Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Inman"Dr. Inman was passionate and caring to my pet and myself during this most difficult process. She was very sweet and not rushed during the process, took her time to explain what was going to take place, very warm and understanding of our feelings. Thank you so much for your patience and caring during this difficult time."Beverly FullerOcalaJune 26, 2019Geronimo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Recently we came to the conclusion that it might be time to put my Newfoundland Champ down after 12 plus years. A friend gave us the number to Lap of Love. We called on a Friday and set up an apt. for Monday. Although the guilt we felt and the uncertainty of whether we were doing the right thing, not to mention dialing their number several times to cancel we held off and waited for Dr. Heather to come to our home. Before we let her see Champ we asked if she would see if we were doing the right thing. He only got up occasionally, ate and drank always but had many accidents in the house. She examined him completely while sitting on our hardwood floors petting him for over 20 minutes. Told us his breathing was labored and he was very nervous which are all signs. She explained the process taking the utmost care in our feelings and Champs as well. She gave him something to relax and then made sure he was calm and pain free as she proceeded. The process only took a few minutes but Dr. Heather took her time very concerned for Champ and our well being. After it was over she took some of his fur from the area she had to shave for the medicine along with a clay footprint of Champ. Although it was very difficult there is no comparison to taking your pet to a veterinarian and having it done outside of the home. From what I’ve been told dogs definitely feel anxieties going to a vet. Overall, Dr. Heather made the experience as pain free and caring as anyone could. Losing my pup was very tough but without her professional help and genuine caring personality I think it would have been much more difficult. I would not hesitate to recommend her and or Lap of Love.
Thank You.
Chris and family"
Christopher MessinaSmithtownJune 26, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Thank you, Dr. Jessica for making a very hard situation as peaceful as possible. Your compassion and professionalism was much appreciated."Dania RossmairChalfontJune 26, 2019Lucy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lorry Jolitz"The care we received from the first phone call to Adam and the to end with Dr. Lorry was impeccable, flawless and life changing.

Thank you is not big enough nor deep enough to show our gratitude to Dr. Lorry. Dr. Lorry was exactly what I needed to help me say goodbye to my dear friend. She was kind, loving and above all else understanding of the decision we had to make. She explained the process slowly, step by step, we were involved and yet out of her way. She did not rush any of the process. We were her only priority in that short span she was with us. I could not have made a better choice.
Lap of Love and Dr. Lorry was truly God given, I believe that my core."
Ashley FrankMorneo ValleyJune 26, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Scott Nichols"Dr. Scott was wonderful & his soft spoken voice throughout was very calming. Thanks Dr. Scott."Tiffany FalsafiLitchfield ParkJune 26, 2019Lennon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cyrus Wegbreit"Dr. Cyrus was kind, compassionate and attentive to our needs and emotions, and more importantly to our dog Blossom's needs in her last moments. He was very caring and gentle when handling her and spoke kindly, patiently and softly to all of us. It was so nice to allow her to be at ease in the comfort of her own home and bed surrounded by all of us, her family. I wish I would have known about lap of love before. I would have used them for all the pets that I have had to say goodbye too.
Thank you Dr. Cyrus for making this difficult time so special, safe and personal for us. It was a comfort to our loss."
Julie SmeadMilamJune 26, 2019Blossom's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"We want to thank Dr. Elyse and Lap of Love for taking such good care of our sweet girl Ginger the way she did! We could not have been happier with Dr. Elyse. She had a calming, gentle, presence about her from the time she walked through the door till the time she left and it really helped put us at ease with the difficult situation. She took her time, we never felt rushed in any way. She genuinely cares about the pets and the family, she remembered all of our names, checking up on us later on and that meant a lot! It was the best decision we made to do this in the comfort of our home instead of going to the vet and best decision in calling Lap of Love! You will not be disappointed! We would recommend them to anyone!"Stephanie and Paul QuiranteNewport NewsJune 26, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"Dr. Rene was a treasure for our family. I was full of fear and sadness when we found out that Sasha had osteosarcoma. With her quality of life quickly fading, I invited Dr. Rene to visit our home and spend time with me, my son, a dear friend of mine, and Sasha. With Dr. Rene's help, I was able to have the peace of mind to make the decision to release Sasha from her pain. The day we said goodbye to our beloved mastiff, Dr. Rene was there along with my husband, my younger son, and several family friends. It was the most bittersweet goodbyes of my life. But Dr. Rene helped ease our pain and helped us through the process. I will be forever grateful to her."Renee StewartBeniciaJune 25, 2019Sasha's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"We were putting off the inevitable and compensating for our cat’s failing health. Our cat finally got to the point where she was soiling our furniture. The resentment I felt at that point was an overwhelming feeling and I started to search for an at home euthanasia. I was still not convinced I was doing the right thing. Maybe another baby gate, waterproof cover, medicine, or an additional test or diet change was the answer. When Dr. Manfredi came to my house, she went over all of my cat’s symptoms and explained that there were many diseases that were working together that brought about the soiling episodes. She also explained the associated pain that my cat must have been experiencing. I was comfortable with euthanasia at that point and I was able to face saying goodbye to my 17 year old kitty. Dr. Manfredi is a gift to animal lovers and I will sing her praises for years to come."Elaine MengerIslip TerraceJune 25, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Will Basinger"Dr. Will was fabulous, as was his staff. The gentleness and compassion he showed not only with my sweet Jake, but also with me, really helped ease the pain of what was an incredibly hard decision and a painful event. The dignity and love that my sweet boy passed over with is something I will never forget."Christie ThompsonElginJune 25, 2019Jake's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Aspen Perretta"Dr. Aspen was wonderful. She communicated with us well. She was sensitive to what we were experiencing. Being able to let her pass at home, where she was comfortable, was a true gift to my husband and I. Dr. Aspen handled everything with care and compassion."McMurrayJune 25, 2019Sady's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"Today we received the ashes of our baby girl Sheba from Dr Christiansen’s office. The box and engraving are lovely. I want to tell you how much we appreciate the care and comfort you gave to Sheba AND us during her final difficult moments. We will always have an empty space in our hearts where she should be, but you helped all of us to transition to our new normal. It can’t be easy doing what you do, but you do it professionally and compassionately, and for that I will always thank you."Brian BarryVallejoJune 25, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman"Dr. Sarah was so so sweet and made us feel so much at ease to what we were about to do with our Petey. She made him pass with such dignity and for that we appreciate every she did for Petey and us. So much so that I had a friend less than a week later that was in the same situation that we were with Petey that I recommend Sarah for the job and he used her as well and told me that he was glad he did. Thank you so much Dr. Sarah for make Petey’s transition a very peaceful one. You were great!"Jim MarkhamFort WorthJune 25, 2019Petey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lorry Jolitz"As an ER Doc myself, it was awkward to be in need of care and comfort for my dog, Pinto bean and myself. I dearly appreciated Dr. Lorry's professional care, kindness and tender sense of time."Pamela LuxEastvaleJune 25, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady"All of the employees of Lap of Love are the most caring and compassionate people I have ever known. They truly understand the hurt a pet parent goes through when a fur baby passes. I will forever be grateful to the Lap of Love staff and especially for the Doctor, she was so compassionate and didn't laugh at me when I song the lollipop song to my sweet girl. I don't have the words that would truly describe how much I appreciate the Doctor and Staff of Lap of Love."Kathy JohnsonConleyJune 25, 2019Keylala Ann's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Abra Osorio"Dr. Abra came into our life during a terribly difficult time. From the minute she came into our home, she was compassionate, caring, patient and loving with our beloved Maggie. Dr. Abra truly has a gift and and helped to reassure us that we were giving Maggie the gift of a peaceful death at home in her own bed. We will be forever grateful to her."Kevin BatchPleasant View,June 25, 2019Maggie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman"This was the second time this year that I have had to use Lap of Love. Our beloved Flamepoint Siamese, Sam passed away January 4th at 17 years. Dr. Jessica helped Sam pass peacefully and had since moved on to a different specialty when it was time to say goodbye to Princess. There was not a drop in service or compassion with Dr. Sarah. Never did I feel rushed or embarrassed being a 50 year old man crying and begging for more time."John TerrellIrvingJune 24, 2019Princess's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"From the heart wrenching first call to Lap of Love, I felt nothing but kindness, respect, and understanding. After scheduling our time, I received a very thoughtful email.
Dr. Dawnetta arrived to our home, she was kind and personable. She explained everything to us and asked thoughtful questions about Millie and what she loved and what was so special about her. She gave us time to hold her and love on her one last time. She quietly told us each step before she did it. I was able to hold my sweet girl, and each family member got to kiss her and say goodbye. Dr. Dawnetta gave each of us a pawprint, she laid our sweet girl in a basket and covered her up. It was so peaceful, so respectful and beautiful. Our hearts are completely broken, but I would not have done this any other way. My baby girl was in her home, calm, without fear or anxiety. We miss her so much but were comforted by Dr. Dawnetta's kind words."
Christine ThuraufEllisvilleJune 24, 2019Mille's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman"Dr. Toby,

Thank you very much for your kind words and your thoughtful manner. This is one of the harder experiences that you will have to go through in life as a fur-mommy. I just really want to express that your demeanor that day and the way in which you explained the process in detail really helped to put me at ease in such a terrible moment of our life.

I know it must be difficult to see people grieving on an ongoing basis, I can’t imagine anyone more suitable for the grace that it requires than you in this position.

God Bless-
Marsha Chalmers :)"
Marsha ChalmersLas VegasJune 24, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristen Miller"I couldn’t have asked for a more loving goodbye. Kristen was very sweet and very compassionate. She made this very difficult time more pleasant and accepting. I am grateful I called upon Lap of Love to say goodbye to my beautiful gift, my girl."Carolyn BarwickiIsland ParkJune 24, 2019Fortune Fiona's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"We were so blessed to have Dr. Elyse assist our Dakota in passing. Dakota was with us for 16 years and it was difficult to watch her suffering. We decided we needed to help her pass and Dr. Elyse came out to our home in southern Suffolk within a few hours of our calling. Her quick response was appreciated as we were struggling with watching our pet slowly pass. She was very professional and knowledgeable but most of all she was compassionate. It is never easy to say goodbye but she made it as comfortable as possible for Dakota and for us. We will always be grateful for that."Sherry HuffmanSuffolkJune 24, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maggie Mottram"Dr. Maggie Mottram is truly an exceptional hospice veterinarian. She bestowed exemplary compassion and love to both my beloved four legged son, Samson and also to me.
She took the time to send a sympathy card with a personal hand written note along with the poem Pawprints Left by You written by Teri Harrison.
Dr. Maggie assisted Samson with complete and absolute dignity and I will be forever grateful."
Randy LindseyLehigh AcresJune 24, 2019Samson's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy"Dr. Kendra was kind and continued to reassure me throughout the entire process that I was giving him a gift. I was ending his suffering. She allowed me to hold him as long as I could."Tara Gearheart-HamiltonBereaJune 24, 2019Shugar Phillip's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Guillory"Dr. Christina was great. Schatzi's previous owner who was also here with me said that she was glad Dr. Christina didn't have a desensitized and detached attitude towards veterinary care that some doctors have. She gave us plenty of time to say our goodbyes and made sure Schatzi was comfortable. She even brought Scahtzi a muffin, but I had saved a bone for Schazti. Scahtzi just chewed on that bone and had no idea anything was happening."Mark SoutherlandConroeJune 23, 2019Schatzi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman"She was so kind and empathetic and provided the right information."Jane ThessinBowieJune 23, 2019Phoebe's Pet Memorial