Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson"Dr. Tiffany made the hardest decision of my life a little easier. She was compassionate, kind, and gentle. She answered every question I had thoroughly. She was so respectful and sweet to my Phoebe and made her passing so peaceful. I cannot say enough good things about Lap of Love. These people are truly angels. I cannot thank you all enough for doing what you do."Sarah CarlsonLake WorthFebruary 4, 2020Phoebe's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allison Kachmar"Dr. Allison was patient, loving, kind, and helpful. She helped making something so difficult a little easier."Marie Suriano GarrityPittsburghFebruary 4, 2020Thor's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Will Basinger"Dr Will made an incredibly sad day much easier for Buddy and our family. He was gentle, kind, and talked us through the whole process very knowledgeably but with caring. We appreciate his time and expertise and are so grateful he helped Buddy and us. Thank you, Dr. Will."Katie MixonCayceFebruary 4, 2020Buddy Mixon's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Blaine Brennock"Dr. Blaine was so comforting during the heartbreaking decision to put our Gertie girl to sleep. He reassured us many times over that we were making the right decision and that it was time. His soothing manner and calmness helped us get through such a tough time. When the word “compassionate” was coined, Dr. Blaine was the model. 14 wonderful years with our girlie and she got put to rest in the sunshine, with us (and her furry sister) next to her. Thank you Dr. Blaine for your kindness and tenderness in easing Gertie across the Rainbow Bridge where she’s eating ice cream and frolicking with all of her past puppy pals."Dorothy LamplDelrayFebruary 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nellie Wilbers"Dr. Wilbers was just wonderful!"Randall RiceWestervilleFebruary 4, 2020Doc's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caroline Kiert"Last week we concluded that our aging dog had crossed a comfort threshold and the kindest thing we could do would be to put him to sleep before his condition worsened. The decision broke our hearts, but he was visibly failing and we did not want to stress him with more vet visits. From scheduling the appointment to the appointment itself, Lap of Love was a calming experience. Dr. Caroline helped us see the occasion as a celebration of our dog's life. We were able to take some control over the situation and give our dog the gift of passing away peacefully at home, in front of the fireplace he enjoyed, listening to his favorite music. Having seen his last few trips to the vet, we know it would have been a more anxious and probably painful time for him had we gone that route. Dr. Caroline was very gentle with our sweet dog, and very patient with us. I never thought I would smile that day, but we were able to reminisce and talk about better times as the process happened. We are so grateful for her help and thankful that Lap of Love let us help our dog go peacefully, on our terms."SacramentoFebruary 4, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Hampton"Dr. Christina was wonderfully calm and compassionate during a time of sadness and grief for me. She treated Lucky gently and with kindness and dignity. She made a difficult experience peaceful and easier to bear."Elizabeth RivesChapel HillFebruary 4, 2020Lucky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Dr.Jessica.
Was the warmth and compassion my family needed during this process. I can’t thank her enough for her kindness to not only my family but my other dogs."
Heather PoneLevittownFebruary 3, 2020Daisy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"I don’t know if I can adequately put into words how wonderful Dr. Elyse and Lap of Love are. Dr. Elyse came to our home to help us send one of the best animals I have ever known over the rainbow bridge. Saying goodbye to our Tia was one of the most difficult things my family has ever done and Dr. Elyse made it the best experience that it could be for us all. Her compassion for our family and other animals before, during and even in the aftermath was leaps and bounds over our expectations. This service gave us the opportunity to let our pretty princess go in an environment she was comfortable in surrounded by the people and other animals she loved. This made it easier on not only Tia, but us as a family and our other animals too, she didn’t just leave one day and never return. I cannot sing Dr. Elyse’s praises enough and have told anyone who would listen about this amazing service. If you’re reading this and are on the fence about spending the little bit of extra money let me assure you it is worth every penny and you will not regret your decision. Thank you Dr. Elyse and Lap of Love from the bottom of our hearts! ❤️🐶"Jamie NolderHamptonFebruary 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi"Dr. Sunday did a wonderful job putting our baby girl at ease. She left this world eating her favorite treats and laying on her comfy bed."Marilyn HancockGranitevilleFebruary 3, 2020Pepper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stephanie Henderson"Dr. Henderson is professional, caring, gentle and respectful of our feelings. She speaks in a kind soothing voice to the puppies which not only makes them feel comfortable, but also helps us with our emotions. Thank You Dr. Henderson for your outstanding professionalism and gentle manner."Jay & Lisa McDonnellHaymarketFebruary 3, 2020Slinky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish"Dr Parrish was so respectful and was so great with Rudy. She talked us through every step and gave us time to be with Rudy.

We would highly recommend Lap of Love. What a great service for our pets and their families.

Thank you Dr Parrish for your empathy,support and kindness."
Ann and John RunzoAllentownFebruary 3, 2020Rudy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kendra Healy"Dr Healy was so wonderful to have help our baby go over the rainbow bridge. She was so compassionate and respectful to us and Missy. She explained every move and went at our pace. We are so thankful to this service that allows pets who are scared of leaving their safe home. I know we do not regret the decision to have her cared for by such a loving person as Dr Healy. We are very grateful to her."Cindy PenningtonLexingtonFebruary 3, 2020Missy Lee Velvets's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Slade"Dr. Slade really is an amazing person. She was so kind and compassionate during the entire process. She made our difficult time, peaceful and special. Thank you Dr. Slade for everything you do."Emilie GiordanoDenvilleFebruary 3, 2020Otis's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Hannah Moloney"We recently had our 16 year old beagle put down through lap of love. And I would recommend the services of Dr. Hannah to anybody who asked in a heart beat. She made the whole process so much sweeter and easier. I don’t know how I could’ve have went through this without her support. She was perfectly professional and empathetic throughout the whole ordeal. Anytime I had any questions she was ready to answer and would do so in a way that made me feel like she was part of our family. In the future I wouldn’t ever even consider another person to do the job that Dr. Hannah Maloney preformed so well. I hope that all of my future fur babies get as much love and respect in their final hours that Dr. Hannah gave willow."Cameron ShortRentonFebruary 3, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Gibson"Thank you for allowing us to facilitate Shadow's passing in the manner of our choosing in our home, where he was the most comfortable. It was hard to lose him, but this was so much better than having his last moments be in the veterinary office since he never liked going to the vet."Michelle and Marcus MottaFAIRFAXFebruary 3, 2020Shadow Motta's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allie Prokop"Allie made this transition so much easier than it would have been. She helped reassure me that I was doing the right thing and that he was ready to go. She spoke so softly and gave me a hug afterwards, and gave me all the time I needed to say goodbye. I couldn't have asked for a better experience."Kelly SkipperMaryvilleFebruary 3, 2020Shilo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"It was a very difficult decision to euthanize our sweet Chase, but Dr. Chris made it go as smoothly as it possibly could have. She was so kind to us and to Chase and really cared about creating a compassionate, painless end to our boy's life. It was a huge relief to us to see that he was in good hands once she arrived. She listened to our stories about him, genuinely connected with us and with him during the process, and made a difficult moment for us much easier. Thanks to her, our boy passed very easily and peacefully, and we had the peace of mind of knowing that he had the most dignified end he could have."Blair HopkinsSt LouisFebruary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"Dr. Jeni exceeded all of our expectations, and our experience with her was the most wonderful. My husband and I were very impressed with her, in spite of us experiencing a difficult time of our beloved dog's life coming to an end due to kidney failure. Our dear Billie was a German Shepherd. She was almost 20 years young, half blind and deaf, but still loving, loyal, smart and gentle. Billie managed to outlive all of her dog friends of the same age, and still had her full mental faculties at the time of her passing. Billie's kidneys progressively failed over the course of the past 4 years and, and we decided to make the difficult and heartbreaking decision to give her the final gift of freedom from pain and suffering of her extreme old age. Billie hated going to the vet her whole life, and every time it was a traumatic experience for her. The fact that Dr. Jeni was able to make a house call made all the difference in Billie's last day with us. Dr. Jeni made Billie and us comfortable and gently guided us, showing incredible emotional intelligence, knowledge of her craft, wisdom, kindness and understanding. This was one of the most stressful days in our human lives. Both my husband and I were crying the whole time, but Billie and both of us were guided through the process by Dr. Jeni in such way, that this sad day of our beloved dog passing was made also into a beautiful memory of celebration of Billie's long life. Billie had a beautiful, peaceful expression on her face as Dr. Jeni helped us carry her to the car after Billie happily passed away in our arms. Billie is no longer suffering - we know that she is waiting for us on the other side. Many thanks to Dr. Jeni for her wonderful work. Our family appreciates it from the bottom of our hearts."Sophia ViklundLos Altos HillsFebruary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"Thank you all for your kindness during this difficult time. My husband and I said goodbye to our beloved dog, Frankie. Everyone at Lap of Love has been so nice. I want to thank the women who answer the phone and take all your information, and Dr. Lori. This experience, while painful, was made so much easier by them all. They were sympathetic when I couldn't even keep it together on the phone to make the appointment. I never felt rushed, and they made my husband and I feel ok and comforted by the hard decision we made. You are all angels. Thank you."Alyssa AliSalemFebruary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Faye Sparks"Dr. Faye was wonderful during the hospice visit and euthanasia of our 14 year old dog Timmy. She was so gentle with Timmy, he clearly felt completely comfortable with her. My husband and I appreciated her kindness, compassion and respect during the entire process. Her advice was priceless and we feel that when the time for euthanasia we made the right decision. She made it into a positive experience, one we are so grateful for. Our sweet Timmy was able to make a very peaceful transition and it seemed painless for him. Being able to have him euthanized at home was extremely positive for all of us, in spite of the sadness my husband and I felt. We were able to enjoy the morning in the sunny garden with him, lots of hugs and cuddles, and then just take him inside to his rug for the procedure...extremely low-stress for Timmy. We are so grateful that we found Lap of Love and Dr. Faye in particular, and that this experience was such a good one for Timmy. Thank you, Dr. Faye! The picture attached to this is my then-11-year-old daughter begging me to keep this sweet Hurricane Katrina rescued 3-week old puppy in 2005! She's the one who named him Timmy."Josephine SmithCOPPELLFebruary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Heather, was the most caring and wonderful person. My dog shadow, was our everything. I could not thank her enough for making my baby shadows last moment as comfortable as it was, with so much love around him. I would recommend her to anyone who unfortunately needs to put there dog over the to doggie heaven.

Thank you again Heather, for helping us so much during this difficult time

With much love
Camille Bracciodieta
( shadows mom)"
Camille BracciodietaRonkonkomaFebruary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stephanie Henderson"Our family is so grateful to Dr. Stephanie for being there for us, and there for Chester. From the moment she walked in the door Dr. Stephanie was warm, took her time examining Chester and talking with us about the health issues that Chester had been managing over the last year or so. She interacted with her as if she'd known her and loved her in the way we did. She was also attentive of our other two fur-babies (a German Shepherd and another cat), and involved them as well. She has a natural ability to immediately connect with the people and animals she is spending time with. Dr. Stephanie is a gift - to us, and to all those who need support in such a difficult time."Stephanie BarnettWoodbridgeFebruary 2, 2020Chester's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Spitzer"When you have to make a decision like this and need comfort in the fact you are making the right decision, Dr. Spitzer was wonderful. She takes her time, listens and helps you through the whole process. This is the best way to say goodbye to your pet/family member. So much better than taking them into the vets office. Our other cats were able to say goodbye when Dr. Spitzer brought in a basket to take Chloe away, they saw her for the last time. hopefully that will help them process this loss. This is the most compassionate way to say goodbye to your beloved pet."Terri WestSimi ValleyFebruary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd"Saying goodbye to our darling little angel today was very painful. We were blessed little Henry Higgins chose us as his people for a short 16 years, 7 months and 19 days. What a trooper, overcoming AIHA and defying the odds for many years. A sweet and gentle soul for sure and a comedian and movie star to boot. Run with the wind in your hair alongside the other three amigos my love until we cross the bridge to join you <3. Dr Annie, no words can express how much your kindness means to us. This is the second time in five years you have come to our home to help an angel regain their wings. We cannot say thank you enough for your gentle, unrushed and knowledgeable guidance and assessment that helps us humans accept we are doing the right thing. Veterinarian office-based euthanasia is often necessary but when an option, at home euthanasia is very special and easy on a pet’s stress and you, Dr. Annie help make it a bittersweet beautiful goodbye. We hope we do not have to use your services again for a very long time, but when that day comes, would not want anyone but you. We so grateful to you on this sad day.
Tina and Robert"
Tina PedersenLongwoodFebruary 2, 2020