Located on Janitell Road in Colorado Springs, the mission of the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology (CAVT) is to create “Champion Veterinary Technicians” who can provide compassionate care to patients and possess exceptional professional and personal habits. The school’s focus is on developing a desire and ability for life-long learning, and a high level of professional competency in delivering medical services.
The CAVT is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the United States Department of Education through the Council on Occupational Education. Approval and regulation is carried out by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.
The basic two-year program offered by the CAVT is the Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, which also prepares students for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for their credentialing. The course consists of 8 quarters, during which students receive basic and advanced training in veterinary services such as Advanced Nursing, Dentistry, Large Animal Nursing, Emergency Nursing, etc.
One of the biggest advantages of studying at this college is the hands-on experience gained by the students. The course curriculum includes 400 hours of training inside a working veterinary hospital, and involves being trained on procedures such as full physical examinations, treatment provision to critically ill patients, managing an entire veterinary clinic’s chemistry lab, educating pet owners and several other medical and surgical procedures.
Tuition for the 24-month program is $28,750 plus other costs. Completion rate during the 2011-12 period was 92%, and job placement was 100% for all graduates as of January 31, 2013.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Veterinary Assistant (A, C)
- Tuition is estimated to be $10,770 per year*
- Required fees, excluding tuition, cost about $670*
- Part-time per credit hour charges for undergraduates are $210*
- Thirty students graduated in the last reported year
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology is -. In order to calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $11,000-$13,000 per year
- For part-time students, charges are between $210-$250 per unit
- Required fees: $700
Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||57%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||43%||$3,663|
|Receiving Student Loans||43%||$6,833|