboratory market are IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (US), Mars, Incorprated (US), GD Animal Health (Netherlands), Zoetis (US), NEOGEN Corporation (US), LABOKLIN GMBH & CO. KG (Germany), VETLAB (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) (India), Mira Vista Labs (US), Virbac (US), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), Vaxxinova (Netherlands), Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (US), University of Minnesota (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) (US), Iowa State University (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) (US), QML Vetnostics (Australia), Greencross Vets (Australia), ProtaTek International, Inc. (US), Animal and Plant Health Agency (UK), Animal Health Diagnostic Center (Cornell University) (US), National Veterinary Services Laboratory USDA-APHIS (US), Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (US), Colorado State University (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories) (US), The Pirbright Institute (UK),  (Australia), Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) (Germany), and Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (US). These players have adopted various growth strategies such as service launches, acquisition, and expansion to increase their presence and reach in the veterinary reference laboratory market.

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IDEXX Laboratories operates globally in the medical technology field, specializing in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of products and services for the veterinary care of companion animals, as well as for livestock, poultry, dairy, and water testing sectors. The company's structure is divided into four main segments: Companion Animal Group (CAG), Water Quality Products, Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy. IDEXX provides commercial reference laboratory diagnostics and consulting services to veterinary professionals across many developed countries globally. IDEXX has a strong presence in the United States, where about 35% of its revenue comes from its Reference Laboratory Diagnostics & Consulting Services sector. The company is dedicated to improving its lab testing services to maintain its leading position in the market. For instance, in June 2022, IDEXX launched its Fecal Dx Antigen Testing and services to support veterinarians.

Mars, Incorporated:

Mars, Incorporated is one of the leading companies in the global pet healthcare sector, offering a wide variety of services across its operations. The company is structured around four main divisions: Mars Petcare, Mars Snacking/Mars Wrigley, Mars Food & Nutrition, and Mars Edge. Mars Petcare, a significant portion of its business, includes about 50 brands and employs approximately 85,000 individuals in over 55 countries. In terms of veterinary and diagnostic services, the company extends its expertise through its partnerships with Antech Diagnostics and Sound, as well as VCA Animal Hospitals, which fall under Mars Veterinary Health. Antech Diagnostics stands out as a premier provider of diagnostic solutions in the veterinary field. Operating 70 laboratories across the United States and Canada, Antech serves 17,000 clients in over 1,000 cities. On average, Antech Diagnostics processes 50,000 samples each day, showcasing its significant role and capacity in veterinary diagnostics.

GD Animal Health:

GD Animal Health is a premier organization in animal health and production, boasting state-of-the-art veterinary labs, research facilities, and a wealth of veterinary expertise. Globally recognized for high-quality, independent consultancy, contract research, and animal health programs, the company cater to the clients with top-tier R&D featuring specialized scientists and technicians across various lab disciplines and epidemiology. Supporting both GD and the wider GD Group's operational and commercial endeavors, they uphold standing as a global leader in animal health. The company’ expansive and cutting-edge laboratory is among the world's largest and most advanced, accredited with ISO 17025 by the Dutch Accreditation Board for a wide range of tests. Moreover, their international team of experts encompasses pathology, histopathology, microbiology, virology, molecular biology, serology, chemistry, and toxicology.

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