Meaning of “veterinarian” in the English Dictionary

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veterinariannoun [ C ]

us /ˌvet̬·ər·əˈneər·i·ən, ˌve·trəˈneər-/ short form vet

a person trained in the medical treatment of animals:

He is the chief veterinarian for the zoo and deals with all kinds and sizes of animals.
veterinary
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈvet̬·ər·əˌner·i, ˈve·trəˌner·i/

The practice of veterinary medicine has become very sophisticated.

(Definition of “veterinarian” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)