Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow"Dr. Beth was so kind and very gentle. We lost Mini on Christmas day, and she demonstrated so much loving care and attention to Mini and empathy to us. She explained everything clearly and gave us time to be with Mini and say our good-byes. We are so grateful for the opportunity to send our beloved pet on to her next life in the comfort of her home."suzanne bracharlingtonJanuary 2, 2020Mini's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"Thank you doctor Kristine. It is one New Year’s Day I will never forget had to put my girl Jessica down she was an 11-year-old golden doodle with congenital heart failure which was getting worse every week and she refused to eat drink and go to the bathroom in just a matter of days I knew I had to put her down so she wouldn’t suffer anymore you guys made it easy with your loving compassionate care we received I will Forever be grateful for the time patience and love you showed my girl and helped make a difficult decision easier thanks again"Gerri KempelFranklin SquareJanuary 2, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Scudder"Dr. Chris was amazing. From the very first second she made us feel at ease. She took just as much care of us as she did Duke. We are so glad we could all be together with Duke, in our own home. Dr. Chris was so kind, compassionate and professional. Thank you for making a hard day a little easier."Candace FlynnKirkwoodJanuary 2, 2020Duke's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri"Thank you for a beautiful send off of our pride and joy. You couldn't have made it any stellar."Leslie CurtsCoconut CreekJanuary 2, 2020Jane's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toni Knox"The only positive about this experience was being able to go through this in our own home with Dr. Toni's help."Alexis KBPhiladelphiaJanuary 2, 2020Buster's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mandi Beckmann"I don't know what I would have done if I had had to take Apple to a vet for her to pass on. Mandy is as kind a person as I can imagine. She made such a hard process as loving as it could have been and I am forever grateful."Wanda Perez-BrundageRochesterJanuary 2, 2020Apple's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff"I just used Dr. Dawnetta Woodruff services for a 2nd time. Both times she made an extremely hard decision a little easier to bare. She comes in and puts you at ease immediately. She takes time to visit with your pet and asks questions to get to know a little about your baby. Dr. Woodruff is so compassionate, answers questions and helps you to know you made the right decision for your beloved fur baby. I can't thank her enough for the kindness she shows to the humans and the fur babies. I am so thankful for Dr. Woodruff and the service she provides. Thank you Dr. Woodruff for your service and the nice memorial you wrote for April and the card and donation."Michelle ThurmanSt LouisJanuary 2, 2020April's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"Dr. Goedken helped me to fulfill my promise to Sherlock; that his passing would be peaceful and pain free. Dr. Goedken was compassionate and understanding; she explained each step of the process and I found this comforting. She provided the space for both Sherlock and I to come to terms with our decision and did not rush the process. As much as I felt grief at losing my best friend, I also felt relief that he was no longer in pain; his spirit was strong but his body was weak and compromised. His spirit is now free and I was able to deliver on my promises to him. Thank you, Dr. Goedken for helping both Sherlock and I through the end-stages of his life."Karyn EricksonOaklandJanuary 1, 2020Sherlock's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leanne Mathew"Dr. Leanne was sooo wonderful. To have this service at the hardest time in our family life was truly a blessing. Dr. Leanne was so loving and compassionate. Daisy went peacefully ❤️"Wendy PayneSugar landJanuary 1, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Blaine Brennock"Thank you Doctor Blaine. I prayed that we would know the right time and that Birdie would not suffer. You were my answer to prayer. You could not have been more loving and kind. Thank you for your gentleness and comfort."Cheryl MassieBoca RatonJanuary 1, 2020Birdie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Czarnecki"Our treasured 11 1/2 year-old Westie, Bourini, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in May 2019 & fought a valiant battle through 6 months of oral and IV chemo with biweekly & weekly trips to Purdue until it became apparent that all aggressive efforts to stop the growth of the tumor had failed. He continued to forge on until 12/30/19, when he lost his ability to fight any longer. We called Lap of Love the morning of 12/30 & were able to schedule an appmt for his euthanasia within hours. Dr. Amy Czarnecki came to our home & was beyond wonderful. We believe she was divinely appointed to help Bourini transition "home" as she was filled with compassion & tenderness & was skilled in handling his complications in the process of his euthanasia due to his illness & the effects of chemotherapy. We are bereft at his passing but could not have asked for or imagined a better scenario or more gifted and competent person to help him & us through this heartbreaking process. We are so thankful to Lap of Love & especially to Dr. Czarnecki & to God for crossing our paths. Thank you."Kim PapanikandrosCarmelJanuary 1, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"We are so grateful to Dr Dana for her compassion and kindness. She explained the whole process to us and made our beloved Bogie’s last moments calm and peaceful. Thank you Dr Dana for making one of the most heart wrenching experiences a little easier for us."Pat & Kevin ShwinerFuquay-VarinaJanuary 1, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Lucille was and still is the love of my life. I did not know how to live without her. I will have to figure that out now as she has departed. Dr Manfredi freed her of her suffering in the most humane and compassionate way. She came home and evaluated my baby and unfortunately she told me it was time. Time for me and Lucille to physically part after 18 years . This most painful moment could not have been made easier. Heather was most compassionate and I will never forget her help.
Thank you"
Huda SalmanPort JeffersonJanuary 1, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lorry Jolitz"We had to make one of the most painful decisions the morning we were leaving on vacation. We knew our little Mushu's congestive heart failure was at a stage where he was struggling and suffering. I had to choose his well-being and comfort over my selfishness and called Lap of Love. In less than an hour, Dr. Lorry was at our house, and reassured us we were making the right decision after we described his health issues and current symptoms. She was extremely compassionate and caring, and allowed us as much time as we needed to say our good-byes. We will definitely use Lap of Love again..."Marya BarefootRiversideDecember 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeni Goedken"Dear Dr Jeni,

Thank you for your warmth and tenderness yesterday. I am so glad she passed in my arms and I felt Her last heartbeat......You are a wonderful angel. I couldn’t have wished for a more compassionate woman to share those final moments with us."
Nancy BaumannSunnyvaleDecember 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"My sweet companion of 11 years, Piper, developed liver cancer and in a matter of days I could see her condition worsen as she became increasingly uncomfortable. I knew I had say goodbye and wanted to do so before huge discomfort turned into debilitating pain. I knew saying goodbye was the right thing, but it didn’t make it easy. Lap of Love was one of several places recommended to me by my vet. I cannot express how glad I am that I went with Lap of Love from the moment I called them. I was instantly treated with such warm heartedness and empathy by Haley, the vet care coordinator, who took my call and honored my request to have Dr. Lori come out to us. Yes, losing my dog was a terrible, heart-breaking tear wrought experience, but having Dr. Lori there for Piper’s passing made all the difference in the world. From the moment Dr. Lori walked in, her warmth, compassion, and kindness were all immediately obvious. I knew right away that I had made the right call with Dr. Lori. She walked us through everything, listened to us, and even shared her own stories when we asked for advice and/or her own personal perspective. I cannot recommend Lap of Love, and Dr. Lori specifically, enough to anyone who is going through this sad, but inevitable part of a pet’s last days. Piper passed peacefully surrounded by those who loved her. Thank you for making that possible, Dr. Lori."Honda CevallosPortlandDecember 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jeff Carpenter"Lap of Love was able to respond to our need the same day we called to set an appointment.

Dr. Jeff was professional, respectful, kind, gentle and understanding. He helped us let go of a beloved family member, by coming to our home and making sure our sweet dog was in a loving place. And he sent a lovely follow-up email the following day."
ConcordDecember 31, 2019Yuri's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"Our Bay, was a beautiful part of our family for 14 years. She grew up alongside my three children and was a constant, loyal, protective companion to my children and family. I thank God, for Dr. Heather being sent to us at this time. Bay's leaving us was all made so peaceful. It was in our living room by the lights of the Christmas Tree on her bed. My family and other dog, Luna were all there besides Bay. Dr. Heather took her time to talk with us, explain the procedure and got familiar with both Bay and Luna. She did not rush us prior to the procedure or after it. Bay left us comforted in a blanket and looking as if she was peacefully sleeping. I could not imagine after having Lap of Love to our house, having to have transported Bay to our vet when her legs were no longer working and lifting a 60 pound dog in and out of the car, or listening to the other dogs barking at the vet, or waiting in the waiting room for an available room or time, or just the cold, sterile atmosphere. This was clearly one of the best decisions we have made to honor Bay in her home with family surrounding her. She will remain forever in our hearts. Thanks to Dr. Heather and Lap of Love for given us this precious memory of our girl."Susan MillsMassapequa Park,December 31, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"We’re so thankful for Dr. Elyse. She came out on a Friday evening. She was so kind and treated Hunter with the utmost respect. All the way out the door. Dr. Elyse was our little light in a moment of darkness. Making sure we were all as comfortable as possible. Having to make this choice wasn’t easy but we’re blessed to have been able to be at home. Lap of Love is amazing and I would absolutely HIGHLY suggest using them."Amanda ShirleyNorfolkDecember 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Devlin"In one of the saddest moments of my life Dr. Mary provided comfort, care and patience. She listened to our story and gave us all the time we needed. We feel very lucky that our sweet boy could spend his last day and last moments at home. While I opted out of receiving ashes, I am very grateful to have the paw print as a memorial."Katy BrownMedfordDecember 30, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis"Dr Dana Lewis was awesome. She was supportive, told us what to expect and described the whole process before it happened. I felt we were in great professional hands. Copper’s last chapter of his life was beautiful, even though it was sad because Dr Dana was loving, supportive, and gave us strength. Thank you Dr Dana
I received a letter days after from Dr Dana reaching out to give us emotional support and condolences."
Carol FritzDurham, NCDecember 30, 2019Copper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lorry Jolitz"Dr Lorry was patient and honest and very kind in a very difficult time of my life. Thank You"Lynda GrahamRiversideDecember 30, 2019Brody's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennie Brindler"Dr. Jennie made the whole process very peaceful. She was very gentle with Rocky."Janice PrebylAuroraDecember 29, 2019Rocky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"It was the toughest decision we ever had to make. Dakotah was part of our family for thirteen years and saying goodbye was heart-wrenching. Dr. Kristine was patient with us as we hugged and kissed our family member go. Dr. Kristine brought us compassion, care which helped us with this transition. We are thankful for this service as Dakotah was at his home, on his bed, covered in his blanket, surrounded by love. To deliver him to a cold and unfamiliar locale was not how we wanted him to have his last moments. Thank you again Lap of Love and Dr. Kristine in making this decision a less terrible one."Scott ErlangerWest SayvilleDecember 29, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rachel Klickman"Meeting other dachshund people is always a delight, so I consider it a blessing that Dr. Rachel came to help us. That connection added a surreal element of comfort to the experience. More than any other vet I met while trying to come to terms, she was the only person whose empathy, understanding, and dialogue helped ease my heart. The advice she offered and loving attitude she had towards my boy helped me get through the process in the most gentle way possible. The follow-up resources are an indication of authentic concern and a genuine desire to do good for others. Lap of Love is a gift to our small place in the world."Rose BeeBaltimoreDecember 29, 2019Guinness's Pet Memorial