Pets of VUMC

December 1, 2018

Pets of VUMC 2018 Collection #9: Here’s looking at you, vol. 2

Eyes wide pets

Julie Davy, Health IT. “Lily is a feisty and sassy 14-year-old beauty. I caught her admiring her beauty in the mirror.”

This is the eighth collection of photographs submitted by VUMC employees to the 2018 “VUMC Voice” Pet Photo Contest.

The first collection, called “Duos,” was published  in April. 

The second collection, called “Dogs and their people,” was published in May.

The third collection, vol. 1 of “Dogs! Cats! Beds! Sofas!” was published in  June.

The fourth collection, vol. 2 of “Dogs! Cats! Beds! Sofas!” was published in July

The fifth collection, called “What could go wrong?” was published in August.

The sixth collection, called “Pets on the move” was published in September.

The seventh collection, called “Field and stream. Also yard and tub” was published in October.

The eighth collection, called “Here’s looking at you,” was published in November.

Almost 600 (!) photographs were submitted for the contest. (Remember — the top prize we offer in the contest is a photo of your pet shared in “VUMC Voice.”) And while we won’t be able to use all, or even most, of the pictures we received, we hope to showcase a good sample of the best of the beasts.

If you didn’t send in an entry this year, and your pet is peeved at you about it, please reassure him or her that there will be a “VUMC Voice” Pet Photo Contest next year, but explain that the deadline for entries for this year has passed, and no more pictures will be accepted. We hope your pet understands.

And the pets just keep on comin’. Watch for the next installment of “VUMC Voice” Pets of VUMC 2018 — coming soon.

Jeff Neely, Information Technology. “Bandit is a border collie who loves to play Frisbee.”
Jennifer Pearson, Pediatric Rehabilitation. “Kevin Bagel the beagle loves sunbathing in the grass on a sunny day, playing chase with the cat, and snuggling with the family.”
Andy Weiss, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. Purrinces Leia.
Kevin Duke, Information Technology. “Brooklyn’s mortal enemy is the UPS driver, and he loves snow.”
Allison Norlander, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. “Leo is from the Nashville Humane Association. He tends to get lost around the house and meows very loudly so we come find him or call for him.”
Patricia Currey, Clinical Pharmacology. Yin, the backyard chicken.
Rachel Riggins, SICU. “Piper loves barking at cats, chasing her tail, and rolling in the lawn.”
Jo Foster, Pediatrics. “Bandit is a 3-year-old Boston terrier.”
Eugenia Yazlovitskaya, Nephrology. “Martin is 15. One eye is blue and one is golden-green. He was given to me by my graduate students when he was only 6 weeks old.”
G. Seibert Tregoning, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. “Josie is best at napping and being chill. I try to let her teach me about relaxation every weekend.”
Greg Terry, Radiology and Radiological Sciences. “Jake is a 12-year-old Lhasa Apso-bichon frise mix. He weighs 17 pounds and eats like a horse.”
Jacqueline Gipson, System Support Services. “Zoey Mae is an 8-year-old Chihuahua. She is such a loyal dog and friend and she has brought so much joy and happiness to our lives.”
Preston Vienneau, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. “Dexter wants to run with the Hollywood crowd.”
Johnna Oleis, Hemostasis Clinic. “Murphy is a wheaton terrier-poodle mix — a whoodle. Most girls would be jealous of his eyelashes.”
Maureen Gannon, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. “Arlington is a 2-year-old orange tabby Siberian cat.”
Meredith Oakey Ashford, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. “Like her namesake, Lois Lane is smart, cute, and adventurous, but sometimes gets herself into trouble and needs rescuing. She is truly a super pup!”
Justin Bowers, Pediatric Cardiology. Templeton.
Karen King-Parke, 5 South. “Fred weighs close to 85 pounds and continues to act as if he is a 10-lb. puppy.”
Kelsey Tomasek, Cardiovascular Medicine. “Louie is a 3-month-old miniature Australian shepherd-papillon mix, known as an aussillon.”
Kira Moore, Bellevue Walk-in Clinic. “Josie is my 8-year-old Chihuahua. She loves taking baths, being dried with the hair dryer, and vegetables.”
Libby Salberg, Contracts Management. “Hudson River is a poodle-bichon mix and is 13 years old. He has a bit of an anxiety issue, but thank goodness for pharmacology!”
Lindsey Blackledge, GI Research. “Barristain is a Pembroke Welsh corgi. His favorite thing to do is play fetch with a tennis ball.”
Kim Tonello, Vascular Surgery. “Maizi Mochi Chan is a blue British shorthair — the kind of cat portrayed as the Cheshire cat in ‘Alice in Wonderland.'”
Margaret Morris, Risk and Insurance Management. “Annie is an Australian shepherd who was rescued from a Dallas animal shelter. She had been beaten, starved, shot (she still has a bullet in her thigh), kennel cough and four different kinds of worms. She was originally a foster with us, but after she had been through all that I couldn’t give her away.”