CMC Veterinary Technology Program Faculty

Learn from Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and other experienced academic instructors

Alongside the CMC academic staff, the program draws from guest lecturers and special speakers. they include research veterinarians, private practice veterinarians, zoo veterinary technicians and veterinarians.

photo - Jeff MyersDr. Jeff Myers Born and raised in Western Canada. Married to Julie. Daughter Nicole and son Hayden. Interests: Camping, biking, fishing, hockey, reading.


  • B.S. Veterinary Science - Colorado State University (1982)
  • D.V.M. - Colorado State University (1986)


  • Professor of Veterinary Technology – Colorado Mountain College (2001 – present)
  • Veterinarian/Practice Owner – Aspen/Carbondale Animal Hospitals (1991-2001)

photo - Dr. Gretchen LambDr. Gretchen Lamb Gretchen has been actively involved in clinical veterinary practice since 1998 and brings tremendous practical knowledge to our program. She has three post-secondary degrees.


  • B.A. in German and Biology from Grinnell College (1993)
  • D.V.M. - Colorado State University

Annette Temple CVT has been a veterinary technician for over 25 years and has been teaching veterinary technology for more than 10 of those years. Annette was born in Utah, but spent a large portion of her childhood living in Pennsylvania. She moved back to the west for college and has been here ever since. Annette has worked in veterinary clinics, as both a credentialed technician and office manager, but enjoys teaching veterinary technology the most. Annette loves living up in the mountains with her partner Harris and all of her critters, which include ducks, chickens, goats, guinea pigs, and two hairless cats.


  • B.S. Animal Science with emphasis on Veterinary Technology


  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary Technology -Colorado Mountain College (2019-present)
  • Instructor of Veterinary Technology -Bel-Rea Institute (2010-2018)
  • Instructor of Veterinary Assisting - Mountainland Applied Technology College (2000-2009)
  • Certified Veterinary Technician – Louisville Family Animal Hospital
  • Office Manager/Veterinary Technician – Banfield Pet Hospital


photo - Leslie RockeyLeslie Rockey is the Veterinary Technology Program's animal resource manager.


  • AAS Veterinary Technology Colorado Mountain College


  • Director, Colorado Animal Rescue (2000-2015)
  • The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association named her the Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2006
  • Instructor’s assistant, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a seeing-eye training organization in New York state.
  • Aspen Boarding Kennel and Shelter
  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona

The Veterinary Technology program at CMC also routinely draws from three other key instructors: Lauren Thraen, CVT; Kerri Pirzadeh, CVT; and Amy McLaren, CVT.