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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian 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.

 

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.

 

"Our family was having a difficult time deciding what to do about the rapidly declining health of our 18 year old dog, Chunk. He had a strong heart, but was blind and had cognitive and neurological dysfunctions that took away much of his quality of life. Going to the vet was understandably traumatic for such an elderly, blind dog so we decided that if we were going to help Chunk, we'd call a vet out to the house as opposed to taking a member of our family to a sterile vets office that would only confuse and scare him. He deserved better. Dr Tina came out to see him and confirmed that his cognitive and neurological issues were very advanced, and we decided to have her come back a few days later to help him cross the rainbow bridge at home. She prescribed a couple of medications that made his last few days much more peaceful and pain free, which meant so much to us. She checked in with us via text to see how he was doing, and talking to her was a huge comfort because she completely understood the struggles we were going through, letting our boy go. On the day, while our hearts were broken there was also a tremendous feeling of relief and peace; my husband said Chunk's passing was incredibly calm and a comforting rather than upsetting experience. Dr. Tina treated him as if he were her own, with love and consideration. I can't recommend her or Lap of Love enough."

Sara Dowell
Reseda, California

"This was probably one of the hardest decisions that we've ever had to make as a family but we also know that Rocco was sick and wasn't going to get better, so we made the decision to help him to stop suffering and send him home to the next life. Lap of Love made this decision a little bit easier and more comforting for me and my family. We know Rocco went in peace and we're glad we made this decision because watching your pet get worse is not a very good feeling. Dr. Tina was excellent with her customer service and compassion towards me and my family and Rocco. If you ever find yourself in this situation I highly recommend doing this. Once again, thanks Lap of Love and Dr. Tina."

ISAAC RIVERA
LOS ANGELES, California

"Two months ago I had to put my sweet black lab, Bella, to rest. She was the grand baby of my first dog and was born in my room 10 years ago, so she was especially close to my heart.

The last thing I ever wanted to do was put her down, and it was without a doubt the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make.

I spoke to 3 different vets before making the call to lap of love.

That morning they had been recommended to me by another vet and my Bella was in really bad shape, struggling with each breath.

Lap of love sent Tina to my house that morning, and to this day I am in awe of the experience I had with her.

I kid you not, I questioned if she was even real because she is literally an angel sent from heaven.

I am a yoga teacher and retreat leader in the wellness field, and still have never met someone with energy like Tina. She is a God Send. I couldn’t have asked for more loving, calm, gentle, understanding and centered energy to be present and assist my Bella in her transition.

Tina made the day one to remember, and not for the typical reasons holding sadness.

It was truly a beautiful day and I will forever be grateful for Tina’s assistance, guidance and expertise.

She assured me that I was doing the right thing and I appreciate her honesty and understanding.

I have nothing but incredible things to say about this woman and if you find yourself having to put your baby down, I promise you you can’t even imagine a person more equipped to help you than Tina. She is something else and I will hold her in my heart forever. Thank you Tina."

Brittney Rose
Venice, California

"I cannot thank Dr. Tina Olivieri enough for her compassion, huge heart and patience. I had originally set up a hospice appointment because I was not ready to face putting Shiva to sleep. But it was clear Shiva was suffering and it would be in his highest good to be liberated from his pain. Dr. Olivieri sat with me for several hours with such deep patience and understanding until I was fully ready to let Shiva go. I would not have been able to do it without her. Thank you so much, Tina, it was an honor and blessing to have you with us in Shiva's transition. Love, Reena"

Reena Desai
Los Angeles, California

"Hello,

Caelyn was my baby of 15 years. The decision to say goodbye is not easy and I don't know that it will ever be. When the day came that I knew was time to say goodbye, I reached out to Lap of Love. Initially, I spoke to Julia. Julia was patient, caring and kind. Julia took Caelyn's history and tried her best to comfort me. I really appreciate Julia's tenderness at a very difficult moment. After explaining the situation, Julia let me know that Dr. Tina Olivieri would be at arriving at my home later that evening.

Dr. Tina, like Julia, is equally patient, caring and kind. Dr. Tina helped make an emotional transition as comfortable as possible.

I wish no one had to say goodbye to a beloved pet and member of the family, but I'm more at peace that Dr. Tina was with me and my partner when we had to face this moment. The details are still emotional for me, but, in short, Caelyn passed quietly in my arms. She was at home in our backyard where she loved to play and chase squirrels. I'm glad that for all the love and joy that Caelyn gave me, I could let her pass in a place she loved while in my arms. Thank you Dr. Tina and Julia for your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time."

Darren Martinez
Los Angeles, California

"Dr. Tina was the best. She was so nice, comforting and knowledgeable. She made the difficult day so much easier to bear. I highly recommend her if you are in the area."

Anthony Jones
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
“My most beloved soul kitty companion, Shiva. I will miss you in your physical presence, holding you, kissing you, snuggling with you. You brought tremendous love into my life, opening my heart, holding me through some of my darkest times. Through you I could always anchor in what really mattered in life, in goodness and kindness, wisdom and ...
Reena Desai
June 4, 2019
“Junior was a gentle giant, a puppy by heart. He was very playful and lovable that my brother would risk his dog allergies just to hang out with him. Unfortunately he had to cross the rainbow bridge due to his health. You will be missed, Junior and I’ll see you on the other side.”
Pedro Santana
May 17, 2019
“My sweet little boy. My loyal companion and cuddle buddy. He had such a cute loving personality. He would quickly get comfortable with new faces and loved to be petted. I loved how he could be so gentle and docile and then crazy and playful. This boy could spin like a fidget spinner! He broke his own record once when he spinned 5 times none ...
May 7, 2019
“Gordi your glowing orange eyes melted my heart the moment I met you! You were my day, my night, my everything. A character so unique of many moods. Your strength and perseverance inspires me. You are my soulmate and we will reunite someday my boy boy. Mama misses you so much! Memories of our magical adventures etched in my heart eternally!”
Talia Arica
May 3, 2019
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. 

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