Cover letter for a vet tech (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a vet tech.”

Examples of vet tech cover letters

To get a vet tech position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a vet tech cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Vet tech cover letter”

“Sofie Flores

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to apply for the Veterinary Technician position at Retail Ocean Clinic. I am a certified Veterinary Technician with more than 10 years’ experience working at a veterinary clinic as well as a lifetime of caring for animals while growing up on a farm. I am excited about the prospect of working at Retail Ocean and having the opportunity to work with small and large animals.

I earned an associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Longford Tech, graduating with a GPA of 3.88, and obtained certification through the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. I began working at River Tech as a Veterinary Assistant while still in college to gain additional training. Upon graduation, I was awarded the position of Veterinary Technician and have worked there since 2007. While I enjoy working at River Tech, it’s a small-animal hospital, and I aspire to advance my training and work with small and large animals.

As part of my responsibilities, I assist in performing lab procedures, examinations and vaccinations. I’m trained and experienced in taking X-rays and safely and gently restraining animals. I contribute to maintaining a clean and organized clinic. I also assist the front desk with administrative duties when needed. I try to provide the animals with love and attention while reassuring their owners that their pets are receiving the best of care. I believe the veterinary experience should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible for both the animal and owner.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I believe my training, experience, compassion and love for animals will make me an asset to your company, and I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your clinic.


Sofie Flores”

Sample 2: “Vet tech cover letter”

“Brady Kline

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Danson,

I am writing to apply for the Vet Tech position with the New Parkland Veterinary Clinic. I am a recent graduate of the Vet Tech program at Tri-County Technical College, and I am eager to begin my career helping to care for animals.

In my academic program, I learned about such topics as maintaining sterile equipment, assisting in surgery, proper injection technique and other aspects of veterinary medical assistance. I possess excellent communication and critical thinking skills, which allow me to relate to the owners of animal patients who may be in a state of worry or distress. My computer and technical knowledge is up-to-date, and I am proficient at inputting information digitally that is necessary for medical records.

Above all, I love animals and am patient, calm and soothing when working with patients. I have received high marks in performance reviews for my bedside manner with animals. I would love to bring my caring, dedication and veterinary knowledge to the practice of New Parkland Veterinary Clinic as a Vet Tech.

I am confident you will find me to be a qualified Vet Tech candidate. Feel free to contact me for an interview at your convenience. I am looking forward to meeting and thank you for your assistance.


Brady Kline”

Sample 3: “Vet tech cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Hennessey:

Upon review of your posting for a Vet Tech position, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. With experience in animal health care gained throughout my educational and professional background, I am confident I would be able to make a significant contribution to your clinic.

Having recently achieved my Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Biloxi College, I am eager to apply my acquired skills and knowledge towards this challenging position. With a solid foundation in a range of subjects including animal physiology, nutrition, and general care, my additional strengths in team collaboration, communication, and record keeping support position me to thrive in this field.

Highlights of my background include:

Demonstrating a commitment to pursuing a career within the veterinary sector, evidenced by enthusiastic project participation and a strong academic record.

Excelling in hands-on practicum roles at numerous veterinary clinics, helping veterinarians in checking vital signs, cleaning and wrapping wounds, administering various treatments, and sanitizing working areas.

Serving as volunteer for more than 4 years with the Biloxi Animal Shelter, assisting with animal surgeries, nutrition, cleanliness, and care.

Possessing superior time management, interpersonal, and organization skills as well as an on-going love of animals.

With my academic-based experience, coupled with my dedication to achieving success in this field, I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Ellen B. Pierson”

Sample 4: “Vet tech cover letter”

“Dear Mrs. McCall,

I am extremely interested in joining your team as a veterinary technician. I feel that my years of experience and my exceptional organizational skills make me the perfect candidate for the position.

The job posting indicates you are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about veterinary medicine and extremely organized as well as detail oriented. In my time as a veterinary technician, I have always adapted well to new situations, and have always maintained an organized office. These attributes, along with my ambition, have led me to several promotions. Lastly, I believe the patient and client are at the center of this work, and at the end of the day, one of the major reasons I want to continue being a veterinary technician is that I have a strong passion for animal care.

As I hope you can see, I am qualified for this position and would be thrilled to offer you my skills as a veterinary technician. I have an extremely flexible schedule and am always willing to work with different types of people. I look forward to talking with you further about the job and about the possibility of joining your team.

John Doe”

Sample 5: “Vet tech cover letter”

“[Full Name]

[Physical Address]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]


Application for the position of veterinary technician.

Dear [recipient’s title and last name],

I am writing to apply for the position of veterinary technician as advertised [mention where you saw the advertisement]. My experience as a [veterinary technician or relevant field] and ability to [#1 skill] and [#2 skill] perfectly fit the advertised position’s requirements. I am confident that my skill set and industry knowledge will be invaluable to [name facility or practice].

I received my [qualification] from [institution and location], and have [insert number] years of experience as a veterinary technician. In my attached resume you will notice that I have [mention certifications, skills, and competencies] that answer directly to the requirements of your job posting.

In my [current or previous role] at [facility or practice], I [was/am] responsible for [discuss your core responsibilities]. Most recently, I was [talk about your major accomplishments].

As a vet tech, I am impressed with [mention notable characteristics or milestones you appreciate about the company] and feel that my experience and commitment to animal care would be of great benefit to your [facility or practice].

Please find my resume attached. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions you would like to discuss.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to hearing from you.


[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of vet tech cover letters

How do I write a cover letter for a vet?

Tips for using your cover letter to stand out

  • Make it personal. 
  • Prioritize the positive. 
  • Get to the point. 
  • Set the right tone.
  • Proofread.

What is a good objective for a vet tech resume?

Objective. “Caring and compassionate veterinary technician with 6+ years of experience in an extremely fast-paced and busy veterinary clinic. Eager to support NY Pet Hospital in its mission to improve the quality of life for patients.”

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