Orange County California

  (949) 310-0938

  OrangeCounty@LapofLove.com

There will be no coverage from December 14th - 23rd. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon their return.

Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Euthanasia$425

Includes a brief consultation by the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, paw impression memorial keepsake, lock of fur, and a Lap of Love Pet Loss Booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

Quality of Life Assessment$425

"How to know when is time" is the most common question we are asked. During this appointment, the veterinarian will do a brief examination 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. Together, we will come up with a plan to help you determine when the best time to say goodbye will be.

Hospice & Palliative Care$425

Includes an 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, with prompt follow-up for any questions after the visit.

Holidays$50 - 100

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day.

Additional Appointment Fees

There may be an additional charge for pets over 99 lbs, extended travel (see Service Area below), appointments outside normal business hours (when arranged), and aggressive pets.

Other Species

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, fish, goats and pigs - call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
For pets under 50 pounds$325
For pets 50 - 99 pounds$375
For pets 100 - 149 pounds$425
For Pets 150 - 200 pounds$525
Aquamation available

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely engraved wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. 

Communal Cremation
For pets under 50 pounds$125
For pets 50 to 99 pounds$175
For pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$325
Aquamation available

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 out to sea. 

Additional Aftercare Information

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 no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 
 

We are proud to offer Aquamation for aftercare in Orange County.  Click here for more information about Aquamation.  If you would like this type of aftercare for Private or Communal, please let us know. There is no additional cost above the regular cremation fee for your pet and choice of aftercare.   

Availability

There will be no coverage from December 14th - 23rd. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon their return.

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 4am - 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. Amanda

Amanda Page, DVM

I grew up on the Central Coast of California & naturally gravitated to all animals that crossed my path. I would spend countless hours with our family cats and dogs. As I grew older I spent much of my time on ranches working with horses, cattle, goats, sheep & pigs. Some of my fondest memories are when my friend and I would take her goat on road trips and play soccer with my pig Cupcake. I always knew I would work with animals but it wasn’t until I started working at a small animal veterinary hospital that I realized veterinary medicine was my calling.  

In the year 2000 I adopted a cat named Hank that would change my life forever. Our unique bond guided me to pursue feline veterinary medicine after my studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. After graduation from veterinary school in 2009, I specialized in feline medicine for 7 years.  In 2013, Hank was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Grieving Hank’s diagnosis and decline was one of my life’s greatest challenges as he had been my best friend through so much of my young adult life. I facilitated Hank’s passing at home surrounded by his family and our other pets. The loss I felt struck me to my core. Hank has taught me so much about the impermanence of life, unconditional love and that our bond continues in a more subtle way.  

I hold a special place in my heart for providing comfortable and dignified end of life care for the beautiful pets I have been blessed to care for & have chosen to focus on this aspect of care. As we enter the transitional phases of our beloved pets life, it can be so difficult to know when it is time to make the selfless decision to provide the gift of a peaceful passing. Providing gentle guidance, unconditional support and compassion along with holding space for families to experience their emotions, grieve, remember and begin the path to healing is an honor I am blessed to fulfill.

Dr. Jeni

Jeni Price, BVM&S, MRCVS

My name is Jenevieve Price, but most people call me Dr. Jeni. I grew up in Los Angeles, but I’ve been fortunate enough to live in several amazing places, including eastern Washington, Scotland, and rural Colorado, before moving here to Orange County.  

I told my mom I was going to be a veterinarian when I was four years old, and I guess nobody ever thought to talk me out of it, so here I am! When I was in high school, my superlative childhood kitty Cuddles passed away. Our veterinarian was so kind and thoughtful during that heartbreaking decision, and it truly cemented my desire to provide that same kind of compassionate care wherever and however I could. 

Before veterinary school, I spent all my time with a menagerie of animals as well as competing in equestrian events. I was lucky enough to attend vet school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I loved every minute of all four years (even the rain). Once I graduated, I spent several years in equine and rural mixed (large and small animal) practice, before coming back to California.

I love being a veterinarian, especially when I get to help pets and their families in stressful or intense situations feel a little more peaceful and at ease.  I love our older pet friends, especially grumpy old cats! Doing house call euthanasia and hospice care is an amazing way to experience the profound and wonderful bond that pets share with their people, and to help in easing the transition at the end of life. 

When I’m not helping pets, I love spending time with my husband and two young children, as well as my own sweet dog and 3 nutty cats.

Dr. Mary

Mary Gardner, DVM

Born and raised in Orange County, NY, I was one of those children that attracted stray animals like bees to honey, and I loved it! Of course my heart-wrenching story telling became legendary as I created saga after saga about why it was imperative that my parents allow these animals to join our family. One of the most cherished additions was a Samoyed that I had rescued at the Humane Society and named Snow White. The 12 years we shared together were wonderful, and we had grown to be intricate parts of one another's lives.

But in 1999 fate dealt me a shattering blow as she unexpectedly passed due to a systemic infection. The only positive I can take away from this tragic event is that I was able to say good-bye to my best friend as she lay in my arms and breathed her last breath. I was her last glimpse of a life that was filled with love, compassion and companionship. Although stricken with grief as I mourned my loss, I knew at that very moment that I wanted to follow a long held dream of becoming a veterinarian in order to help people care for their cherished animal friends.

While practicing small animal medicine, my most enjoyable moments are creating close relationships with the families of the pets I treat. Early on I had recognized this dynamic kinship between animal, owner and practitioner and was bestowed with the most distinguished Human-Animal Bond award in Veterinary school. The awareness of this bond makes the task of assisting clients with the difficult decision to euthanize their pets all the more arduous. I've come to appreciate the very fragile balance of a pet having a good quality of life and knowing when it's time to be selfless and let your pet pass with dignity and without suffering. Although a difficult task, I am always honored to be a part of the family's last moments with their beloved pets.

Over 10 years later, I still think of and miss my lovely Snow White every time I must help a family say goodbye to their pet. I've chosen to focus on this aspect of Veterinary medicine because helping families say goodbye to a beloved pet is a difficult yet important part of the human-animal bond. Creating a loving and nurturing environment for both pets and owners is instrumental in helping them to find closure at such a difficult time. While I comfort the families left behind, I like to think that every pet that I help is greeted by my Snow White as they cross the rainbow bridge.

About Amanda Page, DVM

I grew up on the Central Coast of California & naturally gravitated to all animals that crossed my path. I would spend countless hours with our family cats and dogs. As I grew older I spent much of my time on ranches working with horses, cattle, goats, sheep & pigs. Some of my fondest memories are when my friend and I would take her goat on road trips and play soccer with my pig Cupcake. I always knew I would work with animals but it wasn’t until I started working at a small animal veterinary hospital that I realized veterinary medicine was my calling.  

In the year 2000 I adopted a cat named Hank that would change my life forever. Our unique bond guided me to pursue feline veterinary medicine after my studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. After graduation from veterinary school in 2009, I specialized in feline medicine for 7 years.  In 2013, Hank was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Grieving Hank’s diagnosis and decline was one of my life’s greatest challenges as he had been my best friend through so much of my young adult life. I facilitated Hank’s passing at home surrounded by his family and our other pets. The loss I felt struck me to my core. Hank has taught me so much about the impermanence of life, unconditional love and that our bond continues in a more subtle way.  

I hold a special place in my heart for providing comfortable and dignified end of life care for the beautiful pets I have been blessed to care for & have chosen to focus on this aspect of care. As we enter the transitional phases of our beloved pets life, it can be so difficult to know when it is time to make the selfless decision to provide the gift of a peaceful passing. Providing gentle guidance, unconditional support and compassion along with holding space for families to experience their emotions, grieve, remember and begin the path to healing is an honor I am blessed to fulfill.

"Sadie had been in declining health, especially over the last few months. Her poor little heart had just had enough. Dialing the number to Lap of Love was one of the hardest things I've done. My call with Courtney turned out to be so surprisingly comforting. I knew our baby was going to be in good hands.

Dr. Amanda was everything we could have ever wanted to help in such a sad situation, and more. She was patient, kind, and incredibly sensitive and in-tune with how we were feeling (scared, freaked-out, sad, anxious, etc.). It was like we were having a friend over. I honestly think the Lord played a part in this. She made saying goodbye to our sweet baby girl so much easier."

Marisa and Mike Brantley
Aliso Viejo, California

"On one of the most difficult and heartbreaking days of my life, heaven sent me an angel. Thank you, Dr. Amanda, for helping my precious little Pumpkin pass lovingly and peacefully into her next journey. I am forever grateful to you for the kind, gentle, compassionate care you provided to my very special kitty cat. On a day that held such sadness, you were able to give us a beautiful, perfect last experience together. You have a magical and very important gift."

Barbara Robinson
Newport Beach, California

"Dr. Amanda was amazing. We had to make the decision to give our sweet baby angel Roger a peaceful goodbye after his kidneys started to fail. His quality of life rapidly declined in a matter of a couple of weeks, he barely ate and wasn't drinking a lot of water so before we let him get sicker or run into an emergency situation we called Lap of Love to request an appointment. You can have them do a consultation before you make a decision but we knew it was probably the right time before things got a whole lot worse. Dr. Amanda was so kind. Her sweet and caring bedside manner was top notch. She walked me through how Roger was feeling - like he had a really bad flu and waiting to do this would eventually lead to seizures and painful death. She said it was the right time and that some pet parents wait too long. The last thing I ever wanted to do is rush my sweet boy into the emergency room where he hated to go. We had 3 years of managing his CHF and that's the last place I wanted to say goodbye to him. I knew the day he would be gone so I spent the 2 days prior to the appointment spending every moment loving on him and saying goodbye. While I still miss him so much it brought me much comfort knowing he wasn't scared. I just laid on the floor with my sweet angel giving him kisses and telling him how much I loved him. Thank you, Dr. Amanda, for taking such good care of my baby."

Michelle Antinora
Huntington Beach, California

"Thank you so much Dr Amanda, you were just wonderful. Gracie had a much more peaceful transition due to your help. I will always remember your kindness."

Colette Campbell
Irvine, California

"It's been 1 yr today that I said good-bye to my precious beauty!

Where do I begin? It’s hard to adequately express how blessed I have been by Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda Page.

When my precious Phoebe started to have problems, and as I worked with my vets to figure out what was going on, I knew in the back of my mind "it could be cancer". Even so, when she was diagnosed on Feb 8, 2018 with Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC), it crushed me.

Phoebe never liked going to the vet. It was always a struggle to get her in her carrier. As calm as I would try to be, I was always a nervous wreck and it made for a tense event for the both of us. So I had decided early on that when the time came, I wanted to say good-bye in the comfort, warmth and privacy of our home rather than making a stressful car ride to a cold, impersonal vet office.

I’d had a couple friends that had done in-home euthanasia and spoke so highly about what a wonderful (considering the circumstances) experience it was. I always knew that when the time came, that was what I wanted for Phoebe and me as well.

It was Lap of Love that assisted one of these friends so when this became a reality for me, I spent lots of time on their website. I read the articles on assessing quality of life and information on common diseases (of which TCC was one). I watched videos by Dr. Dani discussing that "subjective" time period when assessing when the right time is. I watched Dr. Mary's FB videos about "budgets" and saying good-bye on a GOOD day. All so very very helpful!

I also read the bios of each of the vets assisting my area so that I could "get to know them" as they would be handling a very precious and priceless treasure of mine. It was clear that they ALL were beautiful individuals with the most amazing, kind hearts. I knew I would be in good hands with any of them and I may not have a choice anyway, depending on how things transpired with Phoebe ... but secretly, I hoped that Dr. Amanda would the angel assisting us. (Maybe because I knew from her bio that she had a heart for kitties I felt a special connection with her and was a wee bit partial.)

Despite having done a lot of research on Phoebe's disease and what to anticipate and watch for as it progressed, it was often difficult to assess when that “right time” was. One day she would struggle a bit and I would make the call … only to have her perk-up shortly there after and I would call off the appointment.

I made (and cancelled) several appointments. Every call I made was handled with such understanding and compassion. There were times when I could swear that the Care Coordinator was getting choked up by the end of our call. And when I needed to cancel, they understood. They understood the weight of this decision and were so incredibly caring.

After about 3 cancelled appointments, I received an email from, none other than, Dr. Amanda. She was reaching out to provide me with resources to help assess Phoebe's condition and quality of life. She also offered her support via email or phone which totally blew me away!

We exchanged a few emails and again I was completely overwhelmed by the warmth and care she expressed to me. I never expected this. She didn't know me or my cat. She didn't need to take the time to do this. But clearly, for those that work at Lap of Love, this is not just a "business" but their calling. The time that she took out of her schedule to reach out to me and care about what I was going through makes my heart swell with gratitude.

Phoebe and I cruised along for about a month when again I was faced with making that dreaded appointment. Once more, I couldn't go through with it and cancelled the appointment but asked if Dr. Amanda would speak with me as she had previously offered. We talked the following day and our conversation gave me such reassurance - I knew in my heart of hearts it was time ... so when I made the appointment I understood that it could be any vet assisting us and I was okay with that. BUT ... as God so lovingly orchestrated, it was Dr. Amanda who would be on the schedule that day.

This time I didn't cancel the appointment. I knew it was the right thing to do and the right time. I was sad, sick to my stomach, scared ... but I was at peace.

On the day of our appointment, this ANGEL appeared at my door! Dr. Amanda is the most beautiful, sincere, kind, gentle, compassionate person. Her calm and soft-spoken demeanor was so comforting. She took time visit with Phoebe and me, asking about our "story" and how Phoebe came into my life. It didn't feel like talking to a stranger, but like she was a close, caring friend. She explained everything to me as we went through each step of her transition and allowed me to take as much time as I needed to say goodbye. She was so tender and gentle with Phoebe and gave her such a peaceful and dignified send off.

I will forever be grateful to you, Dr. Amanda. What you gave to Phoebe and me in those last months/moments is truly a GIFT!"

Deanne Eckhart
Aliso Viejo, California

"From start to finish Lap of Love was wonderful. The first call I made I was a mess and could barely talk but the woman who I spoke with was so patient and understanding while making the appointment. Dr. Amanda came to my house and from the minute she walked in you could feel she understood exactly how we felt. She was calm, explained everything to us, answered all our questions and we never felt like she was rushing. She made a very sad and upsetting situation easier for us. Our Abigail left this world surrounded by love and Dr. Amanda was a blessing. The entire process was respectful from start to finish and I highly recommend Dr. Amanda and Lap of Love."

Katie Tilden
Mission Viejo, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (949) 650-2442

Andrea Keith LMFT CEAP, Irvine

  (949) 833-9020

Southern California Veterinary Speciality Hospital

  (949) 654-8950

Orange County Veterinary Specialists (24h)

  (714) 537-3032

Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic in Garden Grove

  (909) 843-5454

Mandi Pratt Artist at Greyboy Pet Prints

  714-935-6848

Orange County Animal Care Services

  949-724-6000

Irvine Animal Care Center

  562-430-4993

Seal Beach Animal Care Center

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Orange County

Entire county

Los Angeles County

Long Beach and Whittier

Normal service areas include Orange County California and Long Beach. 

Pet Memorials
“On Mother's Day, we said goodbye to our sweet furbaby, Sadie. We were lucky enough to have in our lives for 16 years.

Sadie was adopted as a kitten from the San Clemente Dana Point Animal Shelter. Sadie bloomed from a shy, hesitant kitten to a beautiful, strong kitty. As a youngster, she enjoyed climbing up the wallpapered wall to the ceiling ...
Marisa and Mike Brantley
May 20, 2019
“I feel extremely grateful and blessed for the many wonderful years I shared with my precious little Pumpkin and for all the beautiful, sweet, happy, funny times we enjoyed together. I will forever hold those memories close to my heart. My special girl brought joy, comfort, laughter, and love to my life every single day for nearly 21 years.

I ...
Barbara Robinson
May 12, 2019
“Phoebe Claire”
Deanne Eckhart
May 1, 2019
“My sweet precious Petunia you were so loved. Even though you came as a surprise, a tiny kitten to be rescued, you proved to be such a blessing in my life! God knew just what I needed – a little fur ball to make me laugh out loud at your antics, to look forward to you climbing up my pantlegs to be held, to your running jumps into my lap for ...
Sarita Simmons
April 24, 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. 

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
18340 Yorba Linda Blvd
Suite 107 #213
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Dr. Mary Gardner

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