The Piedmont Triad Area: Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with your unique paw print laser etched into the wood (additional $30) 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. Your veterinarian will discuss your options directly with you.
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 on a tree farm in Rockingham County.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
Janine Oliver, DVM
I became a veterinarian as a second career, but it is my first passion. Although I was born and raised in Fairfax Virginia, I have considered North Carolina my home since 1987, when i earned my Physical Therapy degree from East Carolina University. I decided to return to school to earn my D.V.M. from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine because I am passionate about preventing animals from pain and suffering. I am particularly interested in the physical challenges that many older and disabled pets face. Even though I enjoy seeing many different pets every day, I concentrate my practice in physical rehabilitation, pain management, veterinary nutrition, soft tissue surgery, stem cell therapy, and geriatrics.
After graduating from NCSU in 2008, I joined an alternative and general medicine small animal practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. I also worked part-time as a veterinary nutrition resident at North Carolina State University until 2011. I use my physical therapy and veterinary nutrition skills to help my patients extend their quality of life for as long as possible. When the day comes that an aging or ill pet can no longer rally and respond to therapeutic measures then I believe in making sure their last moments are spent with their loved ones in peace and comfort.
I am a member of the following professional organizations: AAHA, AVMA, IAAHPC, AAFP, NCVMA, AAVN, and IVAPM. I strongly believe in giving back to my community by working with these wonderful local charities, SPCA of the Triad, Break The Chain Kennel Kru, and People & Paws 4 Hope.
My wife, Audra, and I share our home in Greensboro NC with our two cats Ellen and Barney and our four dogs Piedmont, Tyrion, Bunny and Krypto. We also have two amazing adult sons, Billy and Patrick who live and work near by. I feel so very fortunate to be part of an animal loving family and lucky to be able to work with animals and the people who love them every day.
Janine Oliver, DVM
"We are so grateful to Dr. Janine Oliver and her special care that day. She was so gentle, calm, and reassuring, giving us time to grieve and love our girl. Dr Janine truly had an understanding of our feelings, and heartbreak, and showed nothing but compassion. She made footprints for us, and gave us some locks of hair to keep. I'm beyond grateful for Lap of Love and Dr Oliver. We were able to be at home surrounded by our loved ones, and in the comfort of our home, just where Ivey felt best. Thank you."
Cheryl StoneRandleman, North Carolina
"Dr. Janine was very kind and considerate. She took time to explain the process and give us time to cope with it all. She handled the entire ordeal with compassion."
Jaymi & Waylon BinkleyHigh Point, North Carolina
"Thank you Dr. Janine Oliver for your support and kindness through this difficult time."
Courtney CooperRural Hall, North Carolina
"Thank you Dr. Janine Oliver for coming to our home today. She is professional, wonderful and calm. Our Amanda passed away peacefully. She brought us some peace of mind to our final goodbye to Amanda. Not only she left our cat's memorial keepsakes, she gave our daughters angels of cats to remind them of Amanda as well. Such a sweet thought of her! We appreciated all compassion of Lap of Love team, you all are angels of pet owners."
Ped HeddaeusGreensboro, North Carolina
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Life & Loss Support Group of the Piedmont
Forsyth Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group
Reidsville Reidsville Veterinary Hospital
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Piedmont Triad Area, including Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee between $30-$60 based on your location.
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.
Lap of LovePO Box 10073Greensboro, NC 27404
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