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.
Toby Goldman, DVM
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.”
Jessica Jensen, DVM
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
"I cannot express how amazing Dr. Toby is, and the staff at Lap of Love. He wrote the most heart warming eulogy for my beloved Gloria and also mentioned her loving brother Jake who died 4 months earlier. Lap of Love is a God send.. Dr. Toby made the experience very relaxing and I will never forget him."
Pat DahnLas Vegas, Nevada
"I cannot thank Lap of Love and Dr. Toby enough. My 15 year-old cat, Lucky, had kidney disease that was progressing. I knew he was not in good shape, and I had a trip scheduled to be out of town leaving my 17 year-old daughter in charge of Lucky. I was extremely hesitant to take this trip, but did so anyway hoping he would be okay until I got home. Unfortunately, Lucky collapsed while I was away and it became clear that my daughter would have to handle this situation alone. I called Lap of Love, and on a Saturday evening Dr. Toby was able to get to our home within just a few hours. He assured my daughter this was the right time for Lucky. He was gentle with my daughter, and with Lucky. He was a calm and soothing presence, and made a very stressful and difficult situation as pleasant as it could be. I was able to be on the speaker phone while Dr. Toby talked us through what was happening, and my daughter stroked Lucky, helping him transition with love. I said my goodbyes to Lucky, and felt as close as I could be, while being across the country. After I returned home, we received a kind, hand-written card from Dr. Toby expressing his condolences. The very difficult situation was made much better by the caring staff at Lap of Love, and by Dr. Toby who clearly cares about his work. Thank you to all who made this a much more pleasant experience than it could have been."
Liisa RoseLas Vegas, Nevada
"He was very kind to Ben. He chatted with him, and had me tell him story's of when Ben was younger. I'm happy he made Ben feel comfortable when he passed."
Justin MeltonLas Vegas, Nevada
"A huge thank you to Dr. Jessica for helping me through this very difficult time. She was so kind, gentle and caring with my sweet Kit and me. She took the time learn about Kit and our life together. I am so grateful for her guiding my little angel to kitty heaven. Dr. Jessica’s compassion is so very much appreciated will never be forgotten."
Cathy TLas Vegas, Nevada
"I would like to thank Dr. Toby for helping me through this difficult time. I was uncertain what to expect, and didn't want my sweet girl Ruby to be in any discomfort. He made me feel at ease, and Ruby was treated with the up most respect and caring. His thoughtfulness will never be forgotten."
Arlene ReposaLas Vegas, Nevada
"Dr Goldman and the staff at lap of love seem to really care about you and your pet and I'm really grateful that they can turn one of the worst moment of your life into a moment of peace."
Steve DambrosioLas 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
Helping families in the following areas:
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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