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veterinary surgeon

Chiefly British. a veterinarian.
a veterinarian who practices surgery.
Origin of veterinary surgeon
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The veterinary surgeon from Moreton had come, but his efforts were vain.

    Children of the Mist Eden Phillpotts
  • We had in the veterinary surgeon in a hurry, but all he could say was 'Fire him!'

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • "I am not a veterinary surgeon," he at last replied, exasperated.

  • He was said to be the son of a veterinary surgeon of the neighbourhood of Amiens.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Osler, the veterinary surgeon, the only available medical man in that part of the country.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • The moment that milk-fever is observed the veterinary surgeon should be called in.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • There was an action brought against a veterinary surgeon for killing a man's horse.

  • From the same farm and at the same time a veterinary surgeon had been called in.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • Tight bandages are permissible only when applied by a skilled groom, or under the orders of a veterinary surgeon.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
  • Mrs St. Felix, I am not a veterinary surgeon, and therefore cannot answer.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for veterinary surgeon

veterinary surgeon

(Brit) a person suitably qualified and registered to practise veterinary medicine Usual US and Canadian term veterinarian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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