Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Parrish"She gave my ruby what she deserved she deserved the peace she got the day she left us she did a wonderful job and gave us all the time we needed with her my baby girl wouldn't have had it any other way neither would have I"Jessica GlendyeREADINGJuly 28, 2020Ruby's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd"Annie, thanking you seems so small for all you did. We will forever be grateful that people like you exist. Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts."Gary KellyOrlandoJuly 28, 2020Zak's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nil Wilkins"Thank you so much Dr. Nil Your help was so needed at the saddest moment of our lives. You truly helped me through out the entire time, and last minutes I had with my sweet little boy. Thank you so much"Leticia BenitesTampaJuly 28, 2020George's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo"Dr. Dan was very compassionate and patient as we said our goodbyes to our Lilly. We thank you for helping her goodbye be more peaceful."Jamie CoganIndianapolisJuly 28, 2020Lilly's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill"Dr. Elizabeth was so kind. She reviewed Daisy’s lab results and assured me that our family made the right decision. She was gentle, kind and professional."Brande BrownSaint CloudJuly 28, 2020Daisy Duke's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jessica Wilbourne"Dr. Jessica was kind and gentle -exactly the type of veterinarian you would like to have at this difficult time. She treated Cody and us with respect and compassion."Martine Bertin-PetersonDoylestownJuly 28, 2020Dakota's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Elizabeth Gill"What a sweet kind person Dr Elizabeth was. I appreciated her understanding and the time she took to help our baby cross over the rainbow bridge. The entire experience with her was one I will never forget."Melanie HoytKissimmeeJuly 28, 2020Chopper's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Liz Myers"If I'd been asked at any point during Whiskey's life to describe the person I hoped would help me say goodbye to him someday, I would have described Dr. Liz.
She was gentle, patient, compassionate. She understood the pain we were in, and what Whiskey meant to us. She said exactly what we needed to hear, and she gave us the priceless quiet time to hold our precious boy. He passed following a brief but aggressive illness that required hospitalization the weekend prior to his death. I am grateful that I was able to bring him home for his final 24 hours, and even more grateful that he left us in comfort and peace, knowing how cherished he was.
I've decided it's my mission now to share this story with anyone who loves an animal. Dr. Liz was the last and most important gift I could give Whiskey. It was my privilege to share the last quarter of my life with him, and because of her, his passing was one of the most profoundly beautiful moments of my life."
Melissa LangBUFFALOJuly 28, 2020Whiskey's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nil Wilkins"Dr. Nil Wilkins and Mike Mischler
I will never thank you enough for what did for us,
The day I made the call, the hardest , heartbreaking , phone call I have ever made in my life. You gave me so much peace, I felt like I was talking with someone who had known my sweet George all of his life, and I thank you for that.
Dr. Wilkins, your love and support were everything I needed the day of George went to heaven, he was the love of my life, I miss him so much, I miss everything about him, but he had to rest. And you were so wonderful with him, thank you so much for everything .
Our little sweet boy is in heaven now, it is so hard to make this decision , but it has to be about them , and not us. We don’t want them to leave us, but when there is nothing else we can do, this is Everything we can do for them, let them rest, and not to allow them to suffer anymore.
Thank you again"
Leticia BenitesTampaJuly 28, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caroline Kiert"We had to say goodbye to our beloved Boo Boo Bear, Brody this past weekend. To say this was one of the hardest things we've ever gone through is an understatement. We are just heartbroken. We are so appreciative of the support and kindness of Dr. Caroline, however. She helped make an unbearable situation a little easier. Thank you for explaining the process, thank you for giving us comfort in our decision, thank you for giving us time to spend with him and make it a little bit easier for us to say goodbye. We also appreciate you checking in with us after. I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone that needs to go through this awful time in their life. Our precious Pei always had anxiety going to the vet, even though they loved him so, but probably because he has been there so often and had been through so much leading up to this time. It was nice knowing he could be in the comfort of his home and backyard. He was such a sweet, sweet boy who will be missed every second of every day."Caroline GonzalezFair OaksJuly 28, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Casandra Huelin"Dr. Huelin was very compassionate and help ease Spike into peace. I can tell she truly cares for animals."Julie GallegosHerrimanJuly 28, 2020Spike Puppy Pants Gallegos's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lori Braun"Dr Braun was very sweet and empathetic and made sure the whole transition was as comfortable as it could be for our Kalli and for us. The call to Lap of Love was also very compassionate and all of our options were discussed with great sensitivity. Thank you Erin and Lap of Love for being there, it was just what we needed.
Highly recommend."
Janet NaastadNewbergJuly 28, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli"Dr. Kristine Campanelli was the answer to our prayers. Our dog Duke was failing and in pain. After several inquiries to other vets it was clear to me and my family that our fourteen year old English Mastiff, our loyal friend was in need and I could not help him. Vets were not making house calls and Duke was too stressed and to large too move. Needless to say it was a very stressful and an upsetting time for all of us. A friend of ours had used this service and suggested we call. To our great relief we met Dr. Campanelli, she was understanding, patient, and kind. I knew right away Duke was in good hands. Duke took his final breath with his family, filled with treats, and resting peacefully on his favorite carpet, in his backyard where he had romped for many years. Thank you Dr. Campanelli for bringing peace to Duke and to our family."Bart MullinMassapequaJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charlie Deutsch"We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Charlie with helping our Irish Setter, Doug E With an easier transition to his next adventure chasing squirrels over the Rainbow Bridge. Doug E was never happy on his trips to the vet and always suspicious and full of anxiety. Having Dr. Charlie come to our home was the ideal way to make Doug E more comfortable. Thank you Dr. Charlie for the kindness you showed and the time you took with my husband and myself letting us let Doug E go when we were ready.
Larami and Adam King"
Adam and Larami KingTustinJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Charlie Deutsch"Only a few days out from putting our Maxwell down, it is still difficult to talk about. Our home is missing a big piece that it was built upon. If you are on this page, you know exactly what i mean. So with that, I will keep this short. If it is time to make that difficult decision, this is the greatest thing that you can do for you loved one. Maxwell passed in his own home surrounded by the people he loved and loved him back. We all should be so lucky.
Dr. Charlie was very kind and I appreciate his sincerity and professionalism. Recommended. You won't regret it."
jesse elizaldeANAHEIMJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Maura Lehmann"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Maura Lehmann with Lap of Love veterinary hospice. When my Sunshine told me she was ready to cross the rainbow bridge I was left with a very difficult & heartbreaking decision... how can I make this as peaceful & loving as possible. My heart broke as my little sweet fur baby cried out in pain, couldn’t stand up, couldn’t eat, couldn’t live the life she was used to living. It didn’t take long to realize it was time to say goodbye. I held her & comforted her, I fed her baby food through a syringe, I stayed up with her all night to make sure she knew she wasn’t alone. All it took was 1 night of that & the next morning I knew I had to help my Sunshine.
I found Lap of Love, & from the very 1st call they were so understanding, caring, sweet & comforting...I was a complete wreck & they made this awful situation so much easier to deal with. They sent me a guardian angel, Dr. Maura, whom I will forever be grateful to. She was so tender with Sunshine. She was so sincere & gentle. She explained the entire process & what would happen & how Sunshine would react & feel. She was patient & calming. Sunshine didn’t have to leave her home to cross the rainbow bridge. She slowly fell asleep in my arms, as I talked softly to her letting her know it was ok to say goodbye & that there were endless Doritos in heaven.
I know there are many pet parents out there that will someday have to face this same situation & my heart is with each and every one of you. But when that time comes I’d like you to consider in-home euthanasia with Lap Of Love...I just can’t say enough good things about it.
Once again, thank you Lap of Love & a heartfelt sincere thank you Dr Maura. I’m not sure what I would’ve done without you.
❤️🌈 Rest In Peace my Sunshine"
Dee TamboBerwynJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sara Barlowe"My husband and I were devastated to have to say goodbye to our almost-16-year-old Rocco, and neither of us had been through this process before. Despite all of the grief and uncertainty, Dr. Sara Barlowe helped make his final moments as peaceful as possible in our home. We were so grateful for her expertise, her calm demeanor and her kind heart. Thank you, Dr. Barlowe."Robin HullGladwyneJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christie Comm"Dr. Christie Comm, DVM

Just a moment to say thank you, for your assistance and support during our Buttons transition on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Our family will be forever grateful to you.

Sincerely,
Anita L Johnson-Jackson and family"
Anita L JohnsonChicagoJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Becky Frank"Thank you Dr. Becky. You made a terribly sad situation peaceful and loving. I'm so grateful she was not afraid and she was so at peace.
Our hearts are broken."
Diane ReeseReadingJuly 27, 2020Honnah Reese's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Slade"We can not say enough about Dr. Slade and how thankful we were for her. Butchie's passing was so peaceful and so beautiful. We never did a home passing before and were so nervous but Dr. Slade was so kind and we truly appreciated her taking her time with us. Dr. Slade confirmed how sick Butchie was and it meant the world to us because holding a life and death in your hands is too hard and there is always doubt. Even how she carried him away in a basket in the front seat of her car instead of a plastic bag in her trunk gave us the extra attention to his send off we needed for ourselves and wanted for him. We didn't know if we could be strong enough to stay with Butchie and watch him pass, but Dr. Slade helped us so so much and we are truly thankful for that and such a beautiful ending to such a beautiful life."Jennifer GrzendaPISCATAWAYJuly 27, 2020Butchie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allison Kachmar"I just contacted Three Rivers Greyhound to let them know that our precious Smokey crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge with Dr. Allison's kind, loving and compassionate help. I told them that they might want to put your services in their newsletter. I gave them Dr. Allison's name.

The nice lady Beverly cried w/me but said she was glad he was so well taken care of.

Gotta tend to our other 2 pups, now. They are very down and pacing off and on.

Thank you, Dr. Allison and to your intake person-Haley? I think that is her name? She represents your services so well. She was kind, comforting, and she was wonderful as well.

Thank you both!

Gratefully,

Renie & Larry Mistick"
Renie MistickPittsburghJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi"As heartbroken as I still feel regarding the loss of my much loved pet rat Nate, I must provide a huge shoutout to Lap of Love and Dr. Heather Manfredi. From the telephone coordinators to Dr. Manfredi, everyone was gentle and empathetic and worked with me to provide the help my Nate and I needed at the earliest possible time - in my case, the weekend. I also was in a somewhat unique position as I only have small rodent species as pets, and it is quite difficult to locate vets who have the expertise in treating these wonderful creatures. Dr. Heather is one of those rare vets who is extremely experienced in this area and I feel blessed that Lap of Love was able to so quickly connect me with such a gracious and warm individual who was able to come over on a Sunday morning to gently assist in Nate's passing. Finally, I am a retired college professor who taught a college course on effective interpersonal interations between medical providers and patients. In both my personal AND professional assessment, Dr. Heather gets an A +++ ! Thank you so very much Dr. Heather and the staff at Lap of Love."DR. CYNTHIA STUARTSAYVILLEJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kimberly Moen"We were blessed to have Dr. Kimberly come and help Missy go to heaven with dignity. Missy loved Dr. Kimberly the minute she came into the room. I think she knew Dr. Kimberly was there to help her. Missy wasn’t interested in any special treats as her appetite was gone but she loved all the affection she was receiving. Dr. Kimberly also assured me that I was making the best decision for Missy and I needed that validation as it such a difficult decision. Missy went into a peaceful sleep and felt no discomfort whatsoever. Lap of Love has such an amazing group of loving vets and staff. A few months back Dr. Blaine came to the house for my other dog Maybelline and it was such a beautiful experience then as well. Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Blaine are both guardian angels on earth. I have not met the third vet in my area but I would have no doubt that she is as equally special as both Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Blaine. I don’t have enough good things to say about Lap of 💕 Love and would encourage anyone to contact them when the time comes. I have tremendous peace because of them."Debbie WallaceTequestaJuly 27, 2020
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Allie Prokop"Dr. Allie was so kind during the entire visit. I’m so thankful for her and the services Lap of Love provides."Jennifer BaughKnoxvilleJuly 27, 2020Choo Choo's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kim Bruce"Our interaction with Dr. Kim was brief but you could immediately feel how genuine and compassionate she was. She took the time to explain the process to us and allowed us to ramble on about Bailey. She also gave us time to privately say goodbye to Bailey and allow our other cat to say goodbye as well. Then when it was time to take Bailey, she lovingly wrapped her up in a blanket and placed her in a basket with so much care you would have thought it was her own cat. Thank you for making the best out of an unbearable situation, Dr. Kim. We appreciate you more than you can know."Cassie M.DenverJuly 27, 2020Bailey's Pet Memorial