veterinary

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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-
: 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

2 of 2

noun

plural veterinaries

Examples of veterinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
One update showed Enzo lying on what appeared to be a surgical table with veterinary personnel's hands around him. Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2024 Adam Stafford King, a veterinary ophthalmologist, was the subject of an arrest warrant issued on Thursday, March 21, according to court documents obtained from the Northern District of Illinois by USA TODAY. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 Some consumers were even taking the veterinary formulation of ivermectin, which was commonly used for deworming horses and which produced a surge of calls to poison control centers in Mississippi, prompting the FDA’s warning tweets. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 The price of veterinary services have increased in recent years because of inflation, but also because of advances in care. Thalia Beaty, Quartz, 17 Mar. 2024 Arthur is a stray whose history of severe abuse and neglect is made evident through his wounds, behavior and veterinary counsel. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 Instead, the shelter plans to remodel and reopen Sunnyslope as a full-service veterinary hospital. Lux Butler, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2024 Bay Area residents Susan Chew and Rose Fua had never heard of the restaurant before it was written up in the San Francisco Chronicle last month, despite the first-generation Chew’s constant search for Chinese food while attending UC Davis’ veterinary school in the 1980s. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 Continue reading … ‘ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE’ – Texas woman who is legally blind gets accepted into veterinary school. Fox News, 6 Mar. 2024
Noun
Upon arriving back at the roadway, a family member took possession of the dog and transported it to a local veterinary for treatment. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 3 Apr. 2024 Just Fish Feast Dog Food is manufactured in the United States and is high in protein and holistic veterinary prepared to provide joint support, essential fatty acids for skin and coat, as well as a mix of protein and fat for correct energy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 The Pinta’s daughter, Molly, an Adlai Stevenson High School student who held found the parade, was not present due to traveling to an academic veterinary/animal sciences career track summer program. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 7 June 2023 The contract will advance the program’s scientific practices in analytical chemistry, genetics, genomics, reproduction, veterinary and sports medicine, olfactory neuroscience, behavior and cognition, metrology and engineering for detection canine sciences. Derenn Hollman, al, 25 Mar. 2022 Feast Dog Food is made in the United States and is high in protein and holistic veterinary prepared to give joint support, essential fatty acids for skin and coat, as well as a mixture of protein and fat for appropriate energy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2022 Mirage interim President Franz Kallao said officials were working closely with veterinary and pathology experts to determine the cause of death for K2, who was born at the Secret Garden. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2022 To learn more about the Humane Society’s new community veterinary program or make an appointment, visit sdhumane.org/cvp or call (619) 299-7012. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2022 To change that, the Humane Society is launching a new community veterinary program next month. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 July 2022

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Adjective

1790, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of veterinary was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Veterinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veterinary. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

veterinary

1 of 2 adjective
vet·​er·​i·​nary ˈvet-ə-rən-ˌer-ē How to pronounce veterinary (audio) ˈve-trən- How to pronounce veterinary (audio)
ˈvet-ᵊn-
: of, relating to, or being the medical care of animals
veterinary medicine

veterinary

2 of 2 noun
plural veterinaries

Medical Definition

veterinary

1 of 2 adjective
vet·​er·​i·​nary ˈvet-ə-rən-ˌer-ē How to pronounce veterinary (audio) ˈve-trən- How to pronounce veterinary (audio)
ˈvet-ᵊn-
: of, relating to, or being veterinary medicine

veterinary

2 of 2 noun
plural veterinaries

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