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
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 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 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. 

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!

Dr. Sue

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.

Dr. Caroline

Caroline Kiert, DVM

I grew up in Southern California as the youngest of 2 children. Although my parents didn’t love animals, they did allow us to have hamsters and eventually dogs and cats. There was never a time when we weren’t surrounded by animals and though it wasn’t a direct path, I fulfilled my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian by graduating from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine! 

Throughout the journey to obtain my degree, my heart dog Duchess, a gorgeous and ridiculous 140-pound Great Dane, has accompanied me through all the ups and downs. She has been a constant companion and my reason and inspiration for pursuing this path of veterinary medicine. It is because of her that I understand the depth and strength of the human-animal bond which is deeper and stronger than anything in this world. 

During my years as a general practitioner, it was my honor to help families give the greatest gift to their beloved pets; the gift of a peaceful passing. The bond between pets and their parents is precious and I am beyond blessed to pay tribute to and honor that bond through Lap of Love.

About 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.

"Thank you so much for the sincere care and understanding that Dr. Caroline Kiert gave to us this past weekend. My best friend Hank lived 17 years, and though his quality of life had been noticeably diminished in the last few months, it was difficult to make the final decision. Dr. Caroline was so patient and caring with us and answered all of our questions and concerns. Free from pain, Hank passed peacefully while I was massaging his ears. Thank you so much for the wonderful service the Lap of Love provides so that Hank could leave this life in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family."

Timothy Smith
Sheridan, California

"Dr. Caroline was by far the most caring and respectful person to help family during this difficult time. She didn't rush the process, reassured us we were doing the right thing, and made a point to sit my 10yr old daughter down and talk to her about what was going on in a way that she could understand. I couldn't have asked for a better person and am grateful of all she did."

Megan Fiandaca
Weat sacramento, California

"Dr. Caroline was so sweet for all of us. I know that it has got to take a lot of compassion to do what she does. I had already experience euthanasia of a pet in a vet clinic years ago. I don't think there is anything worse than being taking while at deaths door then placed on a cold metal table then being expected to be calm while your own grieves the whole experience in front of you..... at least that is what I took away from my first experience. Because of this experience I prepared myself for the moment that I might ever need to experience it again.

I was so happy when I found Lap Of Love. Dr. Caroline did not just do her job. She engage in conversation of person loss as well as appreciation for what we where doing. She showed genuine interest in Princess and the coffin I built for her final resting place. There are not enough words of gratitude to show our appreciation for the work Lap Of Love puts into this care nor the love we received from Dr. Caroline in our difficult time."

Terri Beltram
Sacramento, California

"Dr. Sue was very professional, she understood that this was such a tender moment for us. Words cannot even describe on how hard her job is and to be great at it. Thank you for bringing our family member to peace."

Xzavier Harris
Sacramento, California

"Dr. Mowatt is an angel on earth. I am grateful to her for her warmth, insight, kindness and making certain nothing scared or hurt my precious dog. She was incredible."

Laura Sweet
Sacramento, California

"Dr. Kiert was very caring, patient and professional. She called to let me know she would be late, to keep from adding stress to my situation. I cannot say enough good things about her and how she helped me with the heartbreak of letting Jake my cat pass on.

He was a gift from my late husband and losing Jake felt like I was not only losing my beloved cat but another link to my husband.

Dr. Kiert listened patiently while I talked about my love of Jake and how I got him. She did not hurry me to say when I was ready but let me make that choice. She gave him the anesthesia carefully and when it was time for the second injection she was skillful and found a vein the first time. I held him the whole time. When it was time for her to take him, I had a horror of how he would be transported. She went to her car and brought a basket and blankets she had brought for him. She tenderly placed him in the basket and arranged the blankets so he appeared to be sleeping. She made a heartbreaking experience more bearable."

Jeannette Vice
Roseville, California

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (916) 757-6600

MarQueen Pet Emergency Clinic, Roseville

  (707) 448-7722

SPCA Solano Pet Loss, Vacaville

  (916) 783-4655

Atlantic Street Veterinary Clinic

  (800) 491-7711

Yolo Hospice Pet Loss Support Group, Davis

  (916) 652-5816

VCA Hospital, Loomis Basin

  (916) 231-4445

Vista Veterinary Specialists, Sacramento

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
“Thank you so much jasper for choosing us as your family 14 years ago. And, more importantly thank you for choosing our daughter Zoey to be 'your person' the moment she was born. You were her best friend, her bedtime cuddle buddy and the one who helped her be brave. You were such a blessing to her and to us, and our home isn't the same with you ...
Megan Fiandaca
May 25, 2019
“I know not what day our little Princess was born yet in our hearts her forever loving home started the day we rescued her from an awful place. The previous owner kept her tethered to a door way in which her litter box and watering bowl (the toilet) was on one side and her food and bed where on the other side. She was kept captive for her first 5 ...
Terri Beltram
May 2, 2019
“We love you Tiger, May you Rest In Peace. Remember to play nice with all of the other puppy angels.”
Xzavier Harris
April 26, 2019
“Bear Sweet, you should have been named Dennis the Menace. You were so smart, so loyal, so protective, so perfect! But damn, you were mischievous! What dog takes knives off the counter by the handles and carries them to the carpet so they don't make noise so you can lick off any remnants of deliciousness? That was you, my sweet boy. I miss you ...
Laura Sweet
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
P.O. Box 6994
Folsom, CA 95763

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