April 20, 2024
Global Veterinary Furniture

Global Veterinary Furniture Industry: How it has evolved over the years

The veterinary furniture industry has seen immense growth and transformation in the last few decades to cater to the rising demand and changing needs of veterinary practices worldwide.

Growth of the Pet Care Industry
The growing pet care industry has been one of the major drivers of growth for the veterinary furniture business. As pet ownership has increased globally and became more mainstream, pet owners are willing to spend more on their pet’s healthcare needs. According to statistics, the pet care industry saw over 5% compounded annual growth rate between 2015-2020. This rise in pet healthcare expenditure created higher demand for professional veterinary services which led to the expansion of veterinary practices across the world. Veterinary practices needed robust, functional and durable furniture to efficiently operate clinics and provide quality services to pets and their owners. This rising demand served as a tailwind for the veterinary furniture industry to expand and diversify its product offerings.

Globalization of Major Veterinary Furniture Companies
To capitalize on the booming global pet care industry, major Global Veterinary Furniture companies increasingly adopted globalization strategies in the last two decades. Companies like Dexters South America, Lory Progetti Veterinari, and ALVO Medical started establishing international offices and production facilities to directly cater to international s. They also formed strategic global partnerships with regional players. This allowed these companies to offer localized product configurations, shorter lead times and after-sales service to clients abroad. The global reach also opened up export s for companies. As Multi-National Corporations emerged in the veterinary services sector through mergers and acquisitions, they partnered with global veterinary furniture suppliers for standardized equipment across their international network of veterinary hospitals. This further accelerated the internationalization of the veterinary furniture industry.

Specialization and Customization Trends
– Exam Tables: With greater focus on pet healthcare, exam tables became more specialized featuring customizable configurations, non-slip surfaces and adjustable heights for different veterinary specializations and animal sizes. Integrated scales, drainage systems and custom sizes catered to small animal practices and equine clinics.
– Surgery Suites: As specialty surgeries became common, modular surgery suites with integrated lighting and plumbing gained popularity. They offered flexibility to accommodate various specialized surgeries and procedures in one suite layout.
– Recovery Areas: Post-procedure recovery areas featured specialized kennels, cages and beds to provide pets a safe, caring and hygienic recovery environment. Customized fixtures allowed separation of pre-op and post-op areas for infection control.
– Dental Equipment: Standalone dental stations and integrated dental suites became specialized for small and large animals with customizable components for various dental procedures. Features like integrated suction and camera systems facilitated advanced dentistry.

Technology Integrations
Veterinary furniture manufacturers integrated latest veterinary technologies into their solutions to provide a seamless user experience. Customers could choose from modular furniture integrated with digital radiography systems, ultrasound machines, endoscopy towers, operating microscopes and more. Purpose-built movable cabinets and shelving accommodated computers and other peripherals. Features like integrated lighting, powered accessories and digital connectivity improved workflow efficiency in clinics. Manufacturers also introduced furniture with integrated infection control features like antimicrobial surfaces and easy-clean designs validated by third-party institutes. This strengthened value propositions and allowed practices to deliver high-quality patient care backed by latest advancements.

Sustainable and Eco-conscious Designs
With rising focus on environmental sustainability, veterinary furniture manufacturers increasingly adopted green designs and renewably sourced materials. Natural and recycled materials, toxin-free coatings, efficient lighting and plumbing systems reduced environmental footprints. Modular, multifunctional layouts optimized space utilization. Easy-assembly designs cut on-site construction waste. Partnerships with recycling companies facilitated responsible disposal of replaced furniture parts. Award-winning sustainable collections by companies symbolized the industry’s efforts towards reducing carbon emissions while delivering functionality and care.

Emerging Present Lucrative Opportunities
Veterinary services are witnessing robust expansion across developing regions as pet ownership rises rapidly in middle-income countries. This presents substantial opportunities for international veterinary equipment suppliers. Manufacturers are actively exploring the massive emerging Asian, Latin American and African s through strategic acquisitions, JVs and targeted greenfield expansions. They offer affordable, customized lines alongside premium products. Non-metropolitan clinics also demand simple, rugged furnishings. With rising affluence, emerging s are expected to be growth engines for veterinary furniture companies in the post-pandemic world.

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1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it