According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 31.53% higher in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 3.09% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $26.31 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was similar.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 4.79%, above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), 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: