Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"Dr. Jo is so caring and gentle. She took the time to get to know us and Roxy. She is very authentic and sincere. It takes a special person to do what she does. We are grateful that she was able to assist Roxy on her journey and be a comfort to us as well."Dederick FamilyClarkston, GeorgiaMay 18, 2019Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"My husband and I recently lost both of our cherished Westies in a one month time frame. The first one, Stella, succumbed to cancer while her older sister Chloe died of a broken heart (and ultimately very old age). While it was a very tough decision in both cases, having the Dr. Ashley come to our house was a complete God Send. Dr. Ashley was so sympathetic, gentle and made the experience as peaceful as it possibly could have been. She listened to our stories about the dogs and provided us with the comfort we needed. If you are able to use lap of Love, I highly recommend it. They not only came to the house, they arranged for all of details to make this as easy on us as possible. Being with the girls in our house during their final moments is something I will cherish forever.

Dr. Ashley, I truly can't thank you enough. You were a bright spot in a dark time.

With love,

Allison and Eric Jacobs
The proud parents of Chloe and Stella"
Allison JacobsAtlanta, GeorgiaMay 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"I cannot adequately put into words the care Dr. Jo gave Henry and our entire family on her visit. Our cherished 15 yr old puppy received the most beautiful passing and her genuine care for him as well as our family was outstanding. I can't thank her enough. Her presence and heartfelt compassion were comforting and reassuring."Amanda BrooksDecatur, GeorgiaMay 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"Dr. Jo made one of the most painful decisions easier.
She was calm, understanding and thoughtful and that made all the difference.
Thanks to all of you for what you do."
Jody DyerAtlanta, GeorgiaMay 4, 2019Ditto's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cary Mackey, DVM"I am very grateful for Dr. Cary’s help during such a difficult time for our family. She was gentle, caring and supportive. She listened to my stories about Frannie and was very compassionate. She offered suggestions for helping my 3 children with the loss of their friend."Sherri RobertsonBrookhaven, GeorgiaMay 4, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley gave the gift of compassion, kindness, and love while administering mercy to beloved pets. Saying goodbye to our precious Scout, our hound mix rescue of 15.5 yrs was one of the hardest things we've had to do. How lucky we were to have her as our vet during this incredibly difficult time. Dr. Ashley utilizes her expertise to ensure that you understand the procedure, while comforting and understanding your grieving process. I will recommend her to any and all requiring her service. We cannot thank her enough. There is NOTHING like the unconditional love of a beautiful dog."Marcia ProvostDecatur, GeorgiaApril 29, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley was my dogs guardian Angel. I cannot stop singing her praises to everyone I tell the story to. Deciding to lay our beloved pet to rest is by far the hardest thing I have ever ever done, but from the moment Dr. Ashley walked into the house, I had this overwhelming sense of comfort that I am truly so grateful for. Albie had curled up on the couch to sleep before Dr. Ashley arrived, and it was perfect that she was able to leave us without ever knowing anything different other than it was nap time. I'm at peace with that. It doesn't help the heartache, but does add peace.
I will sing her praises to anyone and everyone that has to come to making that painful decision. It shouldn't be done any other way.
Thank you Dr. Ashley for being who you are."
Carrie RoslanAtlanta, GeorgiaApril 29, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley was beyond amazing when she helped me with the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make. She was so kind and supportive and immediately made my beloved Gracie at ease when she arrived and interacted with her. Dr. Ashley was very patient and allowed us all the time we needed to say goodbye to our beautiful Weimaraner who was just 3mo shy of her 15yr old birthday. Dr. Ashley brought so much comfort to me during this heartbreak she is nothing short of a blessing from God. I can’t say enough about Dr. Ashley & the peace she brought us. I would highly recommend her and Lap of Love."Beth WhitesidesAlpharetta, GeorgiaApril 29, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley was amazing with Freckles. She made all of us feel very at ease, and Freckles felt very comfortable through the entire process. We are so thankful for Dr. Ashley, and find comfort in knowing that our dog passed without fear or any pain."Angela HillAtlanta, GeorgiaApril 26, 2019Freckles's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"Dr. Jo,
Thank you for your compassion in our case.
This was the hardest decision we've ever had to make.
She explained that it was an act of love to not have junior go through the pain of spleen cancer.
Thank you."
Robert and Jennifer RaganJonesboro, GeorgiaApril 25, 2019Junior's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Everyone at Lap of Love couldn’t be more caring and wonderful. It is always a very difficult decision to make and so incredibly emotional. But they made a tough situation bearable and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Everything was handled with the upmost care, concern and gracefulness."Atlanta, GeorgiaApril 24, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Payne was outstanding. My wife and I were both nervous about the whole thing. She blew us away with how clearly she listened to our wishes and how emotionally agile she was in working with us. She was patient, thoughtful, and caring; and she seemed authentically all of those things even though we were just getting to know her. Strongly recommend."Marietta, GeorgiaApril 16, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cary Mackey, DVM"Dr. Cary was wonderful and incredibly compassionate during a very difficult time. Lap of Love provides a wonderful service, and Dr. Cary arrived within 2 hours of my call which was what my dog needed. Thank you and I would recommend Dr. Cary and Lap of Love very highly."Atlanta, GeorgiaApril 14, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"I lost my best friend of 15 years, Roxy, on Friday, April 12, 2019. She was so healthy and active I sometimes thought she would liver forever. But one day very suddenly her age caught up with her. She began having difficulty moving about. She stopped wagging her tail. She walked away from her dinner. She didn't get up to greet us. The bright light of excitement was no longer in her eyes. She never once complained, but we could tell she was tired, and hurting, and ready. This is the second most traumatic time in my life, second only to losing my 20 year old son. Roxy helped me survive that; she is the only reason I am here today. She graced me with her presence every day for 15 years. Dr. Jo was so compassionate, gentle, understanding and comforting to us. She made the process peaceful and serene. Roxy was in our bed with us and her brother Jack when she finally laid down her head and went to sleep. Peacefully and painlessly. I can't say enough about Dr. Jo and how she eased us all through Roxy's transition. I will be forever grateful for the wonderful service Dr. Jo and her counterparts provide."Shawn HarlanStockbridge, GeorgiaApril 13, 2019Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cary Mackey, DVM"Dr. Cary made this the most peaceful experience it could possibly ever be. Our baby girl Molly (Brittany Spaniel) of 13 years will forever be missed! The most loyal, well behaved companion any one could ever ask for! We feel so blessed that we had the opportunity to be a part of her life!"Jim & Jennifer O'KeefeAuburn, GeorgiaApril 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"We cannot thank Dr. Jo enough for her compassion, understanding and professionalism during this very difficult time. She helped us put our baby to rest and assured my daughter we were doing the right thing for our sick baby. Emma passed in her bed on our sofa where she was comfortable. I could not imagine her last hour being in a sterile office that made her afraid. Dr. Jo and Lap of Love is brilliant and I will highly recommend to all of my clients and friends. Thank you again Dr. Jo for all you did for our baby and family!!"Joyce OttAtlanta, GeorgiaApril 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"There really aren't sufficient words to describe the degree to which I felt supported by Dr. Jo when she euthanized my precious fur child, Solomon. Her compassionate and gentle demeanor comforted me at a time when any measure of comfort seemed out of reach. Somehow, she knew just what to say, when to listen, and when to let me lead...her instincts are solid. The "where" was critically important to me and she went above and beyond to ensure that Solomon could transition peacefully at a spot that he most enjoyed. Just as I will never forget the many heart wrenching moments of that day, I will also never forget Dr. Jo's many kindnesses. She is truly an angel on earth."Beverly KimmonsAtlanta, GeorgiaApril 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"Dr. Jo was the perfect person to help Bronnie pass in peace. I couldn’t imagine a better person or better energy to come into my yard that morning. She was very kind and gave me everything I needed to get through that experience. I am grateful for the service and for her as a person. After euthanizing a pet once before in an emergency vet’s office in the middle of the night I vowed to never do it again because it was such a terrible experience, but after I stayed awake all through the night with Bronnie watching as he struggled to breathe and had to lean against my arms for any rest because laying down caused him to cough and wheeze ... I knew I couldn’t let him go on. This experience was so much different than the first time, and I even called Lap of Love to ask them to relay to the doctor that I would be in the back yard where we were sitting together in the sun all morning in his favorite spot and she let herself in so we didn’t have to move. It was hard, but it was the best ending I could have asked for under these circumstances."Manon SopranoAtlanta, GeorgiaApril 5, 2019Bronnie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard, DVM"Our chocolate lab, Chief, just had his 14th birthday on March 1. He remained engaged and interested in his twice daily walks (oh! the fabulous smells!), meals, and, most of all, being loved on by his humans. His hips were almost at a point where they couldn't hold him up anymore, and pain & anti-inflammatory meds kept him going. On his last day, he was waiting for his dad to come back in from washing the car, but was unusually reticent to go outside to join him. We heard a bit of thrashing about, and found him on the floor panting hard and having released everything from his insides. Like a switch being flipped, he made it clear that it was his time. Our vet wouldn't take him (20 min. to closing. Hmph), referring us instead to a 24 hour vet 45 minutes away in traffic. Another local vet compassionately explained that they couldn't see him, but gave us the contact information for Lap of Love. The woman who took the call could not have been more gentle or supportive. They had an appointment with Dr. Jo just an hour from when I called.

Dr. Jo called before she came. From the first moment, her voice and presence were filled with compassion and care. When she arrived, she had just the right balance of professionalism and gentleness checking Chief's symptoms and explaining what likely took him down. She did not rush and practiced admirable discretion, giving us plenty of time to say goodbye. At the end, she brought in a gurney and lovingly wrapped him in a clean blanket before putting Chief in her car. Saying goodbye to our beloved furry family members is never easy. Dr. Jo supported us exactly how we needed. We are grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Jo, and we will keep this contact for the next time."
MV CoffmanATLANTA, GeorgiaMarch 28, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"I cannot thank Lap of Love and Dr. Ashley enough for their help during this difficult time. They made this process, well, not easy exactly, but easier. Thank you for taking care of all of the arrangements and for taking care of our baby boy. Even though we miss him, we know he isn't hurting anymore. Your compassion and patience with us and your gentleness and care for our Gilbert meant the world to us. Thank you so much."Robert SummeyDecatur, GeorgiaMarch 27, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"I couldn’t have asked for anyone more kind to help us through this..."Stephanie RichardsonPalmetto, GeorgiaMarch 21, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley Payne was so patient, compassionate, kind, and empathetic while she helped us say our good-byes to Georgia. Nine months ago, we lost our grey cat, Boo, and Dr. Cary Mackey assisted us then. Lap of Love is an incredible service. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the vets and their loving kindness. On your very worst day, they are in one word - perfect. Thank you, Lap of Love, Dr. Ashley and Dr. Cary. We thank you so very much."Ansley KeiserAtlanta, GeorgiaMarch 4, 2019Georgia's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"It was extremely comforting to let my baby go with the services of Lap of Love and Dr. Ashley. A difficult day to be sure, but their professionalism and compassion alleviated the stress for me and my sweet girl Mocha. My best friend is also my vet, and we mutually agreed that it would be too painful for all of us for her to participate in that last act of love. I'm happy that Lap of Love was there to take us on the last of our journey."David DiCorpoAtlanta, GeorgiaMarch 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Lap of Love. I called three times and spoke with 3 different people, ALL of whom were sensitive, compassionate and kind. The vet who came to our house was perfect. She treated us like she was a family friend and even took time to get to know our cat by petting her, talking to her and letting our cat get used to her touch and scent. She was so intuitive, taking her cues from us-- we never felt rushed. Afterwards, my teenage daughter thanked me and said, "I'm so glad they came to our house." Our cat, Miss B, passed away in the loving arms of her favorite family member, in her favorite spot in the house. It could not have been more peaceful. Even though the vet's office was a less expensive option, I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. I would wholeheartedly recommend Lap of Love when it's "time". You and your pet deserve it."Julie ChahbouneJohns Creek, GeorgiaFebruary 28, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne, DVM"Dr. Ashley was incredible during this process. We got the news from Javi's oncologist that we should say goodbye soon, but left that appointment feeling confused and unsure what "soon" meant. Dr. Ashley first came out for a hospice visit and met Javi and looked over his records. She helped us understand where Javi was falling on the Quality of Life scale. She obviously could not tell us exactly when the time was right but she gave us a bit more peace and understanding in the process. We spent a few more days loving Javi and then noticed some worsening of his symptoms. We knew the time had come and we made the very very difficult decision to end our little guy's suffering. Dr. Ashley came to our home in the evening, made everything as calm and comfortable as possible and helped us put our little love to rest. We are so grateful for her and for Laps of Love during this process. I would highly recommend them to anyone in a similar situation."Joelle JobsonMarietta, GeorgiaFebruary 25, 2019Javi's Pet Memorial
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