About the Author

Mary Gardner, DVM, and Dani McVety, DVM, have focused on geriatric medicine, hospice, and in-home euthanasia since 2010 and founded Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the nation’s largest group of veterinarians dedicated to end-of-life care. Lap of Love helps over 1500 families per month and has been featured on The Doctors and in the New York Times, USA Today, and the Associated Press, as well as numerous veterinary trade publications. Drs. Gardner and McVety speak frequently at national and international conferences and veterinary schools on many topics, including body language, communication techniques for doctors, and care of geriatric veterinary patients.