Veterinary Pain Management Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Market Report Covers GlobalVeterinary Pain Management Market Size and is Segmented by Product (Drugs and Devices), Application (Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain, Postoperative Pain, Cancer, and Other Applications), Animal Type (Companion and Livestock), End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Retail Outlets, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Veterinary Pain Management Market Size

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Veterinary Pain Management Market: Market Snapshot
Study Period 2021 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 1.65 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.20 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.91 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Veterinary Pain Management Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Veterinary Pain Management Market Analysis

The Veterinary Pain Management Market size is estimated at USD 1.65 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.20 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.91% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The global outbreak of COVID-19 impacted the veterinary pain management market, adversely affecting the supply chain of veterinary products. For instance, in April 2020, the Food Agriculture Organization published a new policy regarding the production of livestock and the supply chain of livestock products during the pandemic, which slowed down the supply of veterinary products. However, the high adoption rate of pet animals during the lockdown increased the demand for veterinary pain management drugs. For instance, according to the PDSA PAW report published in June 2021, 2.0 million people in the United Kingdom adopted pets between March 2020 to May 2021. Therefore, owing to such factors, the market has started to gain momentum and is expected to maintain an upward trend over the forecast period.

The growth in the prevalence of painful and inflammatory diseases in animals, the rise in the need for easily accessible and affordable treatment options, and the increase in awareness about animal health and welfare are the major drivers of the market. For instance, according to an article published by Morris Animal Foundation in March 2021, osteoarthritis affects around 14.0 million adult dogs in the United States every year, and owners have consistently reported it as a top health concern among pets. Similarly, according to an article published by American Animal Health Association in April 2021, approximately 6.0 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer each year. The same source also stated that around one in four dogs would develop cancer at some point, and nearly 50.0% of dogs older than ten would develop some form of cancer.

Per the report published by the CDC in September 2021, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases among cattle in Canada. The report stated that the true prevalence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada was around 90.0%, which is higher than the prevalence of BSE in the United States (3.0 to 8.0 cases per million in Canada and around 0.167 cases per million in the United States). Such a high prevalence of diseases is anticipated to propel the demand for veterinary pain management drugs, thereby boosting the market's growth.

Rising initiatives by the government and other organizations are also expected to positively impact the market. For instance, in October 2020, FECAVA launched a campaign titled "FECAVA Basic Practices in Anesthesia and Analgesia," which includes important lectures around Europe in the upcoming years and a series of six ready-to-use, printable posters/infographics regarding anesthesia and pain management in animals. Such supportive initiatives are expected to create new opportunities for the market in the coming years.

New product launches by the key players in the market are also expected to propel the market's growth. For instance, in January 2022, the US FDA approved Zorbium (buprenorphine transdermal solution), the first transdermal buprenorphine animal medication for post-surgical pain management in cats. This approval provides veterinarians with another option for controlling postoperative pain in cats. Thus, owing to such factors, considerable market growth is anticipated over the forecast period.

However, side effects associated with treatment and the high cost of certain products are likely to impede the market growth over the forecast period.

Veterinary Pain Management Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Veterinary Pain Management Market according to our research experts:

Laser Therapy is Expected to Witness Considerable Growth Over the Forecast Period

Laser therapy is used for chronic and acute injuries, arthritis, sprains and strains, swelling due to back disc problems, and muscular-skeletal abnormalities. It also helps to regenerate nerve tissue post-surgery. The most common laser therapy is the therapeutic laser treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs and cats. The laser intensity in osteoarthritis (OA) is most appropriate: 8-10 J/cm2. Tendonitis may also benefit from laser therapy due to the inflammation associated with the disease.

Some laser devices can be used both for surgical and therapeutic purposes by controlling the level of emission. Some of the laser therapy brands for veterinary pain management include B-Cure Laser, TENDLITE, Lumasoothe, iReliev, Keebomed, and MLS Laser Therapy (ASAveterinary), among others.

Market players adopt and implement various strategies, such as product launches, collaborations, expansions, and mergers. For instance, in October 2021, Summus Laser introduced ''Horizon Veterinary Laser System,'' a Class IV laser therapy system designed specifically for veterinary pain management. It is a diode-based laser with 28-watt power and has the unique capability of combining four different wavelengths, which can be controlled independently as well. Therefore, owing to the aforementioned factors, the segment is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period.

Veterinary Pain Management Market: Number of Households in the United States with Pet (in million), By Type of Animal, 2021

North America is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the overall veterinary pain management market over the forecast period. The growth is due to factors such as rising pet adoption and the increasing per capita animal healthcare expenditure in the region. The rise in the prevalence of various animal diseases and injuries has been identified as the major factor fueling the market's growth.

According to the American Pet Products Association's 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey, around 69.0 million Americans own a dog, 45.3 million own cats, 11.8 own freshwater fish, 9.9 million own birds, 6.2 million own small animals, 5.7 million own reptiles, 3.5 million own horses, and 2.9 million own saltwater fish. With the increased ownership of pets and livestock, US citizens have also become more considerate toward the health of these animals. As per the data provided by America Veterinary Medical Association, in March 2020, approximately USD 29.3 billion was spent in the country on veterinary care and services. Thus, with the increased awareness and expenditure regarding animal health, the market is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period in North America.

The rising partnerships/agreements, mergers, and acquisitions between companies are fueling the market growth in the United States. Many companies are launching new products in the market. For instance, in 2020, the US FDA approved Cronus Pharma Specialties' Carprofen Chewable Tablets (generic version of Rimadyl-Zoetis) for dogs. This nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) has been proven safe and effective in relieving pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. Furthermore, it helps control postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

Hence, owing to the factors mentioned above, along with the rising prevalence of inflammatory diseases in animals, the veterinary pain management market is expected to grow over the forecast period.

Veterinary Pain Management Market: Veterinary Pain Management Market - Growth Rate by Region

Veterinary Pain Management Industry Overview

The veterinary pain management market is moderately competitive, with the presence of both international and local companies. The competitive landscape includes an analysis of a few international as well as local companies that hold market shares and are well known, including Ceva Sante Animale, Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, Zoetis Inc., Vetoquinol SA, and Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH.

Veterinary Pain Management Market Leaders

  1. Ceva Sante Animale

  2. Elanco Animal Health Incorporated

  3. Zoetis Inc.

  4. Vetoquinol SA

  5. Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Veterinary Pain Management Market News

  • September 2022: Zoetis launched Solensia to manage feline osteoarthritis pain in the United States.
  • April 2022: FDA-approved medetomidine and vatinoxan hydrochlorides injection for use as a sedative and analgesic in dogs while undergoing certain clinical examinations and procedures and minor surgical procedures.

Veterinary Pain Management Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growth in Prevalence of Painful and Inflammatory Diseases in Animals

      2. 4.2.2 Rise in Need for Easily Accessible and Affordable Treatment Options

      3. 4.2.3 Increase in Awareness about Animal Health and Welfare

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Side Effects Associated With Treatment and High Cost of Certain Products

    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

      1. 5.1.1 Drugs

        1. NSAIDs

        2. Anesthetics

        3. Opioids

        4. Other Drugs

      2. 5.1.2 Devices

        1. Laser Therapy

        2. Electromagnetic Therapy

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

      2. 5.2.2 Postoperative Pain

      3. 5.2.3 Cancer

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Animal Type

      1. 5.3.1 Companion

      2. 5.3.2 Livestock

    4. 5.4 By End User

      1. 5.4.1 Hospitals and Clinics

      2. 5.4.2 Retail Outlet and Others

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.5.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Assisi Animal Health

      2. 6.1.2 Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

      3. 6.1.3 Ceva Sante Animale

      4. 6.1.4 Chanelle Veterinary Limited

      5. 6.1.5 Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

      6. 6.1.6 Elanco Animal Health Incorporated

      7. 6.1.7 Norbrook

      8. 6.1.8 VetoquinolSA

      9. 6.1.9 Zoetis Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Merck and Co Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Eltech K-Laser SRL

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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Veterinary Pain Management Industry Segmentation

Veterinary pain management refers to a medical approach toward the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pain caused by several factors, such as physical trauma, internal organ problems, surgical procedures, brain and spine problems, slipped discs, arthritis, and joint damage. 

The veterinary pain management market is segmented by product (drugs and devices), application (osteoarthritis and joint pain, postoperative pain, cancer, and other applications), animal type (companion and livestock), end user (hospitals and clinics, retail outlets, and other end users), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Other Drugs
Laser Therapy
Electromagnetic Therapy
By Application
Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain
Postoperative Pain
Other Applications
By Animal Type
By End User
Hospitals and Clinics
Retail Outlet and Others
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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Veterinary Pain Management Market Research FAQs

The Veterinary Pain Management Market size is expected to reach USD 1.65 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.91% to reach USD 2.20 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Veterinary Pain Management Market size is expected to reach USD 1.65 billion.

Ceva Sante Animale, Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, Zoetis Inc., Vetoquinol SA and Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh are the major companies operating in the Veterinary Pain Management Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Veterinary Pain Management Market.

In 2023, the Veterinary Pain Management Market size was estimated at USD 1.56 billion. The report covers the Veterinary Pain Management Market historical market size for years: 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Veterinary Pain Management Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Veterinary Pain Management Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Veterinary Pain Management market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Veterinary Pain Management analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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