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veterinarian

[vet-er-uh-nair-ee-uh n, ve-truh-] /ˌvɛt ər əˈnɛər i ən, ˌvɛ trə-/
noun
1.
a person who practices veterinary medicine or surgery.
Origin of veterinarian
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin veterīnāri(us) veterinary + -an
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veterinarian

/ˌvɛtərɪˈnɛərɪən; ˌvɛtrɪ-/
noun
1.
a person suitably qualified and registered to practise veterinary medicine Also called (esp in Britain) veterinary surgeon
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Word Origin and History for veterinarian
n.

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).

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veterinarian in Medicine

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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