Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce, DVM, CVA"Dr. Kim,

Alice and I truly appreciate your excellent service for Carlie and her family. Your thoughtfulness, courtesy, attentiveness and personalization clearly reflect your deep compassion and humanity. We think your professional career will always contribute greatly to the betterment of all.

With kindest regards and thankfulness,

Jeff & Alice"
BJ ParksGolden, ColoradoMay 8, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sierra Hedrick, DVM"I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing Dr. Sierra was to us. Xena did not like going out of the house, so I was really interested when a coworker of mine told me about her positive experience with lap of love. I actually contacted them several months ago just to get an idea of what they do and was impressed with how compassionate they were and informative.
Dr. Sierra is just a natural when it comes to compassion. She told us exactly what was going to happen and how and consoled us when needed. She was so gentle with Xena, who at this point was very frail.
We have been through this several times, but it is unbelievable how she helped us through it. We really feel we gave Xena the best ending we possibly good.
Dr. Sierra, know that you really make a difference in people going through this experience. Thank you sooooo much."
Kathy & Mike EmmertApollo, PennsylvaniaMay 8, 2019Xena's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jade Tenberg, DVM"Thank you to Dr. Jade for your compassion and care with assisting me and trouble during her transition to crossing over.

I could not have given this final gift without your kind words and reassurance."
Shauna RigsbeeLakeland, FloridaMay 8, 2019Trouble's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Merchant, DVM"DR. ELIZABETH CAME TO GIVE JASMINE HER WINGS. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE USED LAP OF LOVE. IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO DO WHAT THEY DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT. SHE TREATED MY JAS WITH THE UTMOST CARE AND DIGNITY AND HELPED HER TO CROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE VERY PEACEFULLY. THANK YOU AGAIN DR. ELIZABETH, YOU ARE
AMAZING."
JUDY PROTANOTAMPA, FloridaMay 8, 2019Jasmine's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"After 18 years of wonderful love my wife and I knew in our hearts it was time to say goodbye to LILY. We found Lily at a shelter in 2001 after being rescued from the streets and she was only 6 months old. Our girls were 10 and 7 and they couldn't have been more excited and Lily became an instant part of the Giammalva family. Through 18 birthdays. Christmases and 100's of parties Lily's presence and unique personality made her unforgettable to all that met her. She was never sick and followed her Mama (Lisa) everywhere she went, until what we called the 5 pm bewitching hour. EVERY night a 5 pm LILY would leap our 7 foot fence which bordered a very exclusive golf course and charge anyone in her way.( her way of saying HI and I want to play) Lily really began to slow down the last 2 years and after making a decision to move to Vegas last April we really didn't thing she would make it 60 days.But in LILY fashion she graced us all with another Christmas. The last 4 months have been hard, still never sick she began to fall a lot and we could never leave her, we could see the pain in her eyes. I always wanted to ignore it because I had no idea how to deal and what really to do. Thank god for Lisa (my wife) she began to research and came across LAP OF LOVE. We made the call and set the appointment for 48 hours later and those 48 hours were painstaking. The appointment was set for 4 pm and when I heard the knock on the door my heart sank and the tears began to flow, and in walked in what I am now calling Lily's angel his name Dr. Toby Goldman . WOW ...JUST WOW!!!! He was the most calming force during this very emotional time. He evaluated the situation and began to comfort us with what he already knew, his very caring and nurturing way really put Lisa and I at ease. By NO means was the easy it truly was the hardest thing I have had to face, but can honestly say DR. TOBY GOLDMAN made this experience BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Lisa and I THANK YOU and Lap of Love."Jeff GiammalvaLas Vegas, NevadaMay 8, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Abigail Shearin, VMD, PhD"I want to say that Lap of Love is so wonderful. It was a year ago that I had to make the decision to let my best friend Scooby go for eternal rest after 18 years of loving each other. It was so very hard . I had an appointment for a Monday and canceled but I had to call the next day because Scooby was ready but I wasn't. The doctor who came to my home, Dr. Abby Shearin was so very nice and explained everything to me. Scooby was comfortable right where he would sleep. We stayed with him until he was gone and I had time to sit with him. I thank God for Lap of Love and all their kindness. They made a terrible situation more bearable. It was the best I could do for my baby Scooby. Today I received a message from Dr. Abby. It means a lot that they too remember. Lap of Love helps your special fur baby leave you in a peaceful beautiful way."Irene KraussPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaMay 8, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy, DVM"Dr. Kendra Healy was so great. She was here at our house within 24 hours of my painful call to her and she spent over an hour and a half with us comforting Holly and us as well. It was so peaceful. I laid down with Holly and my wife, Dora, and I stroked and petted her as she left us.. I cannot recommend Dr. Healy enough. This is a wonderful option to having to take your dog to the vet for one last time. She is truly an angel herself."Mike SweeneyLexington, KentuckyMay 7, 2019Holly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson, DVM"My friend Val works for our local Lap of Love and her husband owns the crematorium/aquamatorium. That’s how I knew about Lap of Love. Val had been helping me through this horrible decision that had to be made.
Dr Tiffany is the vet who came to our house to help Sidney leave this world. She was very kind and gentle with Sidney and allowed her sisters to be as involved as they wanted. She explained everything with such care. This was such a different experience than the other times we’ve had to send our babies on their way at a vet’s office.
This was not traumatizing at all for Sidney. Dr Tiffany was amazing and we’ll never, ever have anyone but Lap of Love assist our kids on to their next adventure."
Natalie TorquatoBoca Raton, FloridaMay 7, 2019Sidney's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler, DVM"I wanted to share a paper mosaic of Naddy I created this past weekend while she watched on. This is my grief support - creating art for the things I love. Thank you, and your organization, so much for helping me with that process. It’s important to me that people know how wonderful you all are and that they don’t fear the process. My experience was as perfect as death can be. Doesn’t that sound odd. Thanks again."Chris Van HilloTampa, FloridaMay 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Bollinger, DVM"A special thank you to Dr. Jessica Bollinger for helping Knight pass in a peaceful and graceful way. Your kindness will always be remembered."Sue HollandZimmerman, MinnesotaMay 7, 2019Knight's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson, DVM"Thank you Dr. Tiffany for your assistance with helping my beautiful Luna to make her way to kitty heaven in her own home with her favorite humans. It meant a lot to us that you could come out on a Sunday morning. All of the thoughtful touches were much appreciated. It was very difficult to let go but it was time. She was much loved and will always be missed. Thank you."Diana SpringWest Palm Beach, FloridaMay 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"I consider myself one of the lucky ones. Dré and I got to spend over 16 years together. We lived out of state together, purchased our first home together, and she never left my side through both of my pregnancies. She will always be “that one special dog” to me. My father always said she had to have been human in a previous life. She just wasn’t your typical dog. I wish I could reverse time and start all over again with her. There’s a void in our lives and our hearts that will never be quite filled, but we will take our sadness and focus on the amazing, fun, happy times we shared over the past 16 years!
I knew when her time was near, Dré knew, making the call to Lap of Love was one of the hardest calls I’ve ever had to make. Their caring, guidance and support made me realize I had the gift to ease Dré’s suffering. Thank you for making one of the saddest moments a moment that I can actually treasure. I know Dré would thank you too. ❤️"
Patricia DeStefanoCoram, NYMay 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"We had heard that Dr. Katie was an exceptionally kind and caring end stage vet and we could not have had a better experience than the one she gave us and our sweet Buddy. I first booked her for a consultation, which I highly recommend. She was able to meet and spend time with Buddy and our other dog, Lucky, learn about our family, tell us what to expect, and give us options on the best way to care for our terminal dog. Dr. Katie goes the extra mile, is very generous with her time, and is truly authentic in her compassion for both the animal and their humans. The day she came back to give Buddy his angel wings, she provided him and us with plenty of time and space for final cuddles and farewells and made a difficult time very peaceful. What a blessing she is!"Pam PaulPonte Vedra Beach, FloridaMay 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase, DVM"Thanks, Dr. Roger. It was nice meeting you. The boys and I appreciate the way you interacted with us, brought relief to Blue, and made us feel good about the decision we made."Salt Lake City, UtahMay 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christine Baldwin, DVM"Dr. Christine was great. She was was very gentle and respectful throughout the whole process. She explained everything and answered all my questions. Thank you Dr.Christine."Walnut Park, CaliforniaMay 7, 2019Shaggy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: George Croskey, DVM"Dr. Georgeanne was so incredibly patient and kind. We never rushed. She allowed us the time to share our funny stories about Bunny our dog. She waited until we were ready and then explained each step.

It was like being with a dear friend who knew us and wanted to help us through a very difficult time.

We really could not have asked for a more blessed passing for our dear dog, Bunny."
Melody ClevelandSpring Valley, OhioMay 7, 2019Bunny's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman, DVM"Dr. Sarah,
You were/are absolutely a Godsend. Your empathy and kindness for us and our sweet Luke was so comforting.
Thank you for helping us through one of the hardest things we've ever done. Are hearts are broken and full at the same time.
We were fortunate to have Luke for so long and even more so to be able to spend his last moments together as a family.

He is at peace.

Thank you and God Bless you!
The Carlile Family
."
Kim CarlileFort Worth, TexasMay 7, 2019Luke's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Heather Manfredi under the worst circumstances. One of the hardest decisions to make is the one to put your pet to sleep. If you have to make that awful decision please consider choosing "lap of love". My dog Peanut, would have never survived a car ride to our vet, that alone would have scared him to death. The thought of walking into our vet, even though we loved her, and handing her our dog to put to sleep was so devastating. Dr. Heather came into my home so warmly. She made sure all of our questions were answered, while explaining the process to us so we fully understood. She also asked and listened to stories of our dogs life. Our dog went peacefully in his bed and in the warmth and love of his own home. She took such good care of him even after he passed. We were so afraid of putting our pet to sleep but she made us feel at ease. Yesterday was one of the hardest days of our lives but we are at peace with how he left this earth to run and fly with the angels. Thank you Dr. Heather from the bottom of our hearts."Tara FrucciMassapequa, NYMay 7, 2019Peanut's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM, CHPV"Dr. Dana made a difficult and sad circumstance the most positive, informative, and peaceful experience possible. I am grateful for your service in this profession. Many many Thank yous."Regina MastonRaleigh, North CarolinaMay 7, 2019Pooh Bear's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish, BVMS"Dr. Parrish was amazing.....calm. professional and caring. She treated our Big Bear as if he were her own. A+"Donnamaria GadsZionsville, PennsylvaniaMay 7, 2019Big Bear's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Thank you so much Dr Amanda, you were just wonderful. Gracie had a much more peaceful transition due to your help. I will always remember your kindness."Colette CampbellIrvine, CaliforniaMay 7, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo, DVM"Dr. Dan was so kind during this very tough time for our family. He was respectful of our sorrow and extremely gentle with Peyton. It's something we never wanted to have to experience, but he really helped us through."Melissa PadgettZionsville, IndianaMay 7, 2019Peyton's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce, DVM, CVA"Dr. Kim -
Thank You for making it easier for us and explaining so much for me. You are a very special person.
Thank You."
Sandra SundstromArvada, ColoradoMay 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer, DVM"This is the 3rd time we have used Lap of Love and once again Jessica couldn't have been kinder and understanding. We kept putting off putting our elderly cat down because we kept feeling bad thinking we were doing it because she was so old. We almost waited too long but my Mother's "Pretty Kitty" is with her right now in whatever Heaven cats go to. My Mother passed away December 2012 and Pretty Kitty was always in her lap. and is with her again."sandra caruthersfillmore, CaliforniaMay 6, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Laura Porta, DVM"Dr. Laura left a short time ago with my two long time friends. She was super compassionate and gentle. One of them took a little longer and she was more than patient, making sure we both were getting the best care. I would recommend this service over a vet's office any day. I knew my kitties were comfortable and not stressed out. And, I felt very comfortable knowing they received the most gentle, best care possible on their last day on this earth. Thank you, Dr. Laura."Linden, MichiganMay 6, 2019