Veterinary Receptionist Cover Letter

Whenever a resume is submitted to a prospective employer, it is in good form to accompany it with a cover letter. This is the very first, and often the best chance you will have to make a good impression when applying for a position as a veterinary receptionist, so choose your words wisely. A cover letter is basically a letter of introduction and should simply hint at what can be found in a more detailed veterinary receptionist resume that is attached. Try to briefly touch on how you heard of the open position, why you are applying and thank the person reviewing your resume for taking the time out of their busy schedule. Following is a sample veterinary receptionist cover letter you can use as a guide when crafting your own.

Sally Warner
379 Tremont Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 892-6292

Dr. Bernard St Hillaire, D.V.M.
1434 Jackson Pkwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 776-6767
September 1, 2010

Dear Dr. Bernard,

I am writing to introduce myself and to express my desire to apply for the position of veterinary receptionist that has recently been vacated. A good friend of mine, Mrs. Lambert who has brought her dogs to you for many years now, mentioned that you had recently lost your receptionist who moved away after being married. As luck would have it, I have considerable experience in this position and my current employer is retiring.

For the past nine years I have been employed by the 24 Hour Animal Clinic as a veterinary receptionist. As I mentioned, Dr. Fullbright is retiring and has opted not to sell the clinic, so the doors will be closing for good within a matter of days. In total, I have 15 years experience and am familiar with every aspect of the job from handling the phones to dispensing pet meds. It broke my heart to consider leaving a position I love so dearly, and you can imagine my joy when I discovered you were seeking an experienced receptionist!

As you know, over the past few months we have been referring our patients to you, so many of the animals I will already be familiar with. I believe we could both benefit from this as I am experienced and would need minimal training, other than being familiarized with your office procedures and computer system. I am attaching my resume which will give you a better understanding of what veterinary software I am experienced with and the basic duties I was responsible for.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review my resume, and I look forward to meeting with you personally to discuss the possibilities of procuring the job as veterinary receptionist for you busy practice. If you need any further references or details regarding my qualifications, I can be reached at the information above.

Respectfully Yours,

Sally Warner