Kennel Attendant Cover Letters are a summary of the most important and contextually relevant competencies of a kennel attendant. This is a job that is looked upon as a rung in the hierarchy of the veterinary profession. It provides valuable insights in animal behavior and trains a person in dealing with a whole array of animal temperaments. The most important qualification for this job that should be effectively portrayed is the readiness to work with animals and take their relatively unpredictable nature in the stride.
Other requirements for this job include the readiness to clean the animal enclosures, caring for them, exercising, grooming, and bathing them; assisting animals with medication and medical treatment, and handling other aspects like the breeding and birthing of animals. Sometimes, the attendant may be required as an assistant in administering euthanasia to ailing and suffering animals without any chance of recovery. Clerical responsibilities like maintenance of records, stocking supplies, answering phones, and relaying messages are also a part of the duties.
Kennel Attendant Cover Letters need to follow some fundamental principles that are applicable to all cover letters. The letter should be brief and to the point. Avoid the inclusion of that information that is of a secondary nature and had been already included in the resume. Also ensure the use of simple language that will get the point across to the recruiter without making things too technical. Grammatical, punctuation, spelling, and silly errors in any part of the job application is as good as a crime. This conveys an impression of being casual about the opportunity. But don't go to the other end and commit errors due to an over safe attitude. This would mean you are nervous minded - another potential disqualification.
November 24, 2011
5490 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Chief Veterinary Officer
Animal Care Clinic
7190 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108
Dear Mr. McGill,
This is with reference to your advertisement in the "San Diego News", dated November 21, 2011, inviting applications for the position of a kennel attendant in your esteemed organization. I am interested in the said position and this letter is an expression of interest in the same. I love animals, especially dogs, and I have informal experience working as a kennel attendant during summer vacations. I am looking for an opening with an institution that is known for its twin ethos of professionalism and compassion.
My informal experience with a veterinary hospital and an animal rescue center has acquainted me with numerous dimensions of this job. I am an ardent dog lover and I have owned dogs right from my childhood ranging from the friendly Labradors to ferocious Rottweiler and Doberman Pinschers. I have considerable abilities in understanding the nature of animals, disciplining them with housebreaking and to obey basic commands like sit, stay, roll, and run; bathing and cleaning them, taking them for fitness walks and runs, assisting veterinary doctors in treating them, feeding them, and cleaning their enclosures / kennels. On a couple of occasions, I have assisted surgeons with the firm and necessary practice of animal euthanasia.
I have a high school degree and presently I am pursuing a course in veterinary medicine as an external student from the University of San Diego. I am also good at organization of the office and with performance of clerical duties like answering phones and keeping records.
It will be a pleasure working with a well known institution like yours. I have attached my resume with this letter for a more thorough discussion of my abilities. You can contact me on the telephone number or email address I have mentioned above, as and when you deem fit.
Kennel Attendant Cover Letters should bring out the cheerful readiness of the candidate in efficiently handling all aspects of animal care, including those involving cleaning operations and apparently harsh, but necessary practices like assisted killing.