North Carolina Triangle, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Central Carolina

Dana Lewis, DVM

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(919) 439-5922

Hospice And Euthanasia Pricing

Housecall pricing in the Triangle, within 30 miles, during normal business hours, (M-F, 9am until 5pm)*:

  • In-Home Euthanasia - $230 ($280 evenings/weekends)
  • In-Home Consultation or Hospice Visit - $230 ($280 evenings/weekends)
  • Driving Fees: Drives over 30 miles will be quoted.
  • Holidays - additional $50 (Easter/Thanksgiving/Christmas Eve/Day $100)

*Please Note: There may be an additional charge for medications dispensed or procedures done during hospice visit, pets over 100 lbs, aggressive pets, and some exotic species.  




Lap of Love veterinarians do their best to assist families when needed. Dr. Lewis is available 7 days a week, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and late evening appointments are usually available with prior notice until 9:00 pm. Availability will vary with location, time of day, and prior commitments. If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or see Emergency Clinic information below:

  • Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Cary: (919) 233-4911
  • Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Durham: (919) 600-6600
  • Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas, Raleigh: (919) 861-0109
  • Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care, Raleigh: (919) 781-5145
  • Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary: (919) 462-8989
  • Quail Corners Animal Hospital, Raleigh: (919) 600-7526
  • NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Emergency Service, Raleigh: (919) 513-6911
  • Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital, Durham: (919) 489-0615


Aftercare Pricing

If you wish, we will take your beloved pet with us and arrange for cremation services. They will be handled with care, as if they were our own.  For pets over 35 pounds, Dr. Dana will need your assistance to her car.

PRIVATE CREMATION: With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematorium and the remains (ashes) are returned to your family veterinarian in approximately 3 business days. They can also be mailed if you prefer for an additional $15.

  • $220 for pets under 125 pounds
  • $250 for pets over 125 pounds***

COMMUNAL CREMATION: Pets are cremated with other pets and ashes are scattered together.

  • $90 for all pets***

BURIAL: If you would prefer burial, you can choose to have your pet buried in a woodland field that will not be developed, though visitation is not permitted.

  • $125 for all pets.***

***Pets over 125 lbs will incur a special transport fee and arrangements would be need to be made when appointment is scheduled.

Service Area

Dr. Dana gladly serves the following areas:

  • Raleigh
  • Durham
  • Chapel Hill
  • The Greater Triangle
  • Wake
  • Durham
  • Orange
  • Surrounding Counties

Drives over 30 miles will be quoted.

Dr. Dana also travels to:

  • Angier
  • Apex
  • Benson
  • Buies Creek
  • Butner
  • Cary
  • Clayton
  • Coats
  • Creedmoor
  • Efland
  • Franklinton
  • Four Oaks
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Garner
  • Hillsborough
  • Holly Springs
  • Knightdale
  • Lillington 
  • Morrisville
  • Pittsboro
  • Research Triangle Park
  • Rolesville
  • Sanford
  • Wake Forest
  • Wendell
  • Wilson Mills
  • Zebulon 

as well as all the towns in between! 

Payment Options

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

Credit card is accepted with a processing fee of 3% of the total bill.

Dana Lewis, DVM
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
PO BOX 1305
Morrisville, NC 27560

Local Pet Loss Resources

  • APEX: Amy Benton Moulds, MEd, NCC, Lifescapes Counseling: (919) 272-1388 or (919) 303-0273
  • CARRBORO: Bree Kalb, LCSW: (919) 932-6262 ext 16
  • CARY: Robin Forgione, MEd, LPC, NCC: (919) 602-6449
    Tracie Barton-Barrett, MS, NCC, LPC: (919) 559-4379
  • DURHAM: Center for All Seasons, Steve Bradley-Bull, LPC, MEd, MA: (919) 286-5770
    The Private Practices of Robin, Ruth & Renee, Ruth K. Echols, MAEd, LPC, NCC: (919) 244-1885
    Rondy Elliott, RN, CS, MTS: (919) 572-0093
  • GARNER: Rev. Phran Gacher, M.Div.: (919) 779-7653
  • HILLSBOROUGH: Unicorn Bereavement Center Triangle Hospice: (919) 644-6869
  • RALEIGH: Lynn Kurisko, MEd, LPC: (919) 866-1435 
    Andrea Shapiro, LCSW: (919) 781-2020
    NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine: (919) 513-3901 
    Wake SPCA Pet Loss Support Group: (919) 772-2326 or (919)-532-2087
  • WAKE FOREST: Suzanne Brady, MSW, LCSW: (919) 801-0337
    Sophie’s Gift Animal Loss Support, Amy Pierce, MA: (919) 554-2711.

Veterinarian's Biography

Growing up on Long Island, I was the kid taking care of the baby bird that fell from the nest, rescuing the turtles from the road, walking the neighbors’ dogs for fun, volunteering to clean cages at the shelter. I moved to North Carolina to attend Guilford College in Greensboro and have lived in the Triangle since graduating from Guilford. I have been a small animal veterinarian since 1997 after graduating from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. I am married and have two growing boys, one dog, three cats, and a snake.

As a small animal veterinarian, I am very fortunate to have a career that I enjoy. Positively impacting the lives of my clients and their pets gives me a great feeling of satisfaction. I take great pleasure in the relationships that I have built serving clients.

I am honored to serve my clients in a way that eases their grief and their pet’s life as peacefully as possible. Lap of Love allows me to help my patients move on to a place with no tears. Neither the family nor the pet should be in an anxious position at that very last moment. I try to create an experience so that it's the very best that a bad moment can be. If the pet can be kept comfortable and his or her quality of life maintained through nursing care and pain management, then pet owners may be able to extend the quality time they have with their cherished companions. Every being deserves a comfortable end. Having the pet at home enables the animal maximum comfort, hospice care allows the pet to enjoy the last days of life in familiar surroundings in the company of loved ones, and it allows the family to have more time with their pet and prepare for the loss of this beloved family member. 

 This Lap of Love location is independently owned and operated by Dr. Dana Lewis.