This program provides specialty training, which enables you to assist a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. You will gain practical experience with both large and small animal medicine and surgery in clinical situations through a work experience in a veterinary practice and at the 200- acre Veterinary Technology farm. The college owns and cares for over 75 resident animals for use in the program.
Graduates from this program have established a nationwide reputation and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) has honored the Veterinary Technology program with an Award for Excellence in education.
This program is academically challenging. Therefore, you must fulfill preliminary requirements before enrolling in these courses. The following skill levels are required: you must be scholastically qualified to enroll in: ENG 121 , MAT 121 , and able to read at the college level. You must demonstrate these required skill proficiencies through either Accuplacer placement tests or acceptable ACT or SAT scores. Your proficiency may affect the sequence of courses in which you enroll and may extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
The Veterinary Technology program has admission requirements in addition to those of the College. An admission packet can be obtained by contacting Pre-enrollment Services. Please call the Central (1-800-621-8559) or Spring Valley (1-970-947-8276) admissions staff for details and application packet. The application packet may also be downloaded from the CMC website at www.coloradomtn.edu/File/forms/Vet_Tech_App_Packet.pdf. Space is limited to the first 32 qualified applicants. The admission packet should be submitted during the spring semester for admission in the following fall.
Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Students desiring a program in pre-veterinary medicine should enroll in the Associate of Science Degree program.
The Veterinary Technology program is offered at Roaring Fork Campus-Spring Valley. See also the certificate program in Animal Shelter Management .
A minimum grade of “C” is required in all classes necessary for graduation with a degree in Veterinary Technology.
VET courses have a specific sequence. Please see your adviser for a recommended sequence of courses to develop your schedule.
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