According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 37.83% higher in 2018 versus 2008.
Between 2008 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 3.26% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $27.57 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.47% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was similar.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 6.18%, above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2008-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), price inflation for pet services including veterinary was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Pet services including veterinary: