Vet

1. 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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Last Updated: June 9, 2017

2. What is vet short for?

Veterinarian

A way to refer to professionals committed to the medical care of animals.

Example

"We had to take our dog to the vet to get checked out because he was limping."

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Last Updated: September 22, 2014

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