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.

Rockey, Leslie

Leslie Rockey

Leslie Rockey

Animal Resource Manager, Veterinary Technology Program
970-947-8238 |


  • 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

Lamb, Gretchen

photo - Dr. Gretchen Lamb

Gretchen Lamb

Professor of Veterinary Technology
970-947-8210 |

Dr. Gretchen Lamb has been actively involved in clinical veterinary practice since 1998 and brings tremendous practical knowledge to our program. She has three post-secondary degrees. She was chosen as the CMC Spring Valley Faculty Member of the Year in 2016.


  • D.V.M., Colorado State University
  • B.A. in German and Biology, Grinnell College

Temple, Annette

Annette Temple

Faculty, Veterinary Technology
970-945-7481 |

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

Temple, Annette

Annette Temple

Annette Temple BS, RVT

Assistant Professor

Professional Interests/Associations

Have been a Veterinary Technician for 30 years. Have worked in mostly small and exotic animal clinics, but did some mixed practice (large and small animal) technician work. Was an office manager at a small animal clinic before becoming a veterinary technician educator. Am an active member of CACVT.

Personal Interests

I am a farmer at heart. I have a love for all domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, geese and more. I have many of these birds and love raising them for the eggs they provide to my family and others. I also have a few goats that we raise for dairy purposes. I love to garden (mostly vegetables) in the summer and must grow plants inside to get me through the long winter months when I can't get out and work in the soil.

Zwolinski, Katrina

Katrina Zwolinski

Katrina M. Zwolinski, DVM

Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University
  • BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • BA Creative Writing, University of Arizona