Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun, DVM"I am so grateful to Dr. Lori and all that she did to help during this time. I really feel like divine intervention happened that day, how I found her and the timing of it all. My boy wouldn't have made it until the original time scheduled. For her to come when she did was divine timing. It made the transition the very best it could have been. It would have broke my heart even more to have watched him suffer any longer than he did. I will forever be grateful for her help, she said all the right things, gave us the space we needed and talked us through. My mom loved her too, I couldn't have asked for better person to help with this. Thank you.

She was our angel during this time. I recommend her highly and when the time comes for my other babies she will be my first call."
Jodi OlsonBeaverton, OregonJanuary 11, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"When Dr. Toby arrived at our home, we felt as if we had known him for years. Tucker was at ease and comfortable with the kind nature and care that Dr. Toby showered on him. We will forever be thankful and grateful for the time and consideration that he showed toward us and the beloved furry member of our family that was so, so tired."Carey and Jennifer EidsvikHenderson, NevadaJanuary 10, 2018Tucker's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Webster-Boden DVM"We are so lucky to have had Dr. Jessica here with us for Dante’s last moments. She showed true compassion for our loving boy, Dante, and for us. She knew what we were going through and was both professional and loving throughout. We will be forever thankful for her kindness and for helping us through a time of almost unbearable grief. Thank you for what you do, Dr. Jessica, it means so much to us and certainly to many other people."Sam & Lacey BernalIrving, TexasJanuary 10, 2018Dante's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nil Wilkins, DVM"I cannot thank Dr. Nil and the team at Lap of Love enough. This is how I believe all experiences with passing on should be, held in the arms of your loved ones while you drift off to eternal sleep. Thank you all for making this experience not scary for myself and my baby Timmy who is in a better place now. Bless you all."Jaclynn SensaleGulfport, FloridaJanuary 10, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Vaziri, DVM"Dear Dr. Tina,
You were absolutely amazing! You are one of the kindest, loving and gentle people we know. You made us all feel so very comfortable allowing us to grieve in front of you without feeling embarrassed. Everything you did from the moment we saw you was perfect and Taz's passing was so very peaceful. We coudn't have asked for a more perfect person to help set Taz's spirit free.
Thank you so very much and big hugs to you.
Chad & Carrie"
Chad CarlsonFriendswood, TexasJanuary 10, 2018Taz's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carling Sitterley, DVM"I am so very thankful to have found Lap of Love. We were able to have them come to our home where Bailey was comfortable. Dr. Carling was amazing and very caring. She explained everything that she would be doing, what to expect and how long things would take. I will recommend her to anyone who has to make this decision for their family pets. She followed up with me several days later to let us know that if we had any questions to feel free to let her know. I can't say enough about how much it meant to our family for the kindness we were shown."Traci CarterManheim, PennsylvaniaJanuary 10, 2018Bailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"I would like to thank Dr. Annie for coming to our home to help us with our dog Ellie. It is such a difficult decision to make, and the thought of bringing her to the vet's office was just too much for my husband and I. Our decision to have Dr. Annie come into our home and help bring our dog to doggie heaven was the best decision we could have made. Ellie never left the couch and Dr. Annie was so sweet, gentle and patient. After 14 years........Ellie Mae (Ellie Belly) will be missed terribly. But I am happy that my last memories of her leaving us were peaceful. Ellie thank you for picking us, our lives will be forever changed because of you."Julie HOrlando, FloridaJanuary 10, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun, DVM"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Dr. Lori for helping us. Losing Ty felt terrible but it was also inevitable, and her support was exactly what we needed. We weren’t sure when to help her pass or if we were to that point and Dr Lori helped us make that choice in a way that was very gentle. We appreciate all the time she took to talk to us about our options, explain the process and how Ty would feel, and the kindness she displayed while we struggled with our decision. She helped make a horrible day just a little bit easier. I am beyond grateful."Natalie HannahPortland, OregonJanuary 10, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erica Fry, DVM"Dr. Erica gave Paddy Paws the best possible care, and made the whole situation so much better than we could ever have imagined. We'd been dreading this moment for many months, but Dr. Erica explained exactly what would happen and helped to make it very calm and natural. Thank you Dr. Erica for all your wonderful care. We will be forever grateful."Grapevine, TexasJanuary 9, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Eume Jung, DVM"We were very impressed and comforted by Dr. Eume's professional compassionate care for Toscane. She took time to explain each step and wait for our approval. She was very patient and kind. We are grateful our vet referred us to Lap of Love. Our dog was able to pass away peacefully in her favorite corner of our kitchen surrounded by the family who loved her."Nathalie ShivnenMcLean, VirginiaJanuary 9, 2018Toscane's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"Dr. Beth was truly a god send to our family! She was incredibly patient and loving to our fur baby and so mindful of our immense sorrow. She consoled all of us. She answered all of our questions and alleviated some of our concerns. Harley was laying on his soft bed and enjoying the treats Dr. Beth provided for him just prior to falling into a very peaceful "forever" sleep. Lap of love and Dr. Beth provided an invaluable service to our family throughout this extremely difficult time. She even sent us a follow up email to see how we were doing. We cannot ever express our gratitude to her!"Michele ChildsLeesburg, VirginiaJanuary 9, 2018Harley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Moon, DVM"The difficulty of letting my mom's cat go was compounded by the fact that my mom is elderly and has a form of dementia that impacts how she sees and understands things. In addition, my mom was having suffering from an ear infection, and so the situation was truly difficult.

Dr. Amanda from Lap Of Love was terrific in communicating to our mom, and in working with her condition to make the euthanasia process clear and to give our mom choices. Dr. Amanda's care and commitment to a humane and considerate process were evident, and we so very deeply appreciate all of it!"
Hillsborough, North CarolinaJanuary 9, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun, DVM"Dr Lori was so amazing with helping us with our difficult decision on letting our beloved dog pass. Her empathy and sincerity helped comfort us with such a peaceful passing on her favorite rug in our own living room. The blanket that she wrapped our dog’s body said, “Love and Dignity” which spoke true. We are very grateful for her help. She came to our help in the evening, and her timing was incredible. We feel blessed that we found Dr. Lori"Charlie WymanSalem, OregonJanuary 9, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"On one of the hardest days of our lives, Dr. Katie Stender, DVM, from Lap of Love, came to our rescue to help us say goodbye to part of our hearts.

I don’t know what we would have done without her kindness, compassion, grace, professionalism, and the tears she cried with us when we said goodbye to our sweet boy Leo, our German Shepherd mix, gone way to soon from our daily lives at only five years old.

She took such sweet care of him (and us) on that dark day. She made certain Leo was truly comfortable from the first moment she stepped into our home as well as after he crossed the rainbow bridge.

We will never forget Dr. Katie, Allison and Lap of Love for their loving support in providing a loving and peaceful experience for families as they step through such a heartbreaking journey."
Amy WareFleming Island, FloridaJanuary 9, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather was wonderful! We just couldn't picture bringing Pepper to a cold vets office for her last day. My husband spoke with Dr. Heather a few times on the phone and she was so caring we knew it was the way to go. However the morning she was to arrive we just had no idea how this would all work out. She came in and sat next to Pepper on the floor, petted her and talked to her. Pepper responded to her in a favorable way as all animals do when greeted by someone who cares. She asked us questions about her and her life with our family. We laughed, cried and cried hysterically. She assured us that we were doing the right thing at the right time. The process was so delicate and she wasn't in any pain. But we were. Dr. Heather imprinted her foot as a memory for us and then gave us time with Pepper as she prepared to carry her out. She had a stretcher for her with a warm blanket and my husband and son carried her to the car. As she drove away our hearts were broken but the memories will linger on forever."Gale MullerSmithtown, NYJanuary 9, 2018Pepper Ann's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Dr. Betsy was great. She had such a calm and respectful composure. She did a great job, made the experience less painful for everyone."Amber GranthamRaleigh, North CarolinaJanuary 9, 2018Daisy!'s Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"After a challenging few months trying to help our sick boy Hal, we knew he had enough suffering. It was 2 days before Christmas and our regular vet was closed for the holiday week. Hal was so tired and after weeks in and out of the vet's office, the thought of bringing him out in the cold back to an office and to a new vet was not an option. Contacting Lap of Love was the best decision for our family. The office staff contacted me late on a Friday night and were helpful and understanding. Dr. Shannon came out on a Saturday afternoon and was only in our house about 20 minutes. Hal was able to stay on his bed in front of the fire, his favorite spot, with his family around him. Dr. Shannon has a a wonderful demeanor and was comforting during a sad, sad time. We are heartbroken to lose Hal, but he left us in the most peaceful, comforting way. It was a gift. Thank you!"Susan ScibiliaRobbinsville, New JerseyJanuary 9, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch, DVM"Dr. Sally was truly amazing in our time of need. She thought of EVERYTHING, and somehow managed to get to know our boy through his pain, and despite only knowing him for the last 30 minutes of his life. I will always be grateful to her for shepherding us through this painful time."Holly RendleQuincy, MA, MassachusettsJanuary 9, 2018Lewis's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman, DVM, CVA"Dr Rachel was a tremendous comfort to us. She came on a cold blustery day and was soothing presence to us in an awful time. She took good care of both Trixie and her family, patiently explaining and never rushing us. We found the whole process cathartic, thoughtful and peaceful."Heather SkillingSilver Spring, MarylandJanuary 8, 2018Trixie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anne Mitchell, VMD"Every single person that I dealt with was so kind... they understood the pain that my family and I were going through, and helped us through this very difficult time. I am so grateful that my friend was familiar with this organization and shared her experience. Dr. Anne made everyone comfortable with our decision, and included our other fur baby in this transition. I can not find the words to properly express how wonderful I believe Lap of Love to be, or how grateful we are that KaiLee's last moments were filled with peace and LOVE."Kelly PasquarelloBensalem, PennsylvaniaJanuary 8, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"On the 21st of December, 2017, our sweet dog Tango took his final journey. Just a little over a month before he had his spleen and a large mass removed, and it turned out to be sarcoma that had spread to his liver. We knew our time might be short, but when we ended up in the emergency vet hospital a few days before the 21st and discovered another large mass and spread of cancer to lungs, we knew we didn't have much time left.
The day of the 21st, we contacted Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda came to help Tango in his transition. I cannot even begin to express my sincere gratitude for the work that Dr. Amanda does. She came to our backyard where we had spent the morning with Tango - outside was one of his favorite places to lay, sleep, and watch the world go by. She was kind and thoughtful, explaining what she would be doing and what he would experience. She was so gentle with him, and so very good and helping us through what was the hardest thing we've ever been through. Tango passed peacefully, and this terribly hard experience was made sweeter by Dr. Amanda's kind words and her amazing gift of love for animals.
Our hearts are sad and we miss our sweet boy, but Dr. Amanda gave us such a gift in helping him go on his final journey.
Thank you Dr. Amanda, and thank you Lap of Love for your compassionate work.
Sincerely,
Jenni and Simon"
Jenni BrandonLong Beach, CaliforniaJanuary 8, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"We recently had to let go of our beloved girl, Sadie. She had so much spunk and personality up until her end. When we knew that we had to let Sadie go, we contacted Lap of Love and Doctor Katie came to the house and provided a tremendous amount of love and support to not only Sadie, but also to Sadie's mom and dad and fur sister, Bailey. The care that Doctor Katie showed our family and the professionalism she displayed made the whole experience a little less upsetting than it already was. Nothing will ever bring our sweet girl back, but we are thankful to have experienced her transition into her angel wings in the care of our own home with such a loving and caring doctor. Thank you Doctor Katie for helping us honor Sadie's last moments!"Amy DedmonJacksonville, FloridaJanuary 8, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"On December 26th in the early hours of the morning our dear 13 year old Golden Retriever, Blossom collapsed on the floor and could not move her rear end nor stand. After spending the rest of the night with her on the floor, we knew that she was at the end of her time with us. Since both my husband and I are no longer young, we realized there was no way we would be able to get our 70 lb girl to the car and to our vet. We remembered an article in the local newspaper about a “hospice” type service that would come to the home. We searched and found Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, called and were put in touch with Dr Sunday Cozzi DVM. She was at our home in a very short period of time. She was understanding, comforting and generally concerned about us and Blossom. The care and attention she paid to Blossom was outstanding and she had us relaxed and comforted also. She had treats for Blossom and she ensured that Blossom was comfortable after examining her and assuring us that nothing medically could be done for her. It was time for our final goodbye. She fully explained what was going to take place even though we told her we had been thru this before with our past Goldens. The whole process of sending her on was peaceful for both us and we are sure for Blossom. The greatest respect was paid to Blossom, her paw print was taken and she was wrapped in a blanket with her head on a pillow and carried to Dr Cozzi’s car. The whole process carried out by Dr Cozzi could not have been better, given the circumstances. While we are very pleased with our regular vet and their facility, however it was so much better to have Blossom's last moments be in the peace and quiet of her own home. The Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and Dr Sunday Cozzi are a combination we would highly recommend to people who cannot get their beloved pets to their own veterinarian for final care or who would like this service in their home."Kris BurkeAiken, SC, S. CarolinaJanuary 8, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"I want to thank Lap of Love and especially Dr Jordan for being there for me and Wrigley in her time of need. Wrigley passed peacefully in her favorite spot with her little doggie sister Emma at her side. Wrigley was an amazing dog and I am proud of all we accomplished together and that I was able to let go in dignity and in the peacefulness of our yard. She will be missed dearly."Scott GrayDavie, FloridaJanuary 8, 2018
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Abigail Shearin, VMD, PhD"We are so thankful for Dr. Abby. She was so kind, patient and gentle. We had doubts about whether the time was right for Flip, and she reassured us that we were doing the right thing for our baby.
She gave us all of the time that we needed and helped us to feel as comfortable as possible. Thank you, Dr. Abby, for helping our boy to cross over peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family."
Marcella and Ken MorrisSewell, New JerseyJanuary 8, 2018Flip's Pet Memorial