Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"Dr. Brad is an amazing, kind hearted, and compassionate person. This is the second time he has helped to lay one of our furry family members to rest. I cannot recommend him enough. He is an angel."Susan SnyderPhiladelphiaSeptember 12, 2019Olive's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anna Champagne"I can't thank Dr. Anna enough for helping Maggie get her angel wings so peacefully. She was amazing. My prayers were answered having Dr. Anna come to set Maggie free.
I am also grateful that she brought another vet (and I apologize as her name slipped my mind) that wanted to be there as well. There are so few people that want to treat/help pigs that now there may be additional veterinarians available going forward willing to see pigs. Lap of Love was really the only one that was willing to help Maggie pass.
Thank you Lap of Love- you always make the worst days the absolute best they can be for our loved ones passing. From the caring people that take the initial call and get everything set up, to the veterinarian that help our loved ones over the rainbow bridge, and to the support staff that help us as we go thru the grieving process after they are gone. I am forever grateful for all of you!"
Jules RLutzSeptember 12, 2019Maggie Mae's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Anna Champagne"I'll start my testimonial with those behind the scenes as they were also exceptionally great to deal with. Victoria called me with such compassion for what I was going through and assured me I was doing what was best for my loved one. With her help, I was able to continue on with the most difficult decision I've ever had to make in my life. So many thanks to Victoria!
Dr. Anna was amazing. I opened the door upon her arrival for her to find me balling my eyes out. First thing she did was give me a big hug and showed me she had much compassion for what I was about to go through with. She ensured me we would go at my pace, and she was very patient with me and Chico (he kept smelling all in her bag and was being very inquisitive). She not only talked me through it but also Chico and his sister Precious. She was very gentle with us both and made this time a much easier experience, knowing Chico was comfortable in his own home.
I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone that has to make this difficult decision to end the life of a loved one, but also giving them the gift of no longer suffering."
Monique PatinPlant CitySeptember 12, 2019Chico's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Millard"I feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Millard help Holly pass. She was gentle, compassionate, and honored both humans and animals. She helped make an unbearable situation a little more bearable. Holly got the kind of death she deserved because of Dr. Millard's kindness and skill and I will forever be grateful."Melissa SPine LakeqSeptember 12, 2019Holly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Roger Chase"Dr. Chase, Thank you so much for the kind words. You were such a comfort during a very difficult process. For that, we can't thank you enough. We know things will get better but now we have a big hole in our heart. I'm glad you got to meet the best dog ever. I went to the site and saw some of the memorials. They are just beautiful. I'm sure in a few weeks, we'll be able to go on and get one set up for Molly. Thanks again and take care,"West JordanSeptember 12, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elyse Persico"Dr. Elyse is absolutely wonderful. She arrived a few minutes early to our appointment, which gave my fiance and I time to talk with her. It also provided some time for her to get to know our cat, Stormy. Dr. Elyse explained everything and respected all our wishes. She showed great love and reverence for Stormy and his journey. Dr. Elyse continued to stay with us after and ensured our fur baby's final arrangements were everything we wanted.

Our Stormy kitty was honored and respected. His passing was peaceful and pain-free. I don't think we could have gotten through this without Dr. Elyse. I recommend her and all of the veterinarians of Lap of Love very highly.

Thank you so much for everything you did for us and for Stormy!"
NorfolkSeptember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caroline Kiert"Dr. Caroline was calm, kind and informative - everything we needed while going through such a difficult time and decision-making process. I wish none of us had to deal with the death of an animal, but alas it is unavoidable and as such, I'm am so happy I could provide my sweet ol' lab with the perfect ending. She deserved nothing less! Dr. Caroline made this possible. Abby quickly sensed her genuine nature and soft touch... and although our sweet Abby loved everyone, these characteristics were much needed by Abby's humans. Really, there was nothing much sweeter than an Abby-dog, so thank you Dr. Caroline for matching Abby's wonderfulness. :-) We love you Abs - enjoy the rivers, oceans, sticks, and FOOD wherever you are."Meg TownendSacramentoSeptember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Tiffany Matheson"Two days ago we had to make one of the most difficult decisions for our beloved Oreo. He entered our home 14 years ago as a beautiful beagle puppy. He was truly a beloved member of our family. He got ill and took a quick downward turn. I didn't know what to do, or who to call. I did know that I couldn't let him suffer. I searched on-line and came across Lap of Love. The first person I spoke to was Shanan. Her compassion over the phone gave me the strength and comfort I needed. Through tears, she walked me through the process. That same day, Dr. Tiffany came to my house. Her empathy was much needed and appreciated. She guided us through this difficult day. Oreo crossed the rainbow bridge surrounded by all those who loved him. A part of our heart and home transitioned on 09/09/19. It was an honor being with Oreo to the very end. My family thanks Dr. Tiffany and Lap of Love for allowing Oreo to transition in dignity and peace."Michelle JonesGreenacresSeptember 11, 2019Oreo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates"We can't thank Dr. Brad enough for helping us through our hardest and saddest day. His care, compassion, kindness, and reassurance was our saving grace. Most of all, he brought comfort, care, and dignity to our sweet and sick kitty. Dr. Brad's loving help was the final gift we could give our sick boy. Thank you."Heidi WinderWALLINGFORDSeptember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kara Fuchs"Dr Kara was very professional, caring, kind, informative & most of all patient.
She walked us through the steps of saying goodbye & explained everything she would do in advance.
She stepped back allowing us have OUR time to say goodbye to our dog & did not make us feel rushed in the least.
It’s never easy to say goodbye BUT Lap of Loves service allowed for the easiest/best way to do so for the comfort of us and our dog.

Thank you Dr Kara

Angie & Tony"
Angela HolmCorcoranSeptember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristina Kalivoda"Our beloved Tanner was fading before our eyes. We knew his time was very limited, but we could not take him to our usual vet. Tanner would get so stressed out every time he did go, he would shake uncontrollably. He did not need to feel that stress, nor did we want to see him subjected to it. Dr. Kristina allowed Tanner a peaceful, dignified passing at home in his favorite place. Lap of Love is a wonderful service for those of us who need to let our furry friends pass on, so they can get the peace, happiness and rest they so rightly deserve. Tanner was a great family member. He will be missed very much, but we know he's waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge with our other furry friends: Jake, Butch & Shadow.

Thank you Dr. Kristina and Lap of Love for making this most difficult time a little easier."
Cathy SmithDes PlainesSeptember 11, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz"I cannot express enough how wonderful Dr. Steven Schultz was when he came to our home to help put our sweet fur baby to rest. He was kind, patient and took the time to explain everything that was going to happen, what might happen, and what to expect afterwards. He made the whole process more bearable than I ever thought it would be. Thank you Dr. Steven."Kathy AugenbaughTonawandaSeptember 11, 2019Precious's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko"Dr. Sandra was the most compassionate and loving person to help walk Bunky over the rainbow bridge. She was so understanding and gentle with Bunky and myself. She explained everything beforehand so I knew what to expect. I was not ready to let her go and she gave me the time I needed. I was able to hold my sweet girl as she crossed the bridge and I am so thankful we were able to bring her to peace in our home, where she was most comfortable.

I was most afraid to see how Bunky would be taken out of our home and I was so thankful with the way the whole process was handled. Bunky was wrapped in a beautiful baby blanket and was allowed to keep on her little watermelon dress and had her favorite toy tucked between her arms. She looked so at peace like she was just sleeping and I am grateful to see her as such as my last memory of her."
Jennifer MeehanLyndhurstSeptember 11, 2019Bunky's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nora Glaser"Dr. Nora was wonderful, during what was one of the worst days in a very long time.

I was afraid that I was not making the right decision for Murphy. She quickly analyzed his condition, and confirmed to me that this was the right thing to do, for Murphy. He was in pain and his condition deteriorating, only leading to more discomfort.

Having that confirmation--and that if she felt any other way about his condition, she wouldn't have performed the procedure--maybe didn't make it easier, but it put my mind at ease that this was best for him.

Thank you Dr. Nora!"
Matt NagyAshburnSeptember 11, 2019Murphy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill"Elizabeth was punctual, extremely caring, took her time and looked after our beloved Cookie perfectly. I cannot recommend Elizabeth and Lap of Love highly enough. Thank you for helping us at such a difficult time."Adam GreenawayApopkaSeptember 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sally Lynch"Dr.Sally Lynch was phenomenal and made a very emotional experience much easier for my Jady and for our family! She was tender and sweet, understanding and definitely made this very sad experience much easier for all of us, especially our beloved Jady.
And to help out with this situation even more, she had made for our family a plaque of our Jady’s paw 🐾 prints and also left a small booklet of poems , etc; for our family to have and read through with Jadys name on it with her date of her passing. Thank you so very much Dr. Sally Lynch for being the veterarian who we were all so blessed with on 9/9/2019."
Kt BootsE.BridgewaterSeptember 10, 2019Jady's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Carper"Dr. Carper's service was professional, courteous and kind. She allowed me the space to connect with Winnie during her last moments as she worked in the "background". I'm grateful for Dr. Carper's last-minute availability and I admire the strength it must take to provide this type of intensive service on a regular basis.

Thank You Dr. Carper."
John GrobergAustinSeptember 10, 2019Winnie Strum-groberg's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leanne Mathew"Dr. Leanne was amazing. Her empathy for Blue, as well as me, was so comforting on a very difficult day. She made the whole experience one that I am truly grateful for. Rarely have I known vets to be as friendly, professional and caring. Bravo Leanne!"Bob McPherrinTomballSeptember 10, 2019Blue Mcpherrin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"A month ago today we had to make the difficult decision for our dear Chico. I called Lap of Love and told them he was in pain and had a really bad night after being sick for some time. They were not able to come until the following day. Dr. Heather heard about Chico and not wanting him to suffer any further came to us late on a Saturday. She showed so much compassion for Chico and myself, giving me all the time I needed with him. It was a very peaceful and painless process for him as he crossed over the rainbow bridge. She made his paw print and gave us a lock of his hair. It was a very nice touch. I would highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Heather, they were exactly what my family needed at a very difficult time."Debra BerrettaEast SetauketSeptember 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady"Gentleness, kindness, honor, time. We knew our Gizmo was sick, but he had a very sudden and severe downturn. We are so grateful that Dr. Lauren Cassady was able to come quickly so he would not suffer any more. Her presence was a gift to all of us. It was enough that she was incredibly kind, but her expertise was reassuring as well. We were guided through each step and were able to take as much time as we needed to say goodbye. It meant everything that we didn't have to move Gizmo, as he was in pain. He just went to sleep in his own bed, in his own home, surrounded by our love and the light of Dr. Lauren. We can honestly say, we have never met someone as kind as Lauren Cassady. We will always be grateful for what she gave our family."Jack and Jill BarnesDecaturSeptember 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri"Thank you Dr. Jordan for your kindness and patience. I so appreciated your thought fullness in allowing me the opportunity to create a space for Vinnie to transition in such a peaceful and serene way. Looking out to the lake, his widow on the world, listening to my voice as I held him....was as perfect as it gets. It will be a moment that I treasure..."Vicky Owles GoodinMiramarSeptember 10, 2019Vinnie Owles-goodin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Moen"Kimberly Moen was caring, very respectful, gave us the time and space we need to say goodbye to our angel"Camila NajiherLake WorthSeptember 10, 2019Max Morcote's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler"Thank you Dr. Rene. I sure do miss her, it’s strange without her around. Thank you so much for helping me let her go in such a peaceful way. It was really hard but I wanted that peaceful good bye for her. Your work is so important and appreciated.
Ann G."
DixonSeptember 10, 2019
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Cabell"Dr. Shannon Cabell was kind and caring and made a horrible situation somewhat bearable. I had never been through this before and so did not know what to expect. I would highly recommend her and the service."Gabbie KalraRobbinsvilleSeptember 10, 2019Kramer's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters""Dr. Walters was very professional, thoughtful and compassionate. Having had to go through this with Lola's fur brothers years prior, I can't say enough about the service Lap of Love offers and the wonderful doctors such as Dr. Walters they provide. This experience, although difficult, will remain a beautiful memory we will all cherish forever. Thank you Dr. Walters for helping us help our girl in such a dignified and loving way. We take comfort in knowing we did the right thing and gave Lola the very best life she could have ever wanted and thank you Lap of Love for making it possible for Dr. Walters to provide such loving and compassionate care to all of us pet lovers and the pets we adore.""Greg SarverCharlotteSeptember 9, 2019