veterinary

[vet-er-uh-ner-ee, ve-truh-]
noun, plural veterinaries.
1.
a veterinarian.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the medical and surgical treatment of animals, especially domesticated animals.

Origin:
1780–90; < Latin veterīnārius, equivalent to veterīn(ae) beasts of burden (noun use of feminine plural of veterīnus pertaining to such beasts, equivalent to veter-, stem of vetus old, i.e., grown, able to take a load + -īnus -ine1) + -ārius -ary

nonveterinary, adjective, noun, plural nonveterinaries.
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veterinary (ˈvɛtərɪnərɪ, ˈvɛtrɪnrɪ)
 
adj
of or relating to veterinary medicine
 
[C18: from Latin veterīnārius concerning draught animals, from veterīnae draught animals; related to vetus mature (hence able to bear a burden)]

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veterinary vet·er·i·nar·y (vět'ər-ə-něr'ē, vět'rə-)
adj.
Of or relating to veterinary medicine. n.
A veterinarian.

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  of the human-animal bond.
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Field was a veterinarian who, having practiced privately for years, had decided
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