Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Bell"As hard as this was today I’m so grateful for your service. Our girl was tired. Thank you Dr Jennifer for making this as easy as possible. She got to fall asleep peacefully In our yard lying next to us. Today is harder than yesterday as we adjust to life without her. Thank you for what you do."Marlanna HughesColumbusSeptember 26, 2019Fergie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Doctor Nellie was truly the best. I've had several dogs in the past that either passed in their sleep or by accident. I've never had to have a dog put to sleep.

That weighed heavily on my mind knowing that Bella, while safe and sound, was deteriorating day by day. I knew a decision needed to be made and found Lap of Love during my research.

Everyone at Lap of Love was compassionate and understood this decision even when learning that Bella had two gay dads, no issue whatsoever. There was absolutely no pressure. In fact, we rescheduled once when it appeared that Bella was improving. On the last day when she took a turn for the worst, we were able to reschedule for the next morning.

That's when Doctor Nellie called about 8:30a on Friday morning and said she was about a half hour out and would be at our house at 9a. She was and immediately met Bella with snuggles and kisses as she laid on her bed. Told us how the procedure would go and answered any questions we had. There was never any pressure, she encouraged us to give Bella lots of love as she sniffed this new person out and go at our own pace.

For me, in my research, that was important in making the biggest decision for Bella's and my own life, I wanted to be right. Lap of Love and Doctor Nellie was the absolute right choice. She was so compassionate before, during and after the procedure, she truly understands what is going on in your mind as you say goodbye to your friend. At the end of the procedure, Doctor Nellie gave us both hugs and followed up with an email over the weekend asking how we were doing.

Thank you for making this process easier and we love you Doctor Nellie!"
Don ZenderColumbusSeptember 17, 2019La Mia Bella Ragazza's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Bell"Dr. Jennifer and the Lap of Love team were so amazing. We were agonizing over this decision and they were so sweet to be understanding as we changed our course of action a few times. They were there for us exactly when we needed them to be and I am so thankful for that. Dr. Jennifer was so compassionate and we couldn't think of a sweeter goodbye than keeping our boy comfortable and in our arms as he went toward the rainbow bridge. I will forever be grateful for this service that allowed me to be with my dog in his last moments on this earth."Kristin EwigColumbusAugust 21, 2019Beanie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Bell"Dr. Bell's warmth and kindness during the process meant the world to us, and we are grateful to have been able to do that in our home. She was a tremendous gift to us at a very difficult time. We're so grateful that she (and others in this organization) choose to do this work. Dr. Bell has a natural talent for providing comfort, and we're so appreciative for her help with our sweet Leroy."Rebecca NColumbusAugust 16, 2019Leroy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"My husband said it best when he said, 'He would never do it another way again." The amount of peace that my family felt even in the midst of the grief of knowing that our pet was at home when she passed made it worth every single penny. The doctor was so kind and patient, going by our timeline, and not a clock. She made the atmosphere of a very painful decision the best that it could be. We are forever thankful that Lap of Love exists and so grateful for Dr. Nellie."Christine WaltonColumbusAugust 14, 2019Harley Rose's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was such a wonderful presence, and exactly what we needed to help us through this difficult time. She took her time, knew exactly what to say and do, and did not hurry us along as we said our farewells to our beloved girl, Chogie.
Thank you Dr. Nellie and Lap of Love for all that you do!"
Shenan and Chris SmithColumbusAugust 12, 2019Chogie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was such a compassionate presence in our home during Ollie’s last moments. She allowed my daughters to participate as they wished every step of the way and ensured a peaceful and beautiful passing. We highly recommend Dr. Nellie."Katie KamradtWorthingtonAugust 12, 2019Ollie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie made one of the most painful days of our life a little bit easier with her unmatched compassion and level of care. She answered questions, comforted us, and listened to endless stories about our little love, Church. We were given as much time as needed to say goodbye, which meant so much. We'll never be able to thank her enough for being there for us and for Church that day."Callie Castleberry & Jeremy LesterColumbusAugust 7, 2019Church's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"My husband and I had to put down our Kitty last week. We were tentative to choose Lap of Love, as we noticed they were more expensive than some other options we saw. However, we wanted Kitty to be comfortable and in his own home, so we ultimately decided to go with them.
I cannot say enough kind things about our experience. My first interaction with the organization was calling to set up the appointment. The woman on the other end was so sympathetic to my situation. Everyone we interacted with had a perfect demeanor and really let us know that each and every pet is treated like family, as well as the pet's owners.
Dr. Nellie was professional, empathetic, and understanding. She brought treats to give Kitty, so that he would be totally comfortable around her and during his last moments. He was not one to quickly warm up to anyone, so it was such a great relief when he naturally was at ease around Dr. Nellie.
The doctor hugged us afterward, and she was so gentle with Kitty. She had a wicker basket with a blanket to transport him (we elected to do communal cremation). The care she took to put us at ease and to treat Kitty like her own pet was heartwarming.
Afterward, we received a handwritten card in the mail from Dr. Nellie, giving condolences for our loss. That alone was so unexpected and greatly appreciated.
If you are having any doubts about using this organization, I assure you, there is no better way to go about such a difficult experience."
Charlotte LizonColumbusAugust 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"You have an incredible gift for caring for people and animals alike. You made an otherwise extraordinarily unbearable situation not only bearable but also somehow a little easier to handle than we had thought it could have been. The time you took, the thorough explanations, the care and tenderness you had for the girls as well as our emotions was very much appreciated by all of us.
We know the girls are no longer suffering and however slowly it may be, we will turn our sorrows into good memories and will look back in fondness rather than sadness and we have you to thank for that. You definitely found your calling with people and their fur babies.

Thank you again for everything. We appreciate you."
ReynoldsburgAugust 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"We made the right choice to work with Lap of Love. Dr. Nellie made a painful decision more bearable. Her compassion was real and so appreciated during a difficult time."Don and Linda HaleyColumbusAugust 2, 2019Molly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"I was very thankful to have found Lap of Love. We had an emergent need and they responded very quickly. Everything was professional, and very peaceful. I would highly recommend there services."Robin TaylorGrove CityJuly 16, 2019Beau's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"We were so glad to have Dr. Wilbers help us through this difficult day. She helped us have the best possible experience given the circumstances. I am very grateful for her help."Abbey JohnstonColumbusJuly 16, 2019Charley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was so nice, soft-spoken, and gentle. She was respectful of our time and privacy. She wanted to know all about Jupiter and Austin and looked through a memory book we made. We're thankful for Dr. Nellie and Lap of Love. She let us put Jupiter in a basket with a soft blanket and we carried him out to her car."Austin, Sandra, and Mike BoydColumbusJuly 8, 2019Jupiter's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was great - patient, loving, and kind. She wanted to know about Jupiter and our son and looked at a memory book we made about Jupiter. She was respectful of our alone time to say good bye."Austin BoydColumbusJuly 5, 2019Jupiter's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"A friend hired Lap of Love to peacefully guide her cat toward the Rainbow Bridge. When our beloved Ben, a 16-year-old border collie & German shepherd mix was experiencing immobilizing rear leg failure, incontinence, and partial blindness, we called Lap of Love to help him transition peacefully. Dr. Nellie was curious in her questions, caring in her responses, and thorough in her follow through. Dr. Nellie came to us on a sunny Sunday afternoon, sat with us on our grass yard, fed to Ben some tasty treats he'd never before enjoyed, and transitioned him beautifully and peacefully into the Beyond while my family and I held him, comforted him and ourselves, and pet him as he enjoyed sunlight and breezes while he slowly fell to sleep. Dr. Nellie didn't bring the perfect weather, but she did accommodate our setting (at our home, on a Sunday), she communicated carefully and set expectations precisely, and she was a wonderful guest and guide for the occasion. For Ben and for my family, I'm so happy to have found Dr. Nellie."Matt StevensPowellJune 3, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Our angel, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nellie. God sent you to us on the hardest day of the year for us, you will also be in our hearts and mind, thank you. Lap of Love is an amazing resource we are very fortunate we were given the information."Jeanna DavisReynoldsburgMay 1, 2019Rufus Davis's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"We are quite simply amazed and humbled for the care and compassion that both Dr. Nellie Wilbers and Dr. Leslie Peltier shared with us during this difficult time.

We were referred to "Lap of Love" through several local rescue groups. We are so thankful that Dr. Wilbers and Dr. Peltier were there for us, guiding us through the process. Because of them, we feel Ringo was in the best of care and that we made the right decisions at the right time for Ringo.

Many many "thank you's" and a big hug to Dr Wilbers and Dr Peltier for your support, care and expertise with Ringo."
ColumbusApril 9, 2019Ringo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Thank you Dr. Nellie. We were referred to your service by our Vet and we didn't know what to expect. This added to our anxiety about putting Riley to sleep. As soon as we met you we couldn't have asked for a more caring and understanding person and that helped lessen our anxiety about the whole process. We can't thank you enough for making this very difficult process as soothing and comforting as possible for our family. I am glad we called and you were able to make the process as painless as possible for Riley (he deserved that at the very least). Thank you for honoring Riley's 17 years with us with a respectful and thoughtful process that kept him at home with us. Attached is a picture of Riley in his glory days. He taught us how to love more and will always be part of our family. We were blessed he came into our lives, blessed for the wonderful memories and are better people because he was part of our family."Anthony and Kelly CatiponMarysvilleApril 2, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was kind, gentle, caring, soft-spoken...everything we could have wished for at this most difficult time. It was like she was heaven-sent for our little Oscar to guide and help him pass from his life of pain to all the loving arms that were waiting for him on the other side of the rainbow."Vickie HutchinsDelawareMarch 19, 2019Oscar's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was absolutely amazing! She was able to reassure me that I was making the right decision, and was very gracious and kind during the whole process. I really appreciated that she was flexible and willing to complete the process in the backyard, my dog's favorite place to be and final resting place. Dr. Nellie, I can't thank you enough for making a difficult situation full of love and remembering the positive memories.

Thank you so much!"
Kyle HildebrandtColumbusMarch 13, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"I couldn't face letting my sweet boy go. Dr. Nellie got me through such a painful time. Lap of Love helped me make such an impossible task a bit better."Robyn CorlDelawareMarch 8, 2019Miguel's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie was wonderful. Very kind and caring and she took wonderful care of our beloved. Mora."Linda AustinColumbusMarch 5, 2019Mora's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Nellie is so kind and loving and made the experience so incredibly peaceful for Suzie. Thank you for everything. I don't think I could have made it through without your support."Carson McGarrityColumbusMarch 5, 2019Suzie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"I woke up this morning thinking again about how much your kindness and skill helped my mom and Violet yesterday. To come into a stranger’s home and hit just the right note is not an easy task. In the context of a terribly sad moment, there was also peace and beauty. Please know that was made possible because of your presence .... I am so grateful to you."Eloise DiPietraNew AlbanyFebruary 17, 2019
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