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Veterinarians and veterinary surgeons are medical professionals who operate exclusively on animals. This is a list of notable veterinarians, both real and fictional.
- Wayne Allard (born 1943) — U.S. Senator (1997–2009)
- Michael Archinal (born 1963) — Australian veterinarian known for his television appearances
- Chris Back (born 1950) — Australian Senator (2009–2017)
- Bernhard Lauritz Frederik Bang (1848–1932) — Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus
- Denis Barberet (1714–1770) — French bibliographer and author
- Harold William Bennetts (1898–1970) — Australian known for research on livestock and the toxic effects of native Australian plants
- Natanael Berg (1879–1957) — Swedish composer
- Reidar Birkeland (born 1928) — professor at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
- Baxter Black (born 1945) — U.S. radio commentator
- Marie-Claude Bomsel (born 1946) — wildlife expert
- Claude Bourgelat (1712–1779) — founder of 18th-century French veterinary school
- Anton Johnson Brandt (1893–1951) — professor of pathological anatomy at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
- Chris Brown (born 1978) — known for the Australian television series Bondi Vet
- Nelson R. Çabej (born 1939) — Albania evolutionary biologist and author
- Louis J. Camuti (1893–1981) — first American cat veterinarian
- Philibert Chabert (1737–1814) — French agronomist who wrote on early treatise on anthrax control
- Craig Challen
- John A. Charlton (1907–1977) — Canadian politician
- Auguste Chauveau (1827–1917)
- Matthew Clarke (born 1973) — former professional Australian rules footballer
- Ken Coghill (born 1944) — former Australian politician
- Robert Cook
- Robin Coombs (1921–2006) — British immunologist, co-discoverer of the Coombs test
- Harry Cooper (born 1943) — Australian television personality
- Morné de la Rey (born 1970) - South African veterinarian who was the first person in Africa to clone an animal, as well as first person to do successful IVF in Cape Buffalo in the world.
- Sydney Dodd (1874–1926) — British veterinary surgeon who was the first lecturer in veterinary bacteriology at the University of Sydney
- Peter C. Doherty (born 1940) — Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher joint recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Mick Doyle (1941–2004) — Irish rugby player
- Petrus Johann du Toit (1888–1967) — South African veterinarian
- John Boyd Dunlop (1840–1921) — Scottish inventor of the tyre
- Henrik Edland (1905–1984) — professor of anatomy at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
- John Ensign (born 1958) — U.S. Senator (2001–2011)
- Martin J. Fettman (born 1956) — U.S. astronaut and veterinary pathologist
- Kevin Fitzgerald (born 1951) — American television documentary veterinarian
- Bruce Fogle (born 1944) — Canadian veterinarian
- Birger Furugård (1887–1961) — Swedish politician
- Doug Galt — former Canadian politician
- Pierre-Victor Galtier (1846–1908) — French veterinarian, notable for his research into rabies.
- Hugh Gordon (1909–2002) — Australian parasitologist
- John Russell Greig (born 1889) — Scottish veterinarian, notable for his research into milk fever.
- Camille Guérin (1872–1961) — developed a vaccine for tuberculosis
- Greg J. Harrison — avian veterinarian
- Susanne Hart (1927– 2010) — South African environmentalist
- Antonie Marinus Harthoorn (1923–2012) — conservationist who worked in Africa
- Annie Harvilicz — innovator and animal rights advocate
- Herbert Haupt (born 1947) — Austrian politician
- Thomas William Hogarth (1901–1999)
- James Herriot (1916–1995) — pen name of James Alfred Wight, author of books about animals
- Dawda Jawara (born 1924) — first president of Gambia
- Barry Larkin, a hoaxer during the 1956 Summer Olympics
- Richard M. Linnehan (born 1957) — U.S. astronaut
- Buster Lloyd-Jones (1914–1980) — British veterinary surgeon
- Svend Lomholt (1888–1949) — Danish veterinarian
- Zoltán Magyar (born 1953) — Hungarian gymnast; gold medalist in men's pommel horse at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics
- Keith Meldrum (born 1937) — Chief Veterinary Officer of the United Kingdom (1988–1997)
- Veranus Alva Moore (1859–1931) — Dean of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (1908–1929)
- Suzanne Morrow (1930–2006) — Canadian figure skater who took the Official's Oath at the 1988 Winter Olympics
- Denis Napthine (born 1952) — Australian politician
- Rich Nye (born 1944) — American professional baseball pitcher turned exotic animal/avian veterinarian
- Peter Ostrum (born 1957) — child actor who was Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
- Frederick Douglass Patterson (1901–1988) — recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987, the highest civilian honor in the U.S.
- Sonny Perdue (born 1946) — U.S. politician, former Governor of Georgia
- Brian Perry (born 1946) — epidemiologist
- Walter Plowright (1923–2010) — English veterinary scientist who worked to eradicate rinderpest
- Nicky Rackard (1922–1976) — Irish hurler
- Carl Gottlob Rafn (1769–1808) — Danish multi-disciplinary scientist
- Robert L. Rooks — American veterinarian
- John Gunion Rutherford (1857–1923) — Canadian politician
- Suzanne Saueressig (1924–2013) — first practicing female veterinarian in Missouri
- Elmo Shropshire (born 1936) — best known as the singer of the novelty Christmas song "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"
- Brian Sinclair (1915–1988) — best known for his association with James Herriot
- Danielle Spencer (born 1965) — actor
- Harry Spira — Australian pioneer in dog breeding technologies
- Leonid Stadnyk (1970–2014) — Ukrainian veterinarian renowned for his height
- Harry Steele-Bodger (1896–1952) — British veterinarian
- Arnold Theiler (1867–1936) — described the horse disease which became known as Theiler's disease
- James Thomson (born 1958) — American developmental biologist who derived the first human embryonic stem cell line in 1998
- Simon Fraser Tolmie (1867–1937) — Canadian politician
- Debbye Turner (born 1965) — Miss America 1990, resident veterinarian for CBS' The Early Show
- Hugh Wirth (1939–2018) — Australian animal welfare advocate with RSPCA Australia, radio broadcaster
- Robert Zammit — Australian television veterinarian
- From the British soap opera Emmerdale:
- From the Australian soap opera Neighbours:
- From Fetch the Vet: Tom Fetch
- From the children's books series The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Doctor Dolittle
- From the US television series The Walking Dead: Hershel Greene
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