Because, veterinarians run a business - you see that outright when you look at their dog "food" sales shelves...
A physician and selling stuff! The world has gone awry, thanks to the immense lobbying power of the pet "food" industry.
And becausevets run a business is why from an ordinary vet you never hear the final option above: "oppose treatment and suggest rest instead!" - it brings no CASH.
Also note that every veterinarian is inundated with samples, trial agreements, and turnover incentives from pharma industry, pet "food" industry, and research institutes which often are funded by the prior two!
The above alone fully explains on its own:
why X-rays etc are done so frequently - the equipment need to be paid for
why antibiotics and anti-inflammatories are administered so frequently - it's way easier and quicker than identifying the cause and the most appropriate treatment of an ailment
and why medication in general are prescribed so frequently - they pay perks, while alternative natural treatments pay nothing
In addition, the required CPD (Continous Professional Development) is little more than ticking boxes what articles have been read.
There just isn't enough time in a physician's daily practice to learn of all medical developments, not even to study in detail the ones relevant to the physician's work.
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