One of the years I painted scenery for theatre tech, I worked
with a part-time, non-paid they always called, “The Vet.”
For tools, it was, “Go ask the vet”.
So, at one time I asked him, “What was our branch of service?”
He was so surprised, he stumbled. He said, “I’m not a veteran;
I’m a veternarian.”
We all laughed about that.