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Colorado Mountain College's veterinary technician center, in summer.

Colorado Mountain College’s veterinary technician center, located at the college’s Spring Valley campus, in summer..

Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Club invites the community to tour the program’s 220-acre center and teaching hospital at Spring Valley on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Refreshments and a silent auction will also be available.

The comprehensive tour is free and open to anyone who is interested in veterinary technology or to those individuals and families who just want to visit the facility. High school students who are interested in veterinary medicine are highly encouraged to come.

The center and teaching hospital house a variety of animals including horses, llamas, goats, birds, snakes and more. The tour coincides with National Veterinary Technician Week.

Visitors are asked to leave their own pets at home as USDA regulates that there be no unauthorized animals on the premises or in cars.

The CMC veterinary technology center and teaching hospital are located at 3000 County Rd. 114 (across from the main Spring Valley campus, past Colorado Animal Rescue).

For more information, please call the Veterinary Technology Club co-advisor, Nancy Sheffield, at 947-8244.