While COVID-19 lockdowns and their economic impact ravage the country, I think that it may be a good time that we in the vet industry take pause and reflect on how much better insulated our business is from our neighbouring cafes, restaurants and retail shops. We are considered an essential service, allowing us to remain operating throughout lockdowns and restrictions. Both pet ownership and spending per animal have increased significantly over the past 18 months during the pandemic, and it shows no signs of slowing down. We have had uncommon business continuity and indeed many practices have experienced a boom that is unlikely to subside when the virus does.

While our industry is experiencing some extremely frustrating issues (like the current workforce shortage), we can take solace in the fact that Vet practices are proving to be one of the most robust small businesses in the economy during this pandemic.  We are the envy of many at this difficult time.

We have seen some strong months at ValuVet lately, with many requests for valuations coming in pre and post end of financial year.

As always, if you would like an appraisal of your practice, or want to discuss the process/timelines or virtues of getting a valuation done, please feel free to reach out to us at