The word "vet" is a shortened form for "veteran" or "veterinarian. It’s a good word to know because many people prefer "vet" to the longer versions.
A veteran is a person who has served in the U.S. military. You can shorten this word to "vet."
A veterinarian is an animal doctor. Many people bring their dog or cat to the vet, but there are also vets who work with farm and zoo animals.
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November 16, 2011