Be a hero to animals - become a veterinary technician!  Our admissions representatives will be happy to answer your questions, discuss your interests, send you information about the program, and schedule tours of the school.

Basic Admission Requirements

A minimum of a High School Equivalency Diploma/Certificate (e.g. GED) is required of all applicants.

Applicants with less than a 2.4 high school cumulative GPA or a GED will need to pass an entrance exam for admission.

Applicants with prior college credits, military training, or veterinary technician training program experience may be eligible to apply their credits to Bel-Rea Institute's program.

Now Enrolling for the Following Start Dates

June 26, 2017
September 25, 2017
January 8, 2018
April 9, 2018

Upcoming Community Events at Bel-Rea

FAFSA Assistance Nights

5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 24

Bring your completed 2015 tax return (and your parents return if you are a dependentent student and our financial aid advisor will assist you with filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • Applicants: Please RSVP to your admissions representative.
  • Want to apply?  Contact us at or 303-751-8700.
  • Current Students: Please RSVP to Melissa in Financial Aid via email

Community Open Houses

6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 11 and Tuesday October 17

Come and talk with students and faculty, view surgery/radiology/dentistry/bandaging/laboratory demonstrations, speak with a graduate career panel, meet our animals, talk with Admissions and Financial Aid, and more! No RSVP needed.

Visit with Bel-Rea's Admission Team at Denver Metro-Area/Colorado Events

Denver Pet Expo - Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

Douglas County Fair and Rodeo - Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 6th.

Contact Information For Applicants

Call 1-800-950-8001, 303-751-8700, or email

Send e-transcripts to

CollegeBoard AP Exam School Code:  0928

FAFSA Federal School Code:  012670

Resources For Incoming Students

Need information on books/manuals/supplies, student jobs, New Student Orientation Day, pet-friendly housing, roommate connections, or community resources?  Please contact your Admissions Representative.

Disability accommodations are available for individuals who qualify. Please read our Disability Accommodations, Service Dog, and Veterinary Technician Essential Functions information. If you have any questions, please contact Bel-Rea's Student Services Coordinator, Rebecca Brown -, 303-751-8700, 1-800-950-8001.

  • Click here for information about the difference between Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and Therapy Animals.

Criminal History

The Veterinary Medicine Field is one that is regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and state credentialing organizations. If you have a conviction or pending case, please review this Criminal Background information Sheet and discuss your history with an Bel-Rea's Student Services Coordinator before committing your time and resources to a program.  Rebecca Brown -, 303-751-8700, 1-800-950-8001.

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