veterinarian

noun vet·er·i·nar·i·an \ ˌve-tə-rə-ˈner-ē-ən , ˌve-trə- , ˌve-tə-ˈner- \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of veterinarian

: a person qualified and authorized to practice veterinary medicine

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First Known Use of veterinarian

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VETERINARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of veterinarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is trained to give medical care and treatment to animals : an animal doctor


VETERINARIAN Defined for Kids

veterinarian

noun vet·er·i·nar·i·an \ ˌve-tə-rə-ˈner-ē-ən \

Definition of veterinarian for Students

: a doctor who gives medical treatment to animals

Medical Dictionary

veterinarian

noun vet·er·i·nar·i·an \ ˌvet-ə-rən-ˈer-ē-ən , ˌve-trən- , ˌvet-ᵊn- \

medical Definition of veterinarian

: a person qualified and authorized to practice veterinary medicine


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