Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"I can’t imagine saying that the experience of saying good by to our loving Standard Poodle, Luke of 12 years would be a good experience, however, somehow Dr. Amanda made it just that. Dr. Amanda was loving, and gentle from the moment she arrived to our home, until she left. Dr. Amanda has animal skills and people skills far above average, and has the gift of being highly professional while very loving at that same time. Dr. Amanda left our family feeling at peace, loved, and knowing that she had given Luke the best transition that any dog or human could hope for."Carrie Ann IbertSan Clemente, CaliforniaJuly 9, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tara Mudry, DVM"Thank you Tara for helping Tucker make the transition. You were compassionate and caring in a very difficult time. Both Dave and I thank you for being there for Tucker and for us. It made a really sad situation more of a celebration of his life and for that I'm truly grateful."Lisa AllisonKirkland, WashingtonJuly 9, 2017Tucker's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr. Brad is my hero. I knew the time had come for my long-lived rabbit (13 y) to depart for the Rainbow Bridge, and could not stomach dragging her back to the vet for the 3rd time in a week. Thank goodness a vet student told me about Lap of Love. Pearl lived a charmed life, and this was her last blessing. Her passage was peaceful, at home in my lap, with her feline sister there to provide a little comic relief. I'm telling everyone I know who has pets. Thanks so much for all you do."Melinda RamseyPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer, DVM"We accidentally found out about Lap of Love just days before we were in need of Dr. Jessica services in June 2015. Our darling little Bischon, Fanny (24 yrs) had been battling liver and kidney problems due to congestive heart failure for 6 months. One night she just gave me the look and I knew it was time. Little did we know how soon it would be that we would need Dr. Jessica again. Three months later, our Maltese-Poodle mix, Higgins (12) just unexpectedly became so ill, the Vet did not think he would make it a week; 7 months later we were calling here again as our almost 20 year old order Collie-Sheltie mix had several debilitating seisures. Dr. Jessica was once again at our home for the 3rd time in 10 months, and while I did not think I would survive losing my babies, she helped so much, giving each of our kids a farewell full of dignity and grace. I immediately trusted her with the final care of our kids. These 3 pups along with a 4th, a Bischon-Poodle mix (13.5) Marcello, had been together as a pack for 10 years. Marcello, had diabetes and was blind for 3.5 years, with each of the others passings he had plopped himself upon the pile of pillow, to offer his warmth and lovevas they made their final journey. On July 3, 2017 it was his time to make that trip. It was extraordinally difficult as he was such a special of boy, kind, sweet and loving even after enduring thousands of insulin injections and blood sugar draws, he would squeal but never snapped and never held grudges, always happy waggin his little tailess butt. And he was't alone, with his puppy bother/sister to right there to with him as he'd been for every member of his pack.
Each time we've needed Lap of Love & Dr. Jessica, she's been there for us and we feel so blessed to have her in our lives. She is part of our family and we LOVE her! Thank you to all the Vets at Lap of Love who give this blessed gift to us and our kids, making the worst day of our lives just a little bit easier."
Beverly WerneburgPort Hueneme, CaliforniaJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"Dr. Dawnetta has offered her skilled and thoughtful style to us twice now, as last year we released the spirit of 19-year-old fur baby Ashley, and just a few days ago that of her brother, Simba. The process of saying goodbye to a pet is never easy; if the only aspect of consideration were to bring relief to our pets' pain, the needed assistance would be a no-brainer. But Dr. Dawnetta has gone beyond that in understanding and ministering to the owners, knowing that making this decision can be frought with doubt and concern about "is it time". This time Simba definitely let us know that he had lived a long, happy life, and was ready to leave this earthly body for the perpetual one that will join with his spirit crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you, Dr. Dawnetta, for being the right person at the right time, sharing your compassion not only to the fur baby, but to the parents. We are forever grateful! - Peggy & Garth Davis"Peggy White-DavisDardenne Prairie, MissouriJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Dr. Sandra was so sweet and gentle, not just with our Yorkie, Rocky, but with us. She explained everything clearly, gave us all the time we wanted, and made sure Rocky’s passing was completely peaceful and painless. What an amazing gift to give to our little dog and to us! To have him just go to sleep in familiar surroundings while we petted him was the kindest way to let him go. Even the Lap of Love folks I spoke with on the phone were so helpful and sympathetic, very patient with me when I would sometimes start to cry. I can’t say enough good things about Lap of Love. For a beloved pet, there is no more beautiful way to cross the Rainbow Bridge."Nancy T.Glen Ridge, New JerseyJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"Our handsome Shiba Inu Max turned 16 years old on June 24th this year. I was very happy that he was still okay, though had arthritis & seizure attacks. He still enjoyed his walks (shorter in distance) and still ate, drank water. About 2 weeks ago, in the middle of the night, we were woken up with Max crying, which he never does. He was pacing and bumping into things and nothing would settle him down. It was not until in the morning that I realized that he had woken up to find out that the remaining parts of his vision was gone. He woke up scared and stressed. My poor puppy. He seemed better the next few days. On the morning of July 4th, he and I took our morning walk. He had a good spurt of energy . He ate a little in the AM and had water, but by the afternoon, he could not get up and by night time, he would not eat nor drink. I was worried. It did not get better the next day of which I knew it was time to let Max go. My daughter had mentioned the 'Lap of Love" service for our Max. I called and all the people who I spoke with were kind and very understanding. We scheduled a time with Dr. Shannon for the next day. Dr. Shannon was wonderful and understanding, also clear and was patient and gentle while dealing with Max. Our Max went to sleep peacefully and quickly at 11:15AM on July 7th. Needless to say, we cried and said our goodbyes and gave him many kisses. Dr. Shannon wrapped Max up in a blanket and put him in a basket. He looked like the puppy he was sleeping soundly. Dr. Shannon let me carry the basket to her car where I gave him a final kiss goodbye and off they went. We felt empty in our lives at that point. The house seemed so quiet. I still took a walk at night and in the morning the next day not to miss that feeling of walking Max. I called Dr. Shannon because I needed to know that she got to her office with Max okay. Dr. Shannon assured me that everything was A-Okay and that Max was picked up by the crematorium that morning. I'm glad that my family chose Lap of Love to care for our Max. He was and still is part of our family and we will love him forever. I hope you are running around happy and playing with Starr in Heaven Max ! We love you !"Linda SestitoEdison, New JerseyJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"I highly recommend Lap Of Love! Dr. Carrie was so supportive when we said goodbye to our Hazy. It's the best option for our beloved pets and their families, to be at home, in a familiar place. Her Facebook tribute surprised us with how she captured her personality and our memories so perfectly. What could have been an extremely difficult day, was made easier by the compassion of Dr. Carrie."Kathy DiemerSt. Louis, MissouriJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill, DVM"I admire & respect the job that Dr. Gill performed for me & my family. She was extremely patient & sincere with us & our 3 young children. Having someone come into your home to help with the burden of losing a pet is a blessing in disguise and I feel very fortunate to have found this service."Orlando, FloridaJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill, DVM"Our George was a family member and faithful friend. He was the first one to greet me when I came in the door from shopping or work, and often the last one I spoke to before going to bed each night. As the years passed, it occurred to me that George might not always be with us, but I couldn't imagine him not.
Being able to say good-bye to George in our home, with our family present was a something I will never forget. I am so thankful that Lap of Love made this option possible for us.
Dr. Elizabeth was wonderful. In the short time we spent together she was able to evaluate George, understand and discern our level of readiness and comfort in saying good-bye and then base her actions and communication with us, according to our need. That showed a sensitivity that can't be taught. That level of kindness, care and professionalism demonstrated to us who she is as a human being and doctor, which allowed us to trust her completely with what needed to be done.
Because of the way George was able to leave us, I can remember him today with sadness - but no regret. Until his final breath he was loved and treated with compassion and respect."
Apopka, FloridaJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill, DVM"Dr. Elizabeth Gill was the perfect carer. Our baby boy Winston, was diagnosed with cancer, almost a year ago. We fought hard, and Winston fought harder, but we sadly had to make that decision that no-one wants to come to terms with, never mind actually having to plan for it. Lap of Love were so wonderful and caring during this process. I can't say enough about Dr. Elizabeth. Although she walked us through the entire process, it was the care and heartfelt way she talked to my sick baby boy that made me feel comfortable and confident that the right decision was made and is what will stick with me for a long time. She was so compassionate and treated him like her own. Nothing felt rushed, there were no need to ask questions, as the information and conversation provided all the details needed. It was truly a terrible day, but with Dr. Elizabeth's help, we were able to help our baby cross the rainbow bridge, in the comfort of his home surrounded by those that loved him so very much."Paula WilsonMinneola, FloridaJuly 8, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Deveau, DVM"Dr. Erin provided hospice for our dog for about 6 months. When it was time to say goodbye, Dr. Erin was very compassionate and made the day much easier for all of us. I would highly recommend Dr. Erin. Two of my friends have also used her services and agree, this is the most dignified way to say goodbye."Tracy Reynoldsalbuquerque, New MexicoJuly 7, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri, DVM"Dr. Tina Olivieri arrived quickly enough to spare my cat, Rusty, from the pain of his illness. She did this on very little notice, too. I am grateful to her for giving Rusty a peaceful and painless end at home, where he was comfortable. Thank you!!"Carolyn SeemanValley Village, CaliforniaJuly 7, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leann Sargeant, DVM"Leann was a great help in making this difficult decision.
She handled the procedure with compassion and professionalism.
She's also a wonderful human being, and a champion animal lover.."
Brenda HemsingLakeside, CaliforniaJuly 7, 2017Cocoa's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler, DVM"There are not enough words to do justice to the incredible service from the first phone call to saying good bye-but 3 words rise to the top of the list, respect, dignity & compassion. First I was amazed at the quality of customer phone support. I had to change the appointment time 3 times, The last time I first called the main # and was on hold, I found the local # and called that to reschedule. A few minutes later I received a message from the main # saying they saw that they missed my call and wanted to be sure I got everything I needed! That is what I call ultimate service.

Next when Dr. Loren arrived she immediately gave her attention to Shelby. She had Shelby smiling throughout the process. My husband could not be with us because he was working out of town. Dr. Loren helped us with the technology to "face time" him in so he could be a part of it. She included our other dog Daphne as well. Dr Loren made an emotional, difficult time into a beautiful experience for all involved.

I would recommend lap of Love to anyone who loves a pet. In my opinion, every veterinary office should provide information about this service.

Thank you Dr Loren and lap of Love for providing this gift."
Judy GulleySt Petersburg, FloridaJuly 7, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Fenton, DVM"Dr. Christina was amazing! Levi's condition deteriorated so quickly but she was able to come out early that same morning that I called. She was so gentle with him, talked us through every step, and was genuinely comforting to us in this most difficult time. She is truly an angel and has found her calling. When she followed up with a memorial on Levi's behalf, it was so touching and beautiful. Dr. Christina, nothing could have prepared us for this, but your caring demeanor was very soothing in this very painful situation. From the bottom of our hearts, we are grateful for your assistance."Lisa GordonKingwood, TexasJuly 7, 2017Levi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"Dr. Regan and staff was so helpful this past week. I know that having him come to our home and help us spend Star's last remaining time alone with her was such an awesome memory. He explained every step of the way and didn't rush the process at all.
I would recommend him to anyone who needs that special last moments with your sweet fur baby,"
Sheila NicksMurfreesboro, TennesseeJuly 7, 2017Star's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Curtis, DVM"Dr Hannah was wonderful. She explained everything to us and waited until we were ready. She was gently and compassionate with regards to Axel's comfort. She gave us time after the procedure to grieve and say our final goodbyes. She guided us through this difficult decision and never rushed us. She answered questions and reassured us with medical facts of our decision to let Axel be at peace before his suffering became to much for any of us to bare."Coto de Caza, CaliforniaJuly 7, 2017Axel's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"Dr. Dawnetta was kind, thoughtful and truly compassionate during the entire process. Lacey meant so much to all of us and Dr. Dawnetta made us feel that she too, really felt the same as we did. Lacey was scared to death of visits to her regular vets. Her experience was one of going to a deep peaceful sleep. She was made to feel perfectly relaxed and normal through the whole process. It meant everything to us that Lace was allowed to go this way. Dr. Dawnetta listened to us tell stories about Lacey and she really truly listened and felt our grief and pain. The obit she later wrote about our friend Lacey proved how much she really cares about animals and the people they own. Thanks again for a great service."Tim MorrisonSt. Louis, MissouriJuly 6, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"It takes a special person to truly understand the connection between human and animal companion. Dr. Toby is just that. From the beginning until the end, we knew we were in good hands. It was unfortunate that two of our dogs, including Dakota, would meet Dr. Toby under such heart breaking scenarios, however, I know that they found peace in the process and accepted his gentleness openly. Dr. Toby was informative, compassionate, gentle and reassuring. Saying good-byes to your best friend and loving family member is one of the hardest things in life, but the ministering of understanding, support, and grieving is more than we could have ever expected. Dr. Toby, we love you and appreciate you more than we can express. Thank you for loving us as a family and not just another client."Kristina WaierLas Vegas, NevadaJuly 6, 2017Dakota's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jade Tenberg, DVM"Dr. Tenberg was just wonderful. Although she only knew Molly for a matter of minutes, you could tell she cared about her and wanted to send her off in a wonderful and peaceful way. This was my family's first dog, so this process was very difficult for us and we didn't know what to expect. Dr. Tenberg made us, and Molly, comfortable and calm.

If we are ever in need of sending a dog over the rainbow bridge again, we will be calling up Lap of Love. Not having to go to the vet was so much easier on us and on Molly. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for all that you do to help families and pets. You are wonderful!!!"
Pinellas Park, FloridaJuly 6, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"This service is incredible. Our 16 year old Lab, Butters, had a stroke and was so stressed by moving that we could not take him into the Vet. A friend of mine is a Vet and recommended Lap of Love. From our first call all the way through payment they were incredibly compassionate. Dr Woodruff explained everything in advance and asked us for confirmation before before proceeding. This allowed my ten year old daughter to feel like she was in control and could say goodbye to her dog at her own pace. They have truly thought of every way to make this easier on the family. I will never take my pets into an office for euthanasia again. What a gift for Butters last memories to be in his own home."Tammi Van HornSt. Charles, MissouriJuly 6, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carly Billeaudeau, DVM"Dr. Carly was amazing! Calling her was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. She explained everything in detail to me before the procedure and answered any questions I had. She let me have as much time as I needed with Deuce. She was very gentle and understanding, and explained what she was going to do and what to expect during the procedure. I hope to never have to make that call again, but should I have to, I'll definitely call her! Thank you for helping my Deuce transition peacefully."Danielle Lamotte-PrimusAddis, LouisianaJuly 5, 2017Deuce's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sue Mowatt, DVM"Dr. Sue Mowatt, You were so compassionate, kind and patient with my beautiful Sapphire and me during this loving and tranquil transition of helping My Beloved Sapphire cross over the Rainbow Bridge, at her loving home, Wednesday, June 21, 2017! Dr. Mowatt spent quality of time with Sapphire and me!
Dr. Mowatt's extra care, beautiful gifts and a precious Sympathy Card were greatly appreciated. I was Blessed when God brought Sapphire and Tango Wango into my life!
Bountiful Blessings,
Nola Joy Carello June 27, 2017"
Nola Joy CarelloSacramento, CaliforniaJuly 5, 2017Sapphire carello's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"As a per owner, you always know 'that day' will come. When Shelby was diagnosed with bone cancer, we knew we didn't have long. Within 4 days of his diagnosis, he stopped eating his food. He began hand feeding him, which seemed to work...... for a few days. He turned his nose to his food, so I began hand feeding him scrambled eggs and hamburgers. I knew I had to make the decision I had dreaded. I mean, who wants to make that phone call that will ultimately cause you to lose your best friend. The days leading up to the visit were awful. Every time I looked at Shelby I'd cry. I cried selfishly. But the day came, and Dr. Cozzi said she was on her way. Time stood still. I wasn't ready for this. But honestly, what seemed like the worst thing in the world turned out to be a beautiful send off. Dr. Cozzi was WONDERFUL! Shelby was able to pass, AT HOME where he was comfortable, and surrounded by love. I could NOT have let him go any other way. If you're reading this review because you need to make 'that call' and you want to check up on this service before you do, just call them. No one wants to lose their best friend, but Dr Cozzi made it suck a little less. I miss Shelby terribly. It's only been a week. But I know he is no longer sick, and I know he passed peacefully."Cindy GouldAugusta, GA, GeorgiaJuly 5, 2017