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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Veterinary \Vet"er*i*na*ry\ (v[e^]t"[~e]r*[i^]*n[asl]*r[y^]), a. [L. veterinarius of or belonging to beasts of burden and draught, fr. veterinus, probably originally, of or pertaining to yearlings: cf. F. v['e]t['e]rinaire. See Veteran, Wether.] Of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, various pets, etc.; as, a veterinary writer or school. [1913 Webster]