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2012 Edition

national industry 541940

Veterinary Services


This industry comprises establishments of licensed veterinary practitioners primarily engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, dentistry, or surgery for animals; and establishments primarily engaged in providing testing services for licensed veterinary practitioners.

The immediate parent of national industry 541940 is international industry 54194: Veterinary Services

Illustrative Examples

  • Animal hospitals Veterinary clinics Veterinarians' offices
  • Veterinary testing laboratories

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Providing veterinary research and development services:are classified in Industry 54171, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences;
  • Providing nonveterinary pet care services, such as boarding or grooming pets:are classified in Industry 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services;
  • Providing animal breeding services or boarding horses:are classified in Industry 115210, Support Activities for Animal Production; and
  • Transporting pets:are classified in U.S. Industry 485991, Special Needs Transportation.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 541940
2007 541940
2012 541940
2017 541940
2022 541940

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541940, Veterinary Services:

  1. analytical laboratory research development or testing nonprofit
  2. analytical or testing laboratory
  3. analytical or testing laboratory including outside
  4. animal hospital
  5. hospital veterinary
  6. laboratory research development or testing
  7. laboratory research development or testing nfp
  8. office veterinarian
  9. office veterinarian office condominium office
  10. office veterinarian office office
  11. other professional scientific and technical service
  12. other veterniarian service
  13. professional scientific and technical service
  14. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic
  15. testing laboratory
  16. veterinarian
  17. veterinarian equine only
  18. veterinarian include veterinary hospital
  19. veterinarian including veterinary hospital
  20. veterinarian office
  21. veterinarian office condominium office
  22. veterinarian office office
  23. veterinarian or veterinary hospital
  24. veterinarian predominately large animal
  25. veterinarian predominately small animal
  26. veterinarian small animal only
  27. veterinary service
  28. veterinary service domestic only
  29. veterinary service for animal specialty
  30. veterinary service for livestock
  31. veterinary service large animal
  32. veterinary service large animal only
  33. veterinary service mixed domestic and large animal


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