Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Shannon Skevakis, DVM"It's tough to say that such a painful time can be a good experience, but being able to say good bye in my home was so much easier for both me and my kitty George. Dr Shannon was calming and compassionate, explaining everything she was doing and letting me share some memories. Thank you so much for the work that you do."Laura CareyFlemington, New JerseyMarch 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"The loss of my beloved boy, Jake, while not totally unexpected, was terribly hard. He was my constant companion and his sweet being was my heart. Dr. Jordy's kindness and compassion for my pain made his passing peaceful and compassionate. He went quietly, stress free and surrounded with love, including his Papillion sister who sat by watching. Dr Jordy, I will always remember and be grateful for your caring concern as Jake crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you."Robyn AlspachTampa, FloridaMarch 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Deveau, DVM"Dr. Erin helped our sweet black lab, Duchess, across the Rainbow Bridge last week. She used many extra touches that helped make this transition compassionate and gentle. She established rapport with Duchess and with us, and there was not even a twitch of anxiety. When our dear dog fell quietly to sleep, she gently wrapped her in a cozy blanket and tucked her dear paws in. She treated our dog with dignity and respect from beginning to end. Duchess definitely made pawprints on our hearts, and Dr. Erin helped us with her passing as much as she helped our dear dog. We highly recommend her service."Marguerite & Ed GarciaBernalillo, New MexicoMarch 27, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Daniel Genatiempo, DVM"Dr. Dan was very compassionate during a very distressing time. Dr. Dan was very empathetic and talked me through the entire process as it was happening. He also provided for some memories like collecting a paw print and fur clippings that I didn't expect. Because of Dr. Dan, Darcy's final moments was the peaceful, non-traumatic experience I had hoped for her."Scott ShowenFrankton, IndianaMarch 26, 2017Darcy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Loren Gassler, DVM"Dr. Loren is amazimg. She made a very hard time a little easier with her compassion for both Skyler and I. She took her time and made sure he was as comfortable as possible. There was no fear or stress for Skyler what so ever and he went very gently and peacefully. She made the experience very personable and our family is forever grateful."Robin LeschNew Port Richey, FloridaMarch 26, 2017Skyler's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Dr Brad,
It was very difficult for my wife and I to make the decision to let our best friend leave us and go to rest. We really appreciated what you did for us yesterday and how kind, gentle, and professional you were. You and Lap of Love made a sad day bearable and actually peaceful. It was very comforting to be in our home and I'd recommend this compassionate service to everyone"
Robert ThomasSpringfield, PennsylvaniaMarch 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Manetta LaVergne, DVM"Dr. Manetta's gentle guidance and support so helped our dog Rosie's end-of-life process. Our most important concern was to make Rosie's transition as peaceful and comfortable a process as possible, and that was exactly the help that Dr. Manetta provided. We initially engaged Lap of Love for a geriatric patient consultation. We all benefited from Dr. Manetta's evaluation of our Rosie's functional issues and suggestions for improving the quality of her life. When changes in Rosie's physical condition and daily functioning indicated that life was becoming more challenging and increasingly uncomfortable for her, Dr. Manetta helped us to recognize that the time for Rosie's euthanasia was at hand. We are so appreciative of Dr. Manetta's help and know our dog Rosie loved her too, with tail wags up to the end!"Annette MinerCharlotte, North CarolinaMarch 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristine Campanelli, DVM"Dr. Kristine,
Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion you showed to my Family and Sage. It was one of the worst days of our lives having to say good bye to our Sage!. You made us feel at peace making our decision to say goodbye. What a wonderful person you are, "Our new found Angel".
Thank you with all our Hearts!
Patricia and Robert Eadon"
Patricia EadonEast Islip, NYMarch 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"I'm thankful for so many things, but the three I was most thankful for on my Lexi's last day were:
1. The time I had with my sweet little bean.
2. The sunspot gifted by the universe to my little girl, keeping her warm and cozy.
and 3. Dr. Brad for being the most wonderful person to help my bean leave this world with all the dignity and grace that she carried all 14 years of her amazing life.

I can not say enough about this service and this man.
Thank you,
with all of my heart
Jennifer....and Lexi"
Jennifer ArtmanTabernacle, New JerseyMarch 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"My beloved cat Jewel was dx with Kidney disease almost two years ago. I gave her daily dialysis and she was on a special diet. She was such a sweet cat and a very good patient. I knew her end was coming soon because she was 21 years old. I decided when her time would come I would call Lap of Love. It was expensive but I just could not bare to drive her to the vets and have her hear dogs barking and know she was at the Vet. Besides that I did not want to deal with driving after such emotional stress. She died peacefully on her favorite blanket next to me on the couch. It was well worth the cost because my Jewel knew she was loved right till the end. Dr. Jordan was very kind and explained everything to me and made sure I was ready to have him take her away in a little basket (looked like a cat bed) covered with her little blanket. Thank you everyone at Lap of Love. You made this difficult time for us much easier."Susan SealeFort Lauderdale, FloridaMarch 26, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Kristina Kalivoda, DVM"I had to make the most difficult decision of my life for my sweet Max three days ago. I can't believe how wonderful and compassionate these people are and how calming Dr. Kristina was for me and my sweet Maxwell. Max was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and had one chemo treatment, but it didn't seem to be working. He stopped eating and in my heart I knew another chemo treatment would be just too hard on him. He was 13.

Dr. Kristina confirmed I was making the right choice and explained in detail why when she examined him. The relief I felt knowing I was making the right decision for my boy calmed me down and I knew I was giving my precious boy a wonderful gift. Believe me, I wasn't sure I could do it. How much I was going to miss him sleeping on my head each night and greeting me at the door each day, plus many other wonderful things I'm missing at this moment. I called Lap of Love and Dr. Kristina was out at my home the next day. I was so moved how calming and peaceful this whole process was from start to finish. There was no stress for Max and he went knowing his mom was right by his side. Hysterical, but by his side.

These people are a godsend and I would highly recommend not going to vet for this - I never will again.

Thank you Lap of Love for making this difficult time a little bit easier and I know Max thanks you as well.

See you at the bridge Max.

Thank you Dr. Kristina so so much.

Kristy"
Kristy KrejciChicago, IllinoisMarch 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"Our buddy Cabo was with us for 16 plus years, he was family and we only could ask for the best for him in all situations. He was getting very weak and couldn't keep his balance anymore. We syringe water and hand fed him for three months. When it came to letting him go to his next adventure i couldn't have done it without Dr. Anne, she was compassionate and kind and very patient with us . It was a beautiful day, out under our tree. Cabo spent time there with us, then walked right up to Dr. Anne and spent a few moments greeting her then came back to me with approval i guess. He passed quietly and peacefully in his own yard. I would have paid triple the cost for this opportunity to have him rest in peace in his home. My heart hurts for those little feet to track across our house, but i have no regrets. Thank you for making that day bearable . I will always be grateful ."joyce wolanorlando, FloridaMarch 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Brad Bates, VMD"Our sweet 9 year old Golden Retriever Bevy was diagnosed last Friday with a large mass on her spleen. After discussing treatment options and securing a second opinion it was clear that Bevy had litttle time left in this world with or without surgery. With the threat of an imminent catastrophic event on Tuesday we decided to call Lap of Love on the strong recommendations of two friends. Donna, who answered my initial call and set the appointment for first thing Wednesday morning, was immediately sympathetic, kind, supportive and gave me the information I needed. The followup emails allowed us to prepare for the appointment. Bevy and I woke up early to go for a walk. She enjoyed a breakfast of her dreams and had her ears scratched and face kissed incessantly. I brought her bed down to the front hall. When Dr. Brad arrived he was so kind, so professional, yet warm and supportive. He explained exactly what would happen. Bevy went to sleep in my arms, still wagging her tail. As hard as it was to let go of this dear, loyal, beloved friend we truly knew, and Dr. Brad affirmed, that we were doing the very best, most loving thing for Bevy. She left this life so peacefully feeling loved and happy in the home and with the people she was happiest with. No pain, no drama, no emergency, no clinical, unfamiliar vibes. What a remarkable and important calling Dr. Brad has assumed. We will be forever grateful advocates for this compassionate service to pets and their families."Sally WilliamsBlue Bell, PennsylvaniaMarch 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"Dr. Dana was very nice and respectful during the whole process and helped Meko pass away in peace. I thought she did a wonderful job, she had everything prepared, explained how the process would go, and gave us time to say goodbye in the comfort of her home. Meko never liked going to vet so having the vet come for a home visit made it less stressful for Meko in her last moments. This was the first pet I have had to put to sleep and Dr. Dana helped make it a smooth transition for my kitty and family. Thank you for your help."Emily SilvermanRaleigh, North CarolinaMarch 25, 2017Meko's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"It is never an easy decision to end the life of a beloved pet. Our regular vet had already advised us that Morgen (our doberman) was in a downward spiral. When Courtney came to our house, she also made a very professional assessment of his condition. At that point we knew that we were making the right decision. Morgen went to sleep with dignity and with our love and even left the house wrapped in his own blanket. Courtney was so very kind to us. She gave hugs and brought kleenex ! I have already recommended her to several friends who have older pets."Maria ArnoldBloomfield Hills, MichiganMarch 25, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Beth Meadow, DVM"As painful as Thursday was for us, I have to give the highest praise to the folks at Lap of Love Veterinarians in Fairfax. Dr. Beth Meadow came to our house to help Ellie through her transition, and she could not have been more caring, respectful, and sympathetic. She treated Ellie like a good friend, and was so gentle in everything she did. After the doctor left, we found that she had left behind for us a plaster cast of Ellie’s paw, and a small clear container with a bit of Ellie’s fur in it from where she had to shave a small patch on her leg. Ellie’s passing was very peaceful, and, as strange as it may sound, also beautiful."Allen McBrideWoodbridge, VirginiaMarch 24, 2017Ellie Mae's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leslie Peltier, DVM"I couldn't imagine having a more peaceful, caring, and respectful Vet join us. You made the situation a little more bearable. I didn't know what to expect in a situation like ours, but my husband and I are very pleased we chose Lap of Love for their services, and even more pleased we had you as our fur babies in home Vet. Your compassion and dignity made the situation as peaceful as it could possibly be."Columbus, OhioMarch 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Erin Deveau, DVM"Dr. Erin was wonderful. Paako was a member of our family for nearly 13 years. We couldn't bare the thought of losing him, even though his physical condition had deteriorated to the point that he could hardly move around. Dr. Erin immediately made us feel comfortable with our decion-making process. She was knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. She made our final moments with Paako manageable. We highly recommend Lapoflove to anyone faced with losing a furry friend. Thank you Dr. Erin."Vincent WardAlbuquerque, New MexicoMarch 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordan Taheri, DVM"We cannot say thank you enough to Dr. Jordan for his compassion, caring and professionalism during our good bye to Pebbles. He was sympathetic, reassuring and offered comfort to make a most difficult time more peaceful and serene."Hollywood, FloridaMarch 23, 2017Pebbles's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jo Parr, VMD"Dr. Jo was very patient and had a calm presence. She explained every step and did a physical examination and quality of life inquiry. We also appreciated how she was dressed down not in a white lab coat just down to earth feeling."Keri RodriguezHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaMarch 23, 2017Bella Bear (princessa) Stink Wink's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Lap of Love was recommended to us by our vet and friend when she could not come herself. Dr. Amanda came to our home when we suffered the decision to say goodbye to our beloved Sadie. She treated this incredibly difficult time with care and compassionate for me and my husband as well as Sadie. Sadie left us quietly and peacefully which is what we wanted for this treasured family member. We can't thank Dr. Amanda enough for her compassion. 😇"Linda WeaverBrea, CaliforniaMarch 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Dr. Amanda got to our home right on time. I had just taken our friend Sandy out for a final walk. When Amanda got there, Sandy took to her right away. It was easy to see that she has 'a way' with animals. We shared some stories and talked about her condition. (She was 14 and had arthritis.) She did not push one way or another and we decided to put her down.

I don't know what I was expecting as I had never had to do this before but I could not believe how peacefully she passed. Dr. Amanda was not rushed and made sure that I had recovered (as much as can be expected) before she left. I could not be happier that I made the decision to use Lap of Love and have Sandy pass at home rather than a vet's office.

I am also happy that I 'got' Dr. Amanda. She was amazing and helped me through this difficult process."
Mark FinchSanta Ana, CaliforniaMarch 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady, DVM"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lap of Love. The kindness of their staff, from the very first phone call (that I cried all the way through), to the preparatory emails providing information we needed, to the visit to our home, made this very difficult process much easier. Dr. Cassady and her assistant were so gentle and kind, were tender with our grieving hearts, and incredibly gracious with our beloved Bella. They explained every step and were very compassionate. Before this experience I had no idea an in-home euthanasia option even existed, but if we ever have to put another pet down, they are the only service I will consider using. Dr. Cassady and her staff are absolutely amazing."Jenna RMarietta, GeorgiaMarch 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Betsy brought us much comfort, compassion, love and care. She was so sweet and gentle with dear Kira and has helped me through my grieving process. I am so grateful. I cannot thank her enough."Pittsboro, North CarolinaMarch 22, 2017Kira Angelina's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dawnetta Woodruff, DVM"Thank you Dr. Dawnetta for doing what you do. You turned an awful event into a beautiful experience. You were so kind, caring and professional and made the experience so much easier to cope with. We are grateful that you helped set Yadi's spirit free. Thank you so much for such a beautiful memorial for our sweet boy. We will miss him terribly, but we did not want to see him suffer anymore. Every stage was explained to us and all of our questions were answered. We would definitely call on Dr. Dawnetta again should we need to set another pet free."Jennifer ToebeSt. Louis, MissouriMarch 22, 2017Yadi's Pet Memorial
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