Veterinary Technology (AAS)

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

What kind of animals will I be exposed to and how much hands-on experience will I have?

The program has many different types of resident animals for your learning. We have large animals including cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, and llamas; exotic animals including reptiles, birds, rats, mice, guinea pigs and ferrets. You will also interact with non-resident cats and dogs.

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.

When and how can I apply?

The program starts each fall semester and is limited to 32 new students. To be considered for admission you must apply to CMC first, then you will be directed to a specific Veterinary Technology application on your admissions checklist. Both the CMC application and Veterinary Technology application must be complete to be considered for admission.

Applications are reviewed in two groups based on date completed. Increase your chances of earning a spot in the next fall cohort by completing your application early!

  • First Review Deadline: February 1st, admissions decisions by February 15th
  • Second Review Deadline: April 1st*, admissions decisions by April 15th

*We will continue to review applications in the order received after this date if space is available. Please reach out to your admissions representative to inquire about any available space after this deadline.

New AVMA Accreditation Requirement - Students must be immunized for rabies virus before admission to the CMC VT program.

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Join CMC admissions on Zoom to learn more about our Vet Tech program, our faculty, 220 acre farm, and the application process.

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Veterinary Technology Program Documents

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Veterinary Technology Handbook

To apply, Apply to CMC first. Then, complete your Veterinary Technology application on your Admissions Checklist.