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College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
S2009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

phone: 607-253-3700
fax: 607-253-3709

Resumes, CV & Cover Letters

Externship, Internship and job inquiries and applications typically require you to submit a resume or CV (curriculum vitae) to the employer or organization of interest.  In most cases, the application instructions for the position you are applying to will specify whether a CV or resume is being requested.  If this information is not provided, you will need to determine which of them most appropriately fits the criteria provided by the employer or internship committee who will be reviewing your application.
Please note that employers sometimes confuse the terms and use them interchangeably.  So, if you are in doubt- the general rule of thumb is that if you are applying for a veterinary associate position you should submit a resume; if you are applying for an externship, internship or a position in academia (research or clinical) you should submit a CV.

Writing a Resume
Sample Resumes
Resume Tips

Writing a CV
Sample CVs

Writing a Cover Letter
Sample Cover Letters for a Veterinary Associate Position

Sample cover letters for a veterinary Internship
Sample Cover Letters for a Veterinary Externship