What does Veterinarian mean?

Definitions for Veterinarianˌvɛt ər əˈnɛər i ən, ˌvɛ trə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Veterinarian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vet(noun)

    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine


  1. veterinarian(Noun)

    A medical doctor who treats non-human animals.

  2. Origin: From veterinarius, from veterinum, from vehiterinum, from veho

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veterinarian(noun)

    one skilled in the diseases of cattle or domestic animals; a veterinary surgeon

  2. Origin: [L. veterinarius. See Veterinary.]


  1. Veterinarian

    A veterinary physician, colloquially called a vet, shortened from veterinarian or veterinary surgeon, is a professional who practices veterinary medicine by treating disease, disorder, and injury in non-human animals. In many countries, the local nomenclature for a vet is a regulated and protected term, meaning that members of the public without the prerequisite qualifications and/or registration are not able to use the title. In many cases, the activities that may be undertaken by a veterinarian are restricted only to those professionals who are registered as vet. For instance, in the United Kingdom, as in other jurisdictions, animal treatment may only be performed by registered vets, and it is illegal for any person who is not registered to call themselves a vet or perform any treatment. Most vets work in clinical settings, treating animals directly. These vets may be involved in a general practice, treating animals of all types; may be specialized in a specific group of animals such as companion animals, livestock, zoo animals or horses; or may specialize in a narrow medical discipline such as surgery, dermatology or internal medicine.

Editors Contribution

  1. veterinarian

    A person with the necessary and vital ability, awareness, education, experience, qualities, skills, solutions, technology, tools, training and qualifications to manage, monitor, diagnose and treat the general physical health and mental health of an animal who needs to use their service, some with a specialized role and responsibility.

    A veterinarian is a necessary and vital role in society.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Veterinarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Veterinarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarah Boston:

    Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life.

  2. Will Rogers:

    The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know.

  3. Carmela Stamper:

    Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet.

  4. Sienna Szarek:

    I'm probably going to be a part-time singer, most of the time I'm going to be a veterinarian because I really like helping animals. Or a farmer.

  5. Carmela Stamper:

    We recommend supervising your dog with any chew toy or treat, especially one she hasn’t had before, and if she ‘just isn’t acting right,’ call your veterinarian right away!

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