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

photo - Nancy Sheffield Nancy Sheffield I was born in Virginia and grew up in the Shenandoah Valley.  I now live in Spring Valley with my husband, Jeff, who is a park ranger.  We share our home with our dog, two cats, and several birds.  My interests include hiking, biking, birding, reading, dogs and yoga.


  • Ed.M., Education – University of Illinois (2008)
  • B.S., Animal Science – University of Maryland (1981)
  • A.A.S., Veterinary Technology – Blue Ridge Community College (1979)


  • Professor of Veterinary Technology – Colorado Mountain College (2002 to present)
  • Certified Veterinary Technician – Eastside Animal Clinic, Naples FL (1998 – 2002)
  • Hospital Administrator / Licensed Veterinary Technician – Animal Hospital of Waynesboro, Waynesboro VA (1982 – 1998)


  • Colorado Veterinary Technician of the Year

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.