Denver Campus Facilities
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology is located on a 6.4-acre campus just outside beautiful Denver, Colorado. Bel-Rea is one of the oldest and largest veterinary technician training programs in the country. Our well-equipped classroom and laboratory facilities allow us to provide the hands-on training you need to succeed in the field of veterinary medicine. From advanced surgery and dental suites to a large animal barn and corrals, you'll have access to a full array of settings that mimic those you'll come across throughout your career.
Our campus houses over 80 resident animals including horses, chickens, cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and more, who are all happy to assist in your education or just to keep you company while you study.
Our comfortable, inviting campus is an ideal setting to begin your new career in veterinary medicine. It's large enough to provide you with the tools and facilities you need, but intimate enough to feel like home.
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Off-site Training Facilities
At the Aurora Animal Shelter and the Denver Dumb Friends League, students practice effective small animal restraint techniques, administer medications and vaccines as ordered by the veterinarians, and care for animals in shelter environments.
At Animal Reproductive Technologies, students have the opportunity to learn routine health care for cattle, general farm practices, and restraint as part of their large animal training.
At Kenlyn Arabians, students perform routine health care on horses and learn about the overall equine industry from a real-life perspective. These off-campus labs also provide students with the following experiences: Viewing live births, observing breeding procedures, learning to safely handle rescued large animals, exposure to holistic/complementary medicine approaches, handling and treatment of a variety of farm animals, and learning about a not-for-profit's equine assisted therapy program for at-risk youth.
200+ internship options are available to students in their final quarter of training.
Learn more on our Internship Page!
Want a medical career working with animals? Contact Bel-Rea today and get started down the path to a career you'll love!
Relocating to Denver
Denver is fast growing, pet-friendly, and offers many cultural and recreational activities to residents of all ages. Our close proximity to the mountains gives you access to some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the country. Resources such as Vail, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, and Winter Park are less than two hours from campus. We think you'll love living and going to school in Denver!
Our friendly staff is here to help you every step of the way. We can assist you with everything from finding pet-friendly housing to job placement assistance and more. Denver is a great place to live, play, and start your brand new career in veterinary medicine.
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