Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Although I didn't want to answer the door when she knocked, Dr. Shibly was extremely respectful and professional during what was easily one of the worst experiences of my life. She was patient with us and listened to my wife and I as we told her stories about Wampa. She treated our boy very tenderly and allowed us time to properly say good-bye and immediately gave us time to privately grieve after simply telling us that Wampa was gone."Brian AmenFairfaxNovember 4, 2013Wampa's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"On our final day with Cassidy, we called Lap of Love, and Rose answered, who was very sympathetic to our situation. Dr. Barry arrived within several hours as promised. He was very professional, comforting, assuring, and empathetic. He quietly sat with us and talked, observing Cassidy. He agreed Cass was in distress, and it was ‘time’. He explained each option and step, providing us time to accept each one and answer any questions we had. I thanked him for what he does, as it was SO VERY IMPORTANT for us to have the peacefulness and privacy to ‘end’ our time with Cassidy. We have shared our experience about Dr. Barry and Lap of Love with many already! They made a truly awful day smoother and easier. Thank you folks for doing what you do!"Dawn & Horst ProebstlNew Port RicheyNovember 3, 2013Cassidy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"Dr. Cindi was the best with my girls! She made a very sad situation easier and gave so much support to me and my Maggie."Elyse ElliottReadingNovember 2, 2013Molly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Dr. Christine was amazing from the moment she walked through the door. She was kind, thoughtful and compassionate. She listened to our stories about our wonderful cat, Onyx, who allowed us to love him for 19 years. Onyx was able to be in the seat of his choice (my favorite seat too!) when he passed and I'm sure that made him happy. We will miss him terribly but love that he passed peacefully surrounded by the people who loved him and in the loving care of Dr. Christine."June LeflerAlexandriaNovember 2, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"Thank you to Dr. Mary Gardner, her words have helped us so much more than she will ever know."Steven GLivingston (Scotland)November 1, 2013Kim's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your professionalism, your kindness and your expertise. Pinky was found while I worked in Hospice. I guess it was fitting to have her be on the receiving end of such good care. I have taken care of so many...it was wonderful to me to be cared for during this very difficult time."Miriam ledwithFort Washington,November 1, 2013Pinky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"Both our boys could no longer climb the stairs in our house, but thanks to Dr Barry they easily took the Stairway to Heaven. Tucker and Quigley went together at age 12 and 14. They peacefully,seamlessly feel asleep in their own home. Dr Barry, Thanks from the bottom of our hearts."Mary TClearwaterOctober 31, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"Thank you Dr. Barry !!!! We want to express our sincere gratitude for your compassion and caring in helping put Jake to rest. In a very difficult situation, you were calm and reassuring. A wonderful service and a very caring heart!! Thank you!"Joe and Janet TLargoOctober 31, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jason Goodwin, DVM"Dr. Jason and Tory were both so kind and understanding. Dr. Jason made sure that my beautiful girl had a graceful, peaceful exit. She was in my arms. Everything went just as I had hoped it would. Tory was so comforting to me in my grief. She even made me a heart shaped paw print plaque with Faith's name stamped on it.
Can't recommend them highly enough!"
Nancy ScottKentOctober 31, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"My entire family would like to say thank you to Dr. Barry & Lap of Love. Dr. Barry was very patient and kind with us during the entire process. He took his time to explain everything to us and we were able to do things at our own pace. We miss our 14 year old Golden/Labrador Retriever Blue so much but we are at peace knowing she was able to pass on where she felt most comfortable at home. Thank you for helping our family through such a difficult time Dr. Barry. We truly appreciate you!"Christine BorgesHudsonOctober 31, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Vanessa Olenick, DVM"Thank you Dr Vanesa for being so kind during one of the most difficult days of my life. You are an angel."Jen MoroneyDoylestownOctober 30, 2013Skippy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Holly Kiernicki, DVM"Holly was very prompt and caring. She explained exactly what the euthanasia experience would be. She answered our questions and, gave us as much time as needed to deal with this difficult day. Highly recommended. Also, All Paws Go To Heaven crematory delivered Buster's ashes in just 24 hours in a very dignified and professional manner."Jeff KayeDallasOctober 30, 2013Buster's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Just wanted to say that Dr. Brad Bates came to my house last Friday, of course not a call I ever wanted to make .My 11 year old Rottweiler Bubba was diagnosed with a mass cell tumor 2 weeks prior, was had appt to see oncologist that Friday but as the days went by Bubba was getting worse and worse , couldn't even walk the morning I called Dr Brad. . I knew that decisionthat I was dreading had come to light and it was time for Bubba to peacefully go to the rainbow bridge. I have never met a Dr with such compassion for animals. I cannot thank you enough for making Bubba's transition to the other side soo tranquil and peaceful with all the people that loved him and that he loved surrounding him. It was one of the hardesr things I've ever had to do. I guess what I really want to say is my bsn always said angels are among us in all different forms. I know believe that.
Thank you ,
The Arena family"
mary arenaphiladelphiaOctober 30, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Madelyn Goocher, DVM"Thanks to Dr. Madelyn Goocher for her kindness to both Saffron and me. She really made the experience go as well as could be expected. She explained everything that was going to happen and let us take our time. She also sent a lovely sympathy card, and I was impressed by how many details she remembered about Saffron to mention in it. I would recommend Dr. Goocher and Lap of Love to anyone faced with this decision. I couldn't make Saffron well, but I could let him spend his last moments in the comfort of his own home, on my lap, in a peaceful environment."Lisa VaughanNew OrleansOctober 29, 2013Saffron's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Thank you Dr. Dana Lewis for making our "little angel's" final journey home a peaceful transition. Thank you for your compassion and concern during this difficult process for us. You were truly a God send and we will be eternally grateful to you."Lori StancilWillow SpringsOctober 28, 2013Squeaky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Vanessa Olenick, DVM"Dr. Vanessa was so kind and patient with me during this painful experience. The reassurance and confidence she gave me that I was making the best decision for my Lucy is so appreciated. I never felt rushed at any point...Dr. Vanessa was truly wonderful. I cannot imagine having gone through this without her involvement. Thank you so much Dr. Vanessa!"Amy KleinWest ChesterOctober 28, 2013Lucy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad was with me throughout Brewster's last six weeks, getting and responding to updates on his condition until he collapsed at the end. He was there at the end to confirm the severity of the collapse and to help me let Brewster go with love and dignity in his own bed, at home, wrapped in my arms. i will forever be greatful for his allowing this tragic end to have grace and beauty and peace. Thank you."Craig BlackmanPhiladelphiaOctober 28, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: David Rousseau, DVM"Dr. David Rosseau was amazing. He is a kind, caring, compassionate person and has a gift for helping others. He made a sad experience as serene and peaceful as possible and we are grateful. Thank you David."Pattianna Harootian-WaltersReadingOctober 28, 2013Oscar Harootian-walters's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Angela Bross, DVM"I first contacted Dr. Angela for an initial hospice care and assessment. I knew I wanted my Minnie Pearl to have the best most respectful goodbye I could give. The time was nearing I knew as I watched my girl weaken. I'm so glad I contacted Dr. Angela in advance. She came to meet my pack and she gave great pointers and provided medicines and home remedies that provided Minnie Pearl with an extended quality of life. Dr. Angela in providing the hospice care and getting acquainted with my entire pack and bonding gave the actual "day" a more dignified and personalized touch. Some stranger wasn't coming to do the "deed" but rather a friend was coming, an Angel, who understood our needs because she spent time getting to know and caring for Minnie Pearl and meeting the rest of her pack. Minnie's quality of life was extended by the hospice care. They bonded and it made the "time" more loving and more personal. Months after meeting, the day came. We prepared and planned. Dr. Angela met us at Minnie Pearl's favorite place - the beach. Though I had to lift all 100lbs of her out of my truck, Minnie was able to have one last romp in the water with her canine brother and the rest of her family. Once Minnie finally collapsed in weariness and with an exhausted smile, Dr. Angela led her to the next journey... a pain free journey. I feel an Angel graced us and a true friend enabled us to provide Minnie Pearl in her last months, the best, most respectful, least painful life ever. Thank you Dr. Angela for allowing us to provide an ending that Minnie Pearl deserved. In love forever and ever, Minnie Pearl and her entire family. GOD BLESS."Nicole Carlsen VictorioNewport NewsOctober 28, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charles Jameson, DVM"Dear Dr Charles and Melissa,

The only good thing about this horrible situation is the way he left us... Things could not have been more stress free and peaceful for him. You guys allowed him to leave this life in a way that couldn't have been easier on him. I applaud the service you offer and cannot express how much I appreciate the way it was all handled. It breaks my heart that he's gone but Lap of Love was truly a gift to us in one of the hardest times of my life.. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, my soul, my everything!

Love,
Bridgid"
Bridgid BHoustonOctober 27, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: David Rousseau, DVM"David was wonderful! From first to last he showed such caring and compassion for me, Gracie, and August Linden. He clearly loves animals and the work he does to help them and their humans. Even August Linden, who is often shy around new people, allowed him to rub his tummy! He gave us the time we needed but didn't delay in doing what was necessary. His comfort with what he was doing gave me comfort as well. The time I spent with him and Gracie and August Linden as Gracie made the transition from this life and left for Rainbow Bridge was peaceful and loving. Being able to have this happen in our home, where Gracie was happiest and most comfortable, made all the difference in the world. Being able to hold Gracie before, during, and after and bring her out of the house and kiss her one last time helped. Through it all David's support and care made it feel like he was someone I'd known a long time and could trust on one of the worst days of my life. Thank you, David, for everything you did for us -- and for all you do in the wider world!"Stephanie MachellSaugusOctober 27, 2013Gracie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dr. Dana was so helpful to us during such a difficult time. We will always be grateful to her for ensuring that Rikku did not suffer needlessly. Thank you Dr. Dana for what you do."Amber McLoneyDurhamOctober 27, 2013Rikku's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Alicia Manlio-Petry, DVM"I would first like to thank miss alicia. . She is truly a godsend. She helped our family through a very traumatic time with the utmost respect and compassion!! She even went as far as to send a beautiful sympathy card to our family:) Thank you so much for your help in our time of need. My son, Michael, will keep your card and picture of gunner always. The Ciccone family"michael cicconeatlantic beachOctober 26, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"Unable to use her back legs to get around, Sheila had been suffering from anxiety for several weeks. Dr. Cindi put her at ease the moment she walked in the door, guiding her through a peaceful death. We can't thank her enough for easing our and Sheila's pain."Nannette CroceChester SpringsOctober 26, 2013Shiela's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Billmaier, DVM"Dr Katie made this tough time bearable with love, patience and compassion. We truly felt she cared for Josh and provided comfort to us all. Thank you."DecaturOctober 26, 2013Josh Jefferson's Pet Memorial