Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares
I agree about discussing with your vet, but our vet will honestly say that shots (for large and small animals) are part of their 'bread and butter'....the markup for the vaccines is huge.
wow, that's incredible. Really? I have never worked for a single vet that marks up, including the veterinary school I go to. Good to know some people out there do this. We see vaccination appointments
as bread and butter, simply because it is the one guarantee per year where we will see the horse and lots of other problems are diagnosed at that time. As far as the actual vaccines go, we don't even do a standard double on cost like most other drugs are priced. Maybe that is just to guarantee we will see the clients 1-2 times per year? Difference in philosophy perhaps??