Originally Posted by shortbusgeek
The only other reason would be that the barn manager might get a kickback / commission for referring business to the vet. Who knows?
We use only one clinic to ensure all of the horses get the same care. If one vet practice doesn't agree with another on procedures, vaccinations, worming schedule, etc, it can impact the health of the entire herd.
The clinic we use also has 10 doctors, full surgery suite and hospital care.