Pets of VUMC

June 6, 2024

VUMC Pets of the Day: Basil and Lizzy

Today’s Rat of the Day is Basil, submitted by Joseph Coco of Biomedical Informatics. [employee name] [department or unit]. “Basil’s favorite food is cucumber, he loves playing fetch, and is a bit of an artist — he’s particular about how he arranges the colorful objects in his nest.”

Today’s Cat of the Day is Lizzy, submitted by Virginia Beachy-Abbott of the Metro Nashville Public Schools clinic. “Lizzie is almost 13 years old. She loves to cuddle and sit on my lap whenever she can. She came to me in 2018 from a friend who needed to re-home her.”

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.

Basil and Lizzy were featured in the June 11, 2024, edition of MyVUMC.