Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$375

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.

Euthanasia$375

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

Geriatric Consultation$375

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

Additional Appointment Fees

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

Other Species

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 14 pounds$225
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$300
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$375
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted
Optional engraving of urn$20
Mailing of urn to your home or office$25

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn (optional engraved nameplate) and will be available to pick . They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you for an additional fee of $25.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 14 pounds$75
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$100
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$150
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$200
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered in a garden at the crematory. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if addtional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.

If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.

Meet The Doctor

Tina Olivieri, DVM

Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, my family never had a shortage of animals. Whether it was kitties, doggies, pot-bellied pigs, iguanas, guinea pigs, gerbils, sugar gliders, parakeets, cockatoos, rabbits, mice, turtles, or chickens…I have loved them all . Animals have always had such a special place in my heart since childhood, so becoming a veterinarian wasn’t even a choice…it was just the next step.

After Vet School graduation, I began an internship in Reproduction at Oklahoma State University.  Studying the reproductive aspect of veterinary medicine gave me a profound respect for the gift of life. Being able to hand deliver calves, kids, foals, and puppies gave me an overwhelming appreciation for the life cycle of animals. The opportunity to assist with the magic of birth was a truly priceless experience that I am forever grateful for.  

When I completed my internship, I moved into small animal private practice, relief medicine, and wellness clinics in both Oklahoma and Southern California. I have continued to study predominantly small animals, but not a day goes by that my Mom doesn’t ask for help in Oklahoma with her horses, mules, donkeys, sheep, birds, and of course…her beloved dogs and cats!! No animal will ever be off limits for me…I truly love them all. 

Throughout my life, I have known all kinds of animals, both old and new. But one thing that I have grown to understand and respect, above all, is the bond between owners and their beloved pets.  In my opinion, there is no greater unconditional love or everlasting friendship. That is what brought me to Lap of Love.  I consider it a privilege to know each animal I have ever met, and I have extreme respect and compassion for YOU… their owner.  To me, there is no greater honor than being able to comfort, acknowledge, support and understand both pets and their loving owners through such difficult times. 

I myself have experienced pet loss many times in my life, and it doesn’t get any easier or any less heartbreaking.  Being able to provide pain relief, peace, and comfort to our babies when they need it most…is everything.  I truly believe that the love and compassion we give to our pets during their life should be given to them in their final moments, and I am forever honored to be a part of that process.

To all of the wonderful families that have allowed me to be a part of their beloved baby’s journey: I am honored, touched, and forever inspired by your selflessness.

 

"Words can not express how grateful my husband and I are to Dr. Tina. Our beloved labrador, Petey, was diagnosed with TCC (transitional cell carcinoma) affecting his prostate in September 2016. He underwent 5 rounds of radiation and was put on piroxicam to alleviate his symptoms. Unfortunately, by the end of January 2017 he developed an ulcer from his medication and we had to stop giving him the only medication that was keeping him feeling well and alive. By this time we knew the end was near. We began spending more time with him and spoiling him as much as possible, while closely monitoring him for signs of critical complications. It was then we noticed that he was beginning to have problems urinating and rushed him to the emergency vet. As it turns out his bladder was full and they had to use a catheter to help him expel the urine. We were told that he, most likely, would no longer be able to urinate on his own, and although some options were given to us, we did not feel that any were appropriate for Petey since they would only further prolong his agony. We felt that he had fought long and hard and we needed to let him go. We knew we wanted it to be as painless and peaceful as possible, since he deserved only the best.

We contacted Lap of Love, and specifically asked for Dr. Tina. We had previously met Dr. Tina when she had helped our other dog, Momma, an extremely loyal and kindhearted pitiful mix, peacefully pass about a year before. At the time we were so distraught. Momma was our first dog and she was our shadow. She had suffered from liver disease for a few years and was on medications but eventually even with medication she got to the point were she was experiencing the signs and symptoms of end stage liver failure. So when we saw she was feeling unwell and refused to eat for a few days we contacted Lap of Love and that's how we first met Dr. Tina.

Dr. Tina made us feel very secure in our decision and reassured us that we were in fact doing the right thing for Momma. Thanks to Dr. Tina, Momma passed very peacefully and we were so happy to be able to give her that. So when it was time to help Petey along we knew we wanted Dr. Tina to be the one to help him.

Both of our dogs had very peaceful and painless passings. Dr. Tina takes her time explaining everything to you so you know what to expect. She doesn't rush you and gives you all the time you need to say good bye. She also closely listens to any concerns you may have and answers all of your questions. This is such a difficult things to go through, as pet owners, so it helps to have a knowledgable, experienced veterinarian like Dr. Tina by your side.

We are forever grateful to Dr. Tina. She demonstrated true kindness and compassion towards us, and more importantly towards both our dogs in our time of need. She is truly great soul. We are so lucky and honored to know her. Thank you Dr. Tina."

Leidy Diaz
Glendale, California

"Where do I even begin, my gratitude for Dr. Tina and all she does is so beyond words. It began before I even met her, from the moment I called Lap of Love the woman I spoke with on the phone knew Dr. Tina would be the prefect soul to come help my fur baby become an angel. On the day of, that morning I needed a little extra time and Dr. Tina was kind enough to push back her arrival to give me the time I needed. When she came to my home immediately I felt the deep love and compassion she has for her patients and their families. We sat together and talked about Lenny she took some time to show Lenny the love she so deserved. Her calm demeanor put me at such ease. There is nothing but love, peace and comfort that comes from Dr. Tina's soul. She truly was heaven sent to help guide my baby to the next part of her soul's journey. Dr. Tina gave me all the time I needed and was so very gentle in describing the procedure and how it would all go. The whole process couldn't have been more loving and peaceful. Dr. Tina was so delicate with my frail baby and put us all at such ease that my sweet Lenny cat was able to passed on so comfortably because we were all so calm. I've had prior experience with transitioning pets and nothing even came close to Dr. Tina! The stress you feel your animals absorb so being able to feel so calm and at peace is everything! Once she had passed Dr. Tina again did not rush the process of saying good bye and was so kind. No rush ever, no pressure, everything was just perfect. In the days and weeks following Dr. Tina continued to offer me unconditional support, care and comfort, thru her kind follow up emails, condolence cards and text, this woman is just full of light and love. Always there to calm and ease my heart and soul. In all the heartbreak and pain of losing my dear friend the one thing that truly continues to bring me peace and comfort is the way her passing went. I honestly can not imagine a more wonderful way for an animal to make their transition then with Dr. Tina. I have since told every local pet lover about her, including my vet, chiropractor, grocer, teachers and in various Facebook groups as I truly believe Dr. Tina has been sent from above to help our furry ones gain their wings. Thank you Dr. Tina and Lap of Love for all you do!"

Cyan Sattin
Los Angeles, California

"Dottie was a beautiful, kind, sweet, loving dog and our family misses her deeply. Making the decision to end her pain and suffering, but simultaneously lose her joyous presence in our lives, was one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make. Tina Olivieri could not have been more kind, empathetic, thoughtful, or professional during this difficult process. She spent over 3 hours with our family sitting on the floor with our beloved Dottie. She outlined the whole process for us so there were no surprises. She asked us about our fondest memories with Dottie, went over the difficulties and nuances of our decision, affirmed and touched upon the emotional burden, and made us feel wholly understood. She really knew exactly what to say, exactly what we were feeling, and exactly how to help us come to terms with this difficult process. At the time, I didn't realize how much I needed to hear her comforting words and affirmations. But in the weeks that followed I found myself returning to those words, which provided me great comfort. Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts, Dr. Olivieri."

Sophie .
Los Angeles, California

"One year ago today I had to say goodbye to Petunia. She was my 14 year old sweet little terrier mix and she meant the world to me. I've missed her more than I thought possible. The care, expertise, empathy and professionalism that Dr. Tina offered at the end of Petunia's life has remained a comfort to me whenever I'm reminded of the pain of losing my best friend. Dr. Tina helped me feel confident in the timing of my decision and her concierge style service made the process seamless and dignified. I will always be grateful for Tina's guidance, patience and heart. Of all the vets I saw over the course of Petunia's life, Dr. Tina was the best. An entire year later I'm still thinking about how lucky we were to have found you. Thank you, thank you for being a ray of light for me and Petunia. Mary"

Mary Pomerantz
West Hollywood, California

"Dr. Tina was truly a blessing to have had in our home to help Gus cross over. Gus was in the end stages of Lymphoma and was not feeling well at all. Dr. Tina was compassionate and gentle with her words to me and with the way she spoke to and touched Gus- a genuinely kind and caring person. I could tell Gus liked her and welcomed her and the relief. Dr. Tina helped Gus cross over in the most peaceful manner, I never expected it to be such a loving and freeing experience for us and for Gus. Gus passed so peacefully with the sweetest most content look on his handsome face. I burned a candle for Gus next to some pictures of him the night after he passed. Now I am remembering all of the wonderful things about him and the fond memories I have of all the great times we shared! I am forever grateful for Dr. Tina as she made our beloved family dog's passing a safe and tranquil experience for Gus and our family."

Jen K
Santa Monica, California

"Dr. Tina's kindness and compassion and her gentle manner with Jesse and with me was so helpful in getting Jesse over the Rainbow Bridge. I will always be grateful to her."

Margot Bernal
Los Angeles, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (310)-859-4852

VCA TLC Animal Hospital

  (310) 558-6111

City of Angels Veterinary

Emergency Clinic

  (310) 473-1561

Animal Surgical and Emergency Center

Pet Loss Group

  (888) 773-2683

Grief Recovery Institute, Beverly Hills

Pet Loss Group

  (310) 348-1260

Animal Bereavement Support Group

Pet Loss Resource

  (888) 773-2683

Grief Recovery Institute, Beverly Hills

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Dr. Tina proudly offers services to families in the Los Angeles area and most cities in Los Angeles County. A travel fee may be assessed based on distance and travel time from the veterinarian's home. 

Pet Memorials
“Jesse was such a wonderful girl and the perfect nanny pup. She is loved and missed today and will be loved and missed for the many tomorrows to follow. Go to your mama now, Jesse. I love you.”
Margot Bernal
December 8, 2016
“It's said that we are our dog’s world, but Max will be remembered as the *rockstar* of mine.

Then as it was, then again it will be
An' though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea

I'm never gonna leave you. I never gonna leave
Holdin' on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone

"Maxie T", we ...
Laura Thompson
June 24, 2016
“You were taken much to soon
That was not our plan
but the Heavenly Father had a different plan
To show us how to love
We thank you for showing us how.

Sometimes love means to let go
----selflessly
for the other to have peace”
Elaine McStravick
June 15, 2016
“Austin, you have been our closest friend and constant companion for so long. I can't remember not having you by my side. There was never a time I left the house without you giving me that raised eyebrow ... "Can I come too?" You usually did. We travelled the country together in your Wizard. I keep expecting to see you in the mirror. Austin, you ...
Bill Pistor
February 18, 2016
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Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.


Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
6230 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1185
Los Angeles, CA 90048