Pets of VUMC

February 12, 2024

VUMC Pets of the Day: Peeki the Purr and Mercedes

Today’s Cat of the Day is Peeki the Purr, submitted by Robin S. Elmore of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. “Peeki The Purr is 5 years old and is in renal and cardiac failure. She was poisoned at the age of 8 months. The veterinarian advised putting her to sleep, but I was confident I could take care of her at home. I give her IV fluids every other night and she has now been with me close to an extra 5 years! Our family adores her and she is no doubt a true little princess.”


Today’s Dog of the Day is Mercedes, submitted by Joyce Cheung-Flynn of Vascular Surgery.

Pets of the Day — what you need to know

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pets of the Day are included in regular editions of the MyVUMC newsletter, which is posted twice a week by VUMC News and Communications.

The pets are selected from the hundreds of entries sent earlier this year to the VUMC Voice Pet Photo Contest.

For those who submitted a photo to that contest, watch MyVUMC for Pets of the Day, and in addition, regular collections of pet photos are posted to the VUMC Voice site. You can see them all here:

If you have a pet you would like to nominate for Pet of the Day, the next Pet Photo Contest submission period is coming up later this year, and will be announced in MyVUMC.

Peeki the Purr and Mercedes were featured in the Feb. 15, 2024, edition of MyVUMC.