Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"I had to say goodbye to my beloved cat, Toto, on Easter Sunday. I will be forever grateful for the wonderful experience Dr. Mary Gardner provided us with on that day. She was patient, kind, supportive and allowed us all the time we needed, even though it was a major holiday. My last memory of Toto is one of him curled up in the beautiful basket Mary brought and placed him in after he was gone."Teri KLighthouse PointApril 30, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Lap of Love provides an invaluable service. Dr. Buisson was just wonderful and I will forever be thankful that Hannah was able to spend her last moments at home where she was loved and comfortable."Susan DiBonaSt. PetersburgApril 26, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nicole Sabo, DVM"Putting my 24 year old kitty down was by far one of the hardest things I had to do. Dr. Sabo was very kind and very loving through the process. It was a much better way to handle it so she could just be at home with her family."Kelly StrattonFt. LauderdaleApril 25, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Hawthorne, DVM"I am so grateful to Dr Hawthorne and Lap of Love. It made this hard decision much easier knowing that my beloved Syble's last moments were in a comfortable place she knew. Thank you so much!"Karen WOodHarrisburgApril 16, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sara Fletcher, DVM"We would like to acknowledge the compassionate and caring services that Dr. Sara provided to us. On very short notice she was able to rearrange her schedule to make our final hours with our beloved Kober a peaceful experience at our home. We will always be grateful for that because going to the vet is a frightening experience for most dogs. We would highly recommend Dr. Sara's services to anyone that loves their pet as much as we do."Chris, Jeannie & BaronGreensboroApril 13, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melissa Hood, DVM"Losing my sweet Jackson has been the most difficult thing in life I've endured. The grief has been overwhelming for me. I have cried three oceans and seven rivers and continue to mourn his passing. Dr. Melissa Hood provided me with a compassionate and peaceful time and was so sweet with me and Jackson. She took her time and allowed us as much time with him as we needed. Thank you so much for your kindness Dr. Hood."Joy F.LakelandApril 12, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"Dr. Mary - Thank you so much for your kindness, compassion and understanding."Marshall PPalm BeachApril 12, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Dear Dr. Dani,
Thank you for taking your weekend to come to our family's grieving aid. As you witnessed, our beloved dog Reggie meant the world to us and saying goodbye was very emotional and hard for my children and myself to do. Your kindness and caring of us and to our dog made his passing a lil' more bearable. You were our Angel to come take him home to go play with his sister Wolfie and we thank you for that.
Thank you God for Lap of Love and Dr. Dani!"
Karen, Jesse, Jacob & JasonTampaApril 10, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Our very deep appreciation, to Dr. Cherie Buisson DVM. for making a very difficult time in our lives easier with her compassion, kindness and very real understanding of how much love we have for our pet. A huge boulder was lifted off our shoulders knowing Satchel could leave this world surrounded by the people that loved him with all our hearts, In a place he knew security and comfort. We are forever indebted to you and your organization."Tom & ChrisClearwaterApril 4, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Thanks to Dr. Christine, my Shanti's passing was as calm and peaceful as I could have hoped for. Her demeanor is compassionate and tender. I miss Shanti terribly but the way that he left us gives me peace of mind that I never would have had if not for Dr. Christine. I would highly recommend her to everyone who has animal loved ones that are ready to pass over the Rainbow Bridge.....Thank you so much! I'll never forget your kindness."Camille HalversonOrlandoApril 2, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Thank you Dr. Dani for the care and compassion you gave our family when we needed it most. With your help we were able to let Pickles pass with comfort and peace. The service you provide and the peace you give families cannot be measured. The Lord has placed you in this position to ease the sadness of many hearts. Thank you for all you have done for us and other families."Tracy & Dale PetersonSpringhillMarch 30, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Thank you Dr.Dani for all of your help with our beloved Bubba. Your services made this process much easier for all of us and we will always remember your professionalism and compassion."The Hart FamilyTampaMarch 29, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"I have to say Dr. Mary and the Lap of Love bedside manner is unheard of. I will tell anyone and everyone about you folks. Thank you for caring and showing me you cared for my 4 legged friend, it meant the world and your card with those kind thoughts, you have a place in my heart and I will never forget you. Thank you, Norma"Norma RMargateMarch 15, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Devlin Bacon, DVM DABVP"Thank you so much for having such a wonderful respectful veterinary service. Dr. Laura truly made one of the saddest days of my life more peaceful. I do not know what I would have done without your kind words and empathy. The world would be blessed to have more patron saints of four legged children. Thank you so much. Your kind spirit will be forever cherished. Love, Heidi’s family"Heidi's FamilyKnoxvilleMarch 5, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Joyce Gerardi, DVM"My husband and I would like to extend to Dr.Joyce our deep and heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful way in which she handled the final moments of Cody's life. She was so consoling not only to him but also to his owners. It was not easy for any of us but she made it tolerable. Thank you Dr. Joyce for being there.

We would also like to thank the gentleman who took Cody and handled him so gently. He was so understanding."
Janice SmithDoverMarch 1, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Juliana Lyles, DVM"What a wonderful way to say goodbye to our pet. Dr. Lyles was so comforting and professional. We were able to keep Casey in her home with all our love around her. What a blessing not to take that last drive to our Vet (whom we love). I wish this was in all states so all pet owners could have this experience."Jan AldersonLumber BridgeFebruary 29, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Dr. Christine came to our home on one of the most difficult nights of our lives. She helped our little kitty, Mia, pass peacefully. And she helped us with her kindness and understanding.

Thank you so much, Dr. Christine. It meant the world to us to be able to make Mia's last moments comfortable, and free from fear and anxiety. To say goodbye to her at home where she belonged.

Lap of Love is such a blessing. It must be hard to see so much sadness, but we are grateful that you are willing to be there for us and our furry family members."
Amanda & MervinOrlandoFebruary 17, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Devlin Bacon, DVM DABVP"Dr. Laura Bacon is an angel. I called her... my precious cat Bobby, was suffering. She arrived very soon, and helped me send my precious boy to heaven. She even helped me prepare his box to be buried, made a paw print for me, hugged me and assured me of everything I was unsure of, answering every question. I can't say enough about her, she deserves so much credit. I couldn't have asked for a better angel to come help me on my boy's heaven preparation day. I know he is in heaven. I prayed a day or so before and asked when he did go if he could sit in my dad's lap in heaven. I received peace like a river, just like when you are saved, and I know my boy is in heaven. Thank you, Dr. Laura, for helping me that day. I will be forever grateful."Carolyn MooreKnoxvilleFebruary 1, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Missy an 11 yr old Shepard/Chow mix was put to sleep in the comfort of her home after being diagnosed with Hermangiosarcoma, an incurable type of cancer. She experienced no pain and left her family with many enjoyable memories. This service allows the pet an experience where there is no stress as they do not have to be transported to a vet which can be traumatic. Dr. Dani was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. She explained the entire procedure and was concerned most for Missy's overall comfort. She administered the fatal dosage of meds, only when my wife and I were ready to say goodbye. A shaving of hair and a paw print were given to us after she expired. My wife and I stayed with Missy while she lay in her chosen spot. Dr. D was kind to the end. I cannot say enough about the compassion this service allows the pet to experience. Thank you."Tyronne RTampaJanuary 24, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nicole Sabo, DVM"While our heartbreak is still very deep and current, we cannot thank Dr. Sabo and Angela enough for their kindness, compassion and professionalism. Their calm, understanding allowed us to focus on helping our beloved Jake over the Rainbow Bridge peacefully. I will not hesitate to call Dr. Sabo when it is time to part with our Chase and Emily. God Bless you for choosing the end of life as your specialty."Mary and Murrell PPlantationJanuary 19, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner"On a bright and sunny but somber Sunday morning this past August we said goodbye to Cody, our 16 year old Bichon, with the loving assistance of Dr. Mary Gardner. We were able to keep Cody comfortable in his own home and in my arms until the end thanks to this wonderful service.

It was so very important to me and something I had stressed over as Cody's health had deteriorated in recent years and then his (and mine, too!) guardian angel, Dr. Mary, appeared. I no longer had to worry about taking him to the vet's office, where he was always a trembling mess, to have him euthanized and this was a godsend for me.

I spoke to Dr. Gardner on Saturday after a particularly bad day for Cody and she offered to come over then but he rebounded a bit and then settled in for a peaceful night so we agreed to a time the next day. That morning was bittersweet since he seemed so much better but still I knew it was time. One thing that stood out to me was Dr. Mary's philosophy that it is best not to wait until it is an emergency. When Dr. Mary arrived she was such a calming influence on our family and on Cody and explained everything that was going to take place yet let it go at our pace. It was a sad but peaceful goodbye to our little guy and I wouldn't have had it any other way."
Charn R.Lighthouse PointJanuary 6, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Dr Dani McVety and all of the associates at Lap of Love had removed the fear and un-comfortableness, that any pet lover can relate too, when your beloved pet can no longer be comfortable. The decision to make the phone call and set things in motion that would make Sadie’s pain go away, was more emotional for me than the procedure itself. Dr McVety explained the events and timing that was going to take place. It was so peaceful and in a short time we got to say goodbye to our 15 year companion. My Girl was in pain no more. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr McVety for being an alternative to saying your farewells at the Vets office compared to having your beloved pet in the comfort of the only home they have ever known."Randy and Bard CLand O LakesJanuary 3, 2012
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Shibly"Our golden retriever, Susie, had been diagnosed with liver cancer, and her health was rapidly declining. My wife and I were both a wreck and we were dreading having to take Susie back to the vet one last time. A co-worker had told my wife about Lap Of Love, so we contacted them for a consultation. Dr. Christine Ross visited our home the next day and treated Susie like she was her own dog. Dr. Christine was compassionate and helped us talk through Susie's options. We decided to have Dr. Christine return for another visit to perform the procedure. It was peaceful and calm and was respectful to Susie. Simply put, it was the right decision for our dog -- and our family -- and I STRONGLY recommend using Dr. Christine and Lap of Love. We will always be grateful for her help during this very difficult time!"Chris AOrlandoDecember 24, 2011
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"I am so grateful for the beautiful ceremony that Lap of Love provided our nineteen your old cat Alex. It is a comfort to know we can count on this service in time of need. This kind gesture will last a lifetime. Thank you, Lap of Love for all that you have done."Normal YLutzNovember 30, 2011
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dani McVety"Thank you so much for your help with Sienna yesterday. I will miss her more than anyone will ever know, but I am glad she passed away in our home with me at her side. My biggest fear was that she would eventually pass away by herself and scared. I am glad I was able to give this gift to her. Thank you again."Laura ETampaNovember 4, 2011