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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
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin veterīnāri(us) veterinary + -an
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Examples 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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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 veterinarians
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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veterinarians 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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