Cover letter for a veterinary assistant (5 samples)

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

Examples of veterinary assistant cover letters

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


[Phone Number] | [e-mail]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing in regard to the Veterinary Assistant position I saw posted on As someone who is passionate about animal care and has worked in the veterinary field for over 5 years, I feel that I am a top candidate for this position. I would be honored to join your team at the Seaside Veterinary Clinic.

For the past three years I have been working as a Veterinary Assistant for a local animal hospital. Within this role I was responsible for administering medication, preparing patients for surgery and procedures, and acting as a liaison between the Veterinarian and pet owners.

Throughout the years I have proven myself to be committed to provide top of the line care to all of my patients and their human counterparts. I have excellent communication skills, tact, and superior problem solving abilities. I’m also highly organized and have no problem keeping up with a demanding patient schedule. I’m a strong multitasker and have thorough knowledge of industry best practices.

I believe strongly in the importance of animals and pets within our lives and I am passionate about providing them and their owners with top of the line care. I would love the opportunity to bring my passion and skillset to work at your clinic. I appreciate you taking the time to review my application and I hope to speak to you soon regarding an interview.


[Your Name]

[Phone Number]


Sample 2: “Veterinary assistant cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Scharf,

I have always cared deeply for animals, which is why I am studying to become a veterinarian at college. If considered for your veterinary assistant position, I believe I would have a lot to offer Brownfield Vet, while I also would appreciate the chance to learn more about the field at the same time.

I worked as an intern at another local vet’s office, where I received extensive training on how to properly handle animals. Every dog and cat is different, and I would take extra care to ensure the critters were comfortable. This could include getting toys for the animals to play with and offering nutritionally appropriate treats.

However, the vet’s office can also be stressful for the pet owners, especially if the animal was sick. When little kids came in, I would always take the time to talk with them and ask them about their day. I found that talking about anything else would be enough to get the child’s mind off his or her sick pet. This allowed the kids to relax until their cat or dog would return.

There is still a lot for me to learn, but I believe I have the skills necessary to be a real benefit to your veterinary clinic. Thank you for your time, and please contact me if there is anything else you would like to know.”

Sample 3: “Veterinary assistant cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Johnson,

My love for animals started long ago as a toddler. My family always had pets in our household that I helped out with. We could never leave a homeless animal on the street if we had room in our home to make it feel welcome. Today, I still enjoy having pets in my life, but I can also do more to protect them by working in this industry. I would be a great addition to your team as a veterinary assistant.

Since becoming a veterinary assistant, I have worked to help pets and their owners enjoy their lives together. Pets can’t advocate for themselves, so it’s important to make sure the owner is the key factor in the treatment plan. Because of this, I have worked hard to develop strong communication skills with pet owners, a skill highlighted in the job description. I have also striven to help evaluate a pet’s issues to determine the best route for treatment. I think it is also important to carefully review an animal’s past history so a more effective plan can be developed to treat conditions. I pay attention to these small details, which could potentially be helpful in many situations. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with all creatures, whether they are furry or scaly. This makes my job the best of all. My love of animals and my strong skills make me an ideal candidate for this job. 

I look forward to an invitation to come and speak to you for an interview. Thank you for looking over my qualifications and considering me for this position.

John Doe”

Sample 4: “Veterinary assistant cover letter”

“Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to inquire about the Veterinary Assistant position at TradeLot. With a biology M.A. from Hawaii Western and nearly a decade of real-world hospital experience, I believe that I would bring tremendous value to the table.

My wide breadth of knowledge includes extensive study of both the animal kingdom and the human body. In fact, while studying biology at Hawaii Western, I minored in zoology. Upon graduation, I worked as an intern at Cloud Clearwater Hospital. There, learning health and wellness techniques while treating basic injuries and illnesses was of vital importance. I learned how to organize patient lists, communicate with patients and families in a compassionate and productive manner, and supervise medical students.

After a year of moving up from the ranks of intern, I was offered a Veterinary Assistant job with Crane & Jenkins. There, I was able to apply my skills in a setting that exposed me directly to animals. I learned important skills like how to work with frightened animals and how to administer appropriate dosages of vaccine medications. My experiences have allowed me to work with dogs, cats, birds, rodents, and even horses.

Though I love my job at Crane & Jenkins, I’m eager to expand my skills and bring value to a larger and more challenging veterinary environment. I would be pleased to present references from my current and former employers, and I look forward to learning more about this exciting position.


Sofia Flores”

Sample 5: “Veterinary assistant cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Fallreath,

As I enter the last year of my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Florida State and prepare to pass my NAVLE, I am looking for a new part-time equine veterinary assistant role to supplement my theoretical learning.

I have been assisting equine veterinarian Yarrow Clinic for the past 18 months, but as they are due to relocate, a clinic-based assistant role would be preferable. From performing basic exams, to treating wounds and giving vaccinations, my experience with a wide range of horses and ponies has only cemented my passion for the vocation.

Many of my clients were involved in horse breeding, so I am adept at tending to the reproductive health of stallions and broodmares, taking scans and assisting with foalings – I’ve been present at over thirty births. I am a keen rider myself, so the physical demands of the role do not phase me. I have completed all the required safety qualifications and am happy to say that I have avoided any workplace accidents over the past two years.

My methodical approach to problem solving and keen eye for organizational details have won praise from both colleagues and clients – I have fifteen letters of recommendation. I took on most of the administrative duties at Yarrow and understand the importance of accurate record keeping and timely communication with suppliers. My knowledge of all laboratory and medical procedures is current.

I would welcome the opportunity to accompany one of your equine veterinarians on a patient visit to understand your approach to equine care. Your practical approach to interviewing veterinary assistants is an excellent indication of your animal-first focus.


Lillian Wollaton”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of veterinary assistant 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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