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Learn Veterinary Technology on a Farm!

Spectacular location is unmatched for beauty and learning opportunities

Choose a Veterinary Technology Program in a setting like no other. Your classes are set on a 220-acre facility filled with animals and overlooking the soaring Elk Mountains. Located at CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, the veterinary technology facility includes outdoor pens, work areas and a science lab. Our 2600-square-foot hospital was designed by veterinarians and technicians to approximate a working veterinary hospital to provide on-the-job training.

  • Six-stall equine teaching barn
  • Modern livestock handling facility
  • Small animal hospital with kennel and treatment areas
  • Surgical suite
  • Dental, x-ray and laboratory areas

This setting lets you choose to work with a variety of animals — horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, cats or exotics.

The Colorado Mountain College Vet Tech Program can give you the skills to work a job or career with the animals you love. Our program has a reputation for training quality technicians who assist Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. The CMC Vet Tech Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Students are required to meet all task requirements of AVMA accreditation standards.

Hands-on Veterinary Technology Training at CMC

At CMC, Vet Tech students gain real-life experience handling large and small animals at a farm right on campus.

The farm provides opportunities not found at most Veterinary Technology Programs, especially training for large animals.

The farm population averages 75 animals. You'll care for horses, cattle, sheep, llamas and the usual assortment of turkeys, chickens, dogs and cats. A collection of exotic, laboratory and wild animals provides unusual veterinary care situations.

The Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) shelter located adjacent to the farm provides high-quality care for animals awaiting adoption. This provides students with more opportunities to work with animals in a shelter setting.

High passing rate for Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)

The CMC Veterinary Technology Program prepares its students well for the VTNE exam.

VTNE RESULTS Total,
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018
Number of eligible first-time candidates 66
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 64
Three-Year VTNE Pass Percentage 100%

Inside the Program

For many years this program has become a well-known and respected by veterinary practices across the US. This nationally recognized Veterinary Technology Program combines rigorous academics with hands-on experience in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

Students gain broad work experience with many different animals in the teaching hospital, 220-acre farm and nearby animal shelter.

Since the beginning of the Veterinary Technology Program in 1970, more than 95 percent of the program graduates have secured careers in animal health or a closely related field.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Veterinary Technology Program