Cover letter for a veterinarian (5 samples)

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

Examples of veterinarian cover letters

To get a veterinarian position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a veterinarian 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: “Veterinarian cover letter”

“Mallory Pineda

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Brodsky,

I would like to apply for the Veterinarian position with New Parkland Animal Hospital. I am a seasoned veterinary professional with over 12 years of experience providing animal care. In my current position as Veterinarian with the Springfield Animal Clinic I examine animal patients diagnose their ailments provide diagnostics inform owners of procedures and treat a variety of symptoms and conditions through medicinal and surgical methods.

I am highly sensitive when interacting with pet owners as they are often nervous or worried during this time. My organizational and record keeping skills are exemplary and I keep detailed efficient progress notes on each patient. Above all I am a skilled veterinarian with a wide range of experience and expertise. Owners have thanked me time and again for my quick thinking and knowledgeable care in bringing their animals back to health. It would be my sincere pleasure to be able to share my dedication and professionalism with the patients of New Parkland Animal Hospital and their owners.

I am extremely confident that you will find me to be an outstanding candidate for your Veterinarian position. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at your convenience to schedule an interview. I look forward to meeting with you and I appreciate your time.


Mallory Pineda”

Sample 2: “Veterinarian cover letter”

“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”

Sample 3: “Veterinarian cover letter”

“Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m writing about the Veterinarian position in the hopes that my skills may be put to good use at Retail Ocean. I am a graduate of Green Valley State, where I studied biology and veterinary medicine under some of the nation’s leading veterinary minds. I gained my medical degree at Hawaii Western with the lone goal of becoming a Veterinarian, and now I’m excited about the possibility of working for you.

My desire to become a Veterinarian began rather ordinarily. It grew from a love of animals as a child. That cookie-cutter origin story has led me to apply for the position of Veterinarian at Retail Ocean. Even though my desire for this position seems simple, I can assure you my passion and aptitude are not.

My passion for helping animals took me to a local shelter. There, I saw some of the hardships that abandoned and sick animals can go through. As I searched for work at a clinic, my time spent at the shelter made me aware of how animals are treated by supposedly intelligent adults. It only stoked my desires to help and heal these creatures.

With a medical background and an animal focus, there is no other career for me outside of veterinary work. I know Retail Ocean is the right place for me. While my experiences have brought me in contact with mostly household pets (cats and dogs), my studies have given me the knowledge to help many more animals than that. As one could attest to, it isn’t enough to love animals. You have to take those next steps to really make a difference.


Sofia Flores”

Sample 4: “Veterinarian cover letter”

“Dear Mrs. Winsome,

As a veterinarian with six years of reptile care experience, I believe my specialization and commitment to care standards for even the smallest animals would add to the Holt Clinic’s outstanding reputation in the field.

My veterinary career has brought experience in diagnosing, treating and performing surgery on all major household pets. Much of my experience is with dogs, cats and rabbits, although I have a particular affinity for snakes and reptiles. Your state-of-the-art reptile care facility is a key reason for my interest in the role.

For the past six years, I have spent my summers volunteering in the reptile house of the Fort Worth Zoo to help them tackle their most difficult cases. Whether the issues are caused by improper enclosure temperatures, Vitamin A deficiency or respiratory problems, much of my time is spent educating as well as treating.

While surgery for reptiles is rare, I have performed an average of 20 procedures a month on a variety of animals and am an expert in the latest surgical techniques. My success rate of 96 percent was higher than the state average of 84 percent. I always make an effort to engage with owners before their pet goes into surgery to explain why we are taking action and patiently answer any questions. I find that once owners better understand their pets, they are much less likely to bring the animal in for a recurrence of common issues.

I enclose a link to over forty letters of recommendation and hope for the opportunity to visit your clinic to discuss how my skills might add to your renowned reptile veterinary team.


Simona Jakes”

Sample 5: “Veterinarian cover letter”

“Claude Chien



Richmond, 03/04/2021

Heather Anderson

Department Head

Independence Animal Hospital

2749 White Pine Lane

Winchester, VA 22601

Dear Heather,

I truly cannot believe I’ve treated up to 64,000 animal patients in my 7-year veterinary career, which I wouldn’t change for the world. I’d be honored to have the opportunity of continuing that path under your leadership at the Independence Animal Hospital.

My friend Susannah Gold—a senior vet in your department—says you’re looking for a veterinarian able to work well under pressure, with a successful track record of surgical procedures, and who can lead a clinical team of veterinary residents. Let me prove to you how well I fit that description:

Stress resilience—treated ca. 30 patients a day as the only veterinarian on duty in the clinic.

Experienced in surgical procedures—Conducted both laboratory and surgical procedures, including dental extractions, spay/neuters, bone fracture repairment, and all kinds of vaccinations and diagnostics.

Leadership—Led a team of 3 veterinary assistants and 2 technicians, maintaining the highest quality of care and service.

What I find most rewarding in the veterinary field are the messages from the owners with pictures of their recovering pets. That’s how you know you’ve built a trustful relationship, plus the gratitude and love on the pets’ faces are almost blinding.

I’m confident you’ll find my experience in companion animal emergency and critical care beneficial to the department, so let’s schedule a meeting this week to discuss my skills further.

With kind regards,

Claude Chien”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of veterinarian cover letters

What must be in a cover letter?

The cover letter should have your contact details, and information about qualifications, experience, technical skills, and creative ability.

What is the importance of a cover letter?

Your cover letter should do four things:

  • Introduce you to the potential employer as a strong candidate.
  • Include your reasons the employer should consider you for the position.
  • Leave the employer with a positive and memorable first impression of you as a candidate.
  • Cause the hiring manager to contact you for an interview.

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