Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Patient Receiving : (540) 231-4621
Hospital FAX : (540) 231-9354
Referrals: Small Animal | Large Animal
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
VA-MD Vet Med, Virginia Tech
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Hospital Administration

Our Mission

The missions of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) are:

  • Providing excellent clinical care to our patients using state-of-the-art technology and the latest research discoveries.
  • Building the future of the veterinary profession through hands-on training of residents, interns and fourth-year DVM students.
  • Developing new medical and surgical treatments for managing disease in your pets and animals through the collaboration of clinical faculty members and basic research scientists.

The role of hospital administration is to support and facilitate all of these objectives.

Administration Personnel

Dr. Swecker
Dr. William Swecker
Interim Hospital Director

Dr. Hiller
Dr. Rick Hiller
Hospital Administrator

Dr. Herring
Dr. Ian P. Herring
Assistant Director


Barbara Kafka
Barbara Kafka
Small Animal
Case Coordinator

Karen Johnson
Karen Johnson
Case Coordinator

Jill Kormendy
Jill Kormendy
Executive Assistant


Sharon Dunn
Sharon Dunn
Hospital Business Analyst

Gail Kilber
Gail Kibler
VTH Systems Analyst

Teresa Williams
Teresa Williams
VTH Assistant Systems Analyst

Hospital Leadership

The Hospital Director oversees all aspects of the hospital, sits on the College Executive Board and presides over the VTH Management Board, which is comprised of representation from all areas of the hospital.

The Hospital Administrator reports to the Director and oversees the day-to-day operations of the hospital, which include administrative areas such as the business office, reception/medical records, communications, and hospital stores.

Direct medical services for small and large animals, pharmacy, and diagnostic services are supported by the administrative team daily as they interact with each other, referring veterinarians, individual clients and students.

Each area of the VTH has a staff supervisor, and the medical areas have faculty leadership as well, forming a strong, cohesive matrix of administrative oversight for the hospital.