Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"We are deeply indebted to Dr. Steven for his kindness and thoughtfulness as we said goodbye to our cat, Junior. Junior was a steadfast companion for 19 years. Dr. Steven and Lap of Love provided a private and dignified way for us to honor our friend. Thank you!
Claire & Tim Carlo"
Claire CarloAmherst, NYMarch 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"The service provided by Lap of Love, Dr. Sunday, made the journey for my sweet Makenna so peaceful. As her battle with cancer came to an end, She was able to be home, comfortable, loved. The loss is never easy but I now have comfort knowing she was treated with kindness and compassion. Thank you for what you did for Makenna and for me."Debbie RhodesAiken, S. CarolinaMarch 15, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Michele Blake, DVM"Dear Dr. Stacy,

My feelings are profound but my words have not come easily.
However I want you to know that the minute you walked into our home February 18th, I felt a sense of calm; a calm I have not felt in many weeks. Shelly felt it too, I do not know if you realized it or not but when you sat down next to her and was talking to us – as weak as she was - she got up to greet you, she then leaned over close to you as she wanted to give you a hug.
She was a loving dog who only hugged a few people and you were one of them.
From the time I made the appointment to have you to come to our home Shelly and I sat on the couch for hours as I petted and talked to her. I knew I only had a couple of days left to pet her, talk to her and sing to her. I sang to her “you are my sunshine, my only sunshine…..” and she truly was.
She was always able to make us smile and laugh. It was as if when born, she adopted us to show us how happy life can be. Our home is quiet now, we miss her terribly. The almost 14 years we had with Shelly passed to quickly. Until her last few weeks I did not expect her to leave us so soon; all we have now are beautiful memories of our precious birddog.
We thank you for coming to our home and making her last moments loving and peaceful."
Oviedo, FloridaMarch 15, 2017Shelly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"There are incredibly difficult moments in life, ones you don't want to face alone. Having the understanding, comforting, relaxed presence of Dr. Beth with us for Phred's last hour was just the right touch. He got to stay in his home, in his favorite chair, with loving touches and words surrounding him. "Love Phred" was the first thing he heard when he joined our family and the last thing we said to him as he passed."Alexandria, VirginiaMarch 14, 2017Phred's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"Dr. Carrie was so tender, compassionate and loving. It was such a comfort to have her come into our home and provide a peaceful and stress-free experience. She never rushed us through the process and gave us time to say our goodbyes. When she said, "he's free", that meant the world to me, reminding me that this was the right decision. I'm grateful to Lap of Love for this wonderful service."Barb LanganSt. Louis, MissouriMarch 14, 2017Motzie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"I am so very thankful for Dr. Jordy. She was the sweetest and most patient person I could've asked for. My little geriatric pup loved her too."Autumn ReschPort Richey, FloridaMarch 14, 2017Jewel Resch's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Liam's passing was so peaceful and we are so grateful that he left this world with love and with dignity. Dr Simko was such a kind and gentle presence. Thank you again for allowing Liam to have such a good ending."Brett LynnCedar Grove, New JerseyMarch 14, 2017Liam's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Greenlaw, BVMS"Dr Julie was kind and understanding. She took the time to listen and was very empathetic. I knew she was in the best care even after she was gone."Patty BurkeDelray Beach, FloridaMarch 14, 2017Roxie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"Dr. Sunday's passion, caring and expertise truly speak to her love of all living beings. We cannot thank her enough for her guidance, wisdom and compassion. The loss of our beloved Cisco affected three generations of our family. She has helped us all as we mourn for our fur baby. Thank you, Dr. Sunday. Your strength, love and support are appreciated more than you will ever know. Blessings, Elaine and Rick Covard and Family"Elaine CovardGraniteville, S. CarolinaMarch 14, 2017Wk Cisco's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"We want to express how grateful we feel to have met you during such an emotional period in our lives. You were there for us and our beloved Dukie all the way to the final moments of his life. I could not think of anyone else I would even consider sharing such a personal moment in my family. YOU are a GODSEND and made Duke's passing so much easier on us. I will never forget your kindness, empathy and compassion during our loss.

Thank you again, Dr. Brad. You truly are a very special man"
Moorestown, New JerseyMarch 14, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"The reassurance, care, and thoughtfulness Dr. Carrie showed was such a comfort during this difficult time. Although we had just met, she treated my dear cat and me like family. I am so thankful I chose Lap of Love for end-of-life care for Little Beth."Laurie BrockhausSt. Louis, MissouriMarch 13, 2017Little Beth's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carrie Roberts, DVM"I am still grieving so much for our loss so I am not sure that I will be able to put into words exactly how thankful I am for Dr. Carrie and how she helped us through this process, she allowed us the spend the time we needed with our amazing Jake and we held him until he passed to Jesus arms. We were so blessed to do this in our home with someone who treated us and Jake with such dignity. I can not say enough about how amazing and wonderful Dr. Carrie was she helped Jake to not be suffering any longer and she did it with grace."Nicole TurnerWildwood, MissouriMarch 13, 2017Jake Willy-ray Turner's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"Our family is very appreciative of the kindness and support Dr. Dana showed us during our difficult time of losing our sweet Muddy Joe. We never think about moments like this, but if and when it happens again, we will not hesitate to call Lap of Love."Don HamiltonCary, North CarolinaMarch 13, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"This was the hardest and best decision we ever made with Sunnie our yellow lab. She was 14.
It is not easy to make the decision and when I reached out to Lap of Love my main question was how do I know when. They answered my questions. Watch Dr. Dani's video it gave me the peace I needed to make the decision when I did.
Not having to traumatize your pet by taking hem to the vet and keeping them in your home where they are most comfortable made it easier for us and for Sunnie. We didn't have to leave her...she left us.
Dr. Annie was nothing but kind and compassionate as if she had know us forever. She talked us through everything, always asking if we were ready as she prepped us for the next step. She had great respect for our relationship allowing us the extended time we needed.
I am grateful for Lap of Love and I have already told many people about you!
Many Thanks for a peaceful ending to a best friend...may she happily swim in the sea of heaven!"
Jane HowardOrlando, FloridaMarch 13, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"We had to make the heart breaking decision to put our beloved dog Riley to sleep this weekend, and Dr Brad was absolutely wonderful to both Riley and our family. He was extremely sensitive, courteous and empathetic to our situation, and took every measure to ensure we were at peace. My heart is still broken about losing our beloved dog of 11 years, but feel Dr Brad and the team's approach made my last memory of our loving pup a very peaceful and loving one."Suzanne LawtonBlue Bell, PennsylvaniaMarch 13, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"Thank you Lap of Love, but especially Dr. Dawnetta, for being so kind and caring and making a very difficult time for me and my kitty as calm and peaceful as possible. Your sensitivity and thoughtfulness was evident from beginning and I cannot thank you enough!"Holly TaylorBallwin, MissouriMarch 13, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jade Tenberg, DVM"Jade, was amazing..She gave us all the time we needed with Jack, talked us through the entire process. She treated him with dignity and made his passing a beautiful, touching and peaceful experience."Sharon WhaleySeminole, FloridaMarch 12, 2017Jack's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Words do not express the gratitude I have for Dr. Brad. Having Simba for 15 years is a long time. We have been through so much together. He was always my comforter. There is a huge difference between being in the comfort of your own home and taking your cat to the Vet. Simba was always freaked out. This made me freak out. Simba transitioned to the other side in calming, peaceful serenity. It was the least I could do for him. Dr. Brad was gentle, kind and loving. I highly recommend this as an option for that time."Deborah WASCOWBroomall, PennsylvaniaMarch 11, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"Dear Dr. Annie, Sunday will forever be etched in my heart as our final hugs, kisses, snuggles, and the deep sweet smell of our precious baby girl schnauzer. With that etching we have you, who went above and beyond anything we could have imagined for our final goodbyes with our precious Vega Beanie. Your tight hug reassured me I was doing what was right, your kind words about my precious fur baby after just meeting her allowed me to tell you how amazing she was as a companion for nearly 13 years. Your words I have told many as it is the best way to describe the heart failure she has endured since September, progressive yet sudden. Vega always wore Violet, it was her special color, and even the Orlando Eye itself gleamed Purple on Sunday night in her honor! Her lock of hair from Sunday you tucked away in a Violet angel heart container, the verse I had written on our chalkboard for the week was written in Violet and has helped me through this difficult time: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬. Her urn arrived wrapped in Violet tissue paper and enclosed in a Violet bag, another reminder that my darling Vega is with our Heavenly Father and renewed where we will see her again someday. Dr. Annie and Lap of Love, you have truly helped our family more than you'll ever know, your compassion started when I spoke to Brian on the phone, to our final goodbyes with Dr. Annie at our side. Now, as our girl is returned home you have all shown us amazing compassion and love during this most difficult time. May God continue to bless the work of your hands Dr. Annie, for you truly are heaven sent!

Our love during this difficult time,
Tracee Campbell & Family"
Tracee CampbellOrlando, FloridaMarch 11, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"I simply cannot overstate the exceptional experience we had with Dr. Katie and our beloved Daisy. Dr. Katie was comforting, thoughtful, empathetic, understanding. Dr. Katie helped me feel good about the decision we were making by checking in with our vet before coming to meet us, examining Daisy, listening to our concerns about her quality of life. Knowing that Dr. Katie agreed that Daisy was suffering empowered me to end that suffering. Dr. Katie spent alot of time with us, never rushing, never urging us to the next step. Simply supporting us as we allowed Daisy to leave us - wiithout fear and surrounded by her family. There is no price tag for Dr. Katie did for my family while we let go of a member of our family - who had been there from the beginning. While the process was hard and emotional, I know that it was the best it could've been - for us and Daisy. I will always think of Daisy in her best days, but I will always remember her at the end - tired and hurting and still full of love and able to leave us in peace and comfort and under no stress because of Dr. Katie."Rachel AyresJacksonville Beach FL, FloridaMarch 10, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Tanis, DVM"Amy was very gentle, caring and understanding.

She carefully and clearly explained the procedure, and what to expect every step along the way.

Having the ability to do this emotionally heart wrenching procedure in the owners home is a gift I'll never forget.

Thank you for your kindness."
Aimee HiteCharlotte, North CarolinaMarch 10, 2017Stormy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristina Kalivoda, DVM"While it was a very difficult decision to put my beagle Barney to sleep, Dr. Kristina did a wonderful job at making the ordeal as painless as possible and explaining all the options. Thankfully, I could tell that Barney was never in any discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Kristina could not have been more compassionate, professional, and understanding. Thank you, Lap of Love."Keith TadrowskiChicago, IllinoisMarch 10, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"It has been a little over a week since we had to say goodbye to our sweet little Misty. Dr. Jordan with his caring and compassion, as well as his knowledge, helped us to decide that what we had to do was really the best for Misty. It was definitely one of the hardest decisions that we have had to make. Dr. Jordan's tender care of Misty and our ability to be with her the whole time and comfort her was very helpful for us. And the sweet paw print will be a treasured part of our memorial to Misty. We have been expressing our feelings and gratitude concerning our experience with Dr. Jordan (and the Lap of Love organization) to our family and friends. Definitely the right thing to do when you're helping your fur baby get peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge."MaryDiane StefanFort Lauderdale, FloridaMarch 10, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nora Glaser, DVM"Dr. Nora was amazing. She was so kind and understanding. I am truly grateful for her professionalism and efficiency."Laura EndsleyHerndon, VirginiaMarch 10, 2017Mel's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM"Dr Rene was truly wonderful. I felt at ease- she explained everything in detail and was so gentle and loving with our precious girl. This was such a Heartbreaking necessity but Dr. Rene was so patient and kind, letting me spend as much time with Montana as I needed and making sure she was comfortable the entire time. She did a beautiful paw print for us- we will keep forever. ❤❤❤"Melyna & Andrew Huff HuffNapa Valley, CaliforniaMarch 10, 2017Montana Huff's Pet Memorial