Pets of VUMC

September 22, 2023

Pets of VUMC 2023 — Collection #3: Duos, part 1

Sonny & Cher. Sam & Dave. Simon & Garfunkel. Great duos! But don’t forget Milly & Tilly, Snoopy & RuRu, and Rowdy & Lulu.

My name is Kady Musgrave, and I am an assistant nurse manager for C Pod and TVC 2. My work address is listed in my signature below, and my phone number is 615 691-3487. I am attaching both of my entries for VUMC’s 2023 Pet contest to this email. You will see that each photo contains a picture of Patrick, the cat, with two of my dogs, Diesel and Loretta. Patrick passed away this past year, and I am submitting this in honor of him. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see the winners!

Kady Musgrave, Adult Emergency. Diesel the dog and Patrick, the cat. “Patrick passed away this past year, and I am submitting this in honor of him.”

This is the third installment of photographs submitted by VUMC employees to the 2023 VUMC Voice Pet Photo Contest. Hundreds of pictures were submitted for the contest, 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.

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

If you missed sending in an entry this year, and your pet is peeved about it, please reassure him or her that there will be a future VUMC Voice Pet Photo Contest, but explain that the deadline for entries for this year has passed, and no more pictures will be accepted. We hope your pet understands.

Watch for the next installment of VUMC Voice‘s Pets of VUMC 2023 — coming soon.

And check out part one of Pets and their People here.

Part two of Pets and their People is here.

Katie McDonnell, Acute Rehab. Ernie and Evie. “Ernie was rescued from the apartment complex my fiance worked at in Chattanooga. Evie is from Old Friends Senior dog sanctuary in Mt Juliet. She had her eye removed but that doesn’t slow her down.”
Stephanie Clark, Finance. “Very Special Agent Abigail Sciuto and Very Special Agent Ziva David. This picture is in my home office. They are practicing their ninja skills while mom works.”

Shelbie Weisenburger, Radiology. Princeton and Hammy.
Hank Vest, Health Policy. Poodles Queen and Jezebel.

Lillie Flynn, Clinical Trials Office, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Siamese cat brothers, Smokey and Misty.
Subasish “Bosh” Bhowmik, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine. “I have two Siamese mixed cats, Flik and Hoochu. Hoochu is 2 years old and her name is Korean for pepper. Flik is now a senior kitty at 8 years old and he has traveled around the USA and is now living in his fourth different state.”
Kristy Black, Vanderbilt Pharmacy Billing Office.Dax and Stella are Chinese cresteds. Dax is 3 and Stella is 1.”

Leona Beachy, Vanderbilt Health Metro Nashville Public Schools Wellness Center. “Both strays, Zoe and Isabella bring such joy to my life. Zoe is quiet and super chill while Isabella is spunky, talkative and loves to play.”
Julie Britain, Liver and Kidney Transplant. Snoopy and RuRu.

Emily Duncan, 4 East Mother Baby Obstetrics. “June (gray/black) and Cash (all black). They are 2-year-old goldendoodle brother and sister. They love to cuddle with each other (and me), watch what is happening outside through the windows (my own little neighborhood watch) and they’ve always loved to hang off the back of the couch (no clue why –  they have done it since they were puppies). They are the sweetest and best pups there are!”

​Ben Ho Park, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Mac (left) and Cheese (right).
Brandy Guadiana, VIP Children’s Clinic, Springfield. Dog Roxie and cat Mocha. “Roxie is 8. Mocha is 1, and was a feral cat but now is turned into a sweet loving kitty. He loves jumping out and scaring Roxie when she comes back inside.”

Richard Phelps, Data Center Services. “Both dogs are Australian cattle dogs. Roo is a red heeler, Sasha is a blue heeler. “These two heelers wake up each morning with their paws on a mission to tirelessly patrol the shoreline on Old Hickory Lake, chasing off geese and at times chasing each other.”

Oumou Samake, Biomedical Engineering. Guinea pigs Prostazia (left) and Delios (right).

Mia Garchitorena, Biomedical Informatics and Derek Scancarelli, Radiology. “Mignon (white Pomeranian, male, named like “filet mignon” or “small/cute” in French) & Merci (black Pomeranian, female, named like “thank you/gratitude” in French)”
Lorey “Ranee” Gothard, Finance. “Dolly (small baby) and Nellie ( big baby) are best friends. Where you see one the other is not far away.”

Erica Luhrs, Anesthesiology. Luna and Tucker.

Shilo Anders, Anesthesiology. “Porter is a Great Pyrenees mix and Maddy is a tailless furball of love. Maddy that likes to show Porter that she is the boss.”

Stacey Blythe, Care Transition Center. “This is our doodle Mary Jane and our Grand dog Bentley. The world would be a better place if we all loved one another like these two beautiful souls do.”
Holly Gover and Dithu Rajaraman, both Pediatrics. Chip and Louie.
Kim Coleman, Finance. “German short-haired pointers Ella (left) and Lottie (right). Ella and Lottie, sisters out of a litter of 12, are 3. The are very competitive with the frisbee!”
Cassidy Nabavi, Executive Wellness and Concierge Medicine. “Biscuit and Blue Bear are blue heelers who love to play fetch in the water. Summertime is their favorite time of the year!”
Beth Piazza, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Rowdy and Lulu.

Hope Rowland, Operating Room, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital. “Emma and Ozzy were shelter pups who are now the best of friends.”

Chelse Waclawik, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. “Bosco, 9, the boxer and Josi, 5, the beagle mix.”

Tonya Yarbrough, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR). “Milly and Tilly, sister ragamuffins watching for a hummingbird.”

Duos, collection #2, is coming soon.