Veterinary Endoscopy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Veterinary Endoscopy market is segmented by Product Type (Capsule Endoscopes, Flexible Endoscopes, Rigid Endoscopes, Robot-Assisted Endoscopes), Animal Type (Companion and Livestock), End User (Veterinary Hospitals, Academic Institutes, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Veterinary Endoscopy Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.5 %
Veterinary Endoscopy Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The veterinary endoscopy market was valued at approximately USD 197.77 million in 2021. It is expected to witness a revenue of USD 269.07 million in 2027, with a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the studied market. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, cats, dogs, and a few other types of animals are at potential risk of acquiring coronavirus. The virus was recently detected in minks in multiple farms in the Netherlands. Several studies are still underway to understand the connection between animals and the human transmission of SARS-CoV2-Virus. In April 2020, the CDC and the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed the cases of two pet cats infected by COVID-19. These were the first pets in the United States to test positive for the disease. Also, pet adoptions increased during the pandemic. Several animal shelters, non-profit rescue organizations, private breeders, and pet stores observed increased consumer demand. Foster Inc., a non-profit organization, claimed to register a more than 1,000% increase in foster applications during the lockdown in New York, the epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the United States. Thus, in view of the aforementioned factors, the veterinary endoscopy market is expected to have a short-term negative impact, primarily due to the reduced veterinary visits in 2020.

The growing burden of gastrointestinal diseases such as diarrhea, coccidiosis, melena, indigestion, and bowel obstruction in animals is expected to boost the market's growth over the forecast period.

The rising pet adoption has also significantly impacted the increasing demand for endoscopy worldwide. As per the American Pet Products Association's 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, an estimate of 1.6 million US households owned horses, while dog and cat ownership held the highest number. As a result, pet healthcare expenditure increased. The adoption rate of animal insurance policies also contributed majorly to the veterinary endoscopy market.

There is a huge technological advancement in endoscopic devices, helping veterinarians diagnose various gastrointestinal diseases in animals. Thus, the rise in the prevalence of diseases and technological advancements are expected to propel the market's growth over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

An endoscope is a device comprising a flexible tube with a video camera attachment inserted into the stomach or any other part of the body through the mouth or colon. In most cases, endoscopy is performed for diagnostic purposes, such as visualization and sampling abnormalities. However, this device can be used for therapeutic purposes, termed interventional endoscopy. The veterinary endoscopy market is segmented by product type, animal type, end-user, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into capsule endoscopes, flexible endoscopes, rigid endoscopes, and robot-assisted endoscopes. By animal type, the market is segmented into companion and livestock. By end user, the market is segmented into veterinary hospitals, academic institutes, and other end users. The market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America by geography. The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product Type
Capsule Endoscopes
Flexible Endoscopes
Rigid Endoscopes
Robot-assisted Endoscopes
By Animal Type
By End User
Veterinary Hospitals
Academic Institutes
Other End Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Flexible Endoscopes is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

The flexible endoscopes are mostly used for upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, and tracheoscopy. These endoscopes can be manually rotated in various directions to allow for better access and maneuverability, which makes it easy to view the inside of the stomach and the bowel.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopies are performed primarily with a flexible endoscope instead of a rigid endoscope. The most common flexible endoscopic procedures performed both in specialty and general practices are upper and lower GI endoscopy, for direct examination and biopsy of selected areas of the GI tract. When the endoscopic image is displayed on a video monitor, the endoscopist can work more comfortably and share information during a procedure.

The early diagnoses of gastrointestinal disorders in companion animals are beneficial, owing to the increasing number of animals with varied symptom patterns that require a biopsy of the GI tract in identifying the underlying condition. A standard endoscope for upper and lower GI endoscopy used in dogs and cats should comprise at least 100cm of length and possess a distal tip with almost a 180-degree upward deflection, along with features such as water flushing, air insufflation, and suction capabilities.

The flexible endoscopes require regular repairs to prevent damage. Companies such as STERIS have experience in Endo-i Veterinary Endoscope repairs, one of the significant investments for veterinary practices. The studied market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to the factors mentioned above.

Veterinary Endoscopy Market Share

North America Holds the Major Share and is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

The major factors driving the veterinary endoscopy market’s growth include an increase in adoption of companion animals, increasing prevalence of diseases such as zoonosis, availability of advanced veterinary healthcare infrastructure available in the region, and the presence of key market players, leading to developments in veterinary endoscopes. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, in the United States, there were around 94.4 million cattle and calves in 2020, compared to 94.8 million cattle and calves in 2019. Also, the growing pet population and increasing spending on pet care fuel the market’s growth. For instance, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), around 85 million families or 67% of US households owned a pet, increasing from 56% of US households in 1988. Also, during 2019-20, around 63.4 million US households owned a dog.

As per the American Pet Products Association Inc., in 2020, it was estimated that around USD 99 billion was spent on pets in the United States, up from USD 95.7 billion in 2019. Hence, the studied market is expected to witness significant growth in North America over the forecast period due to the aforementioned factors.

Veterinary Endoscopy Market Forecast

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is moderately competitive and enjoys the presence of global players. The key players of the studied market comprise Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy LLC, Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment, Olympus Corporation, Steris PLC, and Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. With the increasing advancements in technology for veterinary applications, many small to medium-sized entrepreneurs are entering the studied market over the years. The major players are also involved in strategic alliances like acquisitions and collaborations to secure a position in the global market.

Major Players

  1. Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy

  2. Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment

  3. Olympus Corporation

  4. Steris PLC

  5. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

 Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy LLC, Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment, Olympus Corporation, Steris PLC, and Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.

Recent Developments

In January 2021, STERIS PLC signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantel through a US subsidiary to expand its product portfolio in endoscopy and dental products.

In September 2020, Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment launched the EickViewHD video endoscope system, a modular system that enables optimal illumination and improved vessel display.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Diseases in Animals

      2. 4.2.2 Shifting Trend Toward Minimally Invasive Procedures

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Animal Health Expenditure and Improved Insurance Policies

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Veterinary Endoscopes

      2. 4.3.2 Low Penetration in Developing and Underdeveloped Countries

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value – USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Capsule Endoscopes

      2. 5.1.2 Flexible Endoscopes

      3. 5.1.3 Rigid Endoscopes

      4. 5.1.4 Robot-assisted Endoscopes

    2. 5.2 By Animal Type

      1. 5.2.1 Companion

      2. 5.2.2 Livestock

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Veterinary Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 Academic Institutes

      3. 5.3.3 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America



      1. 6.1.1 Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy LLC

      2. 6.1.2 Dr. Fritz Endoscopy GmbH

      3. 6.1.3 Medtronic PLC

      4. 6.1.4 Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment

      5. 6.1.5 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      6. 6.1.6 Karl Storz SE & Co. KG

      7. 6.1.7 Olympus Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Steris PLC

      9. 6.1.9 HILL-ROM HOLDINGS INC

      10. 6.1.10 Transact International

      11. 6.1.11 Zhuhai Seesheen Medical Technology Co. Ltd

      12. 6.1.12 MDS Veterinary

      13. 6.1.13 eKuore​

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Veterinary Endoscopy Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Veterinary Endoscopy Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

The Global Veterinary Endoscopy Market is valued at 197 Million USD in 2019.

The Global Veterinary Endoscopy Market is valued at 269 Million USD in 2027.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy, Eickemeyer Veterinary Equipment, Olympus Corporation, Steris PLC, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. are the major companies operating in Global Veterinary Endoscopy Market.

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