Greater Las Vegas & Henderson Area
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 cedar 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 you for an additional fee.
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 the licensed Craig Road Pet Cemetery. Remains are scattered around the lovely grounds, tall trees, and rose garden. The cemetery grounds are always open for a visit or reflection, and many of our police, fire, military, and service dogs have been placed there since the early 1960’s.
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 6am - 8pm. 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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
Dr. Toby Goldman graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He studied and worked on St. Kitts in the Caribbean, then completed a clinical year at Oklahoma State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Toby worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, a busy practice in Cincinnati Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas in 1995.
He is a capable, confident, and experienced clinician, and well known in our community and nationally. A Nevada licensed and USDA accredited veterinarian, he has worked as an associate, practice owner, and Animal Emergency Center board member and president. Dr. Toby has consulted for entertainers, hotels, zoos, and the state veterinary board. He has cared for many “exotic” and zoo species, including fish. He often speaks, writes, and performs for groups, clubs, and schools. Appearing in television, radio, online, and print, he has educated and commented on a wide variety of topics.
Dr. Toby’s veterinary interests include traditional and holistic medicine, using a common-sense scientifically based approach. He loves to talk about recognizing and managing pain, and uses spinal adjustments, acupuncture, joint lubricants, herbs, and supplements. With an extensive background in nutrition, food is often the best medicine.
He is active road and trail running with his Australian Cattle Dog Brizzie, playing softball, racquetball, hiking, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, and riding his ATV. He also likes playing his guitar and ukulele, singing, painting, and travel. He is fluent in sign and worked as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf, Entertainer, Teacher, and Travel Counselor. He is a dad to three great teenagers that keep him challenged and proud, and his personal mission statement is “to create love, magic, and passion, by sharing my authentic self.”
I have been practicing medicine for almost 7 years after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2009. I worked in private practice in Wisconsin before moving here to Las Vegas where I started with Banfield in April 2010. I grew up on a dairy and sheep farm in Northeast Wisconsin. As a child, I always wanted the best for the animals on our farm and even fixed a broken leg on one of the barn cats with popsicle sticks! I became interested in how to treat animals and learned the importance of preventive care from the farm. But have also developed a passion for quality of life care. I am currently focused on treating dogs and cats. I currently have one dog named Harlow who is a three-year-old Terrier mix. Ialso have four cats named Harvey, Walter, Milton and Alfred. In my free time, I like to go hiking, shopping, to the movies and sleep!
Toby Goldman, DVM
"When we made the decision to put Harley to sleep we researched different vet offices but we always came back to Lap of love website, Dr. Toby gave us such a piece of mind and treated Harley as is he was his own. He explained every step of the process with a soft kind voice, gave us all the time we needed to say good by to our buddy of 11 years. We knew we made the best choice handing Harley to Dr. Toby to take his remains to be placed in a beautiful peaceful place. we love the paw print and the lock of hair. Thank you Dr. Toby and Lap of love."
Marie LauerLas Vegas, Nevada
"We are so thankful to Dr. Toby for helping us say goodbye to our almost 17 year old Bichon Frise', Maggie. Our family sat on the floor surrounding our dear girl's basket as we kissed and stroked her. Her passing was peaceful and without fear. It was the best way to say goodbye to her and thank her for her beautiful life. Thank you, Dr. Toby, for the time you spent with us."
Sharon BrownHenderson, Nevada
"Dr. Toby was very kind and compassionate. I am glad we were able to say goodbye to Sid in such a peaceful way."
Kelly FordBoulder City, Nevada
"When my Zeus was failing fast, I knew I wanted him to pass away at home and be as comfortable as possible. I called Lap of Love and later that day Dr. Toby came out to my home. He first sincerely wanted to hear about Zeus' life with me which helped to put me at ease at such an emotional and difficult time. After explaining the next steps, Dr. Toby gave me as much time as I needed to say good-bye to Zeus before peacefully and caringly sending Zeus from the comfort of his bed at home to doggie heaven. If needed, I would definitely call Lap of Love again. Thank you Dr. Toby."
Nancy DamianiLas Vegas, Nevada
"Doctor Toby showed up to our home to help send our precious dog to rest in heaven. From the moment we picked up the phone to make the call, his support staff were caring and kind. When Dr. Toby arrived, he greeted us at our house and was very compassionate and made it easy to relate to us and what we were going through. He helped us to remember all the fun and loving things about Valentine and not just focusing on her current state. We have another dog that has been with the one that passed since we brought her home, we felt since he was present at her passing, it helped him to know where she went and wasn't just waiting at the door for her to come home like he does when she goes to the vet. I cant thank Dr. Toby enough for helping us through this time and being there for our family and all the follow up he provided."
Monique McLemoreLas Vegas, Nevada
"Dear Lap of Love,
Appropriately named. From the first phone call to get information to the making of arrangements, to the ones who so kindly answer questions, and many thanks and gratefulness to Dr. Jessica. Her compassion and love of animals and people really comes through. Thank you for what you do, I know it was the best decision for our little Willameana (Willy) thank you, just doesn't seem enough. We are truly appreciative for all you do.
Judy MileyLas Vegas, Nevada
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Las Vegas Pet Loss Bereavement Support Group
Animal Emergency Center
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital
Kathi Zellers, PhD, MFT
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Our veterinarians proudly serves the greater Las Vegas area including Summerlin, North Las Vegas, The Lakes, Centennial Hills, Green Valley and Henderson. Some areas may include a travel fee from $30-$75 based on the distance from the veterinarian's home. Please call to learn more.
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 Love5840 West Craig RoadSuite 120-325Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
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