Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lindsey Wittmeyer"I contacted Lap of love a couple months ago when Gizmo had some distress. He quickly had a rally and turned around. Thankfully we were blessed with more time with him. Tuesday over night Gizmo changed. It became obvious it was time to do what was best for him. I contacted Lindsey by both email in the wee hours of the night and phone on Wednesday morning. She was so incredibly compassionate and listened to what was going on, validated that it sounded like the right choice, and made time to come see us. She came at 5pm that day. My daughter had the day to spend with him, I got to love on him some extra, and we all said our goodbyes. I was so grateful for the way Dr Lindsey explained what she was going to do and what to expect. I was able to hold my sweet boy all the way to the end, it was so incredibly intimate compared to the time I’ve witnessed a cat being put under before. Once Gizmo had passed, when I was ready, Dr Lindsey brought a basket in and allowed me to place him in it, she helped so it would go well. She let me choose if I wanted his face covered if not, and let me carry him outside. It was a difficult thing made beautiful. Thank you for the work you do Dr Lindsey!"Lorin ScottBasehorNovember 1, 2019Gizmo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler"Dr. Loren put my Mom's doubts to rest as soon as she walked in the house. Dr. Loren went right to our cat Cricket and knelled down on the floor and did not leave Cricket's side. It was almost like Cricket knew that Dr. Loren was there to help her with all her pain. When you love an animal so much and they have been part of your family for over 20 years you feel like you are betraying them by ending their life. But Dr. Loren was so knowledgeable and warm and understanding. We knew we were doing the right thing after spending just a few minutes with Dr. Loren. Dr. Loren explained every single thing that she was going to do before and during the procedure. Dr. Loren spent over an hour and a half with us. She was so full of love and understanding. I was so happy with our decision because I knew my Mom was at peace with us finally deciding to put Cricket down. I know this testimonial is not doing Dr. Loren justice. She is a beautiful person and we are so blessed that she came into our lives and helped Cricket rest in peace."Christine BaroneEast LakeNovember 1, 2019Cricket's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kayla Stomack"Kayla came to my house and explained everything to me. One of the best thing that I did was help Kayla carry Gixxer to her car.

Thank You!!!"
Pashko GjonajWashington TownshipNovember 1, 2019Gixxer's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"Dr. Mandi in a word was amazing. She helped me come to the decision before Mia suffered more or lost anymore dignity. She assured me that what we were doing was the right choice. She calmly walked me through what the steps would be and performed them with a professionalism and warmth that calmed both Mia and me. Afterwards she hugged me and cried with me. She got me paw prints and a lock of Mia’s hair that I will treasure forever. Mia and I were lucky to have her."Alex ScottRochesterNovember 1, 2019Mia's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Vaziri"Thank you so very, very much to Dr. Tina for coming on such short notice, and for helping us to give our beloved 18-year-old Siamese, James, a passage filled with grace, peace, dignity, and all the love in our hearts. Words cannot express how much it meant to us to be able to have this difficult experience in the comfort and privacy of our home, where James felt relaxed, safe, and loved. Thank you also to Tiffany, who responded to my heartbroken phone call with such empathy and gentleness, and handled all the details quickly with soothing calm. Dr. Tina's quiet kindness and compassion was a gift to all of us, and we are profoundly grateful to her for transforming one of the hardest days of our lives into a poignantly beautiful memory."Lynn, Alice, and David KeyserChicagoNovember 1, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"Dr. Kim,
We are so thankful you were able to come on such short notice to allow our big bear to pass peacefully on his favorite blanket in the comfort of his home. You were his angel as much as he is now ours.

Thank you for all you did for us and him,

Jodi"
Jodi McDonaldParkerNovember 1, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"Dr. Kim Bruce,

We can not thank you enough for making the cold, wintery trek to our home last night. Havik was not normally happy with strangers coming into our home. He must have felt your loving energy the minute you came in. He knew you were there to help him.

Your compassion and gentle spirit was felt by all of us. You are and angel of mercy, I hope you know what a gift you are giving people by doing this. Thank you again.

I also would like to say the ladies I spoke with on the phone to set this up were extremely kind and gentle with me. It was very much appreciated and noticed.

Be Kind......Holly"
Holly SkowronskiWestminsterNovember 1, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allie Prokop"Saying goodbye to a member of your family is never easy. I had always feared that day. My little Tigger has always been my little buddy since the day i found him at the shelter when he was only 6 weeks old. He became sick without warning. I was so heartbroken but knew i couldnt let him suffer. I called Lap of Love and on the other end of the phone was someone who wanted to take time to listen to me cry and was willing to answer any questions that i had. Allie came to my home and was so kind . She sat on the ground with me as i said my Goodbyes to my little boy, a part of my life for 11yrs. She feed him cookies and was so kind to the both of us. She talked with me and took time to explain I was doing the right thing . I felt as if i had failed him in some way...How did i not see this before he had taken this turn. I know now what i had to do was from my heart and he is running free and happy . No more pain . Thank you Allie for being so kind and helping me and my little Tigger ."Deb AllenTalbottNovember 1, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"After wrestling with when and how to euthanize our sweet 16 1/2 year old Wheaton terrier, I called Lap of Love after an internet search. I knew I made the right decision from the initial phone call through to the follow up email after Oakley was taken away. Dr. Persico was gentle and caring with a bedside manner I have never seen either in a hospital or from any other vet. She took her time and explained every technique as we said goodbye to Oakley. I was made to feel I made the right decision and she thanked me for giving a good life to our dear pet. I am so relieved Oakley left us in such a gentle and caring manner."Jennifer YoungHamptonOctober 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kali Jimenez"There are no words to express how thankful I was that Dr. Kali was sent to help give my baby, Jack, his angel wings. Even though it was one of the most heart wrenching moments in my life, Dr. Kali was patient, kind, comforting, professional, gentle ... more than I could ask for. Even though Jack passed 11 days ago, she has gone out of her way several times to reach out to me and let me know she is available to just talk and be there to comfort me. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor.

Thank you Dr. Kali!

Thank you to everyone at Lap of Love... You have all been wonderful!

Warm Regards,

Amanda Roberson"
Amanda RobersonJacksonvilleOctober 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman"Dr. Toby has been a blessing considering the circumstance. He had made a tough day tolerable during such a difficult time. There are really no words to describe the tremendous love and compassion he has for animals and humans. I am really happy Dr. Toby was recommended to us. I would recommend Dr. Toby to others. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!"Darlene BusickioLas VegasOctober 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Our Otto died peacefully at home. On a lovely, quiet sunny August morning, on the warm wooden deck he loved, with the people who loved him so so very much. Arms wrapped around him, gently stroking him. "No worries. I gotcha my sweet O." He deserved nothing less.

With overwhelming gratitude, Thank you, Lap of Love, for making it possible. From your amazing customer care reps, to the extraordinary Dr. Heather. Thank you for your gift of courage, strength and love.

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
-Coldplay"
Katherine LynchHuntington StationOctober 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Jessica. Please let me know if you were there for daisy today. You were so calm and compassionate, understanding and authorative during the everything. You allowed the time needed, stayed in the background until necessary and quietly did what was necessary. For my sister Linda still grieving and I, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I can only hope I have you for my pugs when the time comes. Susan Natale"Susan NataleNorristownOctober 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"My family and I had a very positive experience with Lap of Love and Dr. Heather Manfredi. The whole process took a very emotional situation and made it as good as it could have been. From the moment the doctor arrived, our Ernie (11.5 year old Basset Hound) seemed to know it was his time and was more peaceful than he had been in the couple of weeks leading up to his last day. We were grateful for the kind, gentle words of the doctor that put us and Ernie at ease. We miss our big guy so much every day, but are so glad that he left this world in the comfort of his home surrounded by those who he loved unconditionally and who loved him the same way. Thank you."Kristen MurphyOyster BayOctober 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"She was wonderful and we could not be any more pleased with the experience. Her display of true compassion and empathy was touching. Very smooth technique made our cats transition a very peaceful event. We will request her again when our other cat’s time arrives."David WeissYorktownOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"Dr. Kim was amazingly kind , compassionate, and patient. She took the time to greet all of my pets and let them get comfortable with her before we began the difficult process, but a process she made as easy as possible..
It is clear to me that Dr. Kim has a gift and that she generously shares that gift with those of us going through very difficult times.
I highly recommend her services."
Robert WolfArvadaOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Bell"Thanks so much, Dr. Jennifer. Your kindness, expertise, and compassion made all the difference in the world for us during this difficult, sad, emotional time for us."Heidi DuggerColumbusOctober 30, 2019Cody's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King"We were so grateful for the help of Lap of Love and Dr. Betsy to put our Mr. Ziggy to rest after his 16 happy years on this earth. The decision is always difficult, but made so much easier for him that he could be in familiar surroundings, in the lap of his owner. Ziggy always hated/dreaded veterinarian visits and the stuffing into a carrier and car trips that precipitated them, and he deserved the peaceful exit that Lap of Love provided for him after his months of treatment were no longer helping. He was our good little fraidy-cat, who would often disappear to unknown places at the first sound of thunder or knock at the door, but he could be the most affectionate loving, curl up in your lap kitty when all was calm and peaceful. We will needless to say, miss him greatly."Mark EdwardsCHAPEL HILLOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maggie Mottram"Dr. Maggie was a blessing to us and Cooper as we said our goodbyes. She was patient to explain the process and took the time to redo Cooper’s paw print so our keepsake would be perfect. Dr. Maggie also affirmed that we were good parents to our pets which eases the sorrow.
Thank you, Dr. Maggie."
NaplesOctober 30, 2019Cooper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"Dr. Tina provided at home euthanasia services for our cat, Harper. Although it was still a very heartbreaking moment in our lives, she made us feel comfortable with the decision we were making and we knew we were in good hands. She is very knowledgeable in her field, and was also very gentle and loving with Harper.

I definitely recommend Dr. Tina if you're ever in the unfortunate situation where you need to put one of your animals to rest."
Danielle GuerreroBurbankOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Rodin"I appreciate what you did for us, and how you handled everything. Your “bedside manner” is superb, and you’re a very compassionate sympathetic person. It takes a very special kind of person to do what you do! Thanks again."Oklahoma CityOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Lap of Love provides respect and compassion to those who are going through a difficult process of having to say farewell to their beloved pet. Dr. Heather Manfredi guided us in this painful decision to help our dear cat of 17 yrs. Bees to her finality. Bees was a family member and deserving of all the expertise and compassion provided by Dr. Heather.
Done in the privacy of our home with family members gathered it was a befitting ending to the life of this precious one. She was then taken to Regency Forest for cremation. The entire experience was dignified.
I had previously observed Dr. Heather comforting another family and knew she would be the one for us when the time came. Unfortunately the time was at hand and I didn't hesitate to contact her. In a time of this sadness it is comforting that someone like Dr. Heather can make it peaceful and respectful ."
Barbara SchaerSmithtownOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carling Sitterley"Our experience with Lap of Love felt right from the start. Even the phone representatives are compassionate and made me feel as at ease as one can in a time like that. Dr. Carling was kind, empathetic, and so gentle with our Sadie, and with us. There is no easy way to say goodbye to your pet, but Lap of Love made it the best it could be. Thank you Dr. Carling and thank you Lap of Love!"LandisvilleOctober 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Hampton"Dr Christina treated PL with respect and care, and provided us with guidance and calm.

Thank you for your empathy and care during a very difficult time, allowing us to say goodbye to PL with dignity and love."
Linda VandercookSanfordOctober 30, 2019Pl's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Cabell"Thank you Dr. Shannon for helping us through this difficult time."Terri BRobbinsvilleOctober 30, 2019Percy's Pet Memorial