Greater Las Vegas & Henderson Area
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.
Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.
There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.
Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely cedar urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you for an additional fee.
This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at the licensed Craig Road Pet Cemetery. Remains are scattered around the lovely grounds, tall trees, and rose garden. The cemetery grounds are always open for a visit or reflection, and many of our police, fire, military, and service dogs have been placed there since the early 1960’s.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.
Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
Toby Goldman, DVM
Dr. Toby Goldman graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He studied and worked on St. Kitts in the Caribbean, then completed a clinical year at Oklahoma State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Toby worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, a busy practice in Cincinnati Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas in 1995.
He is a capable, confident, and experienced clinician, and well known in our community and nationally. A Nevada licensed and USDA accredited veterinarian, he has worked as an associate, practice owner, and Animal Emergency Center board member and president. Dr. Toby has consulted for entertainers, hotels, zoos, and the state veterinary board. He has cared for many “exotic” and zoo species, including fish. He often speaks, writes, and performs for groups, clubs, and schools. Appearing in television, radio, online, and print, he has educated and commented on a wide variety of topics.
Dr. Toby’s veterinary interests include traditional and holistic medicine, using a common-sense scientifically based approach. He loves to talk about recognizing and managing pain, and uses spinal adjustments, acupuncture, joint lubricants, herbs, and supplements. With an extensive background in nutrition, food is often the best medicine.
He is active road and trail running with his Australian Cattle Dog Brizzie, playing softball, racquetball, hiking, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, and riding his ATV. He also likes playing his guitar and ukulele, singing, painting, and travel. He is fluent in sign and worked as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf, Entertainer, Teacher, and Travel Counselor. He is a dad to three great teenagers that keep him challenged and proud, and his personal mission statement is “to create love, magic, and passion, by sharing my authentic self.”
Jessica Jensen, DVM
I have been practicing medicine for almost 7 years after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2009. I worked in private practice in Wisconsin before moving here to Las Vegas where I started with Banfield in April 2010. I grew up on a dairy and sheep farm in Northeast Wisconsin. As a child, I always wanted the best for the animals on our farm and even fixed a broken leg on one of the barn cats with popsicle sticks! I became interested in how to treat animals and learned the importance of preventive care from the farm. But have also developed a passion for quality of life care. I am currently focused on treating dogs and cats. I currently have one dog named Harlow who is a three-year-old Terrier mix. Ialso have four cats named Harvey, Walter, Milton and Alfred. In my free time, I like to go hiking, shopping, to the movies and sleep!
Toby Goldman, DVM
Hello! Kiera, Alex, and Myself would really like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming to the house in our time of need. We appreciate the time you took to explain the process and the time you gave us with our baby Roxy before we had to say goodbye. We've been taking it one day at time and sure do miss our Roxy Beany but with your help we know we made the right decision. Right as you were getting ready to leave the house it started to rain very faintly and when I walked back in the house and looked out the window we seen a big full rainbow and just knew that was our baby letting us know she made it to the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you again Dr Toby for all of your compassion and understanding during this difficult time!
Amber NelsonHenderson, Nevada
"Dr. Goldman was an answer to my prayers. I had recently moved from Pennsylvania, and was having a hard time adjusting to the veterinary practices here. I was accustomed to having a compassionate, caring vet with a holistic view of treatment. It was difficult for me to find such a friend for my animals her.
When I needed to make the final decision, I was directed to Lap of Love. I was so happy to be able to let Stray have her final breaths at home.
Dr. Goldman was very empathetic, patient, and extremely professional. From the moment he arrived, he was supportive. At no point did he make me feel rushed. He gave me as much time as I needed to say my goodbye. And it was very helpful that he arranged for Stray's journey to her resting place.
I will always remember my final moments with Stray. She was comfortable, and there was no struggle for her at the end.
I am thankful to Dr.Toby and Lap of Love"
Nancy ZLas Vegas, Nevada
"Our wonderful boxer Sherlock became gravely ill. My husband and I realized that we could no longer keep Sherlock with us and were given Lap of Love's number by our veterinary hospital. Dr. Toby came to our home that evening and was very kind to all of us. We were so impressed at Dr. Toby's thoughtfulness and consideration for Sherlock's condition and our feelings also. My family highly recommends Lap of Love's services if needed. We will always be grateful to Dr. Toby and Lap of Love that Sherlock could be at his home for his final step in life. Thank you, Lap of Love"
Pam LeisingLas Vegas, Nevada
"We wish to thank Dr. Toby, assisted us with grace and kindness, and put our minds at ease to the extent possible. He was gentle, understanding, and very kindly, giving us time to spend our final minutes with Sherlock, our boxer. Sherlock was as nice a dog as one could know, friendly, curious, and happy, and Dr. Toby understood that. We are grateful for the way he handled a very difficult situation."
Joseph LeisingLas Vegas, Nevada
"Dr. Jensen was a complete angel. She helped make Allie's passing so beautiful and peaceful with her gentle spirit. I am so glad I chose to do this at home. It was great that Dr. Jessica also helped transport her and arranged for her cremation. It took so much off my mind."
Denise LahavLas Vegas, Nevada
"After almost 17 wonderful years with our Nala, it was time to say goodbye. I could not imagine a more peaceful passing than Dr. Toby provided to all of us. His kindness, warmth and style were felt by all of us, putting us immediately at ease. Thank you Dr. Toby for sharing the end with our beautiful girl."
Kim NelsonLas Vegas, Nevada
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Las Vegas Pet Loss Bereavement Support Group
Animal Emergency Center
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital
Kathi Zellers, PhD, MFT
Helping families in the following areas:
Our veterinarians proudly serves the greater Las Vegas area including Summerlin, North Las Vegas, The Lakes, Centennial Hills, Green Valley and Henderson. Some areas may include a travel fee from $30-$75 based on the distance from the veterinarian's home. Please call to learn more.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of Love5840 West Craig RoadSuite 120-325Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
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