When getting a job in animal health, having the proper education and experience is crucial. A veterinary medicine or animal science degree is often required, and internships or entry-level positions at animal clinics, shelters, or farms can provide valuable hands-on experience. Networking with professionals in the industry and staying up-to-date with industry news and regulations are also helpful.

But even with all these qualifications, standing out in a competitive job market can still be a challenge. That’s why tailoring your application for each job you apply to is essential. Here are some tips on how to do just that:

Research the company and the job.

Before applying to any animal health job, take the time to research the company and the position you’re applying for. Look for information on the company’s mission, values, and culture, and tailor your application to align with these.

Customize your resume and cover letter.

Don’t send a generic resume and cover letter to every animal health job you apply to. Instead, tailor each application to the specific job by using the language and terminology from the job posting.

Highlight your relevant skills and experience.

Focus on the animal health experience you have, whether it be from a previous job, internship, or volunteer work. Use keywords from the job description to show that you understand the position and are a good fit. Highlight your skills relevant to animal health, such as animal handling, medical terminology, laboratory skills, or communication skills.

Provide specific examples.

Rather than simply listing your skills and experience, provide specific examples of how you’ve used them in the past. This can help demonstrate your value and make you stand out from other applicants. Also, animal health professionals are passionate about what they do. In your application, make sure to communicate your own passion for animal health and how you’ve demonstrated that passion in the past.

By following these tips and incorporating the advice from animal health professionals, you can increase your chances of landing your dream job in animal health.

For more information on careers in pork and poultry contact Trish Valenzuela at trish@continentalsearch.com  

Trish Valenzuela
Practice Director, Monogastric Health & Nutrition
Continental Search
Ocean View, DE

For more information on careers in dairy and beef contact Rick Pascual at rick@continentalsearch.com    

Rick Pascual
Practice Director, Ruminant Health & Nutrition
Continental Search
Ocean View, DE