Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Testimonials: 17
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"Dr. Liz was incredible understanding, compassionate and probably the sweetest person we've ever had the pleasure of meeting with. She turned a desperate situation into something far more bearable - truly an Angel."Pierce FinneganBronxJuly 20, 2019Maura's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"Dr. Liz was very kind and compassionate. She made the process as easy at it could be. She sent me a wonderful message afterwards that is helping me with this process."Ortensia OlivaNew RochelleJune 11, 2019Gizmo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"If you are reading this testimonial then you are in the process of making one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to make. I know because in March of 2019 I was in the exact place.

My family and I knew that our beloved 15 year old Ozzy was suffering from complications from cancer. He fought his diagnosis for one year and the last few months were very difficult for all of us. But as bad as it got I still wasn’t convinced that he was “ready” or that we were “ready.” I know now that I was in denial. I found Lap of Love purely by accident, searching for information on knowing if it was the right time. There I found a plethora of information, exactly I was looking for.

More than just information, I found a caring, and loving organization that provided us with a service that would honor the love and devotion we felt for Ozzy. Experiencing this unbearably heartbreaking situation at home (instead of at the veterinary office) with my family was priceless.

Thank you Dr. Liz and Lap of Love for making such a difficult time easier and so special, I would not have wished for a more beautiful and respectable passing for my baby."
Diane ArditiBedfordApril 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"Dr. Liz was absolutely wonderful. Words can't adequately express how grateful we are to her for helping us
say good-bye to our beloved Rascal. Her calm demeanor, gentle manner and compassion made us all feel comfortable. We're sure that Rascal could tell she was being well taken care of. Thanks, Dr. Liz!"
Michelle MagnottaMamaroneckMarch 20, 2019Rascal's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"We can't thank Dr. Liz enough for helping our family. She reassured us that we were making the right decision, and handled a sad situation with such great care. Having a service like this done in the comfort of your own home is the way to go. If we are ever again in a tough situation like this, we know who to call without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Liz, and thank you Lap of Love."Tori MacchiMahopacFebruary 5, 2019Roxy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"We are so thankful to have discovered Lap of Love and Dr. Laura in our time of need. In April 2017, we received a sudden, terminal prognosis for our beloved golden, Trevor. When our regular veterinarian wouldn't even return our calls following the diagnosis, we researched pet hospice options because we wanted to find a place that would treat Trevor with the respect he deserved in his final days. We knew that wouldn't happen in a sterile vet office.

From the first phone call we knew Lap of Love would provide the care, expertise and respect we owed Trevor. Dr. Laura is simply amazing. I wish she could be our vet for our next dog! She was so patient with us in going through the prognosis and treatment options, followed up with emails and calls and even drove to our home late on a sunday night when we decided it was time to set Trevor free.

It's been 8 months, but we still think back to our experience with Lap of Love and Dr. Laura, knowing that we couldn't have asked for better treatment or more empathy."
Laura EismanBrooklynDecember 28, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Dr. Laura - Thank you for giving of your self as well as your expertise. It's strange to say that I enjoyed meeting you, but I did. Let me know if you change specialties, because I hope not to need your hospice services again for a long time! Roz"Rosamond GianutsosSunnysideSeptember 17, 2017Penny's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Today we had to make the courageous decision to put down one of our dogs who was suffering. Dr. Laura was an absolute blessing during this process. She was kind, patient, and compassionate, and helped us through this difficult time. I want to thank her and all of the staff at Lap of Love for the services you provide. Our family could not have done this without you."Lacey HenryQueensApril 28, 2017Zombie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"We had to put our beloved Lizzie to sleep. Not an easy decision to make. She had been with us for nearly 14 years. We got her from a shelter at the age of 8 months - emaciated and scared. In no time she became a part of our family.
From the moment Dr. Laura arrived, she proved to be a compassionate and warm professional. She took her time to assure us that, indeed, it was the right time to let Lizzie go, considering the state she was in.
She was respectful to Lizzie and comforting to us. We could not have expected a more dignified way for
Lizzie to go: resting on the lawn, among the flowers she so loved.
Our sincere thanks Dr. Laura! We shall always be grateful to you.
Drora and Baruch Arnon"
Drora ArnonScarsdaleAugust 14, 2016
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Having had to say goodbye to many pets over many years i have come to accept the pain of their loss as a sad part of the otherwise predominantly rewarding experience of having them. But deciding when to euthanize a sick pet has always been torturous. Dr. Laura's compassion and experience helped me make the decision with clarity and compassion for both Lulu and myself. She stayed with me for quite a while and was comforting through the stages of Lulu's passing.
And when I called her 2 days later to ask a question she was once again generous with her time. i believe her compassion was genuine, not just good customer service and I am grateful for the care and concern she showed Lulu and me."
Karen Barneswhite plainsMay 13, 2016
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Today we had to put our sweet baby girl to rest. The hardest thing any person has to do is make that decision of when to put their dog down. She had an amazing 12 1/2 years with us but unfortunately cancer took over and the last two weeks she made a turn for the worse. I cringed at the thought of taking this poor girl to the vet when she could barely walk out the back door. Thankfully after doing research and finding #LAPOFLOVE , the most compassionate doctor came strait to the house and did everything there so she can be as comfortable as possible in her own home as she passes. RIP GINGERBEAR 💜💜

Thank you dr Laura for making this process as easy as possible for us!"
Nicole KonstantatosFarmingdaleMarch 18, 2016
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Trying to decide when or if to euthanize your pet, is, of course, an excruciating experience. Jonathan had kidney disease and so I knew that it was a matter of time, could be years, could be weeks, but he was starting to go downhill and, because everything is relative, I needed help distinguishing between a drop in functioning and actual suffering. I had no idea that palliative care was available. I had to euthanize my cat Muffin less than two years ago and I was looking for this, the closest I could find was a visiting vet, but he was still focused on cure. I really needed a more balanced approach with Jon. I didn't want to try to save him, but to keep him comfortable and to have that perspective in my vet. I was so happy to find Lap of Love and Dr. Laura Parke. She was like an angel, I think I saw a heavenly glow around her the first time she came to the house. Jonathan was lounging on a bed on the third floor and we went up to see him. He would often run away when a stranger was in the house, but he didn't budge as we lied around talking about him and she eventually, calmly touched him examined him with respect. He allowed this and stayed with us the whole time. She gave me her perspective, he looked good. I was relieved, I guess I was comparing him to himself, but she assured me and gave me some signs to look for. She also gave me some medication if he seemed nauseous, as he wasn't eating well. After that, she came to the house just one other time, besides when I put him to sleep. She was always available by phone if I had questions, which I didn't overuse, she was so generous with her time. When she came for the euthanasia she found her way into the house and to where I was lying with the ailing Jonathan. We had slept on the kitchen floor on cushions together. She was kind and gentle and let me say when I was ready, I was never ready, but she let me take my time with him. Her kindness and gentleness made this difficult experience a little easier, the most anyone could have done. Afterward, I've had those doubts, did I do it too soon, and she's spoke with me to reassure me with her professional as well as compassionate perspective."Melissa ChepuruScarsdaleJanuary 3, 2016Jonathan's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Thank you Dr. Laura and to all the staff at Lap of Love. What a wonderful organization. Giving us the opportunity to help our Harpo on his final journey with love, peace and dignity. Dr. Laura was so kind and gentle with Harpo and with my husband and me. Explaining everything and listening to our stories and giving us the time we needed to say our final goodbyes. I will be forever thankful for the kindness and compassion we received from Dr. Laura, as well as, Cheryl, Josh and Victoria. Thank you."Liz & Bill D.PelhamDecember 23, 2015Harpo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"By the time I was in contact with Dr. Laura I was very confused about what I should be doing to help Ruby Tuesday. My regular vet was not equipped to understand the complexities of Ruby's situation, and had not been providing the necessary expertise and guidance required to make appropriate decisions for her. In addition to this I was seriously sleep deprived from worrying about, and caring for Ruby Tuesday Dr. Laura was generous with both her time and spirit in helping me to make, and trust, the most difficult decision of my life. I honestly don't know how Ruby and I would have gotten through this without her. I will be forever grateful for her patience and kindness."Batsheva WeissmanBrooklynDecember 12, 2015Ruby Tuesday's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"It is terribly hard to lose a loving member of your family. Dr. Laura is a kind and compassionate person who helped my family member Manny on his journey. I can not put into words how much comfort Dr. Laura's humane and gentle treatment of Manny gave to me.
Thank you Dr. Laura."
John vHarrisonNovember 8, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"Dear Dr. Park,
We are so deeply saddened by the loss of our special Csinibaba, but we are forever be thankful to You for helping us making Csinibaba's last minutes on this earth so peaceful and allowing us to have her in our home with us instead of the hospital.
Csinibaba was almost 11 years old vizsla , she got sick while we were on vacation and she never recovered. She had sudden kidney failure from unknown toxins and after few days of hospitalization there was no hope. We brought her home and wanted to give her all the love and comfort we could. With the help of our vet's kindness and care we had a few days at home with her in lots of love from all of us. However, exactly the one day our vet was out of town Csinibaba's condition suddenly got worse. We did not want to take her back to the hospital so we did a quick search on the internet and found Lap of Love . At first we had some concerns ,but after reading the reviews we felt we can trust you. Within an hour of our call Dr. Laura Parke came to our home and she was very kind , very respectful, caring and she had a lot of empathy for us and for our Csinibaba. In our deep sorrow of losing our one and only, the most loving, the most loyal, the most special daughter, sister and best friend, our Csinibaba , we found peace and comfort knowing that her departure from this earth was in our home, in our arms and in loving and caring way, on Septemer 6, 2015. Thank you Dr. Parke and Thank you Lap of Love for all that you do.
Sincerely,
Ilona & Fausto Vince,
Irvington, New York"
Ilona VincesIrvingtonOctober 5, 2015
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke"There aren't any words to describe the amount of compassion and patience Dr. Laura must have to do the work of a Saint. If you've never been through it before, and we never had until now, putting you're beloved pet down is a decision that takes great timing, consideration, and care. We struggled with the "right thing to do". We are now 100% confident that we did just that. Dr. Laura came to our home precisely as scheduled, sat with us, waited patiently for our love to pour out over our sweet, beautiful, cat Nicole. It must have been 2 hours (at least) while we had time with her in a relaxed state where Nicole was conscious and reacted to our hugs and kisses in her own home, on HER own rug in front of the fireplace or looking out her favorite sliding door. We're extremely grateful and know that Nicole was as peaceful as could be."Robin LevySomersSeptember 10, 2015
Testimonials: 17