What does Veterinary mean?

Definitions for Veterinary
ˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i, ˈvɛ trə-Vet·eri·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vetadjective

    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

  2. veterinaryadjective

    of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine


  1. veterinarynoun

    A veterinary surgeon, a veterinarian

  2. veterinaryadjective

    Of or relating to the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic and farm animals

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veterinaryadjective

    of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc.; as, a veterinary writer or school

    Etymology: [L. veterinarius of or belonging to beasts of burden and draught, fr. veterinus, probably originally, of or pertaining to yearlings: cf. F. vtrinaire. See Veteran, Wether.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veterinary

    vet′e-ri-na-ri, adj. pertaining to the art of treating the diseases of domestic animals: professing or practising this art.—n. one skilled in the diseases of domestic animals.—Also Veterinā′rian. [L. veterinariusveterina (bestia), a beast of burden.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. veterinary

    Of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as horses, etc. In England and some other European countries, a veterinary surgeon is a commissioned officer, who has medical charge of horses used in the military service. In the U. S. service there is one veterinary surgeon allowed to each of the regiments of cavalry, and the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th regiments of cavalry have an additional veterinary surgeon. These veterinary surgeons are recognized as civilians.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Veterinary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Veterinary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Veterinary in a Sentence

  1. Chang Chien-ming:

    So that they know how big these pigs can grow and find an adequate veterinary hospital and educate themselves about the medical and nutritional aspects.

  2. Dana Varble:

    The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, ACVB, has a great website to find a veterinary behavioral expert that can do a consult with you, and some of those behaviorists are already set up to do via the phone or video.

  3. Tim Woodward:

    These dogs desperately needed to be removed from that unlivable environment and will need ongoing veterinary care, we appreciate the City of Jackson and Jackson Animal Services for immediately requesting our help with this difficult rescue.

  4. Misty Buswell:

    Children are dying from lack of food and medicines in parts of Syria just a few kilometers from warehouses that are piled high with aid, families (Save the Children interviewed) spoke of sick babies dying at checkpoints, vets (veterinary surgeons) treating humans, and children forced to eat animal feed as they cower in basements from airstrikes.

  5. Haydn Parry:

    What's very important in this case is that it's not just the FDA who have evaluated our mosquito, the FDA have used an expert group drawn from Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Center for Veterinary Medicine, so that everyone involved had a chance for input.

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