Departments   VA-MD Vet Med

About Communications

The VMRCVM Communications unit provides a vital telecommunications and public relations interface between external and internal users of the College and Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Staffed by 5 operators, this service area handles between 700 and 1,200 phone calls a day from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Continued communications support is provided after-hours, weekends and holidays by reception personnel and an external answering service.

Through the use of 5 switchboard consoles, 300 pagers, cell phones, over 450 internal phone lines and a computerized paging system, this service group provides an efficient initial contact and call screening hub for clinical emergencies, professional consultations, client/hospital interaction and general University and VMRCVM voice communications.

Contact Communications

Call (540) 231-7666 for assistance with any of our services.

Communications Services

  • Answering and routing incoming calls
  • Primary hospital client contact and paging service
  • Liaison to VT Communications Network Services (CNS) for ethernet and phone installation and relocation
  • Key and lock assignments for college facilities
  • Radio and paging equipment assignments and repair
  • Electronic text paging/messaging and archives
  • Liaison to VT Parking Services for coordinating access to VMRCVM facilities and parking during VT athletic events