veterinarian

[vet-er-uh-nair-ee-uhn, ve-truh-]
noun
a person who practices veterinary medicine or surgery.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin veterīnāri(us) veterinary + -an

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veterinarian (ˌvɛtərɪˈnɛərɪən, ˌvɛtrɪ-)
 
n
Also called: veterinary surgeon a person suitably qualified and registered to practise veterinary medicine

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veterinarian
animal doctor, 1646, from L. veterinarius "of or having to do with beasts of burden," also "cattle doctor," from veterinum "beast of burden," perhaps from vetus (gen. 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 L. vehere "to draw," on notion of "used as a draft animal." Replaced native dog-leech (1529).
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veterinarian vet·er·i·nar·i·an (vět'ər-ə-nâr'ē-ən, vět'rə-)
n.
A person who practices veterinary medicine.

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Example sentences for Veterinarians
Veterinarians recommend not feeding raisins and the like to ferrets at all.
The methods that are preferred are those published by councils of veterinarians.
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