What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?

Senior Technical Recruiter, Indeed
J. Palmer

I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!

Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:

  • Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
    • Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
  • Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
    • Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
  • How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
    • Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
    • Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
  • Have you proofread your cover letter?
    • Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!

[Your Name]

[Phone Number] | [e-mail]
September 17, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing in regard to the Veterinary Assistant position I saw posted on Resume.com. 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.


How to write a veterinary assistant cover letter?

  • Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
  • Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
  • Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
  • Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the veterinary assistant
  • Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
  • Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
  • End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
  • Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length