Veterinarian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old veterinarian quotes, veterinarian sayings, and veterinarian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


'Are you a doctor?' Li said. 'I’m better than that. I’m a vet. Vets do everything: brain surgery, heart surgery, lab analysis, dislocations'.     

Matthew Reilly

For some, being a vet was a means to make a living. For Theo, helping animals was a photo of his soul, the coat of his will.     

Steven James Taylor

If I could stomach the awful part of being a veterinarian, which involves sticking your hand up animals' behinds, I would be a vet.     

Allison Janney

As a veterinarian and lover of animals, I feel the time is now to stop the practice of horse soring for good.     

Ted Yoho

I wanted to be a veterinarian until I saw a video of a vet performing surgery on a dog. Then I decided I wanted to be a pianist.     

Amy Lee

And I.O.U. for veterinarian services / For feeding every lost dog that I dragged home at the end of the rope, / And for healing the pains of puppy love.     

Dave Concoran

When I grow up maybe I'll be a veterinarian / I'll take care of little animals / Like ponies and parakeets / And I'll give them food to eat / And the puppies go "yip, yip, yip" / And the kitties go "meow, meow, meow" / And thank you veterinarian     

Tift Merrit

I wanted to be / A Veterinarian / To save this planet / And every living thing / It's funny how things change     

Jonathan Boone

It requires no argument to prove the necessity and the high importance of the veterinary branch of the medical profession.     

University of Pennsylvania. School of Veterinary Medicine

It becomes evident that in the immediate future the veterinary profession must receive full honorable recognition, must have its claim for adequate endowments and foundations admitted and answered.     

University of Pennsylvania. School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medicine does not need to apologize for its past; it has passed through the same stages of empiricism and quasi-science through which modern human medicine has more slowly toiled, has overcome the same popular prejudices, and is now participating in equal honor and equal reward.     

University of Pennsylvania. School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary medical profession contributes in diverse ways, from developing drugs and protecting the food supply to treating companion animals and investigating animal diseases in the wild.     

National Research Council

Then I realized that my passion for animals and veterinary industry now had an outlet entirely compatible with my personal desire to work with people who were suicidal.     

Nadine Hamilton

When you ask a veterinarian about their job most will answer along the lines that it is rewarding, but challenging and demanding career.     

Nadine Hamilton

Many vets will happily recount a childhood passion for animals or a childhood pet that led them to eventually pursuing a career as a vet.     

Nadine Hamilton

Veterinarians have long been considered the guardians of animal welfare and health.     

Nadine Hamilton

While it is undeniable that the veterinary profession has made many important contributions to both human and animal health, one wonders what other contributions could have been made by a more diverse and inclusive profession.     

Lisa M. Greenhill

As a matter of fact it takes a much cleverer man to be a really good animal-doctor than it does to be a good people's doctor.     

Tara Chadha

Veterinarians are experts, but they are not all-knowing. Veterinarians spend a lot of time talking with the people closest to their patients.     

Josh Hestermann

Vets also need to show a passion for helping animals.     

Josh Hestermann

A vets job can be a difficult one thanks to long hours, high-stress situations, and the inevitable loss of some patients.     

Josh Hestermann

Keeping animals happy and healthy is a special privilege for vets, vet techs, and their entire team.     

Josh Hestermann

Part of being a veterinarian or any other type of zoologist is helping to better the zoology community.     

Josh Hestermann

Veterinary practice, of course, has its sad life. Animals are totally vulnerable: they are dependent on us, and it is unforgivable to let them down.     

Robert M. Miller

Working with animals, despite the regular contretemps, adds up to a rewarding and fulfilling life, which is confirmed by the fact that most vets seem to be happy men.     

Robert M. Miller

The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. They can't ask their patients what is the matter - they've got to just know.     

Will Rogers

Good veterinarians talk to animals. Great veterinarians hear them talk back.     

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