Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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$300

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$300

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 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
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 rosewood urn  and are available directly from the crematory within two weeks.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250

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 at sea. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

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

Availability

Our understanding Care Coordinators answer your calls every day, from 4:00 am - 8:00 pm. 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 refer to our local resources below.

Meet the Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area. 

Diane Chesebro, DVM

I was always drawn to animals, feeling a kindred spirit with them. My upbringing started in the San Francisco bay area where our pets were definitely part of the family.  After receiving my undergraduate degree in nursing from UCLA I specialized in caring for patients in the ICU. I learned a great deal about suffering, compassion and healing of the body and soul. Throughout my life I had many wonderful canine companions but I was transformed after losing a beloved dog to cancer. The depth of my loss changed my perspective on the profound human animal bond. My passion for animals prompted me to pursue my veterinary degree at Washington State University, graduating in 1986.

After veterinary school my love of scuba diving lead me to Key West, Florida where I owned All Animal Veterinary Clinic for 13 years. I returned to California to be close to my family and practice in a Roseville veterinary clinic. During this time I witnessed my father decline and pass with the kind guidance of hospice.

My other interests include raising service puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, skiing, cycling, and contra dancing.  I also enjoy helping Veterinary students with a Healer’s Art course.  I have devoted my life to the compassionate care of both people and their beloved pets. It is my desire to make the final days of your pets life as stress free and comfortable as possible. End of life is difficult for everyone. I can guide you and your beloved pet through this transition.

Sue Mowatt, DVM

I have loved, respected, and been fascinated by animals and nature all my life. Pets have been an important addition to my family. We had cats, dogs, and tortoises growing up in the suburbs. Later on, when I moved to the country, I added horses to my life.

When I attended veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in southern California, my most constant and faithful roommates were my cats, Jazmine and Blanco and, later, Jasper.  They were always there to help me read or study for an exam. They always “listened” when I would explain to them in detail how their organs functioned!
 
It is never easy to say good-bye to an animal friend. Knowing this from personal experience, I wish to provide comfort for pets and peace for their families when it is time to say good-bye.
Watching, observing and being with nature and animals provides a peace and comfort to me. In my free time, I like to hike and photograph nature.

About Diane Chesebro, DVM

I was always drawn to animals, feeling a kindred spirit with them. My upbringing started in the San Francisco bay area where our pets were definitely part of the family.  After receiving my undergraduate degree in nursing from UCLA I specialized in caring for patients in the ICU. I learned a great deal about suffering, compassion and healing of the body and soul. Throughout my life I had many wonderful canine companions but I was transformed after losing a beloved dog to cancer. The depth of my loss changed my perspective on the profound human animal bond. My passion for animals prompted me to pursue my veterinary degree at Washington State University, graduating in 1986.

After veterinary school my love of scuba diving lead me to Key West, Florida where I owned All Animal Veterinary Clinic for 13 years. I returned to California to be close to my family and practice in a Roseville veterinary clinic. During this time I witnessed my father decline and pass with the kind guidance of hospice.

My other interests include raising service puppies for Canine Companions for Independence, skiing, cycling, and contra dancing.  I also enjoy helping Veterinary students with a Healer’s Art course.  I have devoted my life to the compassionate care of both people and their beloved pets. It is my desire to make the final days of your pets life as stress free and comfortable as possible. End of life is difficult for everyone. I can guide you and your beloved pet through this transition.

"Dr. Sue was kind, gentle, soft spoken, slow moving and compassionate. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Dr. Sue"

Mary Smith
Fair Oaks, California

"Annie loved Dr. Sue in the short time they had together. Dr. Sue was gentle and consoling and Annie passed so peacefully. I will be forever grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Sue for making it possible for Annie to end her beautiful, joyful story in our loving home. Thank you."

Patrick Atkinson
Carmichael, California

"Dr. Sue was absolutely amazing. I am so very grateful for the compassionate, professional care Cricket and I received. Cricket's passing was very peaceful and I feel as though a huge weight has lifted from my shoulders."

Michelle Beish
Sacramento, California

"We are so happy to have met Dr. Sue Mowatt. She helped to make a difficult decision a peaceful experience. Her loving, kind, and gentle nature put us all at ease and helped us to say goodbye to Sophie in peace and love. Dr. Mowatt was so wonderful with my 7 year old daughter in helping her to understand the process and making sure she knew Sophie loved her.

We would recommend Lap of Love to everyone. From beginning to end everyone was wonderful to work with!"

Kelly Fugina
Sacramento, California

"We can not thank Dr. Sue enough for her amazing compassion with our beloved Snickers. She was so calming and supportive of us and assured us every step of the way the Snickers was not in pain and we HIGHLY recommend her services to anyone who has to say goodbye to their best friend."

Janet Mason
Sacramento, California

"She was so helpful to our family. She’s an angel. 💜"


Fair Oaks, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (916) 757-6600

MarQueen Pet Emergency Clinic, Roseville

  (800) 565-1526

UC Davis Pet Loss Support Hotline, Davis

  (916) 783-4655

Atlantic Street Veterinary Clinic

  (916) 652-5816

VCA Hospital, Loomis Basin

  (916) 231-4445

Vista Veterinary Specialists, Sacramento

  (800) 491-7711

Yolo Hospice Pet Loss Support Group, Davis

  (718) 382-0696

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Chat Room

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarians proudly serve families in the greater Sacramento area including, but not limited to, the following towns: Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Roseville, Sacramento, Folsom, West Sacramento, Cameron Park, Placerville, Rocklin, Loomis, and Carmicheal. A travel fee of $30-$60 may be assessed based on distance travelled by veterinarian. Pease inquire to learn more.

Pet Memorials
“Abigail - How do I sum up the love, joy and friendship you have given us? We will miss all of the socks, seaweed from the lake and leaves from the yard you would bring us as gifts. You were my best friend, with me through thick and thin and I am forever blessed that you were part of our family. I'll see you on the other side of the rainbow.”
Mary Smith
April 19, 2018
“"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." ~Lao Tzu”
Patrick Atkinson
March 29, 2018
“My beloved Cricket crossed the rainbow bridge today after 11 years as my best friend. My life is richer for her companionship.”
Michelle Beish
March 26, 2018
“You came into our lives when you were just 10 weeks old and quickly stole our hearts. You were one of Stella's puppies puppy and you and "Grandma Stella" became fast friends. You helped us go through the difficulties of DM with Stella, and lifted our hearts when we all had to say goodbye to Stella. You became my fast friend, co-pilot, work ...
Kelly Fugina
February 26, 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

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 6994
Folsom, CA 95763

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