Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Hawthorne, DVM"In the worst possible moments of my life, Dr. Hawthorne truly made it the most peaceful I think I could have ever imagined. She was very compassionate and loving the entire time. She allowed us time with Bentley, hugged us and shared her condolences, and even emailed me a few days later to check in on us and share the memorial bit she had written. In the most heart wrenching moments, she truly made it the best that it could be in helping our sweet boy gain his wings pain free and peacefully."Kathryn TrabuccoCharlotteJuly 27, 2014Bentley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Barry Cherno, DVM"Dr. Barry was terrific to us and made this whole process with Mick as good as could be expected under the circumstances. We appreciate your support and assistance."TampaJuly 27, 2014Mick's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi"I can't thank Dr. Sunday enough or say enough good things about her! Our sweet Mabel dog died before our Lap of Love appointment; she was ready to be free! We called Dr. Sunday late on a Friday night and she came to our home immediately and allowed us to talk and share stories about Mabel as long as we liked. It was such a comfort to be in the privacy of our own home with someone genuine, knowledgeable, invested, and kind. It was easy to trust and open up to Dr. Sunday and she made this heartbreaking day something special and honorable. We can't thank you enough, Dr. Sunday. Mabel is shining and smiling again now!"Allison FoleyAugustaJuly 26, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"Dear Dr Kim
I have been singing your praises since I met you on Wednesday. I asked you how you do this everyday only because I know I couldn't. I say now "thank God you do this "and I have the utmost respect for your work . I am grieving more than I ever imagined I would. Gina and I had a bond that I don't even have with most humans. My heart is broken and I know it will heal but for now it's plain hurting. Gina lived to love me and she was one of kind. The stories I told you about getting loose at Banfield and getting her teeth pushed through her gums In her cage were only two out of a wild , crazy and love filled ride .The way you handled everything was professional , compassionate , caring and all about Gina ! I wish I could have you as my regular veterinarian. I have already given your number to two other people and you will be hearing from me in the future . The paw print I will hold near and dear to my heart . Thank you for freeing Gina from pain ."
Sharon UrsoneBoca RatonJuly 26, 2014Gina's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"Mary Gardner was wonderful. Her kind and gentle way with Timu helped to make his passing more peaceful than any of us could have imagined."Terry HoppMission ViejoJuly 25, 2014Timu's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"I cannot say enough about Dr. Dana Lewis. She was so patient during the 93 extra days we had with Reese and we knew she was only an email or phone call away.
Thank you, Dr. Lewis, for your kindness, understanding, and the professional way you do your job."
Chris OetersRaleighJuly 25, 2014Reese's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Angela Bross, DVM"Dr. Angela is compassionate, gentle and a true gift to pet lovers. At the end of 14 years of my sweet Sally's life, I had to make one of the hardest decision possible. I feel so blessed to have found a doctor that would come to my home and give honor and love to my dear animal. She passed away in her home in my arms instead of on a cold vet table. Many thanks to Dr. Angela for her deep sympathy in our time of loss. She is amazing and I highly recommend her."Tracy HollandCarrolltonJuly 25, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"There is not one single day that goes by that we don't think of our sweet girl. The sixteen years of unconditional love and friendship she gave us is still so sorely missed. I can not thank Dr. Brad enough for helping our family say goodbye to our girl; thanks to him Jesse was surround with love embraced by her family and in the comfort of her home. Thank you Dr. Brad for all you did for us and for the thoughtful card and messages. We really are very grateful for your service."Laura SantangeloFlourtownJuly 24, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"We would like to thank Dr. Cindi Worrall for the kindness and compassion she showed us during a very difficult time. She made it a lot easier to accept our decision and make us feel like we did the right thing. Losing a pet is very difficult and it makes it easier when you have someone like Cindi by your side. Thank you for helping Comet reach the rainbow bridge! Love Robin, Jeff, Brynn, and Teeko"Robin BallantineReadingJuly 23, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Simons, DVM"Dr. Kim was so gentle and calm when it came time to put my cat to sleep. My kitty normally runs and hides from strangers but she stayed seated on the sofa and never ran from her. Holding my cat on my lap during the procedure was such a touching and loving way to release my cat from her worn out body. I will never forget the kindness Lap of Love and Dr. Kim Simons showed us."Jill SupkaBoca RatonJuly 23, 2014Madelyn's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad was excellent in his responsiveness to our initial request, the professionalism and compassion he exhibited at our home, his ability to meet each of our family members at his/her own emotional state and the special attention he showed our dog. We would recommend Dr. Brad for anyone who finds themselves in the difficult position of having to let our pet go."Ethelda MakoidAmblerJuly 23, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad was contacted the moment we decided the time was right for our dear sweet girl, Nutella. She was almost 16 years old, a Boston Terrior with spunk. She was slowly leaving us in mind and spirit, she was suffering in silence. We knew the only route for her was with Dr. Brad Bates. He came to our home initially in November of only last year. We had another old friend, a 17 year old English Pointer Gentleman, who died peacefully in our home, with the help of Dr. Brad. We were so happy to give this last gift to him, this is why we decided to give the same departure for our sweet Nutella.
Dr. Brad arrived at the time that was most convenient for us. He stayed in constant contact with empathy and understanding throughout the whole process. It is truly the only way to make this sad ending the best it can be for you and mostly, for your sweet furry angel. Thank you Dr. Brad for everything!"
cheryl cirelliMEDFORD LAKESJuly 23, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"I knew as soon as I opened my door that she 'Cindi' had been the right choice. We become so attached to our pets and having to make that type of decision is almost impossible. Not only was Cindi kind and understanding,
She was gentle and loving to my wonderful, and best friend, Charlie! Thank you, Dr. Cindi."
Suzi FordReadingJuly 22, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"My family and I can not thank Dr. Katie enough. She was so kind and gentle as she gave Annie her "angel wings". Dr. Katie showed such compassion for us and for Annie. She is using the gift that God has given her to help pet owners and their pets during such sad and difficult times. The world is a better place for animals and people because of veterinarians like Dr. Katie."Tammie CoreyJacksonvilleJuly 22, 2014Annie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Josh Humphrey, DVM"Thank you, Dr. Humphrey, for making Sunny's last day a little less terrible than it otherwise might have been had we needed to take her to an office."CharlotteJuly 22, 2014Sunny's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Cook, DVM"Dr. Jennifer Cook is a very caring, kind and considerate person. She knew this had been a very agonizing decision for me to make. She offered any support I may need afterward."Gail SheelyKnoxvilleJuly 21, 2014Ethel's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Dr Shibly was such a blessing at this most difficult time. She was so caring and comforting to us and to Bonzai. We are grateful to her for the gift she gave us."LortonJuly 21, 2014Bonzai's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tammy Johnson, DVM, CVA"."Lori KolfenbachWest Palm BeachJuly 21, 2014Scoobie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd"I cannot even begin to express how gentle, compassionate, kind and sympathetic Dr. Annie was through the entire process. I really appreciated how quiet she was as well, she never spoke loud, I know our Jack liked that too. She made us all very comfortable and made the experience absolutely as pleasant as it could have been. We never had to question what was going on or what would happen next. She walked us through the entire thing. Most important, she helped our Jack move on peacefully in the comfort of his own home."Mandi ErwinOrlandoJuly 20, 2014Jack's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"Dr. Courtney Graham was a Godsend! She was so kind and compassionate to Scooter and to us. She was gentle and respectful of the pain our kitty was in as well as our anxiety and grief. She was professional, competent and prepared. She had a soft, clean blanket and a wicker basket for Scooter. Dr. Graham respected our wishes and treated Scooter as if she were her own kitty. We were able to hold her in our arms and were given the space and time to say our goodbyes. Dr. Graham came after a full day of work in her clinic and took time away from her young family to help us with Scooter's transition. Nothing was rushed or clinical. It was like having a trusted friend with us. I have had many pets in my life and had to put many of them down. This time, we wanted it to be on Scooter's terms. And it was. She was peaceful at home with us, so there was no fear. It was a profoundly beautiful experience. We can never thank Dr. Courtney and Lap of Love enough for offering this service."Jill DunphyRochester HillsJuly 20, 2014Scooter's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jen Bansel, DVM"WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 47 YEARS & HAVE HAD DOG & CAT "CHILDREN" ALL THOSE YEARS. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE'VE SAID GOOD-BUY TO ALL OF THOSE "CHILDREN," SOME SILENTLY & SOME NOT TO COMFORTABLY. OUR LAST LITTLE GIRL, NELLIE WAS WITH US FOR OVER 14 YEARS AND IN THE END, SHE COULDN'T GET UP AND SPENT HER LAST 16 HOURS IMMOBILE. WHEN LAP OF LOVE VETERINARIAN JENI BANSEL CAME TO ASSIST US WITH NELLIE'S LAST HOURS, WE WERE A PART OF A MOST LOVING, COMFORTING, CARING EXPERIENCE. THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE HAD SEEN NELLIE ACTUALLY PEACEFUL IN MORE THAN A YEAR. WE KNEW THAT SHE WAS RELIEVED OF HER PAIN & MISERY. WE CAN'T THAN K DR BANSEL ENOUGH FOR HER LOVING HEART & GENTLE WAYS. SHE MADE OUT GOOD=BYE TO NELLIE SO CALM. WE HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED LAP OF LOVE TO OUR FRIENDS."LYNN & ALAN McKELLIPSMELROSEJuly 19, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Dr. Katie is an angel in our eyes. The last few months of Tikaani's life, it was upsetting to him to have to go anywhere, he would tremble and shake something awful. Having her come to our home made it so much easier on him. He was relaxed and calm, surrounded by his pack, Nakita & Bailey. Dr. Katie made sure they were included in the process, and treated him with the greatest dignity."Cliff & Mark SeligJacksonvilleJuly 19, 2014Tikaani's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"BUSTER RECIEVED HIS ANGEL WINGS TODAY AND I FEEL JUST SHATTERED. WE HAD BEEN TOGETHER 14 YEARS AND HAD BEEN THROUGH ALOT, DR KATIE QUIET WORDS AND EVEN TEARS MADE HER FEEL LIKE A PART OF THE FAMILY. TIMMY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR COMPASSION THAT MADE THIS PROCESS JUST A LITTLE BIT EASIER. YOU HELPED BUSTER CROSS THAT RAINBOW BRIDGE QUIETLY AND WITH LOVE. THANKYOU SO MUCH AND AFTER BUSTER CROSSED YOU WENTAND GOT HANK AND BROUGHT HIM OUT SO HOPEFULLY HE COULD UNDERSTAND TOO. AND WHEN ITS TIME FOR HANK TO FOLLOW BUSTER THEN WE WILL NEED YOU AGAIN. THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO BE HOME WHERE BUSTER KNEW HE WAS LOVED"ZEE MEETZEATLANTIC BEACHJuly 19, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Hogan, DVM"Dr erin was awesome, i couldn't have ask for a better veterinarian to help me thur this difficult time.
Thank you so very much
Cindy"
Cindy GreenCoronaJuly 19, 2014Riverdog Green's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Hawthorne, DVM"Jennifer came in as a quiet angel to help our beloved friend pass. She was a comfort to my family. I know my pet did not suffer and the compassion was evident in all that was involved."Deanna BruzzeseCharlotteJuly 19, 2014Bean's Pet Memorial