Testimonials
Helping Families Honor the Lives Of Those They Love
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Lap of Love Veterinarian: Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM"It was so difficult to know that I had to say good-bye to my 6 year old cat, Rocky. He was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. From the moment I called Lap of Love, I felt the love, compassion, and care. Dr. Annie came to my home on a Sunday and she was a blessing in our time of need. She spent time with me and Rocky. We talked about all different options. She was just amazing.. Rocky passed in his own home with me right by his side. He was under no stress and to know he would not suffer was a relief. It is always hard to say good bye to our loving animals, but i can't say enough about Lap of Love and Dr. Annie. They also take care of whatever you decide for a memorial of your pet. If you are struggling with the decision to say goodbye, I recommend Lap Of Love."michele kirbywindermere, FloridaFebruary 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Tuesday was one of the hardest days I had in a long time. I have had many in the past 2 years but this day was the worst.
I stayed awake all night struggling with letting my Sophie go. I was physically sick. When I knew in my heart it was right, I called Lap of Love. I spoke to Donna, who was wonderful. Kind, understanding and compassionate. We scheduled Dr. Simko to come at 3P.M. and the day seemed endless. My stomach was sick all day, and I couldn't stop crying. I have 2 other dogs, Francis and Pearle and we were a team. They went everywhere with me. Such a void now.
Dr. Simko is an angel herself. Wished she was in private practice. I can't find a Vet I really like or trust. Just started with a new one for Francis, he has a sensitive stomach. Hoe she works out, so far she is good.
Dr.Simko was kind, compassionate, and made this awful experience bearable. Sophie died peacefully, and with dignity. We should all be so lucky in this difficult world.
She took care of Sophie and did things I just could not do. She hugged me with sincerity and we talked awhile about the work I
use to do. She listened intently and showed me she cared. What a blessing she is.
So, the aftermath is heart wrenching and grief takes so much time. The pain never really goes away for animal or human, we just get by somehow, I think with many little holes in our hearts that heal with painful scars. But we can't forget the happy memories, that made us love them so much.
Sophie was one of my angels and I hope she is playing and happy with all those that went before her, and smiling down at me, saying: "Don't worry Mom, I am O.K. now and happy!! I want you to be one day also. God take care of my Sophie Love, rose."
rose Christencranford, New JerseyFebruary 24, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: William Tancredi, DVM"Dr B,
Was so very kind, gentle and caring during our time of grief. He took the time to explain the procedure in a caring and respectful manner. We are so grateful to Dr. B and Lap of Love for allowing our family to honor Ozzie gracefully and with dignity during his time of passing.
Sincerely,
The Baer Family"
Donna BaerBirdsboro, PennsylvaniaFebruary 23, 2017Ozzie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Mary Gardner, DVM"I had to say goodbye to my old girl Bebe in November of last year. Like all animal lovers, we want to extend their time here with us as long as possible with proper medications and an abundance of love and attention.... and in some cases that works for awhile.
For me the hardest part of letting go is knowing when it's the right time. With Dr. Mary's guidance I was able to let go before crisis mode set in, which would have been the worst possible scenario.
My girl had a beautiful, stress free send off in her own home and on her own bed. She was at peace, which in turn brought peace to my heart. Lap of Love was the best gift I could've given to both of us.
For anyone struggling with this very difficult decision I highly recommend contacting Lap of Love. What an amazing and much needed service they provide. God bless the entire staff, particularly Dr. Mary Gardner - thank you for your love and emotional support!"
Cheryl BrownYorba Linda, CaliforniaFebruary 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"I would like to thank Dr. Toby for helping me through this difficult time. I was uncertain what to expect, and didn't want my sweet girl Ruby to be in any discomfort. He made me feel at ease, and Ruby was treated with the up most respect and caring. His thoughtfulness will never be forgotten."Arlene ReposaLas Vegas, NevadaFebruary 23, 2017Ruby's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Leslie Peltier, DVM"Dr. Leslie, I am very thankful to have found you in Blossom's time of need. Your skill made this a peaceful experience for her. And the compassion and dignity that you brought to the situation made this a far more tolerable experience for me, too. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor."Trent HanesColumbus, OhioFebruary 23, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Dr King came to our house on Tuesday, 2/21 and euthanized our beloved dog Niki. She was very professional and empathetic. She explained the process and made Niki relax during the whole process. Both my wife and I want to thank Dr. King for the way she presented herself, but of most importance how she comforted Niki during her time with her. It was an experience we will never forget."Tom PlataniaRaleigh, North CarolinaFebruary 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM"Deciding to have Dr. Courtney Graham come to my home for Pookie was the best decision I could make, at a very difficult time. Dr. Courtney was wonderful, understanding, in no hurry. She wanted to hear all about Pookie and her life. God bless her for what she does."Christine StephensonShelby Township, MichiganFebruary 22, 2017Pookie's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amy Tanis, DVM"There are no words to thank Dr. Amy for the care and compassion that she showed to Gabbi. On one of the hardest days for myself and my family she was more than compassionate and understanding, she treated Gabbi as if she was her own. You could feel from Dr. Amy that every word she spoke she meant from her heart and that meant everything to us. Thank you Dr. Amy for helping Gabbi to finally be able to rest peacefully and no longer have to be in pain. And thank you for being genuine and have such a kind heart. You helped make a very hard day a little easier. We are very grateful to you!"Angie LogsdonCharlotte, North CarolinaFebruary 22, 2017Gabbi's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Lauren Cassady, DVM"#mayaownstherecliner This was a hashtag created because my dog loved her recliner. I bought a recliner in college because I thought it was a great lazy piece of furniture a college kid should have. It did not take long to learn that recliner would soon be Maya's. She loved it, if you sat in it, she would just sit there and stare at you. If you got up, you would return to her sitting there. If you sat there too long, she would be sitting in your lap. Eventually her recliner started peeling and became an eye sore. I decided it could not be in the living room any longer. So I got up one Saturday morning and went to buy a new one. Not because I enjoyed it at this point but because it was Maya's favorite spot. The picture you are looking at is the day she got her new recliner. In my bedroom she always rather sleep on the floor than in the bed. I think it had to do with body heat because in the winter she would jump in the bed on a regular basis. I decided to move her old recliner to my room and tuck a blanket where it had started to peel. That decision probably made Maya more happy than ever. She never slept on the floor again. You could either find her in the recliner in the living room or my bedroom. She loved those chairs. I tell you this because what made me so happy about the service Dr. Lauren provides is that Maya was able to pass from the comforts of her recliner. When Dr. Lauren arrived Maya was already laying in her recliner, surrounded by those that loved her. It was a peaceful experience. Maya went quietly in the spot she loved so much. And since that day, my other dog has started making the recliner his spot to sit in every day. Thank you Dr. Lauren for giving Maya a chance to take her final rest in the place she loved so much. Giving her this option was probably the best choice that could have been made for her."Brandon SwainAtlanta, GeorgiaFebruary 22, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sandra Simko, DVM"Dr. Sandra

Words can't express my gratitude for helping me and PeeWee during his transition.
Your kindness and patience while I rambled on with my stories about PeeWee and then to read on your tribute to him that you not only listened, but remembered...well it touched my heart more than you'll know.
This was the hardest decision I've ever made, but you made me understand that it's usually the kindest and most important decisions that are the hardest in our lives.
For that I can never repay or thank you enough.
You really were an angel and blessing to me and my little boy.
Much love and light to you always.

JoAnn, Olive and PeeWee"
JoAnn PresleyFlanders, New JerseyFebruary 22, 2017Peewee's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"We are so grateful for the kindness, knowledge and experience of Dr. Lewis during a very difficult time. She was patient and caring and treated Anabelle with compassion and dignity. If we're ever in this situation again we'll ask for her help without hesitation. (Jeff)"Christina UrdanetaCary, North CarolinaFebruary 21, 2017Anabelle's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Sunday Cozzi, DVM"I am not sure I have the right words to describe the support I received from Lap of Love and Dr. Sunday. From the call back when I first reached out, to the care she took with us and our Teddy, to her bringing him back home to me. She was an angel who came into our family at a time when we were all hurting so much and she helped us to move thru this process with grace and comfort and most importantly knowing that she truly cared about Teddy and his last moments here. I will be forever grateful for how she helped Teddy and really how she helped me."Cheryl MulvehillEvans, GeorgiaFebruary 21, 2017Teddy Bear's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Dana Lewis, DVM"Dr. Dana was wonderfully helpful during this painful and sad time. She gave us time to say goodbye and let us set up in the backyard where we always sit and let the dogs snooze in the gardens. There really is no better, more loving way to let your fur kids go then where they are comfortable. The after care Dr. Dana provided, the loving streatcher and blanket to carry our boy to her car, the foot print and lock of fur. None of that mattered at the time, but it did as soon as we watched her drive away with our boy's old, broken body. We knew he was out of pain, but we so appreciated the care she took of us who were left with a whole in our hearts, but a new believe we let him go when he was ready. Thank you Dr. Dana."Georgia DaibnettDurham, North CarolinaFebruary 21, 2017Munchkin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Heather Manfredi, DVM"Dear Dr. Heather

You made the worst day of our lives just a little bit better. I don't think we could have managed or made that decision without you. The paw print and the lock of hair you left were something that will be cherished forever. Even when it was time for Mia to leave her home the way you put her in a wicker bed and covered her in a snuggle blanket you made us feel as if Mia was one of yours. Your beautiful words on face book were so moving and caring they brought tears of gratitude to our eyes. Dr. Heather you truly are an Angel god bless you!!! All veterinarian's should be trained by you.
Even though you spent such a short time with us you will always be part of our family now. thank you so much again we will never forget you.
Craig&Staci"
Holbrook, NYFebruary 21, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Julie Greenlaw, BVMS"Dr. Julie was very kind and supportive. She helped me make a terrible decision that had to be made. Thank you for your support, Dr. Julie."Anita LovittDelray Beach, FloridaFebruary 20, 2017Princess/little Prin's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Betsy King, DVM"Dr. Betsy's continued kindness is a great comfort to David and me. I cannot express the gratitude we feel towards her and the help she gave us. The process was one of the most caring, loving acts I have been a part of. We both felt such peace about the way we were able to let go of her. We knew it was the right thing and we feel we spared her from the pain that was right around the corner. That is truly one of the greatest gifts we can give. This work is so meaningful.

Thank you for all that you did for our family, especially Sophie. She died like she lived, peacefully and surrounded by love. Lucky girl!"
Mary PinaulaRaleigh, North CarolinaFebruary 20, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Jordy Merrifield, DVM"Dr Merrifield was amazing. She was so comforting in the process and i am so glad we found lap of love. The process was very emotional but she was so comforting and made the transition as smooth as possible and was great with all of us and our dog patches. We are very happy with the service we rcvd and how we were able to be home with him and have the rest of the family there for support. It has been such a hard day but Dr Merrifield gave us alot of support. Thank you so much for your services"maritza ortizriverview, FloridaFebruary 19, 2017
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Nil Wilkins, DVM"Dr. Nil was just wonderful, spending time with us and with Cyrus, making us comfortable, caring about the bond between us and our pet. She reassured us that this decision was right, with Cyrus 16 years old and struggling. She explained the procedures and helped us grieve. We noticed that when Cyrus met Dr, NiI he liked her right away and lay down on her feet. That's a strong testimony, right there.
Thank you, Dr. Nil. You helped us through a very hard time."
Ginny EllisTampa, FloridaFebruary 19, 2017Cyrus's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Toby Goldman, DVM"Dr Goldman and the staff at lap of love seem to really care about you and your pet and I'm really grateful that they can turn one of the worst moment of your life into a moment of peace."Steve DambrosioLas Vegas, NevadaFebruary 19, 2017Forest's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Christina Fenton, DVM"Dr. Christina Fenton was kind and so sweet to Phoebe as well as myself and our other dog Chelsea. She allowed us all the time we needed with Phoebe and made a heartbreaking experience somehow peaceful. I also have to mention the wonderful woman on the other end of the line who made the appointment for us and was so kind to me as I could barely choke the words out through my tears. I'm sorry, I don't remember your name. Lap of love is obviously full of compassionate people, thank you."Lisa MoguelFriendswood, TexasFebruary 19, 2017Phoebe Elizabeth's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Stacy Michele Blake, DVM"It is hard to put into words the gratitude I have for Dr. Stacey, she helped me with the most difficult situation I have ever endured. Her love of animals is so apparent, as is their owners.
The tears filled her eyes as much as ours!

A beautiful person inside and out. I cannot thank her enough for understanding our situation and the pain that would follow.

Thank you, Thank you."
Kirsty PopeOrlando, FloridaFebruary 19, 2017Baron Pope's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Nearly 14 years ago our family went looking for our first family pet, a birthday gift for our daughter, turning 10. We wanted to adopt a shelter cat and found an adorable 8-week-old kitty to take home: a busy, spirited, beautiful little Torbie we named Jazzy. Jazzy was a quirky and active little character who challenged us at times with her temper but was also sweet and loving. She became a special part of our family, always surprising us with her antics whether that was to chase a wayward fly, pose in an adorable position or cuddle on our laps. Jazzy lived a long, happy life. When it was her time on February 13th to make her way to kitty heaven, Dr. Amanda Page with her kindness, encouragement, and wonderful care helped us say goodbye to our precious girl in the serenity of our home. We can't say enough about Lap of Love and their staff, creating an environment where we were able to give our sweet Jazzy a beautiful sendoff. We appreciate you and all you do, and highly recommend Lap of Love veterinary hospice. Thank you to Dr. Amanda and all!""Allison JohnsonAliso Viejo, CaliforniaFebruary 19, 2017Jazzy's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Melanie Santspree, DVM"“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same”
Flavia Weedn.
There are no words to thank Dr. Mel for her compassion, care & kindness as Tian Tian took the last part of his journey here with us. As hard as it was, Dr. Mel made everything so much gentler & easier to go through. Dr. Mel gave Tian the most gentle care as he went to sleep- in my arms.
She was so caring not just for Tian Tian & myself but for his buddies, Tai Shan & Jake Shan. Tian Tian's transition was gentle & peaceful . It was what we wanted for Tian Tian as a gift of love & Dr. Mel gave us the gift. Dr. Mel came & quietly left leaving footprints on our hearts."
Lynn OsterbergOlmstedville, NYFebruary 19, 2017Tian Tian's Pet Memorial
Lap of Love Veterinarian: Amanda Page, DVM"Parting ways with a loved one is a difficult journey in itself and facing the decision between holding on and it is time. I didn't think I had to face the latter, not with my beloved furry family member of 14 years, at least not this soon and not in the way I had imagined. Age did not come to him so gracefully and medicine, too, eventually start to loose it effects; surgery just wasn't appropriate and cruel for his health condition. After exhausting the possible options, educating ourselves about euthanasia, and involving immediate family members on his life quality and condition, we opted for a in home euthanasia with a reputable and compassionate service, Lap of Love. Although the education and discussions helped segway into this moment, nothing could truly prepare us for this loss & we couldn't have asked for any better than Dr. Page to help us through this difficult time. We are grateful that Doggie was able to leave with dignity and love with the help of Dr. Page, who was patient and compassionate with the whole process while giving us the space we needed to say our farewell. After his passing and when we were ready to let him leave us, she allowed us to lay him in a basket with a blanket. Although, it was heartbreaking, we are all thankful to have him leave us knowing how much we love him and painless (other than the initial injection, which wasn't long before the pain killers kicked in). Thank you Dr. Page and the staff of Lap of Love and if we or have people who are faced with this choice (again), you would be our first choice when everything else has been exhausted."Eva KGarden Grove, CaliforniaFebruary 19, 2017
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