Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Reviews of Associates in Veterinary Technician

  • 5 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,338
33% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Veterinary Technician

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  • Reviewed: 2/14/2023
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"I'm not going to make this long, but my god. I don't reccomend this school. They talk about how hands on it is and the only hands on I got was cleaning the cages for them during animal care. Some of the teachers talk down to you and will tell you to drop the class if you ate struggling. They rather see you fail than help you achieve. If you decide to change career paths, most of the credits don't transfer over to other colleges. The internship, which you will make no money doing. How do the expect people to work, go to college and do an internship all at the same time. There are other places I'd recommend CCD."
Melissa Mikolajczak
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RECOMMEND. There are so many other better options that are cheaper and have staff that actually care about their students learning/ graduating. I had a severe allergic reaction to the rabbits and was told to take Benadryl and continue working with the rabbits or I fail. Not to mention when I needed tutors all of the ones they provided didn't have the teacher I was with and told they couldn't help me. Save your money and go else where."
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Don't do it, this school will rob you blind! If... you graduate you will probably find a job that pays near to nothing and you will owe 60k in student loans with a degree that credits wont transfer for any other degree or school. Staff/teachers are unhelpful and don't care if you succeed or not, just want your money. Total waste of a career! Even if you do well, guaranteed you won't stay in the field more then 5 years and you will still be in debt over your head."
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"I was excited to go to this school. The training I received during my 2 year time there was great. BUT... before you enroll, please read the fine print. I was led to believe that Bel-Rea would help graduates find a job after graduation. Maybe I didn't utilize the school in the fullest extent, but Bel-Rea did not help me find a job. They also tell you that this field is in the higher paying range of the job industry. HMMMM... veterinarians will more likely hire people off of the street that claim they are a "vet tech" when they are NOT, and pay them more in some instances. And my student loans? Still not paid. After I graduated I made $7.50 per hour. I thought I would be proud to be a "vet tech" but mainly I'm just disappointed. At least my fur babies get good care at home."
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2014
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Hi! I chose to go to Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Aurora, Colorado, because they were able to provide a lot of hands on experience on campus, instead of having to commute to different clinics, shelters, etc. We did had to do extra volunteering hours (which is great for you!), but I confess it was a little hard to fit everything we had to accomplish since I kept my full time job (40 hours a week). The teachers present the lecture extremely well, and they give you all the tools for further reading and better understanding of the topic. I was also a TA (Teacher's Assistant), and by helping others with their struggles, also helped me to review the content and be sharp for the boards test! English is my second language, and I believe if I did it, anybody can do it too. I completed the program in 27 months, and it was perfect for me!"