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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. 2018.
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  • He was said to be the son of a veterinary surgeon of the neighbourhood of Amiens.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • "I am not a veterinary surgeon," he at last replied, exasperated.

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

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • From the same farm and at the same time a veterinary surgeon had been called in.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • We had in the veterinary surgeon in a hurry, but all he could say was 'Fire him!'

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Zeke was as anxious as his master to get the veterinary surgeon.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • Mrs St. Felix, I am not a veterinary surgeon, and therefore cannot answer.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • One veterinary surgeon attributed it to the dampness of the climate.

    Dog Breaking William Nelson Hutchinson
  • I felt the need of a veterinary surgeon rather than a doctor.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • My companion, a veterinary surgeon, was a confirmed agnostic.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
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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