Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice Expands its Service Area

Nov 09, 2011, 15:20 ET from Lap of Love International

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lap of Love International, the leading provider of In-Home Veterinary Hospice and Euthanasia, today announced it has expanded their service offerings to multiple states including Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. Just six months after Lap of Love expanded their coverage area, they have signed on more than 16 new veterinarians and helped hundreds of pet owners.  Lap of Love specializes in assisting with the care and treatment of terminally ill and geriatric animal companions. Lap of Love's service, which also provides compassionate in-home euthanasia for companion pets, focuses on reducing the stress surrounding the difficult end-of-life decision by providing an anxiety-free and caring atmosphere for both the pet and their owners.

Lap of Love was founded to meet the increasing demand for alternative options sought out by pet owners facing the grim realization of driving their pet to their local veterinarian clinic for the Last Time.  "Our philosophy centers around the human-animal bond and the need for that bond to be as undisturbed as possible during this most difficult time," states Dr. Dani McVety, partner at Lap of Love. "This can only be accomplished with the cooperation of a Hospice veterinarian, the regular veterinarian (if there is one) and the pet owner. Together, we offer families a point-of-contact for consulting, hospice care, euthanasia, cremation services and most importantly, support during this difficult time."

Veterinary Hospice is rapidly gaining momentum as veterinarians learn to listen to the needs and desires of their clients.  Just as the demand for additional diagnostics increases, so does the number of clients that simply want to keep their terminally ill pet comfortable until it's "their time."  Too often owners are told there is nothing more that can be done. "Our goal is to help pet owners understand there actually are alternative ways to manage this difficult time for both the owner and their pet," explains Dr. McVety.

In line with the human hospice concept, the veterinary model is focused on palliative care of terminally ill pets whose owners no longer wish to seek curative or aggressive treatment.  The objective is to provide the maximum level of comfort while maintaining the highest quality of life by supporting the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the pet and their family through the end-of-life process.  

About Lap of Love International

Lap of Love - - was founded by Drs. Dani McVety and Mary Gardner to provide at-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia care and services. Veterinary hospice is an adjunct service provided to clients, and is not designed to replace the care of a general veterinary practitioner. Lap of Love currently operates in Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee with planned expansion to additional states in the coming months.



SOURCE Lap of Love International