Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$295

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$295

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$295

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 49 pounds$330
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$350
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$380
Pets 150 pounds and over will be quoted
Mailing of urn to your home or work$45

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 you for an additional fee.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets over 150 pounds - call for pricing

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 pet cemetery called Field of Dreams. 

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 Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area. 

Kristine Campanelli, DVM

I started out as a veterinary technician 20 years ago and knew I would be involved with taking care of animals and their families for the rest of my life. 

I earned my DVM degree from Ross University in 2002 and returned home to Long Island to practice small animal medicine. I returned home with Cricket, a tabby cat, and Marvin, a kititian hound, who I adopted during my second semester on the island of St. Kitts. They were great companions to each other and me during my school career. They adapted well to life in the states and lived long, happy lives and each succumbing to a different illness as they grew old together. Marvin developed congestive heart failure and Cricket developed kidney failure. I learned a great deal caring for them and ensuring they had an excellent quality of life, with medications and diet to maintain their heart and kidney function. It was a difficult decision when the time came but my family and I were there with them at the very end to say good bye. I know Marvin was there to greet Cricket at the Rainbow Bridge and my hope is that they are romping around together just like they used to in our living room.  

Being in private practice, you watch a patient grow up and grow old. We help patients and their families manage their illnesses on a daily basis but at the very end it comes down to an unfamiliar and stressful place. Many of my pet parents have told me they would prefer the home environment, something I was not able to provide at that time. That is why Lap of Love is so special - keeping pets and their families in a comfortable setting and loving environment. I am blessed to be able to help families through this difficult time in their lives.

Heather Manfredi, DVM

I have always been fascinated by critters, both big and small. As a longtime equestrian, I understood the strength of the human-animal bond that deepens as you tend and care for an animal that becomes a part of your family and your heart. I incorporated that passion and love into a career when I happily graduated veterinary school from University of Florida in 2006. In the beginning of my veterinary career, I worked as an ambulatory veterinarian for large and small animals in sunny Florida, the state in which I grew up. I expanded my experience by practicing in Kansas City, MO, where I treated a myriad of animals ranging from dogs and cats to sheep and llamas! Throughout my tenure as a veterinarian, my primary goal is to help people understand the needs of their pets, both for wellness and preventative health, and during times of illness and disease.

I currently live on Long Island to pursue a life closer to my loved ones. I enjoy all that Long Island has to offer including spending time outside boating, at the beach, enjoying craft beer, visiting museums and community festivals, and horseback riding. I'm a parent to both two-legged and four-legged babies:  Haden, my teenage son; Jewel, my 10 year-old Jack Russell terrier; and Ozzy, my 8 year-old Abyssinian cat. I'm grateful to have an opportunity to visit families in their homes and help them walk through their options when dealing with end of life decisions.

 

 

About Kristine Campanelli, DVM

I started out as a veterinary technician 20 years ago and knew I would be involved with taking care of animals and their families for the rest of my life. 

I earned my DVM degree from Ross University in 2002 and returned home to Long Island to practice small animal medicine. I returned home with Cricket, a tabby cat, and Marvin, a kititian hound, who I adopted during my second semester on the island of St. Kitts. They were great companions to each other and me during my school career. They adapted well to life in the states and lived long, happy lives and each succumbing to a different illness as they grew old together. Marvin developed congestive heart failure and Cricket developed kidney failure. I learned a great deal caring for them and ensuring they had an excellent quality of life, with medications and diet to maintain their heart and kidney function. It was a difficult decision when the time came but my family and I were there with them at the very end to say good bye. I know Marvin was there to greet Cricket at the Rainbow Bridge and my hope is that they are romping around together just like they used to in our living room.  

Being in private practice, you watch a patient grow up and grow old. We help patients and their families manage their illnesses on a daily basis but at the very end it comes down to an unfamiliar and stressful place. Many of my pet parents have told me they would prefer the home environment, something I was not able to provide at that time. That is why Lap of Love is so special - keeping pets and their families in a comfortable setting and loving environment. I am blessed to be able to help families through this difficult time in their lives.

"Dr. Kristine was absolutely wonderful and amazing. She is kind, caring, gentle, empathetic, and compassionate. It is clear she has deep concern for the animals she helps across the Rainbow Bridge. Dr. Kristine made a terribly sad day for us a little easier. I feel so blessed to have found Lap of Love. Ashley and Jenifer were also very kind and patient-I called them 5 times in 24 hours! I love the fact that the family gets a little fur and paw print to remember our dear pets. With deepest gratitude and appreciation, Trudy Mansfield and Family"

Trudy Mansfield
Patchogue, NY

"Dear Dr. Heather,

We can't even express the gratitude we feel for the kindness and tenderness in which you administered to our Noelle during the moments preceding, during and after her final journey.

The whole experience is heart wrenching to anyone who has had and loved their fur baby as much as we loved our Noelle.

We are eternally grateful for having found you and the fabulous staff at Lap of Love.

Sincerely,

Geri, Rita & Pete Guccione"

Geri Guccione
Levittown, NY

"Thank you to Dr Heather Manfredi - Lap of Love for showing compassion and kindness during Rosie's final moments. She assured us that we made the right choice and allowed us time to grieve and embrace Rosie while she passed comfortably in the comfort of her own home. Jessica Levien Schaier first contacted Lap of Love on December when we knew Rosie's health was failing. From that moment on they stayed in touch and let us know that they were there for anything we needed at any time. When we contacted them that the time was imminent they returned our call immediately and Dr Heather was there within a few hours. The process was peaceful and beautiful ending for Rosie's beautiful life."

Michael & Jessica Schaier
Freeport, NY

"Words cannot fully express my gratitude for the compassion shown by Dr. Heather to our beloved 15 year old miniature schnauzer, Baxter. Having owned dogs all my life, usually more than one at a time, euthanasia is something I have unfortunately been through before. It is a heartbreaking ordeal, regardless of whether your furry family member has lived a long, beautiful life such as our Baxter or if it is sudden and tragic. I have experienced both in my lifetime. This was the first time I was able to hold my baby in my arms in the comfort of our home and see him off to rainbow bridge at my own pace. I cannot begin to express how much that meant to me. To be able to say goodbye to Baxter in the privacy of our home and surround him with love meant the world to me. Dr. Heather was amazing. I did not feel rushed at all. She made my situation bearable with her kind words and gentle presence. I am so thankful I found Dr. Heather and I know she will be the one I turn to if ever faced with this agonizing decision again."

Alicia Norizsan
Hauppauge, NY

"Dear Dr. Heather

You made the worst day of our lives just a little bit better. I don't think we could have managed or made that decision without you. The paw print and the lock of hair you left were something that will be cherished forever. Even when it was time for Mia to leave her home the way you put her in a wicker bed and covered her in a snuggle blanket you made us feel as if Mia was one of yours. Your beautiful words on face book were so moving and caring they brought tears of gratitude to our eyes. Dr. Heather you truly are an Angel god bless you!!! All veterinarian's should be trained by you.

Even though you spent such a short time with us you will always be part of our family now. thank you so much again we will never forget you.

Craig&Staci"


Holbrook, NY

"Dr. Kristine was AMAZING! So full of love! She let Leo kiss her face over and over. She was so compassionate. A real angel sent to us!!! My eyes fill up whenever I think of how amazing she was with Leo. He truly loved her and felt relaxed and at peace. I will always be grateful to her and lap of love"

Cindy Assemi
Northport, NY

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support

  (607) 253-3932

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 369-4513

East End Veterinary Emergency Center

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 285-7780

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 698-2225

Animal Emergency Service

Pet Loss Support

  877-GRIEF-10

ASPCA Grief Hotline

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Nassau County

Suffolk County

Our veterinarians proudly serves Long Island - including most of Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Leo was a gentle giant. He would not hurt a fly. He only wanted to make us happy and please us. He was so easy-going and content! He even let our little puppy climb up on his back while he was sleeping and let him sleep there! He woukd walk beside me outside without a leash because he was so obedient.
Leo was a big dog (80lbs) who thought he ...
Cindy Assemi
February 17, 2017
“Travis Blue … reconciling that the end for you has come has been a heavy weight to bear. The time you had with us has been all loved up and now you’re gone. All that’s left are memories and one of the most painful goodbyes I’ve ever had to say. You were, for me the dog of my childhood dreams. A giant lumbering shamble of black fur and drool, that ...
Dan and Pam Moody
February 17, 2017
“We remember our sweet angel, Bianca, as a beautiful, spunky greyhound who always gave and wanted "lovin'". She would rest her head on your lap and push her way in to make sure she was getting getting pet if you were showing attention to another.
She was my furry little girl who would follow me around the house. She loved to play with her ...
Mary Perrone-Rizzo
February 8, 2017
“ALL dogs go to heaven! With a love so pure and unconditional, there is no doubt that it is one of God's most perfect creations. They show us what it means to really love. I thank God for the short time I was blessed to have you in my life and I ask Jesus to please stay by my side as I try to get through this. As I sit here at my desk writing ...
Patricia Cusumano
February 7, 2017
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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
Heather Manfredi, DVM
P.O. Box 225
Deer Park, NY 11729

Mailing Address

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Kristine Campanelli, DVM
P.O. Box 116
Mount Sinai, NY 11766