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Veterinary Internship Letter of Intent

A veterinary internship letter of intent expresses your desire to work for an organization in the veterinary field. The letter is targeted; therefore, it must contain detailed information to capture the interest of the hiring person or organization. A letter that connects employer requirements with your qualifications can promote you to the top of the interview list.

Format and Content

The veterinary internship letter of intent format requires attention to detail. Be specific and mention relevant experience in the veterinary or animal services field. Include examples of your love for animals and your educational experience. Be sure to include other skills that will help you excel in the internship, such as good communication, organization and leadership abilities.


In this veterinary internship letter of intent sample, the student is seeking a fall internship with a local veterinary clinic. The student has taken the time to research the clinic and the veterinarian offering the internship. She makes a connection by mentioning the specifics she admires about the veterinarian and then relates these specifies to her own experience and love for animals.

Dear Dr. Lease,

I am writing to express my interest in the fall internship opportunity at Tricounty Veterinary Clinic from 9/13/2013 to 12/20/2013. I found the internship opportunity on the Texas University website. I am impressed by the number of customers that have left positive feedback on your website’s forum. I am equally impressed with the time and attention you give to posting helpful advice and articles for your customers and other animal lovers. I share your deep love for animals and I feel strongly that I can serve you well as your veterinary assistant this fall.

I am currently enrolled at Dallas University and plan to graduate next spring with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Following graduation, I intend to pursue my master’s degree in the same field. From a very young age, I felt a special connection to animals. As a child, I had a very diverse backyard zoo that included ducks, turtles, dogs, cats, a pig and a pony my parents saved from starvation. I am very fortunate to have parents who love animals as much as I do, especially since I brought home every stray or wounded animal I found as a child.

In high school, I gained valuable experience working with animals as a volunteer at the Collin Animal Shelter. For the last three years, I served as an intern for LAL Farms where I got hands-on experience working with horses, cattle and sheep. I am an active member of two local animal rescue organizations and I volunteer at several adoption events each year. My professional experience includes animal care and restraint methods, wound treatment, animal radiology, and health management. My educational experience includes laboratory and field experiments. I possess excellent communication and leadership skills and I am currently serving as the student advisor at Straight Hall.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss my skills and experience in more detail. I believe I can be an asset to your organization, and I am extremely confident the experience will be a tremendous asset to me, both personally and professionally. I am highly motivated and eager to learn as much as possible about all animals. I am enclosing a letter of reference from my last internship. If you have any questions, you may contact me at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.


Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones


Reference Letter from Peter Rosen, General Manager, LAL Farms