Tucson & Surrounding Areas

  (520) 462-5007

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

ADDITIONAL 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 (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$315
Pets 150 - 199 pounds$365

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely rosewood 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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$215
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$265

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 at a private location with no visitation. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

AVAILABILITY

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

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!

Dr. Kenzie

Kenzie Quick

I grew up in Tucson, AZ as the daughter of two veterinarians. Throughout my childhood, I didn’t think I wanted to be a veterinarian, but, in college, I fell in love with biology and realized my future would involve practicing medicine. I was drawn to the beauty that is natural life combined with the problem solving that is medicine. Although my aspirations to be a veterinarian arose later in life, I was always an animal lover, and spent my days surrounded by animals at home, in my parents’ clinics, and at the barn where I rode horses. 

I completed my Bachelors at the University of Arizona (Bear Down) before moving on to University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I proceeded to an internship with a focus in shelter medicine in Boulder, CO. Now, I am very happy to be back home in Tucson to serve the community through the important work of end of life care with Lap of Love. Having been exposed to veterinary medicine for most of my life, I learned early on that this type of care is a great privilege veterinarians have; relieving animals’ suffering when other interventions are not possible is a gift - to the pet, to me as their medical caretaker, and to the people who love them. 

The strength of the human animal bond is so apparent at the end of life, and I look forward to honoring it through the work that I do every day. 

Dr. Lisa

Lisa Shriver

A purebred Ohioan, I was lucky to grow up with a mother that taught me the immense value of an animals’ life.  We spent our time rescuing animals in need, whether a stray kitten or an injured bird. As I grew up, I was formally introduced to animal welfare when I worked as a vet assistant at an animal shelter in New Orleans. The impact of their veterinary team inspired me to return home to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, I pursued additional education, completing a small animal academic internship as well as graduate certificates in veterinary forensics and shelter medicine. I’ve since landed on positions that both combine my interests and foster personal and professional growth.

For the past several years, I have dedicated my life to providing access to veterinary care, including end-of-life care, in remote and rural Arizona communities. Empathy and non-judgment have been my guideposts as I serve families and patients, supporting their human-animal bond. This has facilitated a high level of compassion, kindness, and trust-building with the families I serve. While our relationships are sometimes brief it is an honor when a client extends an invitation into their home to help support the health and welfare of their pets.

I feel very fortunate to fulfill the Lap of Love mission of providing the highest-quality care to pets and their people at what is, for many, among the most challenging times in their lives. Having recently said goodbye to my own geriatric dog and cat (both rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina), I can identify with the emotional weight of realizing our pets are reaching the end of their lives. While the decisions surrounding how and when to help them pass on can be difficult, I am so thankful that as pet-lovers we are able to give that final gesture of love. Together, we can ensure the gift of a comfortable and peaceful end to your beloved pet’s life.

About Kenzie Quick

I grew up in Tucson, AZ as the daughter of two veterinarians. Throughout my childhood, I didn’t think I wanted to be a veterinarian, but, in college, I fell in love with biology and realized my future would involve practicing medicine. I was drawn to the beauty that is natural life combined with the problem solving that is medicine. Although my aspirations to be a veterinarian arose later in life, I was always an animal lover, and spent my days surrounded by animals at home, in my parents’ clinics, and at the barn where I rode horses. 

I completed my Bachelors at the University of Arizona (Bear Down) before moving on to University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I proceeded to an internship with a focus in shelter medicine in Boulder, CO. Now, I am very happy to be back home in Tucson to serve the community through the important work of end of life care with Lap of Love. Having been exposed to veterinary medicine for most of my life, I learned early on that this type of care is a great privilege veterinarians have; relieving animals’ suffering when other interventions are not possible is a gift - to the pet, to me as their medical caretaker, and to the people who love them. 

The strength of the human animal bond is so apparent at the end of life, and I look forward to honoring it through the work that I do every day. 

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (520) 327-5624

Pima Pet Clinic - Tucson

  (520) 327-6088

Humane Society of Southern Arizona Pet Loss Support Group - Tucson

  (520) 888-3177

Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center - Tucson

  (520) 367-5222

Kindred Spirits - Pet Loss Support Group

  (520) 795-9955

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Tucson area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be an additional drive fee of $50-$75 depending on your location. Please call for more information. 

Pet Memorials
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred. We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 41441
Tucson, Arizona 85717

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