Veterinary assistant cover letter

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Veterinary assistant cover letter

Is your career path looking a bit fuzzy? Give it a check-up. To be considered for top veterinary assistant jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a veterinary assistant, or download the veterinary assistant cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about animal services careers and look for veterinary assistant jobs on Monster.

Veterinary assistant cover letter template

Sometown, MI 55555 | 555-555-5555 |

November 20, 2017

Ms. Nancy Peters
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 Victory Rd.
Sometown, MI 55555

Re: Veterinary Assistant, Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Peters:

As an experienced, dedicated and AVA-designated veterinary assistant, I offer strong qualifications that match the requirements listed in your ad.

Despite loving animals for as long as I can remember, I never had any pets while growing up. My dad was allergic to cats, my sister was terrified of dogs and my mom wasn’t a fan of anything that might impact the tidy home she maintained. I tried to make do by substituting stuffed animals for the real thing, but it just wasn’t the same.

I longed to put my love of animals into action, so as soon as I was old enough I began volunteering at the SPCA. As long as I could be around dogs, cats and the occasional rabbit or ferret residing at the shelter, I was happy to clean cages, restock shelves, inventory supplies or greet visitors at the front desk. Of course, if I was assigned to interact with, feed, bathe or exercise the animals, I was thrilled.

After volunteering hundreds of hours at the SPCA, I decided to pursue a career in pet health care. I earned a certificate from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program, achieved the Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) designation and joined the team at DEF Pet Clinic in Sometown.

It has been three years since I started working as a veterinary assistant, and I continue to love what I do. I take pride in maintaining cleanliness of the clinic and ensuring the safety and well-being of all pet patients. Whether assisting veterinarians and vet techs with pet exams/procedures, educating pet owners on care concerns or performing administrative tasks, I strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

I am confident that I would be an asset to your team. If you agree, please call me at 555-555-5555 to schedule an interview. Thank you for considering my application.


Megan Thomas, AVA
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