Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Merchant"Dr. Merchant was very sweet and respectful of the bond with Biscuit and I. She took great care of him. Despite the circumstances, I am pleased that Biscuit gained his wings by someone with a genuine heart and love for animals."Aliccea PresleyTampaSeptember 21, 2019Biscuit's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"We can’t say enough about what it meant to us to help Vienna over the rainbow bridge in her own home and her own safe space. Dr. Elyse was very understanding and compassionate. She thoroughly answered any questions and made sure we understood the entire process. She was 100% prepared for anything, even though the procedure went as planned. We wouldn’t have had it any other way, and when the time comes (hopefully waaaay in the future), we will definitely use Lap of Love. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."John and Genn CairnsNorfolk, VASeptember 21, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Santspree"We selected Dr Melanie Santspree since she had attended school with my daughter, and we knew her. Dr Melanie was very professional, but at the same time provided us with the tenderness and compassion that we needed in this most delicate moment. We would like to thank her very much for all her assistance and caring."Carol Smith-BarrellAlbanySeptember 20, 2019Jinx's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kara Fuchs"I cannot thank Dr Fuchs enough for the care and kindness she showed to us and our precious Stinky. She made this unbelievably sad time bearable. I would recommend this service highly and Dr Fuchs."Stinky, Buddy, babes RibarMinneapolisSeptember 20, 2019Stinky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"We had the good fortune of a friend recommending Lap of Love to us and it was the best decision we could have made. My mother is an elderly women and the proud adopted mom of an American Bulldog "Ruppie" since its owner, my younger brother moved out. Ruppie had been struggling with cancer and had withered away to a shell of what he used to be. My mom was struggling with the idea that it was time for him to be at peace because he still had a strong appetite and lots of life left in his eyes and in his still powerful tail. Finally this week Ruppie's eyes told a different story and we knew it was time to say good bye. We called Lap of Love and Dr. Heather Manfredi came to the house as promised. Ruppie was having a good day although he was emaciated and my mom was struggling with the idea of letting him go. Dr. Heather came into the house with a soothing voice and confident knowledge that it was indeed time. Ruppie had always been a dominating personality and he was still letting us know he was in charge. Dr. Heather gave Ruppie the time and space to become comfortable with her in the house and put my mom to ease just chatting about what life must have been like with Ruppie around. We fed him treats and joked about how he would always meet me at the door when visiting and stare at me with a very unfriendly look until I would offer him a snack. When it was time to give Ruppie peace Dr Heather did in in such a caring dignified way my mom just had to tell her that she was amazing and how much easier she was making it for her. When Ruppie was gone Dr. Heather gave him a loving kiss on the head and allowed us time to say good bye. He was carefully laid on a stretcher and wrapped in a fuzzy comfortable blanket with just his head sticking out. It was like he was quietly sleeping with no view of how his body had been broken down by the disease. We carried him out to the car and had 1 more time to say goodbye. Dr. Heather hugged my mom and tenderly told her she had done the right thing. Ruppie was at peace and through what was a terribly sad and difficult experience so was my mom. Dr Heather spent an entire hour with us as my mom let Ruppie go we are forever thankful for the care she showed! Thank You Lap of Love, Dr. Heather Manfredi was AMAZING!"Craig PriemerWest SayvilleSeptember 20, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kara Fuchs"I cannot say enough about Dr. Fuchs and how caring, kind and professional she was during an incredibly heartbreaking time for our family . We knew we wanted to have our sweet boy pass surrounded by the people who loved him and the place he loved. Hopefully we will not have to use this service in the near future but if we had to, we would not hesitate to use it."Julie RibarMinneapolisSeptember 20, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"My husband and I made the heart wrenching decision to say goodbye to our Bichon Frise, Comet, after 12 years with him. He was a devoted and loyal companion who deserved only the best in his final moments. We certainly got that with Dr. Kim Bruce. She has a kind, compassionate way about her that immediately put us at ease with the process. It was very simple and swift and Comet drifted away in total peace. Dr. Kim explained the process step by step and gave us some private moments with Comet to say our final goodbye. This is the ONLY way to spend your pet's final moments- in their home where there is no fear or stress for them. I highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Kim to anyone who is going through this process with their beloved family member. Thank you Dr. Kim."beth wilhelmdenverSeptember 20, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lisa Rodin"So very thankful for you, your compassion and kindness in assisting Milan to cross The Rainbow Bridge in Peace. Your calm spirit and gentle voice was a great blessing during that time. Thank you also for your offer for continued support during our healing! Benson and I are partnering to move through the loss and adjusting to the new normal. Thank you for sharing your passion, calling, and all you do in these circumstances with each family."Oklahoma CitySeptember 20, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Peek, DVM"We wanted to thank Lap of Love and especially Dr. Lauren for helping us make the passage to Heaven for our beloved dalmatian, Snoopy, so peaceful and dignified. Dr. Lauren made us feel at ease that we made the right decision. She did not rush myself or my husband so we could process what was happening for our fur baby who was part of our lives for 10 years. A heartfelt thank you does not seem enough , but know that you made our family feel cared for. She even gave advice how to handle the grief our other 2 fur babies by suggesting they come say goodbye after he went to his final sleep. We truly feel that gave them closure. May God bless you Dr. Lauren and your company."Sharon BerkmanOrlandoSeptember 20, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo"We can't thank Dr. Dan enough for his gentle demeanor and the respect and dignity he showed to Leelee during her passing. Thank you for making a terrible event the best it could possibly be Dr. Dan!"Kacy McmullinIndianapolisSeptember 20, 2019Leelee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman"Letting our boy George go was so difficult. Dr. Sarah was kind, compassionate, and made one of the hardest days of our lives bearable. Without her loving words, professional manner and heartfelt passion for making him comfortable, we would have been unable to stand the pain of saying goodbye to our special family member.
The gift of George leaving us in his home was so special to us. He was surrounded by the people he loved, with his things, in a stress-free environment.
Thank you Dr. Sarah for everything you did to make George's last moments as peaceful as possible...."
Laura LuckettKellerSeptember 20, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sarah Tangeman"From our first contact with Lap of Love to the day Dr. Tangeman came to our house we were treated with kindness, compassion and professionalism. Dr. Tangeman was empathetic and understanding as we talked about our memories of Random and patiently helped us through a difficult time."Rachel BrooksGrand PrairieSeptember 20, 2019Random's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Ashley Payne"I could not have gotten though this experience without Dr. Ashley. She helped me say goodbye to my long time companion and ensured he had a peaceful and dignified passing."Amanda PlanchardAtlantaSeptember 20, 2019Bailey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters"Thank you so much to Dr. Walters for helping us during this heartbreaking time of our lives. Thank you for making Zeus comfortable at the end and pain free. We are eternally grateful."Morgan LooneyCharlotteSeptember 19, 2019Zeus Looney's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady"Dr Lauren was just what we needed after such a sudden, severe illness for Hank. She gave us reassurance in our decsions, and helped us as we allowed Hank to get the rest he deserved. We are grateful to her!"Mike MorrowAtlantaSeptember 19, 2019Hank Hohenzollern's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Keri Morgan"We wish to thank Dr. Morgan for her assistance in helping us get through the difficult day.
Lap of Love provided a much better way of allowing our pet Cuda to be at home instead of her anxiousness
going to the veterinary clinics. It was also a great deal better for us to be at home for the last moments.
Dr. Morgan did well in putting Cuda at ease, and showed her own gentle kindness.

Thank you Dr. Morgan for the loving testimonial it captured the beautiful memories that were talked about with Cuda."
Gregory KotysTroySeptember 19, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Moen"Dr. Kimberly was one of the most compassionate people we have ever met. She made sure we were comfortable along with making Roxie's last breath peaceful."Jennifer & Rick SorrentinoBoynton BeachSeptember 19, 2019Roxie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dr. Dana, was sweet understanding and patient. She understood what we were going through, and we're so grateful for her coming out to our home so that Chase could be in a comfortable environment with his favorite things with him alongside his family when we said goodbye.
Thank you Dr. Dana for your caring, and for relieving Chase from his pain. You are an Angel."
Rachel SaulsWake ForestSeptember 19, 2019Chase's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Tiffany Matheson in the past and we are so thankful she was there when we had to let our beautiful Nemo go. It was so much easier for him just being at home and not having the additional stress of having to go somewhere else. She made the process so peaceful with her kindness and compassion. We are so grateful, thank you so much Tiffany for making such a difficult day easier."Alice NegrinJupiterSeptember 19, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Becky Frank"I was not aware that there was in home euthanasia until my vet told me about it. I would highly recommend this to everyone. They are very kind and caring and handle everything for you. It was a good feeling to know that Nancy was able to pass in her home. Becky was awesome."Cara BohnReadingSeptember 19, 2019Nancy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"This was a hard decision for me as my baby Lola was still eating and wagging her tail. Dr. Tina was extremely comforting and sympathetic and helped me in feeling that this was the best thing for her. Dr. Tina was so gentle and kind and honestly made the process loving and caring and beautiful. Something I didn't think possible considering the circumstances. I was blessed to have my baby Lola for almost 11 years. She was an amazing dog and companion and she will always be missed. Thank you for what you do! If ever I am in need again; I will not consider any other process."Paulette La PorteSylmarSeptember 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"We would like to thank Dr Dana Lewis and Lap of Love for the compassionate care they provided to our family. I am a veterinarian but when it came time to say goodbye to our 17 year old companion, Bucky, I contacted Lap of Love. Dr Dana Lewis was kind, professional, compassionate, and allowed me to be there for Bucky as his Mom and his friend, not as a veterinarian. We were able to say goodbye in the privacy and comfort of our home. Bucky was surrounded by love, as well as his favorite treats, toys and people. Dr Lewis gave us a gift beyond measure and we will always be grateful for her expertise and kindness at this difficult time."CarySeptember 18, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Carling Sitterley"As I greeted Dr. Carling in our driveway, before she even came into our house, she hugged me. She was so gentle and unhurried and warm throughout her entire visit. She explained what might happen at each step.
Although it was a very difficult time, Dr. Carling’s sympathetic and compassionate spirit helped us feel we were doing the right thing.
There are no words to express the gratitude we feel towards her and Lap of Love."
Peggy & Steve SpieseColumbiaSeptember 18, 2019Shylie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Howard"Dr. Howard was amazing!! Her quiet and professional demeanor, interaction with Syrah, and reassuring nature made this incredibly difficult decision and process less stressful for my husband and I. It truly takes a special person to do these services and I felt like she was family when she left."Kat KalarchikAuburnSeptember 18, 2019Syrah's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tina Olivieri"Even though you know on the day you get a puppy or kitten that there will be a day when you will have to say good bye. It is never easy or pleasant but I must say that the recent loss of our dear dog was made as lovely, yes, I used that word, as possible by the professionalism, sensitivity and demeanor of Dr. Olivieri. There was comforting evidence that everything had been thought through in advance making all parts of the process as calm and trauma-free as possible. She is kind, professional and knowledgable. I am happy that she helped us through that difficult day.

I would and will recommend her to anyone I know.
Sincerely,
Janet Albaugh"
Janet AlbaughBeverly HillsSeptember 18, 2019