Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Hospice & Palliative Care$375

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.

Euthanasia$375

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.

Geriatric Consultation$375

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.

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 15 pounds$225
For pets 15 - 49 pounds$250
For pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
For pets 100 - 124 pounds$300
For pets 125 - 150 pounds$375
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 lovely engraved wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. 

Communal Cremation
For pets under 15 pounds$75
For pets 15 - 49 pounds$100
For pets 50 - 99 pounds$125
For pets 100 - 124 pounds$150
For pets 125 - 150 pounds$200
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 and ashes are scattered out to sea. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

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

Availability

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. 

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.

Hannah Curtis, DVM

I grew up in northern Minnesota, at times a very cold yet beautiful place. As much as I loved living near lakes and having family nearby, I knew I was destined for a warm climate. It is no wonder why I love living here in Orange County. Growing up, I wanted to be around all kinds of animals. Over the years our family cared for ducks, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, mice, sugar gliders, snakes, frogs and lizards. By age 10, I had written my own veterinarian’s oath and kept it taped inside my dresser drawer where I could see it every day before school. It was my hope that someday I would become a veterinarian so that I could spend my days caring for animals. 

When I was 16 years old, our family adopted a 3 year-old cocker spaniel named Lucy. She became my best friend. She was with me through high school, college, travels, relationships, loss and love. She was always there to lend an ear and to snuggle with after a rough day. When Lucy was 13 years old, she passed away suddenly due to a tumor on her spleen. The passing of my furry best friend helped me realize that I wanted to pursue my passion of becoming a veterinarian. I knew that I wanted to help people and their animals through stressful and difficult times.

I attended veterinary school in the West Indies on the island of St. Kitts. Living on the island was one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of my life. The island had an abundance of monkeys, mongoose and stray dogs. On a hike into the rainforest, my classmates and I came upon a stray dog that was nearly drowning in a concrete water reservoir. He was very tired from treading water for who knows how long and could not manage to climb his way out. After we all helped pull him out of the water safely, I felt a deeper understanding of the human-animal bond. I realized at that moment that all that was needed to help a suffering animal was a few humans who cared.

I love being a veterinarian because I help people help their pets. There is no greater feeling than knowing I can help turn a stressful time into a more peaceful one. I strongly believe that reducing unnecessary stress allows us to feel happy and thankful for whatever life hands us. 
There is a special place in my heart for old dogs. I truly wish that when it is their time to go, the crossing over the rainbow bridge is the most painless, comfortable and relaxing experience possible. I am honored to be a part of this transition.

When I’m not caring for pets, I enjoy spending time with my husband, also a veterinarian, and our two cocker spaniels, Harley and Gussy

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.

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.

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.

"We can't begin to explain how wonderful Amanda was helping us through this process. She was very comforting, compassionate, explained the whole process with us and never rushed us as we said good by to our dog Molly. Although this was such a difficult process for us to go through, her loving, kind words gave us peace and comfort. Thank you Amanda for everything. We truly appreciate you being with us and Molly during this difficult time."

Rick & Tammy Gilliland
Brea, California

"Dear Lap of Love community,

We wanted to let you know Dr. Amanda was wonderful today. She was so understanding and comforting through this process. I have had to terminate the life of other pets and it has always been in the vet hospital, but having Dr. Amanda come to the house was so much better. Thank you for offering this service!!

Sincerely,

Christine"

Chris and Kim willis
Huntington beach, California

"Make no mistake and understand very clearly; you are making one of the most profound decisions of your lifetime.

If you think of your pets as your family, sons and daughters, as well as believe they are equal to you in Spirit. If you have faith that God has blessed you to have them and has anointed you as the Ambassador of their journey here on earth - then the services provided by Lap of Love are without question a requirement, not an option.

Your furry family members have dedicated their entire lives to unconditionally love you. They have been loyal beyond reproach. They have humbly served as your guardian. They did not seek recognition, and they voluntarily accepted all things that came with a life spent with you.

Right now, during this difficult time, with all of their integrity, dignity and honor, they are placing their complete faith in YOU to do the right thing for them.

***Cheryl A. Wyatt, Care Coordinator/Team Lead***

Based on a diagnosis from our primary Veterinarian and other professionals, we thought we had very little time left with our Son.

After hours and days of careful research, we found Lap of Love.

We were fortunate and blessed to have our initial call received by Cheryl Wyatt.

As soon as she answered the phone, I knew this was the right person, and that this was the right place. Unlike the other calls I had just made to different companies, I did not feel rushed. We did not discuss costs and I did not feel like I was simply getting added to "sales funnel".

Instead, what immediately happened is that I could no longer hold back my tears. Cheryl encouraged me to cry. To just let it out, and to feel safe that she was there just for me. To know that we have all the time in the world and we can talk all day long if needed.

Cheryl Wyatt's sensitivity, support and empathy was/is priceless.

Looking back, we feel that Cheryl was put in our path by God and we have no question about that.

We were thankfully blessed with an extra year with our sweet Kossy. Throughout this time, Cheryl was there with us. Taking our calls, provided us with so much information that is not readily available anywhere, and above all, she continued to be understanding and very kind.

Again, and to remind you, even at this point we still had not talked about dates or costs! Just to reiterate, those two items were the very first things the other companies I called talked about!

At this phase, you don’t want to rush anything, nor do you want your babies to suffer. Having Cheryl with us, she became a sort of Rock of Reason. She was that Lighthouse that you hope to find while lost in the middle of a hurricane.

The time came for our Sweet Kossy to be with God and our family members that were already there waiting for him. Cheryl's information during the final week was beyond comforting. Her professional knowledge of the stages he had been through this past year to his final stage resulted in us being very confident that we were making the right decision and that in fact, the timing was correct.

It’s really hard to put all of our thoughts into words that will properly serve as a "review". If you’re still reading this and are in the same situation, just pick up the phone and simply call Cheryl Wyatt at (855) 933-5683.

***Amanda Page, DVM (Angel from Heaven)***

Dr. Amanda completely opens her heart as soon as she walks in the room. You can feel it. Your animals can feel it. Love is all around, as well as a sort of Peace. Our Kossy was able to meet her, look into her eyes and know that she was an Angel sent from God to help him.

She is very present, and attentive.

She was aware of every single thing going on. It’s as if she is subtly studying the environment and the condition of our baby. She has years of dedicated Professional Veterinarian experience that she is applying 100% for our baby right there on the spot.

She agreed that it was time for him to graduate. We are absolutely sure that if he could stay with us for even just one more day, Dr. Amanda would have let us know and would have simply come back.

She was with us for a very long time that night. She advised us on what his brother (Bilbos, a ragdoll cat) should do during the procedure. We talked about every step of the process and so much more. Together with Kossy and Bilbos, we all talked as a family. We shared stories, cried, and even laughed a bit. She got to know Kossy very well.

We were even more reassured that she was the right person put on our path by God.

Again, it’s hard to find all the words to adequately portray our experience with Dr. Amanda.

His departure was peaceful, graceful, and with the utmost dignity. It was everything he deserved from a life of loyalty, selflessness, and love. We know he was welcomed by God and is now with our family members that have passed.

We have often think about how hard this must be for Dr. Amanda emotionally, and we pray for her to continue to be strong.

***Cheryl Wyatt and Dr. Amanda:***

The sensitivity and support from both of you helped us through a very difficult time.

We will never forget your kindness, understanding and patience. Above all, we will always remember how you both opened your hearts unselfishly for our family.

There is no way to put into words; the level of appreciation for the both of you for your parts in Kossy's journey.

If either of you ever need anything, you are both family, so please do not hesitate to call."

Ernie and Danica
Laguna Niguel, California

"From the moment we realized Ivy was near her time to cross rainbow bridge, we prayed for her to leave us peacefully in her sleep, rather to than have to make that last final decision in her best interest. We decided on a few signposts to guide us--if she stopped eating (not letting her to starve to death); if she quit drinking water (not letting her dehydrate to death); if she could not control her bowel movement or hold her bladder (not robbing her of dignity); or if she could no longer walk with our assistance ( no longer had a quality of life). At twelve years, nine and a half months, the day before we crossed her over the rainbow bridge, she lost all mobility. It was a beautiful day in our SOCAL neighborhood, and Ivy had visitors in her favorite yard in front of our house until sundown. She ate her favorite human foods all day including vanilla ice-cream. We had to prop her up, as she was too weak when a day earlier she had walked outside in the morning, as wobbly-legged as she was.

We had Dr. Amanda Page over to meet Ivy, to hear a Reader's Digest version of Ivy's life story, and to relax her for her journey beyond this life. We loved Ivy through with our hands massaging her until she was gone. We helped her on a stretcher and helped to place her in the vehicle Dr. Page has set up for this service. Everything was done with compassion, and professionally managed to every little last detail. We have a clay paw print taken of Ivy to keep from that day. We would do it all over again just the same, as Ivy deserved all that we did, and we would recommend Dr. Amanda Page to you."

Angie Wright
Fountain Valley, California

"Last Thursday's decision to let our sweet Harley go was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. Harley gave us 13 years of unconditional love. In the end, he was coughing and struggling to breathe. I asked him to give me a sign, to help me make the right decision, and that sweet little dog looked me right in the eye and began to cry. This is a stoic little dog who's only whimpered once in his entire life. And then he barked--another thing he never did. He was telling me that he was through suffering. I picked up the phone and called Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda was at my home within the hour. She was kind and gentle and helped us to see that we were indeed making the right decision for our sweet boy. Harley passed peacefully in my arms. I cannot recommend Amanda and Lap of Love highly enough. Dr. Amanda made the saddest day in our lives bearable. Thank you so much, Dr. Amanda."

Mindy Neff
Orange, California

"This past week, we had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to our beloved 5 1/2 year old Shar Pei, Grizzly, due to kidney failure. He was in very poor shape, and in his final days our last wish for him was a peaceful transition as he left this life. Shar Pei as a breed can be standoffish to strangers and don't like vet visits even at the best of times. We worried in his dire state, the presence of someone unknown would cause even more stress. And then Dr. Amanda arrived. After a courteous call alerting us to her arrival time, she came with a warm greeting and even warmer smile. To our incredible delight, when Grizzly saw her, he stumbled to stand and walked over to her wagging his tale and laid down next to her. It was as if he knew she was there to help. Dr. Amanda was so calm and thoughtful throughout the whole process; talking us through every step, keeping us informed about how he was responding along the way, and telling us what to expect. And all the while, she was petting and talking to Grizzly ensuring his comfort as well. He passed very peacefully and everything happened just as she said, leaving nothing to surprise which was very appreciated. To say we are grateful to Dr. Amanda for making a very difficult day more bearable would be a gross understatement. Though she was professional and efficient throughout the whole process, she showed wonderful personal care and empathy and treated our boy with incredible delicacy and respect. Thank you Dr. Amanda, from the bottom of our hearts."

Erika Bradley
Huntington Beach, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (949) 315-5616

Ellie Freedman, MFT heads this wonderful group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (6:00pm - 7:30pm)

  (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 the majority of Orange County California and a few sections of LA County. Extended Service areas may be in Los Angeles, Inland Empirer or Ft. Pendleton when pre-arranged and veterinarains are available to travel that far. 

Pet Memorials
“We lost our precious Molly to cancer. Some won't understand when we say she was "more than just a pet", but others will. She was one of our family members. Molly was Rick's constant companion and helper all day, everyday. She was always by Ricks side while he worked in the garage, the garden, backyard or while he was screaming at the newscasters ...
Rick & Tammy Gilliland
April 11, 2017
“Ivy was my friend's new puppy when I met her. Four years later, Ivy was Joining my family. All of our pets choose their favorite human, and Ivy chose my husband like all of our of pets. It has been three weeks since she has been gone, and he still can't speak about her without sobbing. We had amazing connections with her because German ...
Angie Wright
April 3, 2017
“This is dedicated to a very special kitty named Jojo. About 16 years ago he showed up as a little stray kitten near his soon to be forever-Mom’s home & destiny brought them together. He turned out to be the sweetest kitty and initially was named Neo but later Jojo just seemed to be the right fit for his name. As a little kitten he loved to snack ...
Kristi Gallegos
March 28, 2017
“Sugar the Beautiful White Husky”
Babak Kavoossi
March 18, 2017
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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