veterinary

adjective
vet·​er·​i·​nary | \ ˈve-tə-rə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce veterinary (audio) , ˈve-trə- How to pronounce veterinary (audio) , ˈve-tə-ˌner- \

Definition of veterinary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, practicing, or being the science and art of prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals and especially domestic animals

veterinary

noun
plural veterinaries

Definition of veterinary (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of veterinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Lucky was taken to a veterinary clinic but was dead. CBS News, 14 Apr. 2022 Lucky was taken to a veterinary clinic but was dead. NBC News, 14 Apr. 2022 Lawbreakers could pay as much as $5,000 for a first offense and see their veterinary license suspended. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Family pets are also welcomed and kennels, food and basic veterinary services are provided. Roxanne De La Rosa, The Arizona Republic, 24 Jan. 2022 As always, the sums cover several essential veterinary services, including sterilization and the first round of vaccinations and preventive treatments, as well as basic dog training. Caroline Tien, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Dec. 2021 Foster volunteers are supported by San Diego Humane Society staff who can answer questions, and provide resources and veterinary services. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2021 Proceeds went to Kyle’s Legacy, which supports canine cancer research, and Project Samana, a nonprofit providing veterinary services in developing countries. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Alexa Delaune, the Mississippi Aquarium’s vice president of veterinary services, theorized that the turtle’s problems had begun with a boat strike that damaged its shell and left it in a weakened state. al, 21 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Everywhere is unveiling a new mobile veterinary van on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at Dog Star’s Bloomfield, 12 Tobey Road. Hartford Courant, 5 May 2022 Boots was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic following the incident. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 8 Apr. 2022 After examining the canine, the San Diego Humane Society veterinary team diagnosed Phoenix with TVT (Transmissible Venereal Tumor), a malignant cancerous tumor. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 4 Apr. 2022 Boots is now recovering at the emergency veterinary clinic, according to the sheriff's office. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 8 Apr. 2022 Non-feed costs include labor, transportation, marketing, utilities and fuel, veterinary and supplies, facility and equipment costs and death losses. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2022 Thanks to donations, the veterinary and advocacy group has already distributed 101,172 pet meals and counting. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 18 Jan. 2022 The zoo's veterinary and care staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the penguin on Saturday. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Small Door is the first veterinary to receive a B Corp Certification. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of veterinary

Adjective

1790, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veterinary

Adjective

Latin veterinarius of beasts of burden, from veterinae beasts of burden, from feminine plural of veterinus of beasts of burden; akin to Latin veter-, vetus old

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The first known use of veterinary was in 1790

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19 May 2022

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“Veterinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veterinary. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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veterinary

adjective
vet·​er·​i·​nary | \ ˈve-tə-rə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce veterinary (audio) \

Kids Definition of veterinary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, specializing in, or being the medical care of animals a veterinary surgeon

veterinary

noun
plural veterinaries

Kids Definition of veterinary (Entry 2 of 2)

veterinary

adjective
vet·​er·​i·​nary | \ ˈvet-ə-rən-ˌer-ē How to pronounce veterinary (audio) , ˈve-trən- How to pronounce veterinary (audio) , ˈvet-ᵊn- \

Medical Definition of veterinary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being veterinary medicine

veterinary

noun
plural veterinaries

Medical Definition of veterinary (Entry 2 of 2)

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