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From Latin veterīnārius ‎(cattle doctor), from veterīnae ‎(beasts of burden), from either vehō ‎(to convey, draw) or vetus ‎(old).

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veterinarian ‎(plural veterinarians)

  1. A medical doctor who treats non-human animals.

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In many jurisdictions, the use of the name veterinarian is restricted by law to persons with specific degrees or licenses.

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