According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 27.13% higher in 2018 versus 2010.
Between 2010 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 3.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2010 would cost $25.43 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 2010: Pricing changed by 3.46%, above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2010-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), 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: