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.
Heba Kashkosh, DVM
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.
"Words cannot describe how wonderful Dr. Heba was during this brutal decision and process. She was so caring and walked us through every step of what would happen. She showed empathy and made us all feel that she truly cared about Mo and that she cared about us. She made sure that he crossed Rainbow Bridge in the sweetest of peace. She also took such pride in making Mo's paw print that we will cherish for a lifetime. I could not recommend Dr. Heba with more assurance to anyone who considers using this service.
- Joe Ramos"
Joseph RamosRuskin, Florida
"Dr. Heba was absolutely wonderful. Her compassion and love showed through in every way. Thank you for making this difficult event a beautiful one until the end!"
Sonja MunozBradenton, Florida
"Dr. Heba was warm, understanding, thoughtful, and thorough. Everything you could want or need in this type of situation. Being able to say goodbye to Duke in the comfort of his own home was priceless. Thank you Dr. Heba and Lap of Love for making this possible for us."
Steph & Brian HardwickNorth Port, Florida
"I am so grateful for Dr. Heba for coming on New Years Day and my kitty was so sick and suffering. I was so distraught because he was in ER all weekend and was getting better from a urinary blockage. He was on the mend then when the catheter came out it went down hill fast. She helped me cope with the unfortunate situation and assured me I did the best I could. I am blessed that she came to relieve us both of anymore pain. Thank you again Dr. Heba!"
Chrissy AbdalaBradenton, Florida
"Dr. Heba was such a calm and warm presence during this incredibly sad time. She told us she would stay as long as we wanted and wouldn't start the process until we told her we were ready. She asked us questions about our beloved Remy and reassured us that he wouldn't be in any pain. We are so grateful for Dr. Heba and being able to let Remy leave in the peace and comfort of his own home with loved ones around."
Sara CrookeSarasota, Florida
"Dr. Heba Kashkosh was what I can only describe as the calm during the storm. When our 12 year old Basset's condition turned for the worse, it took us by surprise. Faced with a whirlwind of emotions and doubts, Dr. Kashkosh was there to help us through the storm. She was caring, compassionate and explained every step to us. She gave us peace and eased out minds during a very difficult time. She treated our Lee Roy like he was her own, with compassion and a gentle touch. Words can not describe the gratitude we have for Dr. Kashkosh. You'll know that Angels exists when you meet her. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Martha RoseEnglewood, 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.