Veterinarian definition

vĕtər-ə-nârē-ən, vĕtrə-
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A person who practices veterinary medicine.
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A person who practices veterinary medicine or surgery.
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A person who practices veterinary medicine.
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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.

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A medical doctor who treats non-human animals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
veterinarian
Plural:
veterinarians

Origin of veterinarian

  • From Latin veterinarius (“farrier", "cattle doctor", "veterinarian"), from veterinum (“beast of burden"), from vehiterinum, from veho (“to bear", "to carry")

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