According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for pet services including veterinary were 3.74% higher in 2018 versus 2016.
Between 2016 and 2018: Pet services including veterinary experienced an average inflation rate of 1.85% per year. In other words, pet services including veterinary costing $20 in the year 2016 would cost $20.75 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.91% during this same period, inflation for pet services including veterinary was lower.
In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 3.50%, above the average yearly change for pet services including veterinary during the 2016-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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: