Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Rene Butler, DVM""We want to thank the staff and Dr Rene for their kindness and compassion during this stressful and sad time. This was the first for us and everyone made it as easy as could be expected for us, and more importantly for Luke. We cant thank you enough for your tender, caring assistance in helping us make the heart breaking decision to help him pass.""Pat and Chuck PanighettiVacaville, CaliforniaApril 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Fenton, DVM"Dr Christina was very caring and showed Riley love and spoke to him in such a loving manner. Dr Christina wanted to know about Riley and our journey since we rescued him, she made a a traumatic time a little more bearable. Very compassionate and professional. I would definitely recommend this service as it is less stressful on your beloved pet to be in their own home."Amanda RamosHouston, TexasApril 22, 2017Riley's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Michele Blake, DVM"Deciding that it was time to end my fur baby's suffering was one of the hardest choices that I've ever had to make, and I was filled with doubt, guilt, worry, and borderline panic until Dr. Blake walked through my front door. Words cannot describe how kind, considerate, and wonderful Dr. Blake was, and she ensured that Midge's passing was as peaceful and comfortable as possible. I am so grateful to have had Dr. Blake's help in saying goodbye to my little buddy."Adrienne OylerOrlando, FloridaApril 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jennifer Walters, DVM"Dr. Jennifer was incredible. She was patient, compassionate, and so kind. She made me feel at ease immediately and we shared both tears and laughs. My other cats enjoyed getting to know her as well! I will be forever grateful for Dr. Jennifer and Lap of Love-because of you I was able to get through an immensely tough decision. Thank you will never be words enough for my gratitude."Kelly StranburgCharlotte, North CarolinaApril 22, 2017Mittens's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our precious, nearly 23 year old cat, Chloe. We found that having to say goodbye at home, eased the stress of this awful process. We would recommend doing this at home to any pet owners who need to go through this. It's not easy to say goodbye to a pet, but doing it at home was an excellent option. Dr. Dana Lewis was very kind and answered all questions and explained the whole process to us. We love having Chloe's little pawprint which we'll keep next to her photograph."Lynn and Paul BoydCary, North CarolinaApril 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr Brad was absolutely wonderful during this tough time for our family. He was comforting to our beloved dog Lucy, and to each one of us. Explained everything so we would understand that Lucy would be in peace, and would not at all struggle. Lucy was our family and will be greatly missed. Thank you Dr. Brad for being there for the DeSantis family...but most of all, Lucy."Barbara DeSantisGarnet Valley, PennsylvaniaApril 21, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Steven Schultz, DVM"In spite of the sad circumstances, we are very glad that we chose to say "so long for now" to our boy Howard through the services of Dr. Schultz who is a kind man that we are grateful to have met."Elizabeth Lodwig-ParsonsTonawanda, NYApril 21, 2017Howard's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"Dr. Annie was very compassionate in helping my cat Catarina leave this world. She explained the process to me, letting me know the possible reactions in a clear and concise manner. Being able to let Catarina die at home, rather than a vet's office, was a blessing. Thank you, Dr. Annie and Lap of Love."Beverly TredrayOrlando, FloridaApril 21, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"My husband and I were so impressed by the level of kindness and care given to us by Dr. Sandra as we had to let our dear, sweet little Kiki go. As much as we will always miss Kiki, we are comforted knowing that she went peacefully and without any pain in her favorite chair at home. Kiki left with Dr. Sandra in a basket wrapped in a pink blanket. There couldn't have been a better process from start to finish during such a difficult time. I would also like to thank Carrie, who was the initial contact person. She, too, was kind and comforting."Amy MelroyAnnandale, New JerseyApril 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Let me just say the Lap Of Love is a godsend. Being able to have Dr. Brad come to our home so our 17 year old cat, Smokee was comfortable & calm with familiar surroundings and not panicked & frightened. He was so sympathetic and soothing to both Smokee and I. He told me every move he was making, so I knew exactly what to expect. So humane and dignified, laying her in a blanket lined basket and covering her up to her neck with a heart blanket. Though it was the hardest thing to go through, he made me feel that sending her to heaven was the right choice, and as I heal, that thought is always going through my head.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Cheryl"
Cheryl FioritoHAVERTOWN, PennsylvaniaApril 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Laps of love has been fantastic. From the first phone call, and through the whole process. A wonderful group of people who are truly Blessed."Sharen UlmerPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaApril 20, 2017Shiloh's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"even though i am sad and crying as i write this, i could not be more at peace with the decision to call this wonderful company and have this done at the house. from the first phone call , and spoke with a wonderful person by the name of Anjie...who did not rush the call at all, she let me have my breakdowns and spoke to me with respect and concern in her voice...to having dr. brad walk me through the entire process . very caring .

cleo was with us for a little over 14 years and has been a very important part of our family . a rotty/german shepard mix who rescued us 14 years ago. she will be deeply missed everyday.

too have this service is a blessing, and a wonderful thing for your loved ones last days. cleo was so at peace at home, and surrounded by loved ones for her final breath. i owed her that for everything she has given us.

thank you Lap of Love, for giving us such a beautiful way to say goodbye.

xox
doug"
douglas schleighphila, PennsylvaniaApril 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nancy Rodriguez, DVM"Dr. Nancy gave up her night of Mass with her family to come help mine. She was very attentive not only to Jake but to my wife and me. She was gentle, understanding, and actually took time to get to know us and Jake. She set us all at ease during this painfully hard time. She was caring, loving, efficient, sympathetic, and empathetic. Her genuine care for others shone through like a bright light. i am forever grateful that she was there for us and Jake."Jay WillsLexiington, S. CarolinaApril 19, 2017Jake's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Gies, DVM"Dr. Katie was very gentle and loving toward Bear and was supportive and understanding of the very difficult time we were having saying goodbye to our beloved Bear."Linda MillerWest Columbia, S. CarolinaApril 19, 2017Bear's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caitlin Dobecka, DVM"I could not have asked for a better angel than Caitlin to help with Sadie's passing."rebecca jeffersFort Worth, TexasApril 19, 2017Sadie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"It was so heartbreaking to say goodbye to my 2 senior dogs on the same day – my best friends who saw me through everything these past 11 years of my life. Avoiding the car ride and coordination of moving 2 large dogs through a waiting area, one of which who could not walk on his own, removed a great deal of stress for all of us. My dear pups also didn't have to arrive to one of the few places they disliked - a vet's office, which would have certainly raised their anxiety levels. However, those 2 huge benefits from not having to leave home were completely outweighed by the compassionate tone set by Dr Heather right upon her arrival – which made all the difference during this heart-wrenching day. Throughout the process, it was so peaceful and comfortable for my sweet dogs, while also providing an environment where I could be a source of love and support for them, as they’ve been unwavering for me their entire lives. Choosing Lap of Love was the best decision I could have made while making a very difficult decision – thank you Dr Heather."Rich ReillyKings Park, NYApril 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caitlin Dobecka, DVM"I can't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Caitlin was. She made sure that everything proceeded at the pace we were comfortable with and that we always knew what was happening. Her manner was compassionate and caring and we could tell that she wanted to make the experience as stress-free as possible. She wanted to know about Glory's life, and she treated her with respect and spoke directly to her as well as to me, which meant a lot to me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone - her empathy and expertise made a very traumatic time a little bit easier."Cynthia BurressFort Worth, TexasApril 18, 2017Glory's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"Dr. Annie was so wonderful to us and our beloved cat, Oscar, in his time of need. After months of suffering through treatments and experimental medications, Lap of Love Orlando was there to make his final few minutes as comfortable and humane as possible. What a fantastic service you perform for pet owners everywhere. Thank you so much for compassion and caring for our boy, Oscar."Michael DorseyWindermere, FloridaApril 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"He was as old as our relationship #9yearsold. He's been there through our biggest life transitions, #courting #engagement #marriage #firsthome #firstchild . Of course we #held & #lovedhim through his #finaltransition

LAP OF LOVE VETERINARY CARE provided us with in home services so that we could support our forever-pup through his final transition that relieved him from suffering beyond relief. Dr. Brad with Lap Of Love administrated the process that allowed our forever-pup to first experience comfort and then peace as he pass surrounded by us his forever family. Dr. Brad was gentle and nurturing as he guided us to the process and created a memorial plaque with our forever -pups final paw print and lock of hair. Lap Of Love services provided us with intimate moment with our forever-pup that we can cherish and always remember."
Roberta FrempongPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaApril 18, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"Dr. Shannon couldn't have been nicer or more professional. She made a devastating time bearable, putting my husband and I at ease. Mandy went quickly and quietly to sleep. No suffering."Janice Van OrdenHowell, New JerseyApril 18, 2017Mandy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"My heart is so broken having to do this for the second time in less than 8 months. It's a terribly painful decision to make, even when you know it's the right thing to do. Lap of Love was there for me last August (2016) and again less than a month ago, in March. Dr Heather was kind and compassionate - listening to me carefully, while lending comfort to a painful situation. Lady Jane was the sweetest dog and deserved a respectful, gentle end. She was able go peacefully in my arms, in her own home. I am very grateful to Lap of Love and Dr Heather for helping me manage one of the saddest days of my life."Lisa BedfordNesconset, NYApril 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Katie Stender, DVM"Dr. Katie has such a wonderful soul and a comforting spirit. She came to our home and confirmed that we were doing the right thing for Logan. She gave a very thorough description of the process. She gave us time to digest what was about to happen and not once had she asked if we were ready. At no time did we feel rushed. Dr. Katie held our hands through this while also giving us time to be with our boy as he was falling asleep and when he finally passed. Logan left this world with his dignity and we are at peace that Dr. Katie was able to help us to help him cross The Rainbow Bridge. Logan Wiley Hawkins 5/17/2003-4/14/2017"Alexandra HawkinsJacksonville, FloridaApril 17, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"I cannot say enough good words for Dr. Beth Meadow. She was kind, concerned and respectful to me and Mackenzie. She stroked Mackenzie the entire time she was with us. She explained all procedures and let us take the lead . Her explanations made me feel good. She would give her a relaxing and pain killing drug the an anesthetic that would put her to sleep and she would never wake up. Somehow that sounded better than just taking her life. She told me she would take her home have her cremated and have her back home to us in a week. Dr. Beth wrapped Mackenzie in a blanket that said Dignity on it and put her in her car. She carried her to her car and Mackenzie looked just like a baby. At that moment I had one last request. Would she take her to the park near our home where she had her daily walks? We then headed to the park for one last time. She sat with Mackenzie in her arms all wrapped up like a baby....and yes Dr. Beth I caught the kisses you blew to me as I turned down my street and headed home. You turned a difficult day into a beautiful day for Mackenzie and me."Kathy CimatoOak Hill, VirginiaApril 17, 2017Mackenzie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady, DVM"We knew years ago that when the time came we wanted if at all possible for Ben to pass comfortably at home in our arms. Dr. Lauren made the come true. Had as it was to say goodbye, he was surrounded by love. This is one of the best things we can do for those that give us so much."Randy & Johnnie Beck-WarrenAtlanta, GeorgiaApril 17, 2017Ben's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Caitlin Dobecka, DVM"Cheryl was terrific in getting us set up, making sure we were ready and prepared. Dr Caitlyn was fantastic, she made the experience incredibly loving, compassionate and personal. Absolutely exceeded our expectations. With a fantastic bedside manner, we were guided through the process in a gentle, caring way. Saving tufts of fur, casting a pawprint, posting a memorial and a thoughtful followup the day after helped us tremendously. I cannot imagine letting a pet go any other way, we are deeply grateful for such compassionate, professional and personal attention."Chris & Barb KingIrving, TexasApril 17, 2017Buttercup's Pet Memorial