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vet (n.1)

1862, shortened form of veterinarian.

vet (n.2)

1848, shortened form of veteran (n.).

vet (v.)

"to submit (an animal) to veterinary care," 1891, from veterinarian. The colloquial sense of "subject (something) to careful examination" (as of an animal by a veterinarian, especially of a horse before a race) is attested by 1901. Related: Vetted; vetting.

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Definitions of vet from WordNet
1
vet (v.)
work as a veterinarian;
She vetted for the farms in the area for many years
vet (v.)
examine carefully;
Someone should vet this report before it goes out
vet (v.)
provide (a person) with medical care;
vet (v.)
provide veterinary care for;
2
vet (n.)
a doctor who practices veterinary medicine;
Synonyms: veterinarian / veterinary / veterinary surgeon
vet (n.)
a person who has served in the armed forces;
Synonyms: veteran / ex-serviceman
From wordnet.princeton.edu