Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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$250

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$250

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 99 pounds$225
Pets up 100 - 150 pounds$275
Pets over 150 pounds$350
Mailing of urn to home or office$25
Hand delivery of urn$50

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or office.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 99 pounds$80
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$150
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$200

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 by the crematory. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

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

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. 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

Lisa Littlejohn, DVM

When I was a little girl, I aspired to be many things—a hair dresser and a pizza maker among those. In high school, I started working at a local animal hospital as a receptionist. With time, I eventually moved into the kennel and started working hands-on with the animals. I quickly developed a love for dogs and cats and always wanted to know how to make them better. During those years, I became a veterinary technician and decided being a veterinarian was my dream job. I set my sights on the University of Florida for both undergraduate and veterinary school. In 2005, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. In 2010, I attained my goal and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Since graduation, I have been in General Practice and have gravitated towards end-of-life care.  There is something so unique and special about our four-legged family members. They give us the unconditional love that we all want and need. For us, they may be a small piece of our life. But for them, we are their WHOLE world. I feel helping that loved one pass in the clinic doesn’t provide them with the respect and love they deserve. Instead, it should be a peaceful, calm and pain-free passing in a comfortable place surrounded by the ones they love the most. I am truly honored to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time.
 
“At the end of the day, when we leave this world, the only valuable legacy we leave behind is the love we gave to others and the love others gave to us."

"Dr. Lisa Littlejohn is a beautiful lady inside and out with so much compassion and heart. She made the passing of my Callie bearable with her kind words, patience, and advice. I am so glad that I used Lap of Love's services for one of the most difficult decisions I had to make to send my companion of 13+ years, my beloved Golden girl to heaven."

Barbara Lowrie
Hudson, Florida

"Tania and I cannot thank Dr Lisa enough. She was empathetic and really showed genuine concern for us and Deago. She was gentle and loving at one of the hardest times in our life. We could not have asked for more under a this state of of duress. We are forever grateful . May god bless you Dr Lisa for the work you do and the compassion you display."

Nancy Smith
Hudson, Florida

"Thank you Dr. Lisa.

It’s hard to express gratitude on how compassionate you were during a difficult time with our cherished Simon without getting choked up. Deborah and I will forever remember you and talk warmly about your amazing ability to comfort pet owners during end of life events.

Thank you for posting a memorial for Simon. It brought on smiles.

Simon is home now, after his visit to Faithful Friends . Rachael and Damon were vey respectful with Simon and our wishes.

I would recommend to them to anyone in the surrounding area.

Simon departure is still hard to get use to. We miss him dearly.

Lastly, thank you for notifying Dr. Mark Twilla at Sunshine Animal Hospital. He called Deborah shortly afterwards to express his sympathy and support. We are blessed to get such attention over Simon.

We’d like to do something special for you after coming into our lives during difficult times.

Best wishes,

Kris Brown

Deborah Pinnick"

Kris Brown
Webster, Florida

"Thank you so much for that , It was so thoughful....It hasnt been easy without Bunny, The other cats are greiving as well it is very sad but we are moving through a day at a time....Thank you so much for EVERY SINGLE THING YOU DID you made it PERFECT for us to have closure.... I still cringe when I think of what happened with our last angel....anyhow I can never thank you enough seriously never you are amazing blessing and angel all in one from the very bottom of my heart....I know we will see you again , and I wouldnt have it any other way....thank you Dr Lisa.....

throws confetti"

Kelly Robinson
Zephyrhills, Florida

"Thank you so much! My husband said that you made a very difficult time in our lives much easier! We truly appreciate your kindness with Rocky as well as our family. We are grieving Rocky and the house is def. Empty right now. Rocky gave us over 14 years and was a great dog and is truly missed! Again thank you for making a very difficult and hard time a little easier!

Debbie Arlie and family"

Debbie Hoskins
Spring Hill, Florida

"I want to thank Dr. Lisa for the compassion and gentleness she showed to our 18-year-old Yorkie, Dutchess. She made a very difficult situation as peaceful and calm as possible. It is never easy to make the decision to let one of our little ones to go, but it helps to know that they and us will be treated with respect, compassion, and kindness. Thank you Dr. Lisa for being there when Dutchess needed you."

MaryAnn Campbell
Brooksville, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support Group

  (813) 407-9441

Lap of Love's Pet Life & Loss Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  (352) 666-0904

Animal Emergency of Hernando: Spring Hill

Emergency Clinic

  (727) 841-6575

Animal Emergency of Pasco: Port Richey

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve families in the Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties. A drive fee of $50 may be assessed based on distance from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“The angels must surely be singing upon Deago's arrival into heaven. He was the kindest, most gentle soul and had love in his heart for all (except really small dogs - he basically ignored their existence). He was full of life even after being diagnosed with 2 forms of cancer. He sure showed the doctors up outliving their diagnosis by 4 months! ...
Nancy Smith
February 5, 2017
“"Ask the animals and they will teach you...in His hand is the soul of every living thing" Job Ch12 ver 7,10”
Tom Randall
December 6, 2016
“Charley was an integral part of the tapestry of our live from the time we picked up that little bundle of fur at 5 weeks till the time we both were laying with him in our home as he was gently put to sleep to gain entrance into heaven. Over the years, we have shared laughter, tears and private moments of wonder and discovery with Charley. He has ...
Jim Bronold
October 15, 2016
“"Moosie" was the light of our life. She gave us 15 years of absolute pleasure. Her positivity, endurance, enjoyment of life, and love for all who came into contact with her was an inspiration. There are not words to describe the joy she gave us or the pain of her passing. She loved us to the full and loved us to the end. We will never forget ...
Karen Sinkler
September 25, 2016
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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
17804 US-41
Lutz, FL 33549

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Dr. Dani McVety.