Sarasota & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.
Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.
There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.
Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or office.
This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered by the crematory.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.
Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
As a child growing up in Egypt and Turkey, we always had many pets in our home. My favorite furry friend was a cat who I named Tiffany, after the iconic movie starring Audrey Hepburn. I was always fascinated by animals and loved playing “doctor” to our many dogs, cats and rabbits, so I made it my goal to become a veterinarian.
I graduated college and was accepted into the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, which is a full-time, five-year program. Soon after graduating, I landed my first job at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, the first American veterinary hospital in Egypt. I worked there and did post-graduate studies for eight wonderful years until I moved to the United States.
A new chapter of my life began in Pennsylvania, where I completed additional studies, earned my American veterinary license and found work at a veterinary clinic. Another move brought me to warm and wonderful Florida, where I proudly joined Lap of Love.
I know first-hand what a heart-wrenching experience it is it lose a pet. I look forward to helping pets and their families find comfort and serenity when they need it most.
"Dr Kashkosh was very compassionate and helped my beautiful Dakota cross the rainbow bridge without stress in the comfort of our home. She was caring and I was appreciative of that during an excruciatingly painful time."
Linda KrippendorfRotonda West, Florida
"I feel so blessed to have found Dr. Heba during this most difficult time of our lives. She was the most compassionate and caring woman I have met. She was very thorough and forthright with all of the information. She answered every question we had and even gave information we hadn't considered. Having her come to our home helped to ease a little of the pain for us and a lot for our large fur baby. I highly recommend her services to anyone facing this tough decision.
Thank you so much for caring! Diane"
Diane RogersVenice, Florida
"Dr. Heba is the angel who came into my home to bring peace to my beloved cat Pixie's suffering. Her caring, compassionate manner was very comforting and she was so gentle and loving with Pixie. She listened to my Pixie stories and let me take my time. I didn't feel rushed at all, as I have in Vet offices. After experiencing her heartfelt service, I highly recommend her for anyone who needs to say goodbye to their pet."
Lori PendletonPalmetto, Florida
"I am having a hard time putting into words how thankful we are that Dr Heba helped us with with transitioning our lovable family member, Roxie, to resting peace. My wife was inconsolable prior to her arrival. Dr Heba has calming force! She was so gentle with our lovely dog. She was able to give a level of comfort to my wife that I could not. After the passing, Dr Heba followed up with email and phone calls to specifically check on my wife. We are now getting through the pain and Dr Heba played a major role. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Tony FostvedtMadeira Beach, Florida
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Blue Pearl Emergency Clinic
Suncoast Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
Unity of Sarasota
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Sarasota area, including Venice, North Port, and Port Charlotte. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee ranging from $50-$100.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of Love17804 US Highway 41Lutz, FL 33549
This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Dr. Dani McVety.