why we do this 

Any veterinarian that chooses to dedicate his or her life to the practice of veterinary hospice and euthanasia is incredibly special. This may not be an easy role to play in our society, but we all respond the same way when asked why we do this:  

Because it is an honor.

At Lap of Love, our nationwide network of doctors is in constant communication with each other. Not only are we continually discussing new medical protocols for achieving the best possible outcomes (whatever that may be) for our patients, but we are also the industry leaders in this new and evolving field of veterinary medicine. 

Collectively, Lap of Love veterinarians have lectured at more veterinary colleges and more national (and international) conferences than any other group on animal hospice, geriatric care, euthanasia, and other end of life topics. We have authored countless professional, peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and even our own academic textbook on Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient. We are honored to teach professional and pre-professional veterinarians the skills, techniques, and medical approaches our experience has brought us. And most importantly, we bring that same skill into your home, to your family, and to your pet. 

We are animals lovers too, we have dedicated our lives to helping the creatures we share this planet with. And yes, we know what it feels like to lose a family member… grief is grief, no matter what species it is!