Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"I have no adequate words to express how much we appreciated the assistance of Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff when our beloved Kesey had reached a point in his illness when we knew we had to let him go. Her compassion and care helped us through one of the most difficult days of our lives. We will be forever grateful!!!"St. LouisOctober 14, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"Thank you so much to Rose and Dr. Barry for their kindness, love and support. They are gentle and wonderful people who displayed much grace and mercy to our beloved Cassie. Thank you for taking care of all of us....you both are a blessing."Diana JeromeTrinityOctober 13, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Vencil, DVM"Dr. Jennifer was wonderful! Thank you so much for making a very hard time easier on all of us."Anne BerkeySt. AugustineOctober 13, 2013Lacey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Hawthorne, DVM"Thank you so much to Jennifer Hawthorne, she came to my home and had such a loving , kind, gentle, caring presence about her. If it wasn't for her helping me with taking care of my Miss Kitty for me I may have not done the right thing for awhile, because the thoughts of taking my baby to the vet to go to heaven was not a happy one. The vets office is just too noisy and loud. Miss Kitty was at home and in her own space and very comfortable, just as I was. Dr. Jennifer is a blessing, keep up the good work, you are truly one of God's angels!!!"Melanie ToddCharlotteOctober 12, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Cohen, DVM"Dr. Cohen was so gentle, compassionate, reassuring, and careful. I'm posting this for Maxi's owner, who was so thankful to have such a smooth and seamless end for her dear friend."HalethorpeOctober 10, 2013Maxi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"We had always planned on asking someone from Lap of Love to come to our home when it was time to say goodbye to our Lily-cat, but we didn't plan on calling late at night in an emergency. While it was an unbelievably difficult situation, we got to say goodbye knowing her final hour was not spent in pain or fear. It was our final gift to her. Dr. Bates is one of the most compassionate people we have ever met, and he brought peace to Lily and us. Thank you, Dr. Brad -- you did more for us that night than you'll ever know!"Matt & Kelly MullenPhiladelphiaOctober 10, 2013Lily's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad took the time and patience to help you thru the process. Thanks for all your help in such short notice."Maria PHaddon TownshipOctober 9, 2013Mercimi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Robyn Baldwin, DVM"I recently had to have my precious 14 year old cat, Mary Frances, put to sleep. I chose Lap of Love, as i didn't want to stress out my kitty on the long drive from Wilton Manors to Coral Springs.
I phoned early on a Sunday morning, and was welcoming Dr. Robyn Baldwin within 2 hours. I thought how quickly they responded, and on a Sunday too. I was so grateful and thankful that Mary Frances would not have to endure another day of not eating, and literally not functioning. She had shut down. She was diagnosed with Kidney failure on September 20th, and the disease quickly took her quality of life.
Dr, Robyn was so gentle and compassionate and told me to take all the time i needed with her - that there was no hurry.
Truly a peaceful and comfortable way for her to leave this world on to the Rainbow Bridge. She never had to leave her little pink bed , she was never stressed. She never moved or flinched when Dr. Robyn administered the two injections. Dr. Robyn took her paw print on soft clay and also clipped three calico hair colors from her sweet body.
When the dreaded time arrives, i have always taken my pets to the vet hospital. Never again. In my opinion, Lap of Love is the only way to compassionately release your pet.to the next world. Thank you once again Dr. Robyn. Sue Landon"
Susan LandonWilton ManorsOctober 9, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Vanessa Olenick, DVM"I can't thank you enough Dr Vanessa for helping my baby peacefully find Heaven. Your kind words and gentle voice made one of the worst days of my life bearable. I am forever grateful for what you did and how profession yet personal the experience was for us."Kim CoyleMalvernOctober 9, 2013Dempsey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Hawthorne, DVM"I cannot say enough kind words about Dr. Hawthorne and how she helped us through this process. So professional, yet so gentle, knowing that this is such a private moment between you and your pet. Truly an angel herself that has found her calling!"Kelly HobgoodCharlotteOctober 8, 2013Rudy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Cook, DVM"Jennifer was so sweet to my boy and my other dog who was staying by Coty. She was also very kind and sempathetic to me and what I was going through. She also helped me get my boy wrapped up and carried up to his grave. Very nice person who showed a lot of compassion. Thanks Jennifer."Cindy RitterKnoxvilleOctober 8, 2013Coty's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad was so kind & comforting. When he gave our cat Sydnie, the first muscle relaxing injection, she began "purring" as we pet her, because she finally was not in pain, and finally comfortable.Doing this at our home was the only way our minds for Sydnie to have had a peaceful, non-traumatizing ending for her. We may not have had that final "purr" from her, if she had been stressed out as the animal hospital. Dr. Brad explained everything and was so caring. He validated that we were making the most humane decision for our 17 year old cat. She had a long and good life. Lap of Love is a wonderful service! We love the little paw print momento of Sydnie too! A lovely idea!"Robin CowardMorrisvilleOctober 8, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"From the first time I spoke to Dr. Brad, his main concern was the comfort of our pet. Very easy to work with on scheduling. Compassionate. I felt his love for animals as soon as he stepped out of his car. It was very comforting to my family and myself to have Dr. Brad come out to the house, keeping our beloved best friend as comfortable as possible. THANK YOU Dr. Brad!"Bernadette ZaborowskiLevittownOctober 7, 2013Kane's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Dr. Katie was exceptional, re-assuring we were doing the right thing for Payden. SHe also showed how much she cares, and shared her emotions in our loss. Thank you Dr. Katie for helping Payden reach her destiny. We know she is where she needs to be, and now she can run and play again."Robert -n- Alicia PattersonSt. PeteOctober 7, 2013Payden Tequila Rose Patterson's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Dr Christine was very warm and accomodating. She was able to come to our home the day I called her and arrived right when she said she would. Sonny loved the outdoors so the euthanasia was performed outside in our yard. It was quiet and peaceful, and so much better than in a vet office."carol sedlakviennaOctober 7, 2013Sonny's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Cohen, DVM"Dr. Cohen helped my boy pass peacefully. We had used her services back in June and didn't hesitate to call on her again. Dr. Cohen was very caring and understanding. She made a hard decision a little easier to make."Tara StanleyGlen BurnieOctober 5, 2013Kc's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kiva James, DVM"One of our biggest fears was having to bring Marley to a cold unfamiliar place for what needed to be done. Dr. Kiva was so patient and understanding, truly an angel of mercy for Marley and us."Tom Farmer MarleyOrlandoOctober 5, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dana was great. She was very patient and explained the process thoroughly. I really appreciate the clay paw print. I think I will find comfort in it for years to come."michelle wrightfranklintonOctober 4, 2013Wookie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dr. Dana was a true blessing to us, making a very difficult time easier to bear. She was professional but very kind and compassionate. We are very thankful for her help."Dianne LaneMorrisvilleOctober 3, 2013Sassy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"From the first phone call with Rose to Dr. Barry Cherno arriving at our home - could not have asked for a more compassionate experience. Dr. Barry discussed all of our options and could not have been more comforting to my husband and I as we made our final decision and said our good byes to our beloved Luke.
A huge thank you to the staff at Lap of Love for helping us get thru this heart break."
Shari BeaverValricoOctober 3, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Diana Drogan, DVM"We were able to say good bye to our beloved friend in the peace and familiar surroundings of our home. Dr. Diana was very patient and understanding and listened to our stories of our Labrador Toby as we said good bye. Thank you for making this is a special moment."Judith BakerFort LauderdaleOctober 2, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Dr. Christine was amazing-- she was so calm and gentle and patient. Putting my beloved companion William to sleep was the hardest thing I've ever done, and if there is anything that could possibly have made it better, it was having a warm and caring veterinarian to help us through the process. And that is exactly who Dr. Christine is-- wonderful in every way!"Chrissy GephardtWashingtonOctober 1, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Juliana Lyles, DVM"Dr. Lyles:
The compassion and kindness that you showed us while assisting our dog Ginger will never be forgotten. My wife and I would like to say thank you for making Ginger's last moments peaceful and painless. She was able to pass in the comfort of her home with the people she loved and who loved her."
Jim szczesniakDes PlainesOctober 1, 2013
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"The kindness, patience and respect I was shown was a tremendous help during this very sad and difficult time. The tenderness with which Teddy was treated was so very helpful."Tamara DormerDurhamSeptember 30, 2013Teddy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Thank you Dr. Katie for your kind heart and gentle hand with my boy Bailey. It took weeks for me to work up to the day but if it were going to happen you helped make it the best it could be and for that I am greatful. He gave me many years of love, companionship and joy and I am glad you helped me give him my last act of true love. Thank you for sharing Lab stories with me."Michael RagsdaleTampaSeptember 28, 2013