Vet Tech Schools In Colorado

Browse below to learn how to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in Colorado including advice on top schools, certification and licensing requirements, salaries and employment data.

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Colorado

Licensing, certification and registration requirements for veterinary technicians varies by state.

If you wish to become a vet tech in Colorado it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited veterinary technician/technology program.

Once you have graduated from an accredited program you will need to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) exams – which are administered by the American Association of Veterinary – if you wish to work as a vet tech in Colorado. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Colorado

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal TechnologyDenver, COAssociate of Applied Science
Colorado Academy of Veterinary TechnologyColorado Springs, COAssociate of Applied Science
Colorado Mountain CollegeGlenwood Springs, COAssociate of Applied Science
Community College of DenverDenver, COAssociate of Applied Science
Front Range Community CollegeFort Collins, COAssociate of Applied Science
Pima Medical InstituteColorado Springs, COAssociate of Applied Science
Pima Medical InstituteAurora, COAssociate of Applied Science

There are currently 7 accredited veterinary technician programs in Colorado.

Programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).

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Colorado Vet Tech Licensing Requirements

Once you have successfully graduated from an accredited program and passed all necessary certification examinations you will need to apply for your veterinary technician license in Colorado.

The Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: 191 Yuma Street, Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 866/318.0652
Email: information@cacvt.org
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Vet Tech Salary Colorado

Average Vet Tech Salary$34,460
Hourly Wage$16.57
Top 10% of Earners$46,200
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,440
#'s Employed3,920

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Colorado is $34,460 – 1% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.57.

There are currently 3,920 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Colorado.

Colorado Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Colorado strongly appeals to you then it is a great time to pursue your dreams. The demand for vet techs has been steadily on the increase over the last ten years and is projected to grow by 14.7% over the coming years with an additional 14,330 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

The table below details salary and employment levels of veterinary technicians in the main towns and cities in Colorado.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Boulder, CO$29,910$14.38$37,710$23,790-
Colorado Springs, CO$35,620$17.12$48,270$25,990540
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO$35,270$16.96$46,270$26,2601,950
Fort Collins, CO$35,940$17.28$46,420$26,810430
Grand Junction, CO$31,750$15.26$45,350$21,780140
Greeley, CO$28,080$13.50$36,830$21,160150

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

The first table compares salary and employment data between veterinary technicians and veterinarians and veterinary assistants in Colorado.

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$34,4603,920
Veterinarian$86,2202,120
Vet Assistant$27,200480

The table below compares average veterinary technician salary and employment in Colorado with salary levels for related healthcare careers in the state.

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$34,4603,920
Medical Assistants$35,2609,810
Nursing Assistants$32,04020,540
Dental Assistants$38,6607,080
X Ray Tech$78,060450
Ultrasound Tech$81,4501,040