Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Will Basinger"Dr. Will, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for our family caring for Philly. I truly believe God does all things for a reason and he certainly put you in our life to handle the difficult times we faced. You are truly a special person on this earth. Your compassion, empathy and dedication to the well being of Philly was overwhelming. From the first time we met you and the way Philly took you in, was awesome. We know that our sweet Philly is in a better place, free of the pain and suffering that cancer brought her. We are eternally grateful to you and the work that you do for pet lovers like the Groller's. I don't know how you do it, but I am thankful there are people like you that do what you do. We will forever be connected each and every day as we remember how special Philly was in our life.

With love,

Brett, Jodi, Braiden and Philly"
Brett GrollerIrmoFebruary 10, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard"Dr. Jo was incredibly loving and kind to Missy and to us. She helped us all to help Missy. She was so warm and gentle. She comforted us all. She did not rush the process, allowing us to have time. Missy was comfortable from the moment she walked into our home last night to help us."Tiffany AustinMCDONOUGHFebruary 10, 2020Missy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Hilton"Dr. Liz provided incredible care to my Libby from when she first became a hospice patient at the end December until today. Dr. Liz helped Libby to live her life to the fullest for the limited time she had, and provided the most loving, peaceful, dignified passing any of us could hope for. Thank you Lap of Love for sharing the incredible and compassionate Dr. Liz."Jane GruenPiermontFebruary 9, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"Dr. Mandi was full of compassion, love and understanding on my toughtest day. She is a special kind of person, and I am forever greatful for her."Jenny MartoneRochesterFebruary 9, 2020Hailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"We can’t thank Dr. Heather enough for her compassionate care with our beloved Milo. Dr. Heather’s kindness and care helped our Milo have a peaceful passing at home, surrounded by those who loved him. We will forever remember her kind words during a very emotional time. Milo got his “angel wings” and we have comfort and peace knowing he is not suffering."Sheri RenzKings ParkFebruary 9, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"My cat Seamus was very special and I think he thought of himself as a person. He loved everyone and was a source of comfort after my husband died. When I knew it was time to let him go, I wanted him to be in his home and in his favorite spot.
Dr. Jeff was so gentle and caring and let me have as much time as I needed with Seamus. I am so glad my vet told me about Lap of Love."
Marguerite OlivaNorwoodFebruary 8, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nil Wilkins"Dr. Nil came to our home and instantly did all she could to put our family at ease. She was kind, compassionate and everything you would hope to have from someone helping to say goodbye to a beloved member of your family. We can’t thank her enough for not only helping our baby, but also those of us grieving her loss."Melissa KensrueLand O LakesFebruary 8, 2020Selene's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elena Esparza"Dr. Elena was so patient and kind. She brought peace to little Agnes, and ultimately, to me as well."Karen MainPhoenixFebruary 8, 2020Agnes's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Bollinger"Lola was our English Bulldog who was turning 8 on February 7th. She was slowly declining and I was planning on calling and scheduling someone to come to our home at the end of the month but kept putting it off. Well on her birthday she took a turn for the worse real fast. We think she had a seizure. We knew we had to end her suffering faster than we were ready. I called Lap of Love at 11:30am and Dr. Jessica was at our house by 1:00. Our two middle school-aged sons were here and she did a wonderful job of explaining what was going to happen and keeping us all calm. She was able to read how much pain Lola was in and knew we had to help her fast but she did it with so much empathy. I got to hold Lola the whole time and Dr. Jessica asked me if it was ok to move Lola's leg or change positions. She never once told me what to do. This was the first pet we've lost. As imperfect of a time in our life as it was, it was the most perfect way to go through it. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Jessica for helping us help Lola through such a difficult time."Erica LaRoseSt MichaelFebruary 8, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kayla Stomack"My wife and I were heartbroken when our 18 year old Siamese cat was diagnosed with kidney failure and began to fail fast. After our children grew up and left, Spencer became the driving force in our home and was a constant loving companion. We could not imagine life without him. What we did know was that we would not compound his physical suffering by taking him, when the time came, to his vet, a frightful ordeal for him under the best of circumstances. We were grateful to learn of Lap of Love and Dr. Kayla. She came to our home, examined Spencer, and worked with our wonderful vet, Dr. Ruiz and her staff, to prescribe treatment that eased our boy’s pain. And, when the time came, Dr. Kayla compassionately assisted Spencer to pass with the dignity he deserved as he slumbered sweetly in his own bed. As terrible as this experience was, it was the best it could be. We cannot thank Dr. Kayla enough."David BudkaClinton TownshipFebruary 8, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Dr. Chris was so kind, patient and gentle. Daisy was relaxed, and at peace. So were we. Her sister Riley was with her, and was able to see and smell when she was gone. It was a lovely ending to a very difficult time.
My family is so very grateful to have had access to this service. I highly recommend Lap of Love when the time comes."
SAINT LOUISFebruary 8, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennie Brindler"Dr Jennie Brindler was the most compassionate, empathetic, and truly caring person I have ever met. She smoothed the very difficult decision for me and my husband. I felt that I and my dog Zion were in the best of hands at all times. This was the peaceful and serene end that I wanted for my companion. Thank you for making a horrible situation bearable. I know Zion felt no pain and no fear. Thank you so much for your talents and help to let us say goodbye in dignity and love. Thanks!"Val HobbsBrightonFebruary 8, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Slade"Dr Kim couldn't have been more compassionate and caring with our love Oreo. It was the hardest thing we'll ever have to do and Dr Kim treated us and Oreo with tenderness and understanding. Oreo hated going to the vet and the thought of having his last memories with us being scared at the vets was unacceptable. Dr Kim helped Oreo over the Rainbow Bridge peacefully in his favorite spot on his favorite blanket and we will be eternally grateful."Jennifer O'ConnorCedar KnollsFebruary 8, 2020Oreo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy"Kendra was so kind and sweet to our boy. She was professional and comforted us with our goodbye. She treated him with respect. We appreciate her helping to make an awful day a bit easier."Carrie JonesNicholasvilleFebruary 8, 2020Trace Jones's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"We can't thank Dr. Brad enough for his patience, compassion, and guidance over the past six months. We could not have made this difficult decision without him, and so appreciated his caring and sensitive approach as we said good-bye to Rooney. The entire process was very peaceful and painless for our beloved bear...we recommend Dr. Brad and his staff to anyone needing hospice care and in-home euthanasia."Michelle DuvalWest ChesterFebruary 8, 2020Rooney's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Dr Chris was amazing. I want to thank her for the service she provided for our beloved Syd. Putting him to rest was on of the most difficult decisions to make. Dr. Chris's compassionate and loving spirit helped to make this an easier situation and gain acceptance with our decision.

The memorial she eloquently posted was captured after only spending a few minutes with the family. This really shows that Dr. Chris has been gifted and blessed with extraordinary compassion and attentiveness to our feelings and grief.

God Bless you Dr. Chris."
Rene LanierSaint LouisFebruary 7, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase"We are so very thankful for Lap of Love and the service they provided. They are compassionate and handled the loss of our sweet Charlie with sensitivity and care."Helena AndersonBOUNTIFULFebruary 7, 2020Charlie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Merchant"Most of us pet owners unfortunately face the awful decision of when is it the right time to put a beloved pet to sleep, and Lap of Love I feel is the absolutely best service to assist with this decision. It is truly a wonderful service, starting with making that call for the appointment, which is so very difficult. Cindy was wonderful! She was very compassionate and thorough. Dr. Elizabeth was the Veterinarian that came to my house, within 4 hrs I might add. I'm a retired RN of 30 yrs of practice, and throughout my career I worked in varied difficult situations, with cancer patients, NICU, etc, and I wouldn't have handled anything any differently than Dr. Elizabeth did. She was so compassionate, thorough and professional, not only minding to my puppy Bahia, but also to me. She evaluated my puppy, took her time gathering info from me, and gave a professional opinion, which was very helpful and reassuring. Then she fully explained the process and moved forward according to how both my puppy and I were handling things, no rushing at all. My puppy was relaxed in her own environment when she passed, which to me is extremely important!!! I had used Lap of Love's service 4 yrs ago, and had the same outcome. I thank Dr. Dani so very much for her vision to provide a much better option for people who are faced with making this extremely difficult decision."Darleen VanHallValricoFebruary 7, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler"Dr Loren, thank you for being so tender and compassionate with not only our little girl but also with us!! I don’t know if you really comprehend how special your services are.... I will always hold you so dear to my heart and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you do this on a daily basis!! I have no idea how you do it only except it’s a precious gift from God!! This has been a lot tougher than I could ever imagine... both my husband and I just find ourselves crying one minute and another we will be fine. I’ve been told it takes a while for the pain to subside so it’s a path we will just have to walk thru together!! Thanks again!! And yes, we may have to do the memorial, we are working on a shadow box idea to put on the mantle, with the paw prints and hair... thanks again for that!!
Sincerely, Valerie"
Valerie SchmitkeClearwaterFebruary 7, 2020Edelweiss's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Guillory"Our hearts are so very broken in the absence of our beloved Sheba. Sheba provided our family 14 years of the most loving and loyal companionship, what a blessing she was.
When we decided it was “time” we made a few phone calls to Lap of Love, each time we spoke with the most compassionate staff members. We even canceled a couple appointments because we just weren’t ready, each time they were so patient with us and understood what we were going through.
On 2/5/2020 @ 1 pm Dr. Christina walked into our home, our tired weak girl greeted her with a wagging tail and lots of sniffs.
As painful as this was to say Goodbye to our Sheba, we are so very grateful for the option of our girl being in her home during this process. Until we see you again Sheba, thank you for choosing us to love. ❤️
2/21/2006-2/05/2020"
Carla StechMissouri CityFebruary 7, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allison Bergin"Dr. Allison Bergin was so kind, and compassionate, and respectful of our boy, and our entire family. He was so peaceful as she guided us all through his final moments, and I appreciated that she was still so kind and gentle with him, even after his spirit was gone. We are so grateful that our vet recommended Lap of Love, and we were able to say goodbye to our precious boy at home, comfortable, and wrapped in the arms of his family. Thank you!"Teresa ThompsonWest AllisFebruary 6, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Buerk"Thank you Dr Amanda for your kindness and compassion. KitKat was with us for 19 years and you made this process so much easier on her and us. We highly recommend Lap of Love, it is a wonderful service for the pet and the family. God Bess all of you"Steve & Linda SahmOrange CityFebruary 6, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Dr Jessica was so kind and compassionate in such a devastating time for us.. she allowed us to take all the time we needed to say goodbye. We were sent an email and sympathy card from her expressing her condolences which really meant a lot to us. I would highly recommend her. Our furbabies are our everything!"Linda ThompsonBelmont HillsFebruary 6, 2020Rudy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elena Esparza"Dr. Elena Esparza was very kind and compassionate in assisting
us with the transition of our loving pets. She made the process as easy as can be and took her time to explain each step. Although a very difficult choice to make regarding our loved ones, I would highly recommend her for easing any worry.
Thank you for your kindness and care."
Michael & Cheryl AbadPhoenixFebruary 6, 2020Rio & Sierra's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"A letter from the heart to DVM Rene Butler and Lap of Love to express my gratefulness during a time of stress and grief. Our family fur baby Mr. Murphy gave us 16 years of loyalty and love, but it was time for him to go. Serendipity placed this call to the most professional and caring veterinarian anyone could ever ask to answer. DVM Rene Butler carried our family through this difficult time with grace and gentleness to ease the transition of saying goodbye to our beloved.
Thank you DVM Rene Butler and Lap of Love from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the Reynolds family."
Thomas ReynoldsVallejoFebruary 6, 2020