- a person who practices veterinary medicine or surgery.
Origin of veterinarian
Examples from the Web for veterinarian
In a small nod to ancient stories, Hershel is not a doctor, but a veterinarian.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
The Yeagers of Phoenix, Arizona, are chosen: veterinarian Warren, his first wife Jeanette, and their two children.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career
April 13, 2014
You should, according to Dr. Jeff Werber, Founder and Veterinarian at the Century Veterinary Group in Los Angeles.Fitness Gadgets … for Your Dog
February 18, 2014
If a woman wants to be a teacher rather than a miner, or a veterinarian rather than a petroleum engineer, more power to her.No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men
Christina Hoff Sommers
February 1, 2014
Tarek Hamdy, a 31-year-old veterinarian, is also struggling to find a job.Egypt Protests: The Tunisia Effect
Babak Dehghanpisheh, Mandi Fahmy
January 25, 2011
Mebby, the veterinarian, or the barber, or mebby the colonel himself.Jokes For All Occasions
It would be an expense to employ a veterinarian, but that could not be helped.
"Let us go and see some others," I suggested, touching the veterinarian's arm.
It was the veterinarian who was called first and later the family doctor.Plowing On Sunday
He persisted until the veterinarian came, sleepily and rebelliously.The Year When Stardust Fell
Raymond F. Jones
- a person suitably qualified and registered to practise veterinary medicineAlso called: (esp in Britain) veterinary surgeon
Word Origin and History for veterinarian
animal doctor, 1640s, from Latin veterinarius "of or having to do with beasts of burden," also "cattle doctor," from veterinum "beast of burden," perhaps from vetus (genitive veteris) "old" (see veteran), possibly from the notion of "experienced," or of "one year old" (hence strong enough to draw burdens). Another theory connects it to Latin vehere "to draw," on notion of "used as a draft animal." Replaced native dog-leech (1520s).
- A person who practices veterinary medicine.