For some, there is a light that appears at the toughest moments of being a doctor. Dr. Dani McVety found that light early in her career, and it sparked an idea that has become one of the most unique and fastest growing businesses in the veterinary space. Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a service that has visited the homes of over 50,000 families, is now a nationwide network of over 90 passionate doctors and a full time interdisciplinary support staff dedicated to making the end of life experience for pets, and the people that love them, as dignified and peaceful as possible.
Dr. McVety is Co-Founder and CEO of Lap of Love and co-host of PetCareTV. She frequently writes and speaks for professional and lay audiences in hopes of empowering both parties to seek the highest standards of care. Her talks have quickly garnered the reputation of being “fantastically hilarious,” “bringing humor where it’s needed most,” “incredibly inspiring,” and “simply authentic.”
In her talks, Dr. McVety shares her struggles through veterinary school, how she found her passion in the emergency room, why she felt a calling in the toughest moments of medicine, and how her and her business partner have grown a nationally recognized business.
As a certified body language instructor, one of her favorite topics is communication. “Communication is the heart of all that we do; it is lifeblood of all our interactions.”
Dr. McVety, Dr. Gardner, and Lap of Love have been featured on numerous local, national, and professional media outlets including ABC, Fox 13, Associated Press, The New York Times, Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, and many more. She proudly graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and is the youngest recipient the college’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (2013), the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's President's Award (2014), and the Pet Industry Woman of the Year (2016).
Upcoming And Recent Events
Body Language for the Exam Room | Marketing Trends for 2017 | Assessing Quality of Life | Veterinary Geriatric Medicine | Post Mortum Requests | Aggressive Pet Euthanasia
Drs. Dani McVety and Mary Gardner receiving the Gator 100 Award for the 3rd time.
Drs. Dani McVety and Mary Gardner receiving the Gator 100 Award for the 4th time. Dr. Dani McVety speaking on the Entrepreneurial Panels during the event.
Dr. Dani speaking to the USF College of Pharmacy student body, highlighting the similarities and differences between the treatment of animals and humans.
(1) The Struggles of Vet School: How I Am Where I Am Today; (2) The Art of Euthanasia; (3) Assessing a Pet's Quality of Life
(1) Entrepreneurism in the Veterinary Profession; (2) Why Veterinarians could be the Hottest Commodity of the New Century
Saturday, April 7th - Sunday, April 8th; Dr. Dani McVety providing 11 CE credit hours over 2 days on veterinary hospice and euthanasia.
Dr. Dani McVety delivers the commencement speech to the Spring 2019 graduates. Click the logo to watch the video.
Keynote speech for 2019 graduating class
Dr. Dani McVety provided 6 CE credit hours on veterinary hospice and euthanasia.
VBMA Dinner Speech | TOPIC: Avoiding School Burnout - Top 5 things that will ensure your success in vet school
Publications and Interview
For almost my entire life, the answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was simple: A veterinarian. I didn’t have much of a vision of what that actually meant. Upon
Lap of Love founder and University of Florida (UF) alumna, Dr. Dani McVety, delivered the commencement speech to the 2019 graduates of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.
At Nationwide, we’ve known Dr. Dani McVety since she was a veterinary student, and I’m not alone here in being very proud of where she has taken her career as a veterinarian. She found her calling
"Your exceptional reputation precedes you. Your way of doing things allows the veterinarian to offer guidance and comfort to the pet owners as well as ongoing care to patients. It puts everyone on the same team to allow the kind of relationship-based and patient focused medicine that simply works better for all involved. I love that it's a blue waters approach, I love that it puts patient and client first. You are doing so much to help owners come to good terms with the loss of their pet, it's really remarkable. Euthanasia is so much more than just a peaceful end for the pet, it's also about being there for the owners and helping them through the loss of a family member; Lap of Love is doing that in a huge way."
"Your outlook on the profession is inspiring."
"Your excitement and enthusiasm for what you do and what we represent as a profession gives me hope that when I graduate, I won't be the only veterinarian who is still glad they pursued this path."
"I don't really think I even have enough words to really tell you how amazing I feel after hearing your presentation and speaking with you afterwards. I honestly have this renewed sense of excitement for my future."
"You have validated my beliefs and feelings about euthanasia being a gift that we can give."
"Your 'Why' really helps nurture the human-animal bond."
"This talk completely changed my life in the most incredible ways."
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