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

There may be a fee if addtional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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.

 

"I'll keep it simple -

Dr. Christine is a godsend. She made one of the most difficult things we've ever had to do as painless and peaceful as possible. She has a gentle spirit, a professional manner, and it is obvious that she cares deeply for the animals that she assists. Thank you so much, Dr. Christine."


Los Angeles, California

"Dr. Tina was so compassionate and immediately saw what a wonderful dog Fergus was. She reassured him and me and was so gentle. She treated us both with dignity and care, and Fergus went to sleep peacefully and with so much love. Her follow up message to me about how wonderful Fergus was and her reassurances was so appreciated. I just don't know how I could have got through this without her and Lap of Love's kindness."

Danette Riddle
Los Angeles, California

"Once we knew our Yorkie Angell was deteroriating fast, we wanted to make sure that we could give him a dignified and comfortable end of life, in our home, surrounded by people who loved him. Dr. Tina came out and was everything we could have wished for - compassionate, clearly communicated everything and reassured us that we were making the best decision in Angell's interests.

As awful as it is to lose a beloved pet, Dr. Tina made the final process as painless as possible, and we are eternally grateful for her care, professionalism and empathy."

Tom Dowler
Los Angeles, California

"At one of the worst times in my life Dr. Tina made the passing of my beloved furry soulmate a little easier. I'm so glad she was there with her gentle kindness."

Cybil Solyn
Sherman Oaks, California

"Dr. Tina came to our house on a a Sunday to help us put our beautiful and brave German Shepherd, Marcus, to sleep. She was so compassionate and kind. We all sat on Marcus's favorite fluffy rug. Marcus was lying in the middle of us with his head on my lap and his toys in front of him and we talked and talked and talked about him while stroking him and rubbing his tummy. No rushing, she seemed genuinely interested in our boy. When we were ready, she gave him a sedative. He gently fell asleep and appeared to be smiling. When he no longer responded to his leg being shaved, she gave him an iv injection and his breathing gradually slowed until it stopped. So peaceful. We cried and kissed him goodbye. Even then, Dr. Tina never rushed us. One couldn't ask for a more gentle and dignified passing. Thank you Dr. Tina for making such a sad event as good as it could be."

Eve Norel
Los Angeles, California

"Dr. Tina was incredibly professional, caring and sensitive to the needs of our pet, Abigail and to the emotional pain we felt as we said goodbye. She offered clear information about the entire process and throughout the process she was deeply compassionate. Despite our grief we are grateful to Dr. Tina and Lap of Love and we will highly recommend Dr. Tina to other pet owners."

Paula Thomson
Studio City, 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
“Doggums. Dave. David. Sting. A man of many names.
You made us a family and filled our lives with laughter. You were my best bud and we will never forget you.
Thank you for all the lessons, cuddles, grumpiness, snorts and love. We miss and love you Dave.”
August 14, 2018
“My sweet, crazy, funny, handsome best buddy. We were besties from the start. You brought immense joy and love to my life - you were bursting with both. I'm completely heartbroken for now, but one day, I'll be able to focus on all the fun and hilarious time we spent together. We all will love you always, little Ferg, and I'm sorry you had any ...
Danette Riddle
August 7, 2018
“We were blessed for 16 1/2 wonderful years with our sweet baby girl. She is truly missed and leaves behind a brother and our family. She was a gift from God and has gone home to be with him. Thank you sweet baby girl for so much love and memories. Life will never be the same .”
Peggy Matticks
June 22, 2018
“Annie, you were my favorite hello & my hardest goodbye…

On March 26, 2018, my best friend, Annie, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. During our 3.5 years together, we shared so much love and many treasured moments. Annie changed my life for the better, and I will never stop missing her presence here on Earth.

I have grown up with pets my whole ...
Kelly Nardoni
April 30, 2018
Payment Options

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


Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

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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