May I talk with the two of you for a moment? In... PRIVATE!
~ The Veterinarian's infamous quote.

The Cruel Veterinarian is a minor but important villain of Courage the Cowardly Dog. He was the man who is responsible for taking away Courage's parents and launching them into space when he was an infant for an experiment (which later failed) and making the latter an orphan, until he was adopted by Muriel Bagge. He is considered to be the first monster that Courage faces in his life.

He was voiced by an uncredited and yet unknown voice actor, but it is possible that he was voiced by either Dee Bradley Baker or Tom Kenny.


He acts like a kind old man, as seen by giving an infant Courage some candy. However, in reality he is cruel and insane, believing that sending dogs into outer space would make them superdogs.

Using his secret knowledge of rocket science and aerospace engineering, this has led him to send many dogs into space against their will, including Courage's parents. He also will send humans to the same fate, to avoid his research being compromised to the public, as he also can't allow his operation to be discovered.

After he ironically suffers the same fate as his victims, he was scared as the dogs that he sent away were angry with him for his actions.


The Pets of Tomorrow Veterinary Hospital

The Pets of Tomorrow veterinary hospital.

He was the one responsible for separating Courage from his parents as a puppy. He captured them, put them in a rocket ship launched from his so-called "animal hospital" named "Pets of Tomorrow", and sent them to space as part of his breeding experiment, to see that they would turn into superdogs. However, Courage escaped from this fate and was adopted by Muriel

Years later, he tries to do the same to Courage after recognizing him from the past, kidnapping him and taking him to the same rocket ship that launched his parents. When Muriel and Eustace attempt to rescue Courage, as well as discover his experiment, he decides that "they've seen too much" as he can't allow his operation and research to be discovered and compromised to the public. He briefly explains his evil space breeding plan to Muriel and Eustace, which he believed that "breeding dogs in space is the future". Therefore he decides to throw Muriel and Eustace into the rocket to be sent into space as well, to prevent them from interfering.

The Cruel Veterinarian Rocket

The Cruel Veterinarian's Rocket

However, Courage escapes and is chased around the lab. Courage knocks over a bucket of bolts and screws, causing the mad scientist to slip. 30 seconds to launch, Courage tries to open the door to the rocket, but to no avail. As the vet nabs him again, Courage screams as loud as he can into the vet's stethoscope, causing him to scream from the pain. While he's distracted by the pain, Courage then grabs the key, unlocks the door and rescues his owners, throwing them to a nearby bin. as he takes off his stethoscope. 8 seconds to launch, the Cruel Veterinarian tries to nab Courage yet again but bangs the rocket's door causing him to almost become unconscious, laughing weakly as Courage locks the Cruel Veterinarian inside the rocket. 5 seconds to launch, Courage runs a few feet away to his owners. As it reaches T-0, the rocket engines under it ignite and the rocket launches sending the vet into space instead. At the end of the episode, his rocket already crash landed on a planet, as he opens the door and is then petrified, finding out that all the dogs have survived, including Courage's parents, which meant that his breeding experiment to see that they would turn into superdogs has failed. Out of pure anger by the dogs, he is dragged off in a net and attacked by the vengeful dogs off-screen for his actions. He is heard screaming in pain during the attack.


Ready for the trip? (snickering) It's your turn now!
~ The Cruel Veterinarian as he kidnaps Courage and locks him up in the rocket.
(Muriel: What are you doing with my Courage?!) (Courage whimpers, begging to be out of the rocket) You've seen too much! You'll be the first humans to see my secret experiment at work. Breeding dogs in space is the FUTURE! (Courage:NO!) (Muriel:You can't do this!) (Eustace: Hey!)
~ The Cruel Veterinarian's villainous breakdown as he decides that he can't allow his operation and research to be discovered and compromised to the public as well as also explain his evil plan to send dogs into space and to breed them into superdogs after locking up Courage in his rocket, as Muriel and Eustace are also thrown and locked into the rocket.
It's time for your trip, little dog!
~ The Cruel Veterinarian as he tries to kidnap Courage and put him in his rocket before his attempt fails.
~ The Cruel Veterinarian as he is locked up in his rocket and is launched into space, as well as being dragged in a net before being getting mauled by the dogs offscreen.
~ The Cruel Veterinarian as he sees that all the dogs survived, including Courage's parents.
Well, hehe!
~ The Cruel Veterinarian before being dragged in a net and mauled by the dogs offscreen
~ The Cruel Veterinarian as he is screaming in pain by Courage's loud screaming, as well as screaming in pain by the dogs mauling him.


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