Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Thank you Dr. Katie for your kind heart and gentle hand with my boy Bailey. It took weeks for me to work up to the day but if it were going to happen you helped make it the best it could be and for that I am greatful. He gave me many years of love, companionship and joy and I am glad you helped me give him my last act of true love. Thank you for sharing Lab stories with me."Michael RagsdaleTampaSeptember 28, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"I cannot express with any amount of praise my gratitude to Lap of Love, or Dr. Barry Cherno. I called in tears at 8am on Tuesday, knowing that Stella was in severe pain and ready to move on. By 9:15a that morning, he was here to help her through the transition. He was kind, compassionate, and professional - explaining what was to come and what to expect. Under the circumstances, I could not have imagined a more beautiful moment for us to let her go. It was raining, the thunder rolled, and she was gone. Thank you for providing us with comfort at such a difficult time. Health and blessings to Lap of Love and Dr. Barry."Rachel BlascoTampaSeptember 26, 2013Stella's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Saez, DVM"Thank you so much, Dr. Jennifer. You treated both me and my 16 year old lab mix Sadie, ( Pupster Dog of the Universe) with such care and kindness. No hurry. Probably the best gift you gave me was your knowledge and professional expertise that yes, it was time for Sadie to go to her greater reward. It preyed on my mind about the timing but your wise counsel and confirmation brought peace to my weary soul.Thank you . I will be singing the praises of Lap of Love to all I know."Eileen GarciaTampaSeptember 26, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"It is always difficult to say goodbye to a loved one but with the help of Dr. Brad we were able to say goodbye to our beloved lab of 16 years, Nala, in the comfort of our own home and she was able to be at rest on her own bed. Dr. Brad's caring and gentle touch helped Nala to pass without anxiety and very peacefully. I will definitely recommend Dr. Brad and Lap of Love to any of my friends and family who may have to face this difficult decision."Barbara GilroyRidley ParkSeptember 25, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Cohen, DVM"Thank you, Dr. Melanie, for making Bentley's journey to the rainbow bridge as peaceful as possible. We so appreciate you being there for us when we needed you."Julie LongAnnapolisSeptember 25, 2013Bentley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez"Dr Rodriquez was responsive to my every call starting on Friday evening until sun morning when the resting of Addie was accomplished. My husband had been hesitant about the concept but stated afterward how nice,compassionate and caring dr nancy was and continues to be.. I have been advertising this experience to everyone!"Rose MartinAikenSeptember 25, 2013Addie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Michelle Bellville, DVM"Thank you to all the staff at laps of love, I can tell you a story that spans 13 years, but I will only tell you about 2 days!!! The day we rescued Jock from a cardboard box outside of Kmart, he was only 4 weeks old!! The vet told us that he was too young and would not survive. I sat up with him several night's bottle feeding him, he pulled through!!! So 13 enjoyable years later, I had the Grimm choice, of keeping my friend or putting him out of the pain he was in!!!, it was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made.. Thank's to Michelle she went above and beyond for Jock and me,she could not preform the euthanasia , she didn't just say no, she referred her competition to me who could not help , and she never stopped until the staff from Kissimmee Animal Hospital came and helped us thank you to them also ,she was a god send to me and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for every thing you did and I know Jock thanks you too."Fergal CassidyKissimmeeSeptember 24, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"Words can not express what Dr. Kim Simons has done for me and my Otis. Having a terminally ill pet is devastating and emotional, Dr. Simons was caring and understanding from the very first call I received. She immediately lightened the heavy burden I was carrying, knowing the time was soon to come for me to say good bye to my beloved companion. If I could have wished for a perfect environment in which to have my final goodbye with my darling kitty, it would be in my own home...sitting in my lap with my arms around him and have a friend who is a vet come and help me. Well, that is what I felt happened. Dr.Simons is a true animal lover, and the most compassionate person I have ever met. Having her assist me was truly a blessing and made a devastating moment feel comfortable and calm. She did not rush me and explained what each process was and what to expect. She truly cared, and as I was holding my Otis and whispering sweet goodbyes and got too choked up to continue, she handed me a tissue and took over for me, petting Otis and saying soothing sweet words to him. I truly feel blessed to have found Lap of Love and could not have asked for better than Dr. Kim. I have 2 other kitties and if there comes a time that I have to say goodbye, I will want to have the time here..at home...surrounded in love. I truly understand the "Lap of Love" name, because that is exactly how my Otis left this world..in a lap of love. God Bless you Dr. Simons."Sherrie FergusonLantanaSeptember 24, 2013Otis's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Billmaier, DVM"Dr. Katie has to be one of the most compassionate people alive. She made a horrible situation much more tolerable and took the time to explain everything. She did not hurry us and was there for every tear. We will never forget you and neither will Radar. Thank you so much for helping Radar go peacefully."Suzanne GonzalezCantonSeptember 23, 2013Radar's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"I'm so glad Katie was there!"Elizabeth PearsonTampaSeptember 23, 2013Miss Mo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Dr. Katie was AWESOME. She was so soothing and comforting the moment she came to our home! Steve met her outside and when she came in Shazz and I were laying on the floor. She came to us like an angel! We adore her!!!"Steve & Lori WardSeminoleSeptember 23, 2013Shazz's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Robyn Baldwin, DVM"Dearest gizmonster,
You were the most amazing little creature i had ever met, the love that we gave to eachother words cant describe, i will say its never enough, u brought me so much joy to my heart, u will forever b loved. i got a tatoo of your name about 2 weeks ago, just to ensure you will be with me forever, rip my beautiful kitty. no more pain, the lady who helped us with putting you to sleep made it soo painless for you, u went out like the prince that you were, if i go i wanna go like giz..i love you sweet boy, i couldnt have asked God for a better pet, u werent my pet gizzy u were my bestest friend i ever had..go play with your uncles thell take care of u always until we meet again beautiful boo boo bear..momma loves u and will always cherish us."
staci handelmandeerfield beachSeptember 23, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Vanessa Olenick, DVM"Dr. Vanessa was there for me when I needed help and compassion the most. She was loving to Napoleon and he passed in the most peaceful way that I have ever seen. Thank you, Dr. Vanessa."Terri KonrathPhiladelphiaSeptember 23, 2013Napoleon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"Dr. Cindi was the most compassionate vet we have ever been supported by. While it was an emotional and frightening experience, she professionally and genuinely helped our family and our Storm. We were so touched by the time she took with Storm and us and the follow-up e-mail. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts."Melody MaliaSinking SpringSeptember 22, 2013Storm's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Suzanne Brough, DVM"Dr Suzanne Brough was terrific with Jack and gave us words of encouragement as we put our beloved dog to rest. The in-home process was much better than taking Jack to a clinic. His tail was wagging until he fell asleep and passed. Thank you Dr. Suzanne for making a difficult experience much easier for us."Susan and Mark WilliamsNAPLESSeptember 22, 2013Jack's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"We are soooooo happy we used Lap of Love -- had a fantastic experience. Like having an angel come and take care of us all."Tom HansonTampaSeptember 22, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Thank you, Dr. Christine, for making the worst day of our lives a little easier with your kindness and sincerity. You were professional, yet so personable. Thank you for being so gentle with our sweet girl in her final moments."Kristine GussowAshburnSeptember 22, 2013Laika's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"I want to thank Lap of Love for the service they provide.
From my first experience with Rose who is so compassionate and really showed she cares. Dr Dani you helped me understand and offer help so we could have two more great months we didn't think that we would have with Rover.
My dog Rover was so afraid of the vet office that I could not imagine taking him there and think that his last thoughts were of fear.
Rover passed very peacefully at home with those that loved him with the compassion and respect by Dr Katie.
I know they helped the pain to stop without fear and went peacefully to a place so he can run and play again."
Patricia RosarioTarpon SpringsSeptember 21, 2013Rover's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dear Dr. Brad, I can't thank you enough for the care, thoughtfulness and compassion that you showed our beloved pet Maggi. We had her for 15 wonderful years and was a very important member of our family. The sympathy and care that you showed our dog and family made it much easier for us to deal with the passing of Maggi. She went painlessly, peacefully and with dignity. I don't know how we would have gotten through this traumatic event if it wasn't for you and your caring and professional manner.Once again, thank you for the care you showed my dog and family. I would recommend you highly to any family under similar circumstances. With love and respect, William, Susan, Jessica and Sean McKeever"William McKeeverMagnoliaSeptember 21, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr brad i would likre to thank you for the service you provided. It is never easy to do what had to be done and really not certain how you do it. The service you provide may be more $$$ than going to a vet but those that really love there pet would have it NO OTHER WAY. Thanks for your service, professionalism and very kind can't thank you enough"mike adamssicklervilleSeptember 20, 2013Lucky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff made the best out of the worst day of my life. She came to my home and sat on the floor with my Maemae and me, then gave her the final sleep while she was peaceful in her own bed. Since I have had many pets over the years that all died naturally at home, you can imagine how traumatized I was at just the thought of putting her to sleep. Dr. Woodruff took away all that trauma. Thank you."Brenda JockishSt LouisSeptember 19, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Dr. Christine was amazing. She greeted and interacted with my dog Emma. She was kind and gentle and attentive to my dog and me, explaining everything that would take place. She was very patient as Emma was curious about what Dr. Christine brought with her and it took some time for Emma to completely relax and fall asleep. Putting my dog to rest was the most difficult thing I have had to do and Dr. Christine made the experience peaceful, gentle and loving. Thank you Dr. Christine."Jerri FrymireAlexandriaSeptember 19, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Vanessa Olenick, DVM"Thank you Dr.V for letting Glitz ride "up front" with you she did love it there. Also thank you for your care , compassion and accommodating ways on such short notice. You made a difficult situation less so. I am so thankful I ran across your website. One less trauma for my girl to endure. J. Korchmaros"Joan KorchmarosCollegevilleSeptember 19, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"Thank you Dr. Barry for your gentleness and compassion in helping Roux pass peacefully. You truly made this difficult and heartbreaking process so much more bearable. I highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone facing this difficult point in a pet's life"Laura EngelhardtTampaSeptember 19, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Angela Lacoste Ledet, DVM"Dr. Angela was our Angel. She helped Dan pass peacefully. We will never forget her care and compassion at our difficult time."June RothAlbanySeptember 17, 2013Dan Roth's Pet Memorial