Each year from 2013 to 2015, the number of active feline patients in the US (about 20 million) has grown by a small amount. On average, these people go to the clinic 2.65 times a year. But only 28% of these cats go to the clinic yearly. Besides, the rest of them go less often.
The Practice Management System (PIMS) database was used to get the information. It includes information from around 1000 veterinary clinics across the continental United States. Besides, the team of vet-informatics conducts all the research. We are working to serve the most valuable information possible.
Veterinarians often use a Practice Management System to track their patients. If a feline patient has visited within the last 24 months, they are labeled “active.”
Our feline friends should be visiting the veterinary clinics more often. However, this is a concern for total veterinary care.
The overhead pie diagram illustrates the frequency of feline clinic visits. Also, it gives a transparent scenario of how often cats go to the vet.
Vet Informatics research has found that 28% of cats come in annually. 34% come in every other year, and 12% come every three years—24% change annually due to death or relocation.
We define active feline patients as those that visit at least once a year. It is measured by finding at least one invoice per year.
In 2015, 20.2 million cats were recorded. Of those cats, only 5.7 million visit veterinary clinics every year. Besides, almost half of the cats visit veterinary clinics every two or three years. Some 4.8 million are newly treated cats.
Their numbers were as follows:
This table represents the number of active felines visiting feline veterinary centers or veterinary clinics annually. But the growth of feline clinic visits is increasing, which is a matter of slight relief.
The table also represents how much the cat owners pay attention to the number of active felines taking total veterinary care will increase.
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