- The definition of a veterinarian is a doctor who provides medicine and surgery for animals.
The doctor who you bring your dog to for his shots or when he is sick is an example of a veterinarian.
A veterinarian examines a little dog.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: from Classical Latin veterinarius (see veterinary) plush -an
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veterinarian - Medical Definition