Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Dr. Jordan helped us gently and compassionately through the difficult process of saying goodbye to Coco in the comfort of her home. We would definitely recommend him and Lap of Love when such heartrending decisions are necessary. We are so grateful for you."Ann HollensenCoral Springs, FloridaDecember 28, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Parke, DVM"We are so thankful to have discovered Lap of Love and Dr. Laura in our time of need. In April 2017, we received a sudden, terminal prognosis for our beloved golden, Trevor. When our regular veterinarian wouldn't even return our calls following the diagnosis, we researched pet hospice options because we wanted to find a place that would treat Trevor with the respect he deserved in his final days. We knew that wouldn't happen in a sterile vet office.

From the first phone call we knew Lap of Love would provide the care, expertise and respect we owed Trevor. Dr. Laura is simply amazing. I wish she could be our vet for our next dog! She was so patient with us in going through the prognosis and treatment options, followed up with emails and calls and even drove to our home late on a sunday night when we decided it was time to set Trevor free.

It's been 8 months, but we still think back to our experience with Lap of Love and Dr. Laura, knowing that we couldn't have asked for better treatment or more empathy."
Laura EismanBrooklyn, NYDecember 28, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson, DVM"I am forever grateful for the professionalism showed by Dr. Tiffany in our time of need. She and the staff at Lap of Love went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs to make sure Shelby was at peace during her final hours. They made this sad moment very peaceful and bearable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."Courtney MoyettOkeechobee, FloridaDecember 28, 2017Shelby Jo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"Thank you Dr. Rene for assisiting in what has been the hardest day of my life. I appreciate your love and compassion."Samantha BuckinghanBenicia, CaliforniaDecember 28, 2017Lily's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"Thank you Dr. Jordan for your kindness during one of the worst days of my life. Saying goodbye to Bella was heartbreaking, but the compassion that you showed to us both helped me through this time. Having her in my arms on our couch in the comfort of our home provided me with the privacy needed to grieve."Gail VilleneuveFort Lauderdale, FloridaDecember 28, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers, DVM"Nellie came on time and allowed us as much time as we needed to say goodbye. She was very compassionate and gentle. It was a great relief to have this service rather than have to stress a very sick cat by forcing him into a carrier which he hated."Columbus, OhioDecember 27, 2017Chumlee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill, DVM"Kind, considerate, compassionate and caring are just a few of the words I would use to describe Dr. Elizabeth who assisted us when it was time for our dear Katy to cross over the rainbow bridge. From the moment she arrived at our door, she explained every step of the process and gave us all the time we needed with our beloved girl. While we still mourn the loss of Katy, we know that calling Lap of Love and Dr. Elizabeth was the right decision. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."Jeff OlsonWinter Garden, FloridaDecember 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman, DVM, CVA"Rachel was so kind and helpful in this difficult and emotional situation. She helped me understand my options, and when it came time to say Goodbye to my beloved pug Bean, she made it a peaceful process for my old friend. She wrote a wonderful tribute to him, and I'll forever be grateful for her help in Bean's passing. Thank you Rachel."Jean StonerSilver Spring, MarylandDecember 27, 2017Bean's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"My husband and I were comforted by your service and by Dr. Shannon from the first phone call to our sweet cat's last minutes. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping Pumpkin and us through a challenging day."Gwen CerasoliHighland Park, New JerseyDecember 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carling Sitterley, DVM"Valerie, who took my call, was compassionate and helpful. She was very patient with me, as I was a mess. She set up an appointment with Dr. Carling. Annabelle had passed away naturally before the doctor arrived. Dr. Carling was very empathetic and compassionate. She petted Annabelle's head, as I shared some memories and cried. She brought in a basket to carry her and offered me a hug before leaving. The support provided by this team was amazing at this sad time."Becky MillerPalmyra, PennsylvaniaDecember 26, 2017Annabelle's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Suzanne Cosentino, DVM"There are no words to express to you our feelings of gratitude for your compassion, understanding, and professionalism during one of the worst days of our lives. Hillary was much more than a pet, she was our furbaby.
You allowed us to peacefully put her to rest at home which made the process and the difficult decision which preceeded it seem so meaningful.
While we are still mourning the loss of Hillary, I wanted to let you know what a true gift you gave us letting her go at home rather than at the vet's office. You are truly a special person and we cannot thank you enough for the compassionate care you provided for us and our Hillary.
Thank you just doesn't seem enough.
Jean & Jeff Buckley"
Jean & Jeff BuckleyKansas City, MissouriDecember 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler, DVM"Dr.Loren was the most caring , loving person that I could have asked for during this hard process . Her compassion was genuine and her knowledge of what Bella’s illness was and advice made me sure I was making the best decision for my girl. The paw print , lock of hair and grieving book also made me feel close to my baby as she crossed to the rainbow bridge and gained her angel wings ."Dina CostelloTampa, FloridaDecember 26, 2017Bella Costello's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Suzanne Cosentino, DVM"Dr. Suzanne Cosentino brought compassion and respect during my time of grief. I thank her for being so kind."Charlotte BlitschOverland Park, KansasDecember 26, 2017Tess's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"My husband found Lap of Love and I am so grateful he did. Our cat Rocky of 16 1/2 years had been failing in health and we knew we had to make a decision to let her go. We did not want to add extra stress to her by bringing her to the vet so, when we found Lap of Love we knew it was the right decision. Dr Toby was fantastic from the minute he got to our house. He made sure to explain everything and to make it as comfortable as possible for Rocky and us. As hard as that day was for us Dr Toby was a huge help with allowing Rocky to pass in peace. Thank you for everything Dr Toby!"Mary StrobleLas Vegas, NevadaDecember 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Abigail Shearin, VMD, PhD"Kaitlyn, thank you for everything. Your kind understanding words were immeasurable. Kaitlyn listened to me with so much compassion, she was exactly what I needed at the time. Dr. Abby was the absolute best, she was patient and handled Deuce with tenderness. My Boo looked so peaceful when all was done.
I'm glad I found Lap of Love. The service personified the name of the company.

Thank you very much"
Karen DavisPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaDecember 25, 2017Deuce's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Curtis, DVM"Hannah was very kind, sensitive, patient and loving. A beautiful Soul
Thank you Hannah"
Wayne & Cheryl StielauStanton, CaliforniaDecember 25, 2017•༺baby༻•'s Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"I just had my 13yr. old German Shepherd, Beau euthanized. This is the first time I've done this at home. I spoke to Lynn on the phone and she was very sweet and explained the process to me. I was able to get it done same day for which I was very grateful since Beau was losing his battle with cancer. Dr. Brad came to my home, explained the procedure and settled the details as soon as he arrived. It was obvious he loved my Beau at first sight. It was a very painful experience for me but made much easier by his kind and caring words and actions encouraging me during the procedure. I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone who needs to part with their beloved pet. Thank you Dr. Brad and Lynn."Irene HoelzelJeffersonville, PennsylvaniaDecember 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Gies, DVM"On Wednesday 12-20 our family experienced one of the most heart wrenching days of our lives, making the decision to let our precious Ginger cross the Rainbow Bridge.
She was a 12 year old terrier mix we adopted 10 years ago from a shelter. Every day was a day of joy Ginger shared with us. She had always been so healthy until she started a rather sudden decline and was diagnosed with nasal to brain cancer at the South Carolina Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Care in mid November by neurologist Dr Draper and oncologist Dr Fritz. Options were explained to us and we decided to keep her home with us until we had to make the decision we had dreaded to make.
We had received information from Dr Fritz about Lap of Love and made the call on 12-19. We were given an appointment with Dr Katie for 12-20 at 10:00.
When Dr Katie came to the door we knew immediately our prayers had been answered to help us and Ginger with this decision. Dr Katie was so compassionate and understanding and explained everything in detail of what was going to be done to Ginger. We held her in our laps and soothed her and whispered our "Goodbye precious Ginger" until she peacefully drifted across the Rainbow Bridge to never experience pain again.
We truly believe Dr Katie has a very special gift from God to help families with this grief. Meeting her we all felt we were in the presence of an angel unawares.
Dr Katie, Dr Draper, Dr Fritz and everyone associated with Lap of Love will always be in our hearts."
Rod and Susan MorganColumbia, S. CarolinaDecember 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anna Champagne, DVM"Thank you so much Anna for your big heart in such a time of sadness. Not only did you help Freya pass with ease in her own home, but you helped the 2 of us more than I can express. It was one of the most difficult days we’ve had & without you, it would have been even more heartbreaking..."Michael & James Hosford-GeerSaint Petersburg, FloridaDecember 23, 2017Freya Hosford-geer's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Regan Harp, DVM"Dr. Regan Harp is an awesome individual. This is the second time he's helped me send my dog off to a better place. He's so caring and gentle. Again he talked to and rubbed on Chopper like he's known him his whole life. He definitely makes the process as easy as it can be. Thanks Dr. Regan for taking care of Chopper."Mickey SwaffordSmyrna, TennesseeDecember 22, 2017Chopper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri, DVM"LilyKat was more than just a pet to Beverly and I. We treated her as if she were a child, and we were blessed with a deep, meaningful relationship for seven wonderful years. Whenever we woke up in the morning or went to bed at night, LilyKat was right there with us, purring up a storm. It was a wonderful way to begin and end every day.

LilyKat possessed a gentle, kind and loving spirit, with an inner strength and she never fussed even when her health took a turn for the worse. She loved being with us whoever we were at home, whether sitting next to Beverly while she played piano, singing along while Beverly played harmonica to sprawling all over my homework to tell me she wanted a tummy and butt massage.

LilyKat was more than a pet, we called her our baby and even though we had only seven short years together, she made a profoundly positive impact in our lives and she will always be missed and we have many, many great memories that will last us the rest of our lives."
Beverly Williamslos ángeles, CaliforniaDecember 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"I cannot speak highly enough of Lap of Love.

Dr. Toby came to our house within hours of our phone call, explained what would happen in detail, and counseled us on every step - from how to help our other dog Missy understand what was going on, to how to help our 5-year old daughter through the loss of her pet.

Before he even arrived we received an email with helpful tips for the best ways to spend Shaky’s final hours, which included real bacon and peanut butter sandwiches.

I am so grateful that this service exists and that we were able to have Shaky pass in our home - unafraid - on his fave couch.

Dr. Toby left several keepsakes for us, including a beautiful paw print and a cute little doggie angel for our daughter. Everything was handled for us - no fuss - just the bittersweet emotions that come with having a loved one pass on from a long and happy life.

It was a precious experience for which I am eternally grateful. I highly recommend everyone call them if this service is ever needed in their pets lives.

Thank you again Dr. Toby."
Ashley DyalLas Vegas, NevadaDecember 22, 2017Chief Shaky Teardrop's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"On the morning of December 10th, 2017 We made the decision to allow our Little Girl to go to Kitty heaven peacefully. We called Lap of Love that morning and from that moment on we felt at ease knowing we were in the best of hands. Dr. Jordan arrived at 2:30 pm and he was so kind, and gentle and reassuring. We had never been through an experience like this, and while it was heartbreaking to say good bye to our baby, we knew she left this earth in peace and comfort thanks to Dr. Jordan.
Little Girl also left this earth filled with the love we gave her and the Love she gave us. Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Jordan and for the work of Lap of Love.

Best,
Mark and Bob and Little Girl"
Mark DavirroFort Lauderdale, FloridaDecember 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Karen Gadberry, DVM"This was a great experience. I wasnt sure if I was doing this too soon and she not only reassured me but also supported my decision. I wanted one last goodbye after she had started driving away and saw me come out of the house and stopped for me. I couldnt have asked for a more caring doctor in this difficult situation."Akhila VaishyaGlenview, IllinoisDecember 21, 2017Brooklyn's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson, DVM"I want to offer my sincere gratitude to Dr. Matheson. Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I have ever done. Dr. Matheson was able to get there within two hours of our call, and my Annie went so calmly and peacefully, that I almost couldn't tell when she had passed. Thank you so much, Dr. Matheson, for making such a painful and heartbreaking moment for us so quick and painless for Annie."Molly YoungsPort Saint Lucie, FloridaDecember 21, 2017