Vet

Vet has 2 meanings
1. What is vet short for?

Veterinarian

Vet is short for "veterinarian," an occupation committed to the medical care of animals. In addition to being a noble profession, it is also one of the most popular career choices amongst six-year-olds.

Vets perform various animal-related tasks, including diagnosing illnesses, prescribing medications, treating wounds, administering vaccines, and performing surgery when required. Additionally, vets may also need to euthanize animals if life-saving surgery is not an option and they are nearing the end of their lives.

Example

We had to take our dog to the vet to get checked out because he was limping.
I hope he is OK!
Classic vet joke

Classic vet joke

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Updated September 19, 2022
2. What is vet short for?

Veteran

Vet is an abbreviation that refers to a person who has served in the U.S. armed forces. Common branches include the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and National Guard.

The term is often accompanied with a picture or tribute meant to convey respect toward a person who has served. It is most commonly used in the U.S. on holidays such as Veteran's Day, D-Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.

Example

We should take more time to honor our vets.
An Air Force vet placing flags at a memorial

An Air Force vet placing flags at a memorial

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Updated June 9, 2017

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