Vet care consolidation: is the CMA about to intervene?

Rapid consolidation in the UK veterinary care market, with seven major chains now accounting for nearly half of all UK vet practices, has brought with it an increasing risk of intervention by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as concerns about local market monopolisation start to emerge. This could impact on both acquisitions of additional practices in areas where a major chain already has a strong presence as well as mergers between chain operators.

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