CMC Spring Valley vet tech farm open house is Saturday

Leslie Rockey, CMC vet tech program and facilities director, and Reggie, are ready for the Vet Tech Farm's open house on Oct. 29.
Ben Suddendorf/CMC courtesy photo

Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Program at Spring Valley invites the public to visit its 220-acre farm and teaching hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The open house provides an opportunity to learn about the Vet Tech Program, and children are encouraged to wear costumes for the Halloween-themed event.

“Some of the animals will be wearing costumes, too,” a news release states. 

Children can have photos taken with the animals, and there will be a petting and feeding area, plus a scavenger hunt, a silent auction, jack-o-lantern smashing (pumpkin pieces are fed to the farm’s animals), and Halloween treats. 

“In addition to the vet tech lab, small animal hospital and equine teaching barn, the college’s veterinary technology program houses a variety of large animals including horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks. Small animals include rodents, snakes, birds, ferrets and chinchillas,” the release states.

Visitors should leave their own pets at home, as federal regulations do not permit unauthorized animals on the premises or in vehicles. 

The CMC Veterinary Technology Center and Teaching Hospital is located at 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, (across from the main Spring Valley campus, past Colorado Animal Rescue).

For more information, call 970-945-7481.

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