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
"Dr. Toby was very caring... He had a very calming voice and gave us both a big hug before he left...
Definitely recommend LapOfLove and Dr Toby"
Alex & Brandi MazzolaLas Vegas, Nevada
"This morning Dr. Goldman came to our home to help our eleven year old kitty, Juno, find some relief from pain and to make her last hour on earth peaceful.
Juno started fading fast over the weekend and she was in pain. We were opposed to bringing her to an animal hospital as her last experience on earth so, at a neighbor’s recommendation, my sister, Linda, called Lap of Love for help.
Dr. Goldman arrived early at our home this morning. He was compassionate, professional, and so gentle with Juno. He was the best medicine for our family. Dr. Goldman explained everything he was going to do. He patiently answered our questions and got Juno feeling “mellow.” It was so reassuring to see that little kitty relaxed and comfortable after a difficult week.
Dr. Goldman gave us plenty of time to say our good byes. In the meantime, he took an impression of Juno’s paw, and a clipping of her fur as a keepsake. Juno was in bliss, and didn’t seem to mind. This was the best part of the process, since we had thought the doctor was strictly here to euthanize our cat and nothing more. Dr. Toby was in no rush and this made for a very sweet and loving departure for Juno.
We had dreaded this but Dr. Goldman made it a beautiful experience. He was truly made for this type of work - so good with our pet and so compassionate. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Dr. Goldman."
Linda and Mary MercierLas Vegas, Nevada
"Dr. Toby was so wonderful in his handling of our situation, he was incredibly understanding when I informed him that Stella had passed a few hours before our scheduled appointment. He was professional throughout our meeting, and at no point made me feel rushed or pressured."
Stephanie HuntsmanLas Vegas, Nevada
"Paola was very sweet on the phone when I had to make the heartbreaking call. Dr. Toby arrived and was very kind and loving through the entire process. He explained everything and my sweet boy was in no pain at all. It was of great comfort to have someone that had genuine compassion and clearly loved doing what he could to comfort us. He did not rush anything, and took our cues as to when. He even emailed me a personal message the next day. I truly believe he cares about the animals as well as their human family. He made a very difficult time the best it could be."
Julie ChapmanLas Vegas, Nevada
"From the minute we met Dr. Toby it was as if he was meant to be there for us. He was so respectful and made us feel comfortable with everything he was going to be doing by explaining everything to us in a compassionate way. Dr. Toby honored our little boy Halsey as if they're had been lifelong friends themselves. He sent us a card and a email expressing his gratitude and his respect for our deep loss to our family. We received the remains today and the special touches they do so that you have as many keepsakes of your baby is so special. Thank you Dr. Toby for being there for us in the most difficult of times and making it as beautiful as it could be."
Jennifer HuvalLas Vegas, Nevada
"Where do I begin? Dr. Toby was the best through a sad situation. He helped us accept that it was time for our american bulldog "X". X was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma and was not doing very well and in a lot of pain. Dr. Toby explained the whole process and how X would feel. We felt so much relief that X was in a better place. My family could not think Dr. Toby enough for helping us through a sad situation, we lost a great friend, but gave him the act of love he deserved at the end.
Matt & Rhonda Black
Oct 9, 2018"
Rhonda BlackLas Vegas, Nevada
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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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