- a veterinarian.
- of or relating to the medical and surgical treatment of animals, especially domesticated animals.
Origin of veterinary
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Examples from the Web for veterinary
Animals were often left in the back "sick room" with little if any veterinary care.13 Revelations From Reddit’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ Thread Exposing Alleged Industry Secrets
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My next book project goes back to my lifelong interests in animals, veterinary medicine, science, and ethics.Rebecca Skloot: How I Write
March 6, 2013
They stormed into law, medical, and veterinary schools, and female undergraduate enrollment surged.The Truth About Title IX
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What impact are veterinary clinics really having on the hardcore hangers on within Abu Sayyaf?Terror in the Jungle
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And veterinary medicine has also undergone an especially revolution in the modern pet era.Dogs—So Like Us
March 31, 2009
He was said to be the son of a veterinary surgeon of the neighbourhood of Amiens.His Masterpiece
"I am not a veterinary surgeon," he at last replied, exasperated.The Fortune of the Rougons
From the same farm and at the same time a veterinary surgeon had been called in.
The moment that milk-fever is observed the veterinary surgeon should be called in.
The first veterinary school in France had been founded at Lyons in 1762.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)
- of or relating to veterinary medicine
C18: from Latin veterīnārius concerning draught animals, from veterīnae draught animals; related to vetus mature (hence able to bear a burden)
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Word Origin and History for veterinary
1791, from Latin veterinarius, from veterinus (see veterinarian).
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- Of or relating to veterinary medicine.
- A veterinarian.
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