- A veterinary surgeon.More example sentences
- He reported the case immediately to the local veterinary station and two vets came to the farm within half an hour to find another 200 ducks had died.
- Most vets agree spaying and neutering should be done not sooner than 6 months of age.
- Richard Gowshall, a vet at the Eastcott Veterinary Clinic, was shocked to hear Daisy had given birth to another 14 puppies.
verb (vets, vetting, vetted)[with object] Back to top
- 1Make a careful and critical examination of (something): proposals for vetting large takeover bidsMore example sentences
- Jenner growled at her listeners, described some of the women who rang in as ‘stupid’ and criticised producers for vetting her calls.
- Even so, architects are carefully vetting developer agreements in hopes of deflecting litigation.
- Mr J was to receive a ‘carefully and independently vetted account of the conclusions to be drawn from the risk analysis.’
- 1.1British Investigate (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness: each applicant will be vetted by police (as noun vetting) the vetting of people who work with childrenMore example sentences
- He alleges that the charity discriminated against him by vetting him with the Northern Ireland Office.
- He was vetted by the Home Office when he helped set up the local youth offending team.
- Two weeks ago ministers decided to require all new teaching staff to be vetted by the bureau.
nounNorth American • informal
- A veteran: a Vietnam vetMore example sentences
- ‘The movement has always had a lot of old-timers, and a lot of vets,’ said Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran himself.
- It will create a Labor Veterans Committee to coordinate with other veterans groups in opposing cuts to vets ' benefits.
- As part of Salute the Veterans activities, vets also attended a reception at Old Parliament House, ecumenical services and reunion dinners.
mid 19th century: abbreviation.