PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

VETERINARY HOSPICE$450

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.

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 Eve, 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 14 pounds$275
Pets 15 - 49 pounds$300
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$350
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$400

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

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 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. Tina

Tina Olivieri

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

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

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.

 

"We had the great fortune to meet Dr. Tina at a very stressful time for our family. One of our two Australian Shepherds was dying from osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Unfortunately, this condition was fast growing and extremely painful. Within six weeks of the diagnosis, our Willie had reached the limits of pain management. Dr. Tina is a wonderful person. Her caring demeanor and loving compassion were of great help to us during this sorrowful experience.

If you’re at this site, you are probably going through the same pain and grief we were. Torn between love and pain, and knowing that your loved one is dependent on your help has brought you here. You are at the right place, and Dr. Tina’s compassionate care will help you through this traumatic time.

We wish you love and peace, Julie and Bill"

Julie and Bill McMillan
Claremont, California

"We had the great fortune to meet Dr. Tina at a very stressful time for our family. One of our two Australian Shepherds was dying from osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Unfortunately, this condition was fast growing and extremely painful. Within six weeks of the diagnosis, our Willie had reached the limits of pain management. Dr. Tina is a wonderful person. Her caring demeanor and loving compassion were of great help to us during this sorrowful experience.

If you’re at this site, you are probably going through the same pain and grief we were. Torn between love and pain, and knowing that your loved one is dependent on your help has brought you here. You are at the right place, and Dr. Tina’s compassionate care will help you through this traumatic time.

We wish you love and peace, Julie and Bill"

Bill and Julie McMillan
Claremont, California

"I cannot say enough to thank Dr. Tina for her kindness and compassion at the euthanasia of my wonderful cat, Daisy. Dr. Tina carefully evaluated Daisy and took the time to explain Daisy's condition and likely future. The euthanasia (after the complete sedation) took longer than usual because of Daisy's kidney failure, but Dr. Tina stayed to make sure that Daisy's suffering was over. Then Dr. Tina prepared Daisy for burial and made sure that I was okay. And this was at night, after probably a long day of work. Daisy and I both were lucky to have Dr. Tina there."

Carolyn Seeman
Valley Village, California

"I am so thankful that I decided to go with Lap of Love Hospice care. Dr. Tina made me feel at ease right away and assured me that this was the best thing I could do for my fur baby. After 11 years, my dog Weasley was suffering from a multitude of issues and it was getting difficult to watch him suffer daily. Weasley has been with me through the ups and downs of my life and I wanted to give him the comfort for passing at home with his friends (my cat and boyfriend) and in my arms.

Dr. Tina explained everything to me as she did it and was generally a kind soul through my hard time. She was sympathetic and kind to everyone included and made me feel good about my choice. I’m very glad I was able to meet her and share this experience with someone so passionate."

Jazzmyn Hollis
Los Angeles, California

"My husband and I are so grateful we chose Lap of Love to help us say good bye to our Dutch. Dr. Tina came to our home and sat with Dutch and made him feel so comfortable and at ease. She was so loving and caring to all of us and explained each step to us which truly helped in the process. On that difficult day she gave us comfort and compassion and we will be forever thankful!!!"

Cara Bennett
WOODLAND HILLS, California

"Dr. Tina Olivieri was an angel. One of the kindest & most compassionate people I have ever met. She explained the end of life process to the whole family present with our sweet dog, Lucky, that morning. She treated Lucky with dignity & respect. We are so very grateful to her, for helping us say goodbye to a most loved member of the family."

KATHLEEN HART
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
“Ming 'minky' Johannesson
Ming Ming, we love you forever! You were the bestest boy.”
Molly Johannesson
June 19, 2019
“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
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
12349 Magnolia Blvd #345
Valley Village, California 91607

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