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

The Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market is segmented by Product (Sutures and Staplers, Handheld Instruments, Electro-surgery Instruments, and Other Products), Animal (Companion Animals and Farm Animals), Application (Soft- tissue surgery, Dental surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Ophthalmic surgery, and Other Applications), 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.

Market Snapshot

Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market Summary
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.5 %
Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The veterinary surgical instruments market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 6.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The decrease in the number of surgeries due to lockdowns and COVID-19 has impacted the growth of the studied market. The Health for Animals, Global Animal Health Association’s survey titled ‘Survey of Pet Owners Shows Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic on Veterinary Care’ published in October 2020 reported that globally, nearly about 27% of pet owners delayed or avoided contacting their veterinary practice since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The postponement of non-urgent veterinary work and attention only to the most urgent cases decreased the number of surgeries. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic situation resulted in a huge increase in the number of pet adoptions. For Instance, according to the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW)report published in June 2021, 2 million people in the United Kingdom acquired pets between March 2020 to May 2021. Of these pets, 10% are dogs, 8% are cats, and 13% are rabbits. The rising adoption of pets has increased the focus on animal welfare which may fuel the growth of the studied market. Thus, due to the above-stated factors, the studied market is expected to be impacted during the study period.

Veterinary surgical instruments are used to perform surgery on animals. This market has been on the rise in recent times, especially in developed countries. As the human population has been increasing worldwide, the demand for livestock has also been growing. Moreover, pet ownership in the world has also been growing. But an increasing number of livestock and pet animals increases the risk of livestock being infected by infectious diseases. Some of these diseases also fall under zoonotic diseases that may cause harm to human beings too. This factor has helped the market studied to grow in recent times.

The developed countries represent a significantly large share of companion animal ownership, owing to favorable economic conditions and several other factors. According to the 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey, conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), around 70% of United States households own a pet, which equates to 90.5 million homes, including 45.3 million cats and 69 million dogs. The same source also reports that the annual expenditure on a routine visit for dogs accounts for USD 242, whereas it is 178 for cats in the country.

Also, with rising technological advancements and more expenditure on animal healthcare, devices and instruments have been becoming better, safer, and more precise. Adoption of key strategies to advance surgical care for animals will also boost the market. For instance, in April 2022, Orthomed entered into a partnership with Osso VR to bring RoVR surgical training to the animal health market. This first-of-its-kind training technology allows veterinarians to practice procedures anytime, anywhere in virtual reality (VR). Such technological integration will improve the efficiency of surgical procedures, hence increasing the number of surgeries performed, thus driving the market.

Thus, due to the above-mentioned factors, the studied market is expected to grow significantly during the study period. However, the increasing animal health cost and stringent regulations for approving such devices are acting as restraining factors.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the market, veterinary surgical instruments are used to perform surgery on animals. In the report, a detailed analysis of the veterinary surgical instruments market is provided. The Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market is segmented by Product (Sutures and Staplers, Handheld Instruments, Electro-surgery Instruments, and Other Products), Animal (Companion Animals and Farm Animals), Application (Soft- tissue surgery, Dental surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Ophthalmic Surgery, and Other Applications), 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 (USD million) for the above segments.

By Product
Sutures and Staplers
Handheld Instruments
Electro-surgery Instruments
Other Products
By Animal
Comapnion Animals
Farm Animals
By Application
Soft- tissue surgery
Dental surgery
Orthopedic surgery
Ophthalmic surgery
Other Applications
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

Electro-Surgery Instrument Segment is Expected to Register High CAGR Over the Forecast Period

Electro-surgery in the field of veterinary healthcare is often preferred more than the conventional methods, as it can be used instead of a scalpel to cut soft tissues, reduce hemorrhage, and with better precision. Electro-surgical units involve the use of electric current passing from a device through the patient and back to the generator. The effect may be to cut tissue, coagulate vessels, or destroy (fulgurate) the tissue. Also, electro-surgery has been proven to cause less to no damage to sensitive tissues nearby. This helps avoid inconveniences post-surgery. With the increasing number of surgeries being done on animal owners being more cautious for surgeries that do not cause any pain post-surgery, this segment is expected to register high growth.

The rising research and development studies proving the efficiency of electro-surgery over other surgeries will further drive the market growth. For instance, the study "Supervised Autonomous Electrosurgery via Biocompatible Near-Infrared Tissue Tracking Techniques" published in November 2019 suggests that autonomous electro-surgery reduces surface incision error and depth incision error by 40.03% and 51.5%, respectively, compared to a teleoperation strategy via da Vinci. Thus, improvement in surgical outcomes through electro-surgery will increase demand and instruments used in the procedure, thereby driving the market.

Electrothermal bipolar sealing devices (BSD) are widely used in veterinary and human surgery to seal tissue and achieve hemostasis. For instance, the study "Use of a bipolar sealing device to seal partial cystectomy with and without augmentation with a single-layer simple continuous suture pattern in an ex vivo canine model" published in July 2020 stated that partial cystectomies were effectively sealed with a BSD in this canine cadaveric bladder model. Such studies highlighting the efficacies of electro-surgery equipment in animals are driving the segment.

Thus, considering these factors, the market is expected to witness healthy growth over the forecast period.

Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market : Estimated Number of Household that Owns a Pet (in million), by Type of Pet, United States,2019-2021

North America Dominates the Market Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the studied market, owing to rising companion animal adoption and increasing animal healthcare expenditure. The United States with the region is expected to retain its significant market share, due to factors, like rising pet adoption and the increasing per capita animal healthcare expenditure. Additionally, the rise in the prevalence of various animal diseases and injuries has been identified as the major factor fueling the market growth.

According to the Animal Cancer Foundation updates from 2022, 65 million dogs and 32 million cats in the United States are diagnosed with cancer every year. Moreover, approximately 6 million new cancer diagnoses are made in pets every year. With increased ownership of pets and livestock, United States citizens have also become more considerate toward the health of these animals. The expenditure on pets in the United States is also rising, which may propel market growth.

The launch of products that facilitate surgical procedures in the country and the adoption of key strategies such as partnerships, investments, and expansion, among others, will also boost the market. For instance, in June 2021, Veterinary Instrumentation (Vi) expanded into the United States market. US-based veterinarians will have access to Vi’s extensive range of medical-grade surgical instruments.

Thus, due to the above-mentioned factors, the studied market is expected to grow in the region during the study period.

Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market- Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

The studied market is consolidated and moderately competitive. The majority of the veterinary surgical instruments are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and a better distribution system have established their position in the market studied. Major players in the market include Sklar Surgical Instruments, Integra LifeSciences, Medtronic, Steris, and B. Braun Melsungen AG, among others.

Major Players

  1. Sklar Surgical Instruments

  2. B. Braun Melsungen AG

  3. Integra LifeSciences

  4. Medtronic plc

  5. Steris

Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market Concentration

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, TheraVet signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Veterinary Instrumentation (Vi) for the distribution of the BIOCERA-VET product line in the United Kingdom, i.e., BIOCERA-VET Bone Surgery Ready To Use, BIOCERA-VET Osteosarcoma Ready To Use, BIOCERA-VET Granules and BIOCERA-VET SmartGraft.
  • In April 2022, Vimian Group acquired two product portfolios of veterinary surgical instruments and orthopedic implants in the United States. The acquisition marks the entry into a new product category with veterinary surgical instrumentation and expands Vimian’s portfolio of high-quality orthopedic implants for companion animals.

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 R&D Expenditure and Product Innovation for Animal Healthcare

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Pet Ownership

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Incidences of Zoonotic Diseases

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing Cost of Pet Care

      2. 4.3.2 Stringent Regulatory Policies

    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 - in USD Million)

    1. 5.1 By Product

      1. 5.1.1 Sutures and Staplers

      2. 5.1.2 Handheld Instruments

      3. 5.1.3 Electro-surgery Instruments

      4. 5.1.4 Other Products

    2. 5.2 By Animal

      1. 5.2.1 Comapnion Animals

      2. 5.2.2 Farm Animals

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Soft- tissue surgery

      2. 5.3.2 Dental surgery

      3. 5.3.3 Orthopedic surgery

      4. 5.3.4 Ophthalmic surgery

      5. 5.3.5 Other Applications

    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 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      2. 6.1.2 Kshama Surgical

      3. 6.1.3 Jorgen Kruuse A/S

      4. 6.1.4 Integra LifeSciences

      5. 6.1.5 Medtronic

      6. 6.1.6 Sklar Surgical Instruments

      7. 6.1.7 Smiths Medical

      8. 6.1.8 Steris

      9. 6.1.9 Génia SAS

      10. 6.1.10 GerVetUSA

      11. 6.1.11 Rajindra Surgical Industries

      12. 6.1.12 ShinMedico Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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

The Global Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Sklar Surgical Instruments, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Integra LifeSciences, Medtronic plc, Steris are the major companies operating in Global Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market.

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