Veterinary X-ray Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Veterinary X-ray Market is Segmented by Technology (Direct Radiography Systems, Computed Radiography Systems, and Film-based Radiography Systems), Type (Digital X-ray and Analog X-ray), Mobility (Stationary and Portable), Animal Type (Small Animals and Large Animals), Application (Orthopedics, Neurology, Oncology, Cardiology, 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.

Veterinary X-Ray Industry Overview

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.4 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Veterinary X-Ray Market Analysis

Veterinary X-ray Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period.

COVID-19 has disrupted many industries globally. The healthcare industry is among those that have been majorly hit during the pandemic. Pet adoption has increased significantly during the pandemic, which has resulted in increased animal health care, and thus, drives the growth of the veterinary x-ray market. For instance, in May 2021, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) released new data which reported that nearly one in five households acquired a cat or dog since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Such adoptions amid the pandemic increased the focus on pet health and thus expected to lead to a positive impact on the growth of the veterinary x-ray market during the forecast period.

The major factors, such as increasing veterinary hospitals, rise in pet adoption, and animal health expenditure are expected to drive the growth of the market. As of February 2021, the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) shared the results of its 2020 Pet Population Survey. As per the survey, from 2018 to 2020, the Canadian dog population continued to grow, increasing from 7.6 million to 7.7 million, while the population of cats stabilized. As per the same source, cats continue to outnumber dogs, with 8.1 million cats considered to be household pets in 2020. The same source also states that within the population of dogs and cats, the percentage of pets receiving veterinary medical care during the past 12 months increased more significantly for cats than for dogs. Similarly, according to the estimates of the European Pet Food Industry: Facts and Figures 2020 (FEDIAF), there were around 107,00,000 dogs and 157,00,000 cats in Germany. Owing to the high number of pets adopted, the market for veterinary x-ray is believed to witness strong growth over the forecast period.

However, the high cost associated with the x-ray devices and lack of proper reimbursement policies are expected to hinder the market growth.

Veterinary X-Ray Industry Segments

The veterinary X-ray machine is a type of machine which is especially for animals. This contains high-quality radiographs used to diagnose or detect the problem in the pet's body and to identify the cause and extent of the disease in the pet's body. The Veterinary X-ray Market is Segmented by Technology (Direct Radiography Systems, Computed Radiography Systems, and Film-based Radiography Systems), Type (Digital X-ray and Analog X-ray), Mobility (Stationary and Portable), Animal Type (Small Animals and Large Animals), Application (Orthopedics, Neurology, Oncology, Cardiology, 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 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Technology
Direct Radiography Systems
Computed Radiography Systems
Film-based Radiography Systems
By Type
Digital X-ray
Analog X-ray
By Mobility
By Animal Type
Small Animals
Large Animals
By Application
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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Veterinary X-Ray Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Veterinary X-Ray Market according to our research experts:

Digital X-Ray Segment is Expected to Witness a Major Share in Studied Market Over the Forecast Period

The growth in the animal digital X-ray is mainly due to the increasing awareness among vets and the growing need for advanced systems to diagnose the increasing disease burden in animals.

Additionally, an April 2020 published article, titled, “Risk Factors for Canine Osteoarthritis and Its Predisposing Arthropathies: A Systematic Review” reported that in the studied population in North America, the prevalence of osteoarthritis is nearly 20% of all dogs over 1 year of age. It also reported that in the United Kingdom, osteoarthritis in dogs is more common and the prevalence is around 2.5% to 6.6%. As osteoarthritis is largely associated with joint pains, such a high prevalence of disease creates demand for digital x-rays and thus drives the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Moreover, osteoarthritis and joint pain is also correlated with obesity condition in animals. Studies have shown that most osteoarthritis animals are overweight. For example, according to American Animal Hospital Association 2020, obese dogs are 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with osteoarthritis while dogs with osteoarthritis are 1.7 times more likely to be overweight. Such studies indicate the rising need for digital x-rays, thereby contributing to the market growth.

Overall Pet Ownership Number (in millions), USA, 2018-2020

North America Dominated the Overall Market and it is Expected to Retain its Dominance

North America has the largest market the Veterinary X-ray market. The market for veterinary x-ray in the United States is expected to grow owing to the factors, such as increasing pet ownership, implementation of strategic initiatives by the market players, and the growing burden of diseases in animals.

As per the 2021 statistics by the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), the total number of pets insured reached 3.1 million by the end of 2020 in the United States. This indicates the growing number of x-ray examinations of pets in healthcare facilities which indicates the growing use of x-ray equipment and devices in the United States. Additionally, 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. As per the same source, the number of United States households having small animals is 6.2 million. The high pet adoption is augmenting the growth of the market studied.

Furthermore, as per the Animal Cancer Foundation, 65 million dogs and 32 million cats in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. Moreover, approximately 6 million new cancer diagnoses are made in pets every year. 

Thus, due to the above-mentioned factors, the market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.

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Veterinary X-Ray Market Competitor Analysis

The Veterinary X-ray market is highly competitive, with many key players dominating the market. The presence of major market players, such as Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Toshiba Corporations, Siemens Healthineers, GE Healthcare, OR Technology, and Konica Minolta, among others, is intensifying the competition. The market players are adopting strategies, such as rising R&D investments, mergers, acquisitions, and product innovations, in order to sustain the increasing market rivalry.

Veterinary X-Ray Market Top Players

  1. Siemens Healthineers

  2. Konica Minolta

  3. General Electric Company

  4. Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

  5. DRE Veterinary (Avante Animal Health)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


Veterinary X-Ray Market Recent Developments

  • In October 2021, Pet Paradise, comprehensive pet care, health, and wellness provider, will launch a new, industry-leading radiology platform at its veterinary clinics called SignalPETthat utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to aid in assessments of health concerns to improve medical outcomes for pets.
  • In August 2021, VarexImaging Corporation, United States, and Sound Technologies announced that their partnership led to the 4,000th installation of the Sound SmartDRVeterinary Image Acquisition System.

Veterinary X-Ray Market Report - 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 Pet Adoption and Animal Health Expenditure

      2. 4.2.2 Rise in Number of Veterinary Hospitals

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Veterinary X-ray devices and Procedures

      2. 4.3.2 Lack of Reimbursement of Veterinary Procedures

    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 - Value in USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Direct Radiography Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Computed Radiography Systems

      3. 5.1.3 Film-based Radiography Systems

    2. 5.2 By Type

      1. 5.2.1 Digital X-ray

      2. 5.2.2 Analog X-ray

    3. 5.3 By Mobility

      1. 5.3.1 Stationary

      2. 5.3.2 Portable

    4. 5.4 By Animal Type

      1. 5.4.1 Small Animals

      2. 5.4.2 Large Animals

    5. 5.5 By Application

      1. 5.5.1 Orthopedics

      2. 5.5.2 Neurology

      3. 5.5.3 Oncology

      4. 5.5.4 Cardiology

      5. 5.5.5 Other Applications

    6. 5.6 Geography

      1. 5.6.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.6.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.6.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Austalia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.6.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.6.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Fujifilm Holdings Corporation

      2. 6.1.2 Heska Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Canon Inc

      4. 6.1.4 Siemens Healthineers

      5. 6.1.5 General Electric Company

      6. 6.1.6 OR Technology

      7. 6.1.7 DRE Veterinary (Avante Animal Health)

      8. 6.1.8 JPI Healthcare

      9. 6.1.9 Konica Minolta

      10. 6.1.10 Carestream Health

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments
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Veterinary X-Ray Market Research FAQs

The Global Veterinary X-Ray Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Global Veterinary X-Ray Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Siemens Healthineers, Konica Minolta, General Electric Company, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, DRE Veterinary (Avante Animal Health) are the major companies operating in Global Veterinary X-Ray Market.

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