Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

Quality of Life Assessment$375

"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$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.

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$275
For pets 50 - 99 pounds$300
For pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
For Pets 150 - 200 pounds$475
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

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. Hannah

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

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.

"When it came to say good bye to my almost 20 year old cat Chip I called Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda came to the house. From the moment I met her until when we carried Chip to the car Dr. Amanda was so empathetic and kind in her words and explanation of what will transpire. She has a very special energy about her that helps you through this sad and painful process. Saying good bye is never easy but I know Chip had a beautiful send off and was taken care of in the most loving way by Dr. Amanda. I wanted my other pets to be there and Dr. Amanda was very patient with my inquisitive dog who actually cried when the process started. Dr. Amanda let Redford say good bye to Chip in his own way. She even used lavender oil as a calming tool when she started the process which I found calming for me too! I feel very happy knowing that Chip left the house he knew for all these years and was surrounded by his family thanks to Dr. Amanda and Lap of Love."

Susan R
Aliso Viejo, California

"We could not imagine doing this without the assistance of Dr. Amanda. Her understanding and compassion for the family helped us get through a very difficult time. She clearly walked through the process and performed her duties while treating Maggie like a member of the family. I will always be grateful for Dr. Amanda - she was simply tremendous."

Steve Rhorer
Mission Viejo, California

"We recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda Page wholeheartedly, even with our broken hearts.

Dr. Amanda was caring, yet efficient. We were not anxious to see our Pepper go, but we were not able to see him suffer a moment longer than he had to, once we made the decision. The end was a "Goldilocks" end. Not too soon, not too late. But just right. And, he knew! But he still loved us enough to assure us it was the right thing to do. To the very last second, he was watching out for us.

We are still so touched by the gentleness of the experience of Pepper’s last moments. We are both still a little "raw" but so happy he went peacefully. As in, we hope our last days will be so sweet.

Lap of Love's customer service representatives were terrific, too. Very gentle, careful with our feelings, and willing to help however they could to help us get through the decisions we had to make.

Lap of Love fills an exceptional need for pet owners and their pets.

Thank you to Dr. Amanda and to Lap of Love for making a sad experience bearable."

Kathryn Atkins
Los Alamitos, California

"I could not be more grateful for this service and the absolutely lovely Dr. Amanda Page who helped us let our little girl go with such love and dignity.

As a doctor, she confirmed what we saw...it was time. What a comfort that was. No one wants to think they gave up too soon, nor do we want our babies to suffer.

She explained the process thoroughly, and was so loving and patient throughout, loving our girl. I love the paw prints she made for us. Even at the end, our sweet girl's head was placed on a pink pillow and she was covered in a soft blanket. As difficult as this was, it was a peaceful process...and our sweet girl's last moments were at home, at peace, surrounded by those that loved her.

Thank you so much.

Sincerely, Nicki and Austin"

Nicki Waldorf
Tustin, California

"Dr. Hannah Curtis was amazing. She called me before she arrived and made sure I was okay-she listened and answered all of my questions. She was informative, patient, kind, empathetic and reassuring. In addition, she followed up with me to make sure I was okay and left the door open for me to just chat in the future, if needed. When she arrived at our house, Cpt. Nemo immediately took to her-he offered her his paw and licked her hand. I knew that he felt comfortable and seemed ready to say goodbye. Dr. Hannah was a professional-so knowledgeable. She broke the process down for me and made sure I understood every step of what was about to take place. Although I was very sad, she assured me that Nemo crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully and that I did a good job staying with him until the end. I recommend her highly and without any reservation. She even took a paw print and a lock of Nemo's hair that I could keep."

Karen Curreri
Corona del Mar, California

"Thank you so much, Dr. Amanda. During this very stressful time (of course on New Year's Eve) my very sweet little Echo Sapphire decided it was time for her to fly free. Thank goodness Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda were available to help her do this and help me to accept it as a beautiful passing. Dr. Amanda came on short notice and was so caring and compassionate both to Echo and to me. I'm so grateful that my little girl could have such a peaceful exit in her home with her mom and cat friends around her. She deserved nothing less."

Jill McMahon
Fountain Valley, 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 a few sections of LA County. Extended Service areas may be in Los Angeles, Inland Empirer or Ft. Pendleton when pre-arranged and veterinarians are available to travel that far. 

Pet Memorials
“It is with a tremendous heavy heart that we say goodbye to our beloved golden retriever of 12 years. Maggie passed away peacefully alongside all members of her family. She was always excited to meet anyone who came to our house, usually with a special stuffed animal in her mouth.”
Steve Rhorer
January 10, 2019
“Never let a day go by that you do not enjoy every moment with your pet. Their time with you is so precious. My message in memory of Captain Nemo 1 is, " Thank you my beloved doggie for making me a better, stronger, patient, kinder, more courageous and tolerant person." You taught me the meaning of unconditional love. Captain Nemo, you were the ...
Karen Curreri
January 3, 2019
“Echo Sapphire, a tiny ball of fur with the bluest eyes I ever saw. You were such a lover, always by my side, petting me through all my situations. Sadly, you got sick when they extracted your teeth, but you continued to be your sweet loving self no matter how many times I cleaned your nose and never ever stopped talking to me or loving me up ...
Jill McMahon
January 2, 2019
“Realistically, I never wanted a pet. The thought of taking care of another living thing when I could barely take care of myself was a hard pill to swallow. But when Bella came into my life, it changed everything. The start was difficult with the training and everything that goes with that, but after she was trained, it changed everything. She ...
Fabian Lopez
December 31, 2018
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

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

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