slang for a person who misrepresents his/her qualifications as a veterinarian, and therefore ability and experience in diagnosis and treatment of animal disease or the effects to be achieved by the treatment. Refers usually to a person without any qualifications who practices in breach of the local veterinary regulations and is liable to a heavy fine as a result.
Copyright: Blood DC, Studdert VP, 1999. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 2nd Edition. London, UK: WB Saunders.
Date of entry: 19/02/2009