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
"Saying goodbye to Elvis was one of the hardest things we've ever done. I can't thank Dr. Toby enough for his kindness and much needed support. He walked us through the process and put our minds at ease that what we were doing was for Elvis. Dr. Toby and all the others who do this are selfless, very special people. I also want to mention Cheryl Wyatt, who took our call. She was wonderful. This is a horrible thing to go through, but they were amazing and so caring."
Kim and Cary SoaresHenderson, Nevada
"I have never had to say goodbye to a pet so when the time came I knew I just wanted my baby to be peaceful and at home. Never would I have thought that I would talk to the most compassionate and understanding people throughout the process. I think I spoke with about 6 different people on separate occasions and each of them was like a warm hug. When I needed to cry, they allowed me time. They were consoling and genuinely loving. Dr. Toby arrived on the day we said good-bye to our Chemo. Instantly I felt the love and concern. He had such a calming energy talking us through each step. He really got to know our baby in the short time we were together. He gave us the time we needed to say good-by and didn’t rush us at all. His compassion and strength helped me to get through and I can never thank him enough for the beautiful and peaceful passing our sweet Chemo had. I will never forget how beautiful and relaxed Chemo was on that day. It is so comforting to know our sweet baby was in loving hands."
Colleen StiritzLas Vegas, Nevada
"Dr. Toby was incredible, he immediately started putting us at ease about the whole process, never tried to rush or make us feel as though we were over doing it. He wrote a beautiful email to us the following day and just today I received a beautiful card. In the short time he knew Reggie, he actually listened and heard us talk about Reggie and in the tribute he posted he managed to really seem to know our little fellow. So very very thankful for his kindness and compassion and understanding of how very heartbroken we were ❤️ We will recommend Lap of Love to everyone we know that ever has a seriously ill animal child."
Cheryl GasconLas vegas, Nevada
"Words cannot adequately express our thanks to Dr. Toby and Lap of Love. From first contact, we received much needed information, understanding, and expert advice. There was never any pressure or judgment, just a guiding hand to help us make a very difficult decision.
As soon as Dr. Toby met Jack, he just seemed to “get” him and vice versa. Dr. Toby patiently listened, talked us through everything, and answered our questions. We immediately felt like our little family was in very good hands. He took care of all of the arrangements and very helpfully contacted our regular veterinarian for us.
We could not have envisioned a better send off for our beloved Jack--a perfectly beautiful spring day at home on “Jack’s grass” with plenty of sweet potatoes. Besides helping Jack cross peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge, Dr. Toby gently guided his anxious Pet Parents every step of the way. We cannot thank Lap of Love and Dr. Toby enough for making a difficult event into a joyful celebration of our quirky, funny, fiercely loyal, thoroughly Corgi Jack."
Julie & Phil FluhrNorth Las Vegas, Nevada
"It was entirely my privilege to take care of my black lab Sam. Full of life, love and kisses, acting as my shadow, the day came when Sam, at the age of almost 14, needed the gentle, compassionate help of Dr. Toby. Sam slipped away at home with his face in my hands so peacefully. Thank you Dr. Toby, you made a very sad day more bearable. See you at the rainbow bridge Sam."
Dot StewartLas Vegas, Nevada
"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
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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