According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 99.05% higher in 2018 versus 2001.
Between 2001 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 4.13% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2001 would cost $39.81 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.03% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was similar.
In the year 2001: Pricing changed by 6.28%, above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2001-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2001 (2.83%), price inflation for pet services including veterinary was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pet services including veterinary: