Job seekers looking for a veterinary technician position should take care to put together a well-written cover letter that compliments their resume and showcases their value as an employee.
March 20, 2012
Dr. Jane Doe
All Creatures Animal Clinic
123 North Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345
I saw your advertisement in Veterinary World magazine this week and would like to submit my resume for the Veterinary Technician position at All Creatures Animal Clinic. I feel that my diverse background in the animal industry, combined with strong organizational and clinical skills, would make me an asset to the All Creatures veterinary team.
I earned an Associate degree as a Veterinary Technician from the well known State College program, which gave me the opportunity to work with both companion animals and livestock species in a veterinary setting.
In my current position, as a veterinary technician at Southside Veterinary Center, I work in a multi-doctor small animal practice. I have been professionally employed and licensed in California for the last three years and maintain membership in the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association. I have gained significant experience assisting with surgical procedures, and I hope to qualify for specialty certification as a Veterinary Surgical Technician early next year.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the position with you, and I have included my resume and references for your review. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to speak with you soon.
100 South Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345
March 20, 2012
Dr. Mike Smith
Eastern Equine Clinic
456 South Broadway
Anytown, NY 12345
I saw your advertisement in the most recent edition of Veterinary Weekly, and I would like to be considered for the Veterinary Technician position at Eastern Equine Clinic. As a recent graduate I am well versed in current advancements in the field, and I feel that I would fit in well with the team at Eastern Equine.
As a student at State College I earned an Associate degree as a Veterinary Technician, maintaining a strong 3.9 grade point average. The program at State College afforded me the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience with a variety of companion and livestock species, but their well known equine training program has proven to be particularly valuable.
Having completed my studies, I achieved licensure as a Veterinary Technician in the state of New York and became an active member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. After graduation I was selected for a six month internship at the prestigious Huntington Equine Clinic, a program that I will complete in just a few weeks. With this valuable practical training under my belt I am now actively pursing a full-time career opportunity at a major equine veterinary clinic.
I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this position with you in person at your convenience, and I have included my resume and reference list for your review. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to speak with you soon.
900 East High Street, Apt. 1B
Anytown, NY 12345
Veterinarian Cover Letter
Veterinarians examine, diagnose, and treat animals in hospitals and clinics. There are multiple types of veterinarian, depending on their activity: companion animal veterinarians, food animal veterinarians, equine veterinarians, food safety veterinarians, and research veterinarians. Job responsibilities include the following: examining animals, diagnosing medical conditions, treating wounds, vaccinating against diseases, using medical equipment, prescribing medication, and performing surgery.
Based on our collection of sample cover letters for Veterinarians, important qualities for this job are:
- Clinical skills
- Medical teamwork
- Compassion and a caring personality
- Customer service skills to interact efficiently with pet owners
- Stamina and resilience
- Problem-solving skills
- Computer literacy
Those interested in a Veterinarian position can check relevant skills and qualifications in the example cover letter displayed below.
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Dear Ms. Johnson:
When I learned of your search for a new Veterinarian, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As a licensed veterinarian with more than 12 years of excellent leadership experience in animal healthcare, I am confident in my ability to make a significant contribution to your clinic in this role.
My expertise lies in conducting physical exams, performing surgical procedures, and recommending preventive services for domestic animals while concurrently ensuring compassionate education and support for pet owners. Furthermore, my additional strengths in team collaboration, communication, and general administrative tasks position me to thrive in this role.
Highlights of my background include:
- Seeing up to 32 patients a day while excelling in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions of small animals, including acute injuries and diseases, chronic conditions, and preventative care.
- Performing a wide range of laboratory and surgical procedures, such as spay/neuters, mass removals, dental radiography and extractions, FNAs, BG curves, and blood/urine/fecal tests.
- Connecting quickly and successfully with pet owners, clearly explaining complex medical terms and conditions while educating them on proper treatments and follow-up plans.
- Performing end-of-life care and euthanasia when necessary while comforting pet owners throughout emotionally difficult circumstances.
- Leading office and technician staff to ensure outstanding clinic efficiency and service levels.
- Holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Missoula State University.
With my proven skill set and excellent experience, coupled with my dedication to ensuring the highest level of animal care, I am sure that I could quickly exceed your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.
Kristina J. Hammond