Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly, DVM"Dr Ross was so gracious and professional. It's obvious she's a genuine animal lover and helped us through a very sad time. Our Princess was treated with the most loving care. The Lap of Love service is wonderful and I highly recommend them. Thank you so much Dr Ross. We're all so appreciative."Ausra CClermont, FloridaJuly 11, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Holly Kiernicki, DVM"I want to thank Dr. Holly Kiernicki to come to our home to help our dog Max.
Max is an angel now and I will miss him all my life. Thanks"
Ta-Yu GFlower Mound, TexasJuly 10, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jen Bansel, DVM"Dr. Jeni Bansel - words cannot describe the amount of comfort you brought to my family. Thank you for being so understanding."Jim HGainesville, FloridaJuly 5, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Danielle Churchill, DVM"It was just yesterday around 5pm when Dr Danielle Churchill bestowed on us her very loving and kind service of helping our kitty Maddie pass on. Maddie would have been 19 in October, she was from 3 months old my 92 yr old mother's companion, with many happy years, long hours and oh so happy moments shared with our other 4 family members. Danielle was so caring, gentle, and an absolute blessing, helping us with this final good bye. Maddie up until 3 days ago, had such adorable routines, activities, and a way of communicating her desires or needs, then all of a sudden, she was first not eating then progressing to weakness, disorientation, and finally what we felt was misery. I called Lap of Love around noon and by 5pm we had Danielle finished with her kind purpose. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."Edith, Linda, Brad, Teri, and SeanMiddleburg, FloridaJune 30, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"On July 14th, 2012, our beloved Brutus earned his wings and went to Rainbow's Bridge.. Although we know it truly was our FINAL act of LOVE to him, it was one of the most difficult tasks I have ever carried out.... I finally now can calmly (without crying) sit here and compose this testimonial to you... Dr. Kim- Thank you. We were blessed to be guided to your service by Cheryl Sikes in Pt. St. Lucie, whom I work with. She had such a wonderful experience with you when she put her Vinny to sleep. Since we met with you, I also have referred you to several people. We have opened our hearts to a new lil guy from Palm Beach Pet Rescue in North Palm Beach. Beau Actually, he rescued us when we were ready after Brutus.... Again, Thank you for ALL you do!!"Deb and Jerome SteeleLake Worth, FloridaJune 29, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Juliana Lyles, DVM"Last week our beloved dog Maxx who was 15 was in lots of pain and I needed to make a very quick decision to help him. My husband has always had to take our pets to the vet for the horrible final moments. Knowing that this was going to be too hard for him I happened to think about looking online for an at home service so that I may be able to face this so that I would be able to handle it. I got Dr. Julie from lap of love in our area, she was so easy to talk to and was so helpful. She came to our home where my boy was able to lay peacefully in his comfortable yard and go to sleep. I will never do this in any other way again no matter the price, I will always be so grateful to beautiful Dr Julie for making an excruciating choice so peaceful.
Thanks so much and I hope other people find lap of love so that their pets can be home when the time comes."
Patty HChicago, IllinoisJune 23, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Juliana Lyles, DVM"Our sweet Rottie, Cassie, was gently put to rest early this morning by the most compassionate and tender-hearted angel - Dr. Julia Lyles. From the moment she walked in the door, we felt our Cassie was in the best of hands. Dr. Lyles explained each step to us and never rushed the process, in spite of the late hour. She took the tenderest care of our girl, and Cassie went to sleep peacefully, without the trauma of a trip to the vet; in her own home, with those that loved her most at her side. Dr. Lyles arranged for absolutely everything, including the private cremation. Her young assistant Vince was also very gentle as he helped prepare Cassie for her ride to Hinsdale Animal Cemetery.

Although we feel the loss terribly, we couldn't ask for kinder more peaceful way for her to go. Your organization provides a VERY necessary service, which I will recommend to all my pet owning friends. I can't thank you enough."
Diane K.Chicago, IllinoisJune 22, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr Bates was the most kindest understanding person I have met. We found ourselves saying goodbye to our beloved Mewzette. We wanted her last day to be surrounded by the humans and dog who loved her and to go in peace. Dr Bates made that all possible. And she is waiting for us at the Rainbow bridge look for that tuna treat :o) we love you Mewzette."Mom, Dad & NilesPaulsboro, New JerseyJune 20, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety, DVM"Dr. Dani helped us say goodbye to our beautiful Great Dane, Lola. As soon as she arrived she put us at ease with her kind and gentle manner, letting me know she understood and empathized with having to make this difficult decision. A huge benefit for Lola and us is that we didn't have to try and move her at a time when she was afraid, anxious and in great pain. Instead she experienced a peaceful passing surrounded by her family. This is a loving memory that I am very grateful to Dr. Dani for giving us. She made a very distressing experience as stress-free as is possible under these circumstance, taking care that Lola was gently transported and that all the details of her cremation were taken care of. Dr. Dani has found her calling in doing this very important work that clearly shows her beautiful heart."Gerry ATampa, FloridaJune 14, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Holly Kiernicki, DVM"Thank you Holly for helping me let Misty go, It was one of the hardest things I have ever done releasing my best friend back to God. Although it was very painful you reminded me that it was the right thing to do. Thank you!"Lori LThe Colony, TexasJune 11, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Devlin Bacon, DVM DABVP"There aren't enough words to express what a godsend Dr. Laura is. Can you imagine living with a pet for 20 years, a pet who had never been outside or visited a vet..and have to bring her to a stranger who probably wanted to do tests, stress her out, and make the last day of her life her worst? I couldn't do it. Not knowing what to do, I took a chance on finding someone who was compassionate and knowledgeable. I have never felt so relieved, so fortunate, or so comforted as to find this site. My husband met Dr. Laura, as I couldn’t bear to see the end, and he told me that there is no one in the world more caring that she - from the moment she entered our home, to handling dear Snowy, our dear cat, it was a peaceful and meaningful encounter. This means the world to us, and has helped us get through this sad time in peace. We could never thank her enough."Lauren & Buz MKnoxville, TennesseeJune 8, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety, DVM"Dr McVety made it possible for us to let go when our beloved Boxer, Dudley, was suffering from terminal lymphoma. By doing this in our home where we enjoyed every day of Dudley's short 6 year life, he was able to go for his final nap on his favorite rug in his favorite place with his favorite people. Thank you Dr. Dani McVety for being so gentle with Dudley and for helping to found Lap of Love!"Nick & Dorothy BelmonteLargo, FloridaJune 7, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Hawthorne, DVM"My wife and I are so grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Hawthorne for helping ease the passing of our beloved German Shepherd Dog, Maile (My-Lee).
She was 13 years old and her health had been failing for about 2 years. As time passed, we were able to emotionally prepare, but were saddened to know we would have to put her in more pain and suffering just to ease her passing... and then we found out about Lap of Love.
I was able to meet with Dr. Hawthorne about 2 weeks prior and she helped advise me about when to know it was time. When the time came... she so graciously put aside her own family obligations and came to our home. She took care of everything, gave us time to say good bye, and so kindly and gently eased Maile's passing.
We can never adequately express our gratitude to Dr. Hawthorne and Lap of Love for their service. This is a mission of love that they do.
Thank you!"
John CConcord, North CarolinaJune 6, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety, DVM"We are so grateful to Dr. Dani McVety and the Lap of Love Staff. They were y easy to talk to, kind, and very responsive. Our precious 16 year old kitty with advanced kidney disease took a sudden turn for the worse, and needed to be put to sleep soon, to prevent him from suffering. Dr. Dani rearranged her schedule on short notice to accommodate our need. With her kindness and expertise, she made kitty's last moments completely peaceful and without pain or fear, which was my goal. She also was so helpful and kind to me, and did what I asked and beyond. She did not seem to mind that tears streamed down my face during most of her visit. My dear kitty hated the ride in the car, and the vet's office, and it meant the world to me that he could just slip away peacefully at home in my lap. Thank you, Lap of Love and Dr. Dani."Lisa R.Tampa, FloridaJune 4, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly, DVM"Dr. Christine was the most caring, sweet & understanding person that could have made this most difficult decision bearable. I highly recommend her to all who must make this difficult choice. Thank you so much for your compassion!"Robin LMelbourne, FloridaJune 4, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"My son Adam said his last goodbye to his best friend Maximus Tuesday May 28,2012.I gave max my last hug and kiss I also wanted max to know how grateful I had always been to him for being Adam’s best friend. Dr. Kim was and is amazing thru out this very emotional and difficult process. I felt from the moment she walked in she was our angel sent to take care of us. We were in good hands Dr. Kim's. This amazing doctor wrapped us in her love and comfort throughout a difficult event. We have all lost our beloved pets at some time in life it’s heartbreaking. I held on to Adam and max throughout the procedure as Dr. Kim gently soothed us thru.my heart broke for me it ripped in tiny pieces for my son. Dr. Kim was there for us both. Thank you Dr. Kim you will forever be part of our family."Debra ParkerDelray Beach, FloridaJune 2, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"Dear Dr. Kim- I am so grateful that someone like you exists- I knew it was time for my sweet little tabby, Kenny and having just found out about Lap of Love was such a gift. He was home, in my arms and surrounded by love. As I write this tears stream down my cheeks, I miss him so much, he wasn't an ordinary cat. You were kind, compassionate and following up with me to make sure I'm doing alright through this difficult time is something I never will forget. Thank you"Jane CJupiter, FloridaJune 1, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety, DVM"I cannot say enough about how thoughtful and compassionate Dr. McVety was during this most sad time for us - this was our first time having to say goodbye to our beloved pet (Duncan) and she made it so special. I am so at peace that I was able to be in the privacy of our home, where by doggy loved to be, for this moment. It made a hard decision a lot easier to accept. Thank you Dr. McVety for making this as comforting of an experience as it could be. Duncan, his daddy & mommy appreciate your kindness."Stacey TTampa, FloridaJune 1, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Joyce Gerardi, DVM"Dr Joyce and Dr Dani could not have been nicer or more helpful and supportive of my dog Harlow and me during a very difficult time. They graciously answered questions by phone on several occasions and, when Harlow reached the end of her battle with lymphoma, Dr Joyce responded quickly and compassionately at a time that was probably not the most convenient for her, but was the time we needed her urgently. She could not have been more calming or reassuring. She very willingly adapted to less-than-comfortable surroundings so that my wonderful little terrier could be in a spot she liked. Thank you so much for making this transition a peaceful one for Harlow and me. As a former human hospice employee (and one who has lost loved ones with hospice assistance), I know how much it helps to have a sure and caring professional at your side. Your presence made all the difference for Harlow and me. And Dr Joyce’s kind follow-up contact meant so much. Many, many thanks!"Carol PBrandon, FloridaMay 31, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Danielle Churchill, DVM"Just wanted to say that I was obviously upset that I had to make this call and it was very late on a Saturday night and the vet (Dr. Danielle Churchill) was so kind to come out to my house at this late hour and do this for us. My dog was in too much pain to get up let alone be moved to a vets office so this service was my only option and at that late hour it was one that did not need to be honored but was out of the kindness of her heart. Thank you all so much."John J.Jackonsville, FloridaMay 31, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"I am so grateful that Lap of Love exists and for the kind, thoughtful care given by Dr. Bates. It was such a comfort not to have to put my precious dog in the car when it was time to end his suffering, but to have Dr. Bates come to our home. He was very kind and considerate and I appreciated hearing from him in the following days with sympathy."Sally PPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaMay 24, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Mosley, DVM"We just want to offer our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tiffany for performing what must be a very difficult job with just the right mix of compassion and professionalism. Our other dogs understood immediately that Dexter was gone, and we're so grateful they were able to see what had happened and not left wondering why he went for a ride in the car and never came back. And I couldn't imagine having to endure something so personal and painful within the sterile confines of a vet's office. There's no place like home, especially at such a grief-filled moment. Thanks again Dr. Tiffany."Lisa MJacksonville, FloridaMay 24, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Juliana Lyles, DVM"I am very grateful for your service. Our beloved King took a turn for the worst and we could not watch him suffer. My husband picked Lap of Love and I am so glad he did. Juliana was the most gracious and compassionate. I would like to thank Lap of Love and Juliana for the most gracious way for our beloved King to move on. You are a blessing and please express our gratitude to Juliana for her compassion. She is a very caring and compassionate woman and I am glad she was here to help us."Patricia PraterChicago, IllinoisMay 24, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"We cannot sing enough praises to Dr. Kim and Laps of Love for making our beloved 14/1/2 year old standard poodle, Shady's final moments so very peaceful. We will forever have a picture of her in our minds just sleeping under her favorite tree. Thank you so very much for being there for us."Carol & Karl ScottBoynton Beach, FloridaMay 10, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"I can’t say enough about what a kind and gentle person Dr Simons is. And what a stress-less experience for the pet. Easier for owner too.
I highly recommend this choice and am so grateful for this organization.
Thank you."
Katie PDelray Beach, FloridaMay 4, 2012