Pets of VUMC

December 12, 2018

Pets of VUMC 2018: Special holiday collection

It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with — a guinea pig?

Misty Jones, Children’s Hospital Operating Room. Sophie the miniature dachshund wishes everyone happy holidays.

VUMC employees love their pets.

Early in 2018, VUMC Voice asked for Medical Center employees to send in pictures of their pets, and more pictures cascaded in than we could ever post. Over the course of the year, we have featured hundreds of photos of pets, and now VUMC Voice “Pets of VUMC 2018” culminates with this special “Holiday Pets” edition.

In case you missed any of the earlier collections, here’s a recap:

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.

The ninth collection, vol. 2 of “Here’s looking at you” was published in December.

Remember, the top prize offered in the contest is a photo of your pet shared in VUMC Voice.

Thanks to all who sent in pet pictures this year.

Early in the new year we will be announcing the call for entries for theVUMC Voice “Pets of VUMC 2019” contest. Be sure to watch for it.

And now, on with the holiday festivities, which, just like popular holiday songs, may be about holidays, or may also be about family, packages, snow or warm firesides:

Ashley Houser, Children’s Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy. Ashley and Marcus Houser celebrate with Chandler, who went from a stray cat on the streets of Detroit to a new home in Nashville.
Kellye Gibbs, Specialty Pharmacy Services. Kellye and Peyton Gibbs along with Kooper, all in matching Christmas pajamas.
Lyndi Hopkins, Pediatrics. Max the Shetland sheepdog.
Laura Skaug, Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment. “Bear in his Christmas jammies.”
Lauren Terzo, Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention. Brooklyn the cat under the tree.
Kevin Duke, Information Technology. Brooklyn the dog under the tree.
Cynthia Joseph, Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention. Layla Grace the basset hound and Louis Oliver the miniature dachshund.
Brynna Hartneck, Emergency Medicine. “Santa brought Shadow a baby brother named Bo for Christmas.”
Erin Gainey, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Scuttlebutt the guinea pig. “He is the life of the party. When he isn’t eating carrots or hay, he enjoys dressing up and taking long walks outside on his leash.”
Woody Hall, Information Technology. “Shaggy the labradoodle is a big teddy bear and loves to snuggle.”
Ashwini Yenamandra, Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology. “Sage is a rescue. She is always happy, never barks. She is peaceful and loves people.”
Sarah Smith, Heart Transplant. “Millie is a Staffordshire bull terrier mix who I rescued from the Nashville Humane Association when she was 8 months old. She is a beautiful strong dog with a shiny white coat. She is excited, playful and very loving.”
Wendy Lynne Carris, Children’s Nursing Education. “Bear is a red heeler who loves cats and enjoys hiding dirty socks throughout the house.”
Natalia Jimenez-Truque, Pediatric Infectious Diseases. “Fuji is a 3-year-old Siberian husky with two different-colored eyes. She loves cold weather.”
Michele Salzman, Anesthesiology. “Artie the chocolate Labrador enjoying a romp in the snow.”
Debra Van Derveer, VUMC Real Estate. “Harmony is a buckskin mare walking horse, Sterling is a Welsh pony.”
Jesse Ehrenfeld, Anesthesiology. Madison, the 8-year-old rescue bulldog.
Kristy Patterson, Admitting. “Elvis hides under the bed if he hears someone outside and then barks like he is tough.”
Karen Paseur, VUMC Float Pool. “Bandit is a therapy dog at One Hundred Oaks and also works with the kids in Children’s Rehab. He is loved by all who see him.”
Julia Kost, Children’s Hospital OR. “Kingston the Bernese mountain dog loves snow — and more snow.”
Katie Dyer, Health Policy. Lucy.
Chrissy Dorough, Hearing and Speech Sciences. Eleanor beckons from the holiday fireside.
Sheldon Dreaddy, LifeFlight. “Oakley had been scheduled to be euthanized at an animal control shelter and a rescue took him in. He never met a stranger and he loves his new life.”
Linda Patterson, Vanderbilt Eye Institute. “Luke is a very friendly dog; he is very protective of his family. He has such a personality.”
Amy Mcillwain, Center for Women’s Health. “Kane loves Christmas.”
Summer Weber, Epidemiology. “Pierrot is an 8-year-old tabby. He was found in a hollow elm tree when he was about 5 weeks old. Bina is a white odd-eyed cat. She was adopted from Chicago Pet Rescue.”
Dawn Eck, Transplant Center. “Juno has a big personality and is loads of fun.”
Sandy Cherry, Clinical Enterprise Strategic Planning. “Meet my grand-pup, 8 year old Cooper. His dad and mom were away for New Year’s Eve, so he got to spend it with his grandparents.”