Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun, DVM"We can't thank Dr. Lori and her team enough for the kindness, generosity and compassion that they showed at our home with our family while we said goodbye to Bodie. She truly made an imprint on our lives and helped us through an extremely difficult and painful time. She was patient and loving and explained everything to us in detail and with true compassion and love. It is clear that she is a very special person who was made to do this work for people. Dr. Lori, we will never forget you and are so very glad that we found you during this painful time; you really made an impact on our family. Thank you."Kahren OxnerAurora, OregonMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"Our dear Bella was part of our family for more than 15 years. Even though she was in distress and declining rapidly, saying goodbye to her was painful. With gentleness, kindness, and compassion, Dr. Beth helped us through a very difficult day, and has been in contact with us since then, offering her support. We recommend Dr. Beth without reservation."Mary & Phillip BatteyAlexandria, VirginiaMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns, DVM"Dr. Burns was amazing!!! I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter person to put my baby to rest. She made the experience beautiful and peaceful and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much for everything!"Emily CaronUncasville, ConnecticutMarch 7, 2019Gidget's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Michelle Halverson, DVM"I want to thank Michelle for her heart felt professional guidance guidance to help my dog Radar in his transition from life. Dr. Halverson made me feel so relaxed and she didn’t rush me. She even got to spend some time with my dog Radar. She loved on him. I want to thank her so much. This made an emotional moment more bearable and very zen for my family. I thank you for checking in on me afterwards. Dr. Halverson has a big heart."Tujuana DudleyJacksonville, FloridaMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"This was not my first time having to say goodbye to an old four legged friend(dog) as I have been rescuing shelter dogs for some 30 years. And as anyone who has been through this a number of times, you know this never get's any easier. For me a bit of time, depending on the other dogs in my home and my own emotions, and knowing I will ultimately spring another new friend off the green mile(death row) helps to take the sting out of letting your friend get there wings. It is a tuff call ! When is the right time and how do you know is the hardest question to answer. It SUCKS !
What I can tell you is that I have gone the standard routes, because I did not know about Lap of Love and there AMAZING staff.
It starts with a phone call, I spoke to someone named Valerie who explained the service in a kind and compassionate way with absolutely no pressure or sales pitch. You then get an email if you wish to that address's seemingly every emotion you are going through at the time - these folks know there stuff. You then make the appointment you hoped you would never have to make.
Dr. Heather Manfredi in a few minutes assessed the situation, I can tell you she is an angel of mercy not only for your pet, but for you also. She is the Mom,Priest or Rabbi, friend,brother or sister that you would want by your side at this sad time in life. I don't know how she does it.
I will continue to adopt dogs from the shelter as long as I am able to care for them, and I will never say goodbye to another old friend without the Lap of Love , there is no better way to honor your old friend !!!"
Tom ReiterIsland Park, NYMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather Manfredi was smart, compassionate, and loved our beloved dog, Marley. She spent time talking and listening to us, as we shared wonderful stories about Marley. We were so relieved that Marley could pass in his home and not be anxious. Thank you Dr. Heather for all your kindness during a difficult time.
Jeanette, Mike, Kevin, and Nicole Chickara"
Jeanette ChickaraBohemia, NYMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Gorney, BVMS"What I really needed was confirmation that our choice to let Tigger go, before he experienced abject suffering or discomfort, was the right one. Dr. Gorney was very kind and compassionate, and I am glad she was able to help us through this."sarah sternlockport, NYMarch 7, 2019Tigger's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allie Prokop, DVM"My husband and I were so distraught that our Bruce Kitty was terminally ill. I found this company through a google search when we were trying to determine the best end of life option for our sweet boy. The service we received surpassed all of my expectations and more, we are so thankful that our last moments with our kitty man were filled with love, compassion, patience, and understanding. He was able to reach peace in his dada's lap, while in his favorite room. Being reassured by Dr. Allie about our decision meant so much to us, her guidance through the process never fell rushed, and we never felt ill informed. She is an angel that has truly found her calling in life."Nicole DeasyKnoxville, TennesseeMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan, DVM, MPH"Dr. Morgan was very understanding. Very patient with me and my baby girl. She included my son and his fiance’ while explaining to us about what was going to happen. The experience was very peaceful and loving. I appreciate Dr. Morgan’s explanation every step and all of the follow up has been very appreciated. I would definitely recommend this type of service when the time comes to keep your beloved pet at peace while crossing over."Dana WilliamsonFestus, MissouriMarch 7, 2019Dakota's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"I would like to say Dr. Kristine was very understanding, caring and polite to our needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Kristine or Lap of Love! I was very happy with her in this terrible time of having to put down my almost 13 year old English Mastiff. RIP Sandy! I love you!"Peter ThomsonMassapequa Park, NYMarch 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy, DVM"I could not have chosen anyone better to help our sweet boy crossover. Having never met I wasn't sure about this decision but an initial phone call set me at ease. Dr. Healey was extremely compassionate to both Zack and to our family. It takes a special person to do what she did for our family and for Zack, in such a caring fashion.

While some may think this service is expensive I would just say this. Being able to keep Zack at home, relaxed and comfortable was priceless for me. The thought of taking him to our vet (as sweet as they are) and doing this in a place that is stressful for most pets was unbearable for me. My hope was that he would feel only the love and not of the stress and I believe he did.

Dr. Healey was also calmly practical about details, making everything just as easy as possible. I would fully recommend her & Lap of Love to anyone."
Sarah BurgessGeorgetown, KentuckyMarch 6, 2019Zack's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"Dr. Schultz was amazing. He showed such compassion and patience through this whole process. He provided us with Rambo’s footprint and followed up with us to offer an ear to listen afterwards. He took such care wrapping Rambo in a warm blanket and treated him with such dignity. I can’t thank him enough for allowing my best friend to pass peacefully at home with his family where he belonged."Holli BockClarence Center, NYMarch 6, 2019Rambo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jenn Roedig, DVM"Dr. Jenn - Thank you so much for everything. I've never had to make that decision before, and I hope it will be a long time before I have to do so again. But you helped to ease what was an exceptionally difficult and emotional decision, and I was so glad to be able to help Elsa to go quietly and peacefully in her own home. I can't thank you enough for everything that you did for me, and do for other people and their companions."Covington, KentuckyMarch 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Curtis, DVM"Dr. Hannah was heaven sent. She was so sweet, kind, patient and gave us comfort during this most difficult time. Dr. Hannah evaluated Diego's condition just as his vet did. She was professional yet it felt as though we were talking with a friend. We asked questions and Dr. Hannah answered them. She explained the procedure and gave us the option to hold Diego in our arms, which Rafael did. Diego was never anxious and he left this world in the most peaceful and humane way possible. I'm thankful to my friend, Stacy, who gave us the referral of Lap of Love."Rafael & Nora PintorMission Viejo, CaliforniaMarch 6, 2019Diego's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dr. Heather provided me with great solace when the time had come to put my dear cat Ringo to sleep. She turned up at my home on the same day I realized Ringo was suffering a great deal and the procedure, so calmly and proficiently performed, truly laid him to rest in peace."Sue AveryStony Brook, NYMarch 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashleigh Rhoades, DVM"Ashleigh,
Thank you for providing our beloved Turin with a closure that was relaxed, kind, comforting, and peaceful. Throughout our grieving it is reassuring to know that his last moments were in his home without unnecessary fear or anxiety. I’m so grateful for this service."
Nicole KurtzCovington, WashingtonMarch 6, 2019Turin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melinda Glavin, DVM"Dr. Melinda Glavin was so sweet and loving to both Trooper and us. She made the process of saying goodbye to our beloved Trooper a little easier. I was so glad that he was first given a shot to sedate him-one that he didn’t even feel-he was so sedated that he was snoring. She explained the whole process as she went along and gave us as much time as we needed to say our goodbyes."Lisa, Charlie, Brian TomaselloHammonton, New JerseyMarch 6, 2019Trooper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman, DVM"Dr. Sarah was so sweet, kind, and knowledgeable. We met under the worst of veterinary circumstances, but she was sweet and personable and of course, professional."Andrea ReordanColleyville, TexasMarch 6, 2019Romulus's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jenn Roedig, DVM"Thank you so much....While it was one of our worst days, Dr. Jenn was so patient and compassionate. That Josie immediately seemed to like and trust her, was all we needed to know that we were in good hands. She was very wary of strangers and did not make friends easily, I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Jenn and Lap of Love. To be able to keep Josie in her home where she was relaxed and comfortable was SO nice.

From the initial phone call to schedule the appointment, to her ashes being returned to us yesterday, everyone we encountered were loving and caring and understanding of how hard the loss of a family member is....Dr. Jenn is a special person to do what she does for others.

It has been a rough couple of days, and yes, our house feels seems so empty without her large presence there. But we know she is in a better place and no longer in pain and her well being and dignity was all that mattered."
Mindy JamesMiddletown, OhioMarch 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers, DVM"Dr. Nellie was wonderful. Very kind and caring and she took wonderful care of our beloved. Mora."Linda AustinColumbus, OhioMarch 5, 2019Mora's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"Dr. Shannon is one of the most compassionate and considerate people I have ever met. She held me as I sobbed - and let me take my time in saying goodbye to my best friend. Letting go of the ones you love is always a painful process. I am thankful that Dr. Shannon helped me through it.

My Bisk was all heart and soul (with a little bit of devil) and I miss her sorely. She had a wonderful 17 years and I know she's with her brother, creating havoc at Rainbow Bridge."
Barbara AnconaColts Neck, New JerseyMarch 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Slade, DVM"Lap of Love is just wonderful. From the very first phone call to the day we said goodbye to our beloved pet, the support we received was beyond our expectations. Dr. Kim guided us through her visit with kind words, wisdom, and even a little laughter! She pampered our sweet 17 year old kitty with treats and love, and put him to rest with compassion and grace. The entire experience was peaceful, and Dr. Kim made us just as comfortable as she did our pet. We're so thankful to have chosen this service and to have met Dr. Kim!"Michell KasarPiscataway, New JerseyMarch 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Burns, DVM"Dr. Rachel was patient and kind and communicated with us every step of the way and gave us lots of time to be together. I couldn't do what she does, but am thankful that she does what she does - she is kind and patient and gentle. It's never easy to have to help a critter you love so much leave this earth, but she definitely helped us."Kristi DuchschererWethersfield, ConnecticutMarch 5, 2019Grace's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"Dr. Regan Harp is a stellar example of a veterinary medicine practitioner. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and assisted me and my family through this difficult process. He shows the utmost level of compassion and understanding while focusing on the comfort of his patient. He clearly communicates throughout the stages of the process. He completes his task with obvious respect for you and your pet.

We are also eternally grateful to the staff at Lap of Love. Thank you to both Alyssa and Shanan for your help in this process. From the first moment of making the initial call, one truly appreciates the heartfelt compassion. They make the process as easy as possible allowing you to focus on your remaining time with your best friend. Instructions and communications are clear and there is always a word of sympathy at every stage.

Thank you again,

The Womack family"
Matthew WomackGoodlettsville, TennesseeMarch 5, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman, DVM, CVA"Dr. Klickman has a wonderful bedside manner. I could not have hoped for a more peaceful passing for Minna, and I know it was because of Dr. Klickman. She took her time, explained everything, and most importantly, clearly cared that our family was experiencing immense sadness. She helped us honor Minna's life, and that is all I could hope for in this type of situation."Linda HerbertSilver Spring, MarylandMarch 5, 2019Minna's Pet Memorial