Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$350

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$350

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$350

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 14 pounds$275
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$300
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$350
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$400
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a wooden urn and returned to your primary care veterinarian. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 14 pounds$175
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$200
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$250
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$300
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

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. Depending on the aftercare provider, ashes are either scattered in a garden at the crematory or scattered at sea.

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

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, 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!

Dr. Tina

Tina Olivieri, DVM

Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, my family never had a shortage of animals. Whether it was kitties, doggies, pot-bellied pigs, iguanas, guinea pigs, gerbils, sugar gliders, parakeets, cockatoos, rabbits, mice, turtles, or chickens…I have loved them all . Animals have always had such a special place in my heart since childhood, so becoming a veterinarian wasn’t even a choice…it was just the next step.

After Vet School graduation, I began an internship in Reproduction at Oklahoma State University.  Studying the reproductive aspect of veterinary medicine gave me a profound respect for the gift of life. Being able to hand deliver calves, kids, foals, and puppies gave me an overwhelming appreciation for the life cycle of animals. The opportunity to assist with the magic of birth was a truly priceless experience that I am forever grateful for.  

When I completed my internship, I moved into small animal private practice, relief medicine, and wellness clinics in both Oklahoma and Southern California. I have continued to study predominantly small animals, but not a day goes by that my Mom doesn’t ask for help in Oklahoma with her horses, mules, donkeys, sheep, birds, and of course…her beloved dogs and cats!! No animal will ever be off limits for me…I truly love them all. 

Throughout my life, I have known all kinds of animals, both old and new. But one thing that I have grown to understand and respect, above all, is the bond between owners and their beloved pets.  In my opinion, there is no greater unconditional love or everlasting friendship. That is what brought me to Lap of Love.  I consider it a privilege to know each animal I have ever met, and I have extreme respect and compassion for YOU… their owner.  To me, there is no greater honor than being able to comfort, acknowledge, support and understand both pets and their loving owners through such difficult times. 

I myself have experienced pet loss many times in my life, and it doesn’t get any easier or any less heartbreaking.  Being able to provide pain relief, peace, and comfort to our babies when they need it most…is everything.  I truly believe that the love and compassion we give to our pets during their life should be given to them in their final moments, and I am forever honored to be a part of that process.

To all of the wonderful families that have allowed me to be a part of their beloved baby’s journey: I am honored, touched, and forever inspired by your selflessness.

 

Dr. Christine

Christine Baldwin, DVM

Animals have been a major part of my life since I was very young. I was always surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. I started in the veterinary world working as a licensed technician in New York and knew that I was meant to be a part of this field. My experiences, both personal and professional, have forged a deep appreciation in me for the connection between animals and people.

After graduating veterinary school, I moved to rural upstate NY to practice as a mixed animal veterinarian working with all types of animals from dogs and cats to horses and goats. After 2 long winters, I moved back down to Long Island, where I worked in small animal practice. After working in different types of practices, I am honored to be able to work with pets and their dedicated families in the comfort of their own home.

About Tina Olivieri, DVM

Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, my family never had a shortage of animals. Whether it was kitties, doggies, pot-bellied pigs, iguanas, guinea pigs, gerbils, sugar gliders, parakeets, cockatoos, rabbits, mice, turtles, or chickens…I have loved them all . Animals have always had such a special place in my heart since childhood, so becoming a veterinarian wasn’t even a choice…it was just the next step.

After Vet School graduation, I began an internship in Reproduction at Oklahoma State University.  Studying the reproductive aspect of veterinary medicine gave me a profound respect for the gift of life. Being able to hand deliver calves, kids, foals, and puppies gave me an overwhelming appreciation for the life cycle of animals. The opportunity to assist with the magic of birth was a truly priceless experience that I am forever grateful for.  

When I completed my internship, I moved into small animal private practice, relief medicine, and wellness clinics in both Oklahoma and Southern California. I have continued to study predominantly small animals, but not a day goes by that my Mom doesn’t ask for help in Oklahoma with her horses, mules, donkeys, sheep, birds, and of course…her beloved dogs and cats!! No animal will ever be off limits for me…I truly love them all. 

Throughout my life, I have known all kinds of animals, both old and new. But one thing that I have grown to understand and respect, above all, is the bond between owners and their beloved pets.  In my opinion, there is no greater unconditional love or everlasting friendship. That is what brought me to Lap of Love.  I consider it a privilege to know each animal I have ever met, and I have extreme respect and compassion for YOU… their owner.  To me, there is no greater honor than being able to comfort, acknowledge, support and understand both pets and their loving owners through such difficult times. 

I myself have experienced pet loss many times in my life, and it doesn’t get any easier or any less heartbreaking.  Being able to provide pain relief, peace, and comfort to our babies when they need it most…is everything.  I truly believe that the love and compassion we give to our pets during their life should be given to them in their final moments, and I am forever honored to be a part of that process.

To all of the wonderful families that have allowed me to be a part of their beloved baby’s journey: I am honored, touched, and forever inspired by your selflessness.

 

"Dr. Tina was the embodiment of love and compassion. I couldn't imagine a more loving and caring way to say goodbye to our friend of 15 years, and it was made possible by Dr. Tina's warmth and nurturing presence. Everything was handled with the utmost care. It was so heart-breaking, but when Dr. Tina said she would treat our cat Monkey as if he was her own, we knew in our heart she meant it. I cannot recommend enough Dr. Tina and Lap of Love for this service. We are so very grateful."

Sam Altman
Los Angeles, California

"Thank you, Dr. Tina and Lap of Love for you compassion and assistance with a most difficult experience. It made a huge difference. We are grateful for your services."

Amy LaBranche
LOS ANGELES, California

"Dr. Tina was incredible! From the moment she arrived Hercules felt so comfortable. He greeted her and she sat on the floor with him and got to know him and us. She took the lead in hearing out our concerns and answering them one by one. She walked us through everything step by step and assured us that our decision was the best gift we could give to our struggling baby boy.

I would only hope that every pet owner could have such an experience as my family did with Dr. Tina. We said goodbye peacefully at home, I couldn’t bare to take Hercules to the hospital, he hates it there.

I’m so grateful for lap of love and Dr. Tina. Our final memories with Herc were special and watching him go peacefully without any anxiety over being at the vets office was a relief. It was a painful process, but somehow Dr. Tina coming to the house eased the pain."

Jennifer Daigle
Walnut, California

"Dr Tina was amazing! It was two weeks ago today she helped me to understand that I was making the most loving decision for my special angel Rocco. After taking him in for what I thought was a minor surgery I got a diagnosis five days later that it was a very aggressive and painful cancer. I had a very short period of time to say goodbye. The next day I called Dr Tina to my house. I discussed with her what I had been informed by my vet and she confirmed everything I was told and explained what my options might be. After hearing her confirm that he was in a lot of pain I of course made the very difficult decision to euthanize him. Dr Tina explained with true kindness and compassion everything that was going to happen. Let me have all the time I needed every step she took. Will always be extremely grateful to her and the service she provided to allow Rocco and I to let go of each other in such loving and comfortable surroundings as our own home. When she put Rocco on the stretcher to take him she wrapped him in a beautiful blanket with just his head out. He looked as though he was sleeping. Dr Tina said to me I will take care of him as if he were my own. I knew she meant it. Everyday when I think of Rocco I am reminded of how truly thankful I am and will always be to Dr Tina and Lap Of Love for doing what they do. Would highly recommend this service to anyone having to make this painful decision. Goodbye for now my majestic and amazing Rocco. Someday we will be together again.

Eternally Grateful Forever

Vicki & Rocco"

Vicki Lockhart
Downey, California

"Dr. Tina was recommended by a close friend who had recently lost their beautiful cat. The changes in our pup, Dempsey, were sudden and we needed to make the hardest decision of our lives. My dear friend called Lap of Love and gave them my info. When I called they already had my name and I felt it was the right fit. When Dr. Tina arrived, we were a mess. She talked us through everything and didn't make us second guess our decision. She knew it was the right thing to do to save our Dempsey from more pain. The time and care she took with us will always be a cherished memory. This is the way to say goodbye to your loved one. Let them fall asleep in your arms and talk to them until they pass. Thank you, Dr. Tina for helping us on the saddest day. Much love, Suzanne, Jeff, Maebe Cat, and much love from our goofy, loving and brave boy, Dempsey."

Suzanne Slade
North Hollywood, California

"I called Lap of Love on an early Sunday morning after realizing my sweet dog Irish's time had come. My call was answered by a person, not a service, who was very gentle with me. She gave me information about what services were available and anticipated costs. She was able to schedule a vet to come within 3 hours. Dr. Tina arrived within the time specified and was calm and compassionate not just to my dog but to me as well. She carefully assessed the situation and prepared me for what was to happen and how. She was so empathetic. My dog calmly and peacefully slipped away. I could not be more grateful for the services of Lap of Love and Dr. Tina's kindness."

Virginia Sharpe
Los Angeles, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (310)-859-4852

VCA TLC Animal Hospital

Pet Loss Group

  (888) 773-2683

Grief Recovery Institute, Beverly Hills

  (310) 558-6111

City of Angels Veterinary

Pet Loss Group

  (310) 348-1260

Animal Bereavement Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  (310) 473-1561

Animal Surgical and Emergency Center

Pet Loss Resource

  (888) 773-2683

Grief Recovery Institute, Beverly Hills

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Our doctors proudly offer services to families in the Los Angeles area and most cities in Los Angeles County. A travel fee may be assessed based on distance and travel time from the veterinarian's home. 

Pet Memorials
“It's been one month since we lost our funny behemoth cat. We are still heartbroken but grateful for the happiness and love he brought to our lives. We were glad to give him a furever home and to be there for him until the end. We will always love you Goomba. We miss you every day.”
Amy LaBranche
January 26, 2019
“Wasabi, you were truly one of a kind and loved immensely. Your mommy misses you but is so grateful for the many years and adventures we shared together. Thank you for always loving me and being my little man of the house, you always ran a tight ship! I will continue our walks to feel close to you... I hope that rainbow bridge is as beautiful ...
Maranda Blanton
November 29, 2018
“Woody, your courage and faith taught us about forgiveness and patience. Though you were small, you were mighty. Your physical presence is missed, though your heart and spirit will forever remain with us. It was so hard saying good-bye to you, my stubborn and grumpy old man... but I know it was the right thing to do... to send you on your way to ...
Lisa Furry
October 30, 2018
“To our one and only pup, Willy,

It's been roughly a few days since you said goodbye to us and the house is so empty without you. We still hear you, we still feel you, we still smell you in the house, but we know you've gone. Cleaning the house without your presence was heartbreaking, but also nice since you weren't behind mom and me barking at ...
Michelle Mendez
September 24, 2018
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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

For Dr. Tina:
6230 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1185
Los Angeles, CA 90048

For Dr. Christine:
18340 Yorba Linda Blvd
Suite 107 #213
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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