Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Vencil, DVM"Dr. Jennifer was exactly what we needed in order to let our dog Zoey pass on to a place where she wasn't in pain and confusion anymore. It is the hardest but best decision you can make for your pet. To be able to let your pet pass at home is the kindest thing you can do for it. Dr. Jennifer was sweet, compassionate, and thorough as she explained what would take place. She let us mourn, but she also helped us along. We can not thank her enough and hope she gets to touch others lives and ease their loss and sorrow as she has ours. Best regards, Eileen and Dave Ballman"Eileen BallmanSt. AugustineOctober 17, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Cindi Worrall, DVM"As much as I wish no one ever has to use this service, any devoted pet owner realizes that there may come a day where such an awful decision is necessary. My family and I knew it was time for Mocha. She had been having seizures, and the helpless look in her eyes and the terror in her cries were more than we could handle, it was time for her to rest peacefully. We did not want to take her somewhere where they would handle things and then we'd be coming home without her. She was just as much a part of this home as any of us. She belonged here. Lap of Love offered us the peace of mind that Mocha could rest comfortably in her home until her final moments. Dr. Cindi was the epitome of compassion, we couldn't have asked for anyone more loving and empathetic for such a devastating time in both our and Mocha's lives. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to explain everything and answer any unresolved questions. We appreciate the feeling of moving at our own pace and not rushing anything. Mocha's paw prints will be cherished forever, also. The memorial post made in Mocha's honor was heartfelt, and we knew that Dr. Cindi listened and understood how much Mocha was a part of our family and the bond we had with her could never be broken. As previously stated, this is not a service or circumstance that anyone wishes to encounter, but when your beloved pet is hurting, you're hurting. I highly recommend this service and Dr. Cindi to anyone faced with this unfortunate and heartbreaking decision. When all you need is compassion and closure, you want someone like this to be with you in the utmost difficult time. The fact that Mocha did not have to be shipped off to a clinic and was able to lay peacefully in her own living room surrounded by the hugs and kisses of her beloved family made us feel as though we did the best we could for the best dog in the world. Thank you again.

Sincerely,
The Shipper Family
RIP Miss Mocha"
Noele ShipperTempleOctober 17, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"Dr Schultz,

James and I would like to thank you for your care and gentleness in helping us with a very tough decision. We loved our cat, Horace so very much it was hard to make the decision to help him pass on. He was such a vital part of our lives for 20 years and is missed beyond belief. We will never be able to thank you enough.

With much sincerity,
Jim and Jill Hartner"
Jill HartnerWilliamsvilleOctober 17, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"We were extremely lucky to come across lap of love, and more specifically, Dr. Brad. Our pup was not an easy going dog and we even had to sedate her before bringing her to the regular vet because she was such a terrified & skittish little girl. We were super anxious about when the day would come where we had to put her down, knowing that bringing her to the vet would be such a traumatic experience.

Luckily, we were able to speak to Dr. Brad a few weeks in advance when we knew she was taking a turn for the worse. He reassured us that he had worked with difficult dogs in the past and that we would know when it was her time. He was correct, we knew when she was ready and Dr. Brad was able to accommodate us that very day. Although our pup does not like strangers, she quickly relaxed with Dr. Brad’s demeanor being so therapeutic, calm & patient.

For such an upsetting time in a pet owners life, we couldn’t have been happier with this process. I would highly recommend Dr. Brad or another vet from lap of love in your area."
Dee MonetPhiladelphiaOctober 17, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Dr. Katie was absolutely wonderful throughout the whole process of letting go. She provided me with an at length phone consultation to help guide my decision, and was very accommodating in scheduling. When the day actually came, I cannot express my gratitude for her kindness, patience, and empathy. Saying goodbye in the comfort of our own home on our terms was priceless to us. We are still grieving the loss of our sweet boy, but I feel completely at peace with our decision after much discussion with Dr. Katie. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"Amanda LoweJacksonvilleOctober 17, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko"Dr. Sandra Simko was our Blessing for M'Gee. She gave him comfort and peace in his own home. Her compassion for our family leaves us with only joy and gratefulness for the years we spent with this special pup. There are no words to properly express our gratitude."Julie NixonChathamOctober 16, 2014M'gee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady"Goodness. This was our first time to have someone come to our home and tend to the special needs of one of our family members. I had no idea what this was going to look like, but I have to say.... it was the most peaceful, calming and loving event I could have imagined.
Dr. Lauren truly has a gift; A special gift with animals and their parents. She worked on our timetable through the process which was very comforting. Nothing happened until we were ready. I am so glad our Batman was able to pass on in the comfort of his home, and on his pillow. Thank you Lauren for your professionalism, your love and mercy. It is evident you have a giving heart and love for animals."
Elizabeth ThorntonLilburnOctober 16, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Eric Newhart, DVM"All we can say is thank you for your kindness,patience and caring. We were blessed to meet you and you were so very kind and attentive to Emma when she met you."Sheri & Greg WymardHerndonOctober 16, 2014Emma's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr Brad IS OUR ANGEL ON EARTH. Compassion, knowledge, wonderful person. A very special person.

Our Romeo ( St Bernard, would of been 13 years old in December) We are such a fortunate family to have had our four legged baby so long.

When Dr. Brad came to our home, my Romeo gave me the thumbs up and said " I like this guy Mom"

A wonderful doctor and a wonderful organization.

Thank you so much

The Campisi Family"
Rhonda CampisiNorristownOctober 15, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carly Billeaudeau, DVM INACTIVE"Dr. Billeaudeau has a very special gift of providing comfort and compassion during the difficult time of laying a beloved pet to rest. Letting our little girl go was the last thing my husband and I wanted to do but when the time eventually came we couldn't have asked for a more compassionate doctor. Dr. Billeaudeau was prompt with getting back to me and extremely professional entire way through. I would definitely recommend Lap of Love/ Dr. Carly Billeaudeau to a friend or family member."Ashley TomanBaton RougeOctober 15, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez"Dr. Nancy helped us with great care and love to allow our Puppy to pass with dignity. We appreciated her greatly!"Agnes NortonEdgefieldOctober 14, 2014Puppy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charles Jameson, DVM""Thank you Dr. Jameson for the support and comfort given to me by allowing me to be with Bailey at the end of his life.""Debbye DavidsonHoustonOctober 13, 2014Bailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady"I am so thankful to St. Francis Emergency Vet Hospital for providing me with information about Lap of Love. I contacted Lap of Love 10/07/14 to provide hospice care for Amber, my German Shepherd-mix breed 13 year old baby. Amber was diagnosed with cancer about a week before and the doctors at St. Francis said she likely had only days to live. I was hoping to be able to provide Amber with pain relief until she could pass away on her own; however, after a long and tearful conversation with Dr. Cassady, we determined it was best to "put her to sleep" that day.

Dr. Cassady, and the woman who answered the telephone at Lap of Love were fantastic. I could not imagine going through this with more caring, loving and professional individuals. Dr. Cassady asked me some tough questions, assessed Amber's physical and emotional health, and I decided it was time to let her go. It was a beautiful, warm October day. I put Amber's doggie bed under a tree and invited her to lay on it next to me. I held Amber in my arms as she gently slipped away, and her body melted into me. I'm so grateful Amber was able to pass away peacefully in the backyard of her own home, in my arms. It was very important to me that I be with her when she passed, I would not have wanted it any other way. Lap of Love, I cannot thank you enough for your service, and especially the kind and loving manner in which you handled this most sensitive and tearful situation."
Sue SabolDecaturOctober 12, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Chirillo, DVM"Dr.Stacy is such a Genuine Kind Hearted Person who helped me get through this Very Difficult Time with such Tenderness and Genuine Concern for whatever situation we were dealing with at the time.She was there to help with the Wellness Caregiving with hope that my Raja could get better, as well as the Hand Holding Support When Hard Decisions were to be made.I am sooo Thankful That Lap Of Love Assisted me with my Final Goodbye to a Lifelong Friend.Thank You Dr.Stacy and Staff for offering a much needed service and Giving My Raja such Comfort and Dignity in her last moments.I am forever Thankful!"Trish RyanroselleOctober 12, 2014Raja's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender"Dr. Katie Stender is the most compassionate and tender vet I’ve ever met. She comforted Elmo like he was her own. His passing was made a little easier for him in the comfort of our home with his family around him instead of being in an office environment. Lap of Love is a Godsend for our babies when they are ready to go to Rainbow Bridge."Gail PolandJacksonvilleOctober 11, 2014Elmo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: David Rousseau, DVM"Hunny and I are very thankful our paths lead to Lap of Love and Dr. Rousseau. He is so very kind and compassionate. He helped Hunny to transition very peacefully at home surrounded with love. Thank you again Dr. David"Paula CullenTewkburyOctober 10, 2014Hunny's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"What would we have done with out Dr Schultz? Rich could not have gotten through this terrible day without this kind and compassionate man. Thank you."Julie SchechterOrchard ParkOctober 10, 2014Ranger's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"I will be recommending Dr. Brad to all my family, friends, and to people I don't know if need be. He was an angel. He didn't rush through the process but took his time and explained what he was doing and what would be coming next. He is so caring, compassionate, calming and such a gentle soul. He did everything out of love for my dog. I am so glad that I chose to go through Lap of Love for this truly hard time. God bless Dr Brad and all who work for Lap of Love. I feel that Dr Brad doesn't consider what he does as work but a work done out of love and caring for the animals and in turn helps us pet parents. I can't say enough to express my deep appreciated for everything."Lucy RussoUpper ChichesterOctober 10, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dr. Dana only met Sammie a few days before he left us, but she treated him and us as if she had known us for years. Sammie's passing was very dignified and respectful, and although I miss Sammie terribly, Dr. Dana's care and concern helped ease that transition."E WCaryOctober 10, 2014Sammie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charles Jameson, DVM"Thank you Dr. Jameson for the support and comfort given to me by allowing me to be with Bailey at the end of his life."Debbie DavidsonHoustonOctober 9, 2014Bailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tammy Johnson, DVM, CVA"Dr. Tammy was amazing, when she first arrive Madison popped up like she knew her and gave her a very warm and loving "hello" and she made us feel so reassured that we were doing what was best for our baby girl. We think that this was exactly how it was meant to be and it was a very peaceful and loving experience for both Derek and I. We cannot tell you enough how greatful we are for meeting Tammy and her loving and caring ways...she holds a very special place in our hearts...right beside "Madison"."Susan GingerLake WorthOctober 9, 2014Madison's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd"Dr. Annie was our angel that day sent by God, I could not have expected or imagined such a caring and compassionate individual. She was so comforting to me and my family and gave me all the time I needed before and after. My precious angel went in peace and comfort, no stress, just surrounded by love. I will refer anybody I know going through a touch choice like this to utilize Lap of Love. Our pets are our children and they should be treated with the same dignity and respect and given the opportunity if able to pass peacefully in their own homes surrounded by those that love them. Thank you Dr. Annie again, you provide a wonderful service and I will be forever grateful to you."Debra GaytanOviedoOctober 9, 2014Ashley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"I cannot express the gratitude I have for Dr Brad kindness and comfort he gave Zeke and our family. He was able to be with us at his favorite spot in our back yard. Thank you so much."Barbara BoshaDrexel HillOctober 9, 2014
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Cohen, DVM"We can't believe the compassion shown by Melanie Cohen DVM. in helping Jahti pass. Jahti seemed to know why she was arriving at our home, and welcomed her with a wag of his tail and rolled right over for her to rub his tummy. What a lovely match we found for Jahti on ending his earth days. Thank you Melanie for giving us all peace with such a heavy heart day."Karen CicconeNorfolkOctober 9, 2014Jati's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carly Billeaudeau, DVM INACTIVE"Thank you so much Dr. Carly for helping my Milford "cross over" and for your patience with me as I walked that "fence of uncertainty". I miss my Milford so much and my heart aches so bad but I knew he wasn't coming back and he needed help to go forward. It doesn't take strength to hang on.... the real strength is to let go. Thank you for helping us both let go."Lana RylandBaton RougeOctober 9, 2014