- In-Home Consultation/Hospice-$250 ($300 evenings begin 5pm & weekends)
Includes an 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, with prompt follow-up for any questions after the visit.
- In-Home Euthanasia-$250 ($300 evenings beginning at 5pm & weekends)
Includes a brief consultation by the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, peaceful euthanasia, paw impression memorial keepsake, lock of fur, and a Lap of Love Pet Loss Booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.
- Holidays - additional $50-$100
- Additional Fees - There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see service area below), pets over 99 lb, late night appointments (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.
Lap of Love veterinarians do their best to assist families when needed. We help families 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. Dr. Dana, Dr. Betsy, and Anna, our administrative assistant, answer your calls from 8am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 5pm Friday to Sunday. We encourage you to avoid a crisis situation and schedule an appointment before your pet takes a downturn. But sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so same day appointments are almost always possible with a few hours notice. If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or see Emergency Clinic information under Local Resources.
If you wish, we will take your beloved pet with us and arrange for cremation or burial services. They will be handled with care, as if they were our own. For pets over 35 pounds, the doctor will need your assistance to her car. Pets over 99 pounds will incur a special transport fee and arrangements would need to be made when the appointment is scheduled.
PRIVATE CREMATION: With this option, your pet is cremated individually at a licensed crematorium and the cremains are returned to your family veterinarian in approximately 3 business days. They can also be mailed if you prefer for an additional $15.
- $225 for pets up to 99 pounds
- $325 for pets over 100 pounds
COMMUNAL CREMATION: are cremated at the same crematorium with other pets and ashes are scattered together.
- $90 for pets up to 99 pounds
- $190 for pets over 100 pounds
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 pets up to 99 pounds
- $225 for pets over 100 pounds
The Doctors gladly serve the following areas:
- Downtown Chapel Hill
- Durham, except 27712
- Holly Springs
- New Hill
- Research Triangle Park
Extended Service Area: There is a drive fee of $50 for the following towns. Also planning for pets over 100 pounds will need to be discussed if aftercare is required.
- Archer Lodge
- Durham, 27712
- Western Chapel Hill
- Fuquay Varina
- Wake Forest
If you do not see your town on this list, just ask us for assistance.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) is accepted.
Many Pet Insurance companies cover euthanasia services, just have any paper-work ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Dana Lewis, DVM
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
PO BOX 1305
Morrisville, NC 27560
We know this can be a very trying time. Please contact the doctors regarding local grief counselors and support groups in your area:
- 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: Tracie Barton-Barrett, MS, NCC, LPC: (919) 559-4379
- DURHAM: Center for All Seasons, Steve Bradley-Bull, LPC, MEd, MA: (919) 286-5770
- HILLSBOROUGH: Unicorn Bereavement Center Triangle Hospice: (919) 644-6869
- HOLLY SPRINGS: Hugh Willard, MEd, LPC: (919) 429-7735
- RALEIGH: Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine: (919) 513-3901
Wake SPCA Pet Loss Support Group: (919)-532-2087
- WAKE FOREST: Sophie’s Gift Animal Loss Support, Amy Pierce, MA: (919) 554-2711.
Emergency Clinics in the Triangle and surrounding:
- Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary: (919) 462-8989
- Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care, Raleigh: (919) 781-5145
- NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Emergency Service, Raleigh: (919) 513-6911
- Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals, Durham: (919) 489-0615, Holly Springs: (919)973-5620
- Veterinary Specialty Hospitals of the Carolinas, Cary: (919) 233-4911, Durham: (919)600-6600, Raleigh: (919) 861-0109
- Eastern Carolina Vet Emergency, Wilson: (252) 265-9920