VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is one of the world’s most sensitive very-high-energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray detectors. It consists of four 12-m imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes and has been operating continuously in a full-array mode since 2007. In fourteen years of operation, VERITAS has made a remarkable contribution to the development of gamma-ray astronomy by detecting numerous sources both within and beyond our Galaxy. Its role remains crucial in the new era of multimessenger astrophysics with observations of sources of astrophysical neutrinos and gravitational waves. Recent highlights from the rich VERITAS observation program covering a broad range of scientific topics will be shown and discussed here.