PRICING AND INFORMATION


APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$275

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

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.

ADDITIONAL 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 (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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 39 pounds$225
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$275

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely indian rosewood urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or work address.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$100
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$150

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 on private property in the mountains north of Woodland Park. 

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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 9pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.


Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Aimee

Aimee Vasse

I always loved animals, but did not initially set my sights on veterinary medicine. In college, I majored in English and biology, and then pursued professional road bike racing across the US, Central America, and Europe. While winding down my cycling career in Italy, however, I met an affable black dog, who comforted me through homesickness and nudged me into the field of veterinary medicine. 

Even in veterinary medicine, my path has been a convoluted one. I started out with an interest in orthopedic surgery as a student at Tufts, but later realized I was too sensitive and deliberative for the task. 

During my internship in Tucson, I developed an interest in feline medicine, particularly pain control. Cats are especially stoic and often react adversely to medications approved for use in dogs, so I sought to develop new modalities for treating their pain. I followed this interest to my first job at an all-feline clinic. I enjoyed practicing feline-only medicine, but found my most rewarding cases to be those involving end-stage disease, as well as pain control and comfort care in geriatric cats. My greatest fulfillment was in the ability to relieve owner and pet suffering, whether by talking owners through the stages of terminal illness, by helping owners assess the quality of life of their beloved pets, by crafting palliative care regimens to ease passing, or by gently helping patients to pass. This interest in hospice care led on a journey from Lap of Love to an education in Tradition Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida, and then to an integrative small animal medicine clinic, and now, quite happily, back to Lap of Love, where I will be helping geriatric and chronically ill pets through the last phase of life, using modalities from acupuncture to nutrition to conventional western medications. 

I am honored to have been received back into the esteemed Lap of Love community with open arms, and again to focus on the relief of patient suffering, perhaps the greatest gift a veterinarian can give. 

About Aimee Vasse

I always loved animals, but did not initially set my sights on veterinary medicine. In college, I majored in English and biology, and then pursued professional road bike racing across the US, Central America, and Europe. While winding down my cycling career in Italy, however, I met an affable black dog, who comforted me through homesickness and nudged me into the field of veterinary medicine. 

Even in veterinary medicine, my path has been a convoluted one. I started out with an interest in orthopedic surgery as a student at Tufts, but later realized I was too sensitive and deliberative for the task. 

During my internship in Tucson, I developed an interest in feline medicine, particularly pain control. Cats are especially stoic and often react adversely to medications approved for use in dogs, so I sought to develop new modalities for treating their pain. I followed this interest to my first job at an all-feline clinic. I enjoyed practicing feline-only medicine, but found my most rewarding cases to be those involving end-stage disease, as well as pain control and comfort care in geriatric cats. My greatest fulfillment was in the ability to relieve owner and pet suffering, whether by talking owners through the stages of terminal illness, by helping owners assess the quality of life of their beloved pets, by crafting palliative care regimens to ease passing, or by gently helping patients to pass. This interest in hospice care led on a journey from Lap of Love to an education in Tradition Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida, and then to an integrative small animal medicine clinic, and now, quite happily, back to Lap of Love, where I will be helping geriatric and chronically ill pets through the last phase of life, using modalities from acupuncture to nutrition to conventional western medications. 

I am honored to have been received back into the esteemed Lap of Love community with open arms, and again to focus on the relief of patient suffering, perhaps the greatest gift a veterinarian can give. 

"On a Sunday afternoon, when our already-ill elderly golden retriever had what appeared to be a small stroke, we felt numb and paralyzed and didn't know what to do. There aren't a lot of options on a Sunday, and we didn't want to put Bailey through the stress of a car ride and the unknown environment of the emergency clinic. We spoke with Lap of Love assistant Meghan by phone, who walked us gently through our options. We agreed to have Dr. Aimee come to our home that evening, and assess the situation, and talk through this very difficult decision. Dr. Aimee sat down on our floor, and sweet Bailey crawled right into her lap. It was hard to let Bailey go, but it was best. We appreciated learning all our options, Dr. Aimee's medical opinions, and especially her unhurried patience and extraordinary compassion."

Dana Willett
Longmont, Colorado

"I am so grateful for the kindness and compassion of Dr. Aimee Vasse. She was very sweet with Pyewhacket as well as our other cat, Theo. Even though her schedule was pretty well-booked, she was very patient and gave us all the time we needed to say goodbye. I'm endlessly grateful for Dr. Vasse!"

Melanie Moore
Lakewood, Colorado

"Dr. Aimee made this very difficult time for us, a little bit easier. From the second she showed up at our front door, I could feel her compassion and sympathy for us. She didn't even know us, but I could tell that she truly cared. I wouldn't have wanted Jax to go any other way, and by any other doctor. We were never rushed and she made sure that we understood everything that she was doing. Thank you Dr. Aimee, for helping us through this and being there for us."

Kristen Owen
Denver, Colorado

"Dr. Aimee was so kind and supportive. We were lucky to have her at the right time and place."

Alma Carpenter
Longmont, Colorado

"Dr. Aimee was compassionate and comforting as she helped us through a very difficult period. The passing of Napali (our cat) required her to rearrange her schedule on short notice and completed the euthanasia in a professional manner. I would heartily recommend Dr. Aimee (and Lap of Love) when and if professional in-home veterinary services are required.

We were unaware of the hospice options prior to our girl getting sick. Rather than a scary and expensive hospital the hospice option of keeping her at home would have been more comfortable for her and allowed more time together.

KL"

Ken Labas
Timnath, Colorado

"Aimee was very kind and tender with me in my most vulnerable and heartbroken moment. Thank you Aimee."

Jennifer Usher
Fort Collins, Colorado

LOCAL RESOURCES


  (303) 678-8844

Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists

  (303) 443-4569

Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center

  (970) 800-1106

Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists

SERVICE AREA


We proudly serve the greater North Denver area, including Boulder, Fort Collins and northern portions of Denver. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Dear Pyewhacket,

Thank you for being a dear sweet friend to me for sixteen years! Although we may be apart, I still carry your unconditional love with me, and will never stop loving you. We all miss you, but we understand you didn't feel well and weren't enjoying life anymore.

I know our life together wasn't always perfect, but you were ...
Melanie Moore
July 24, 2019
“Jax came into our lives just a short 7 years ago. And although we may have not had him for, what some would say, was a long time, he made one hell of an impression on us and will most definitely live in our hearts forever.

Jax was diagnosed with cancer from a tumor that developed in December of 2019, but that wasn't going to stop him, or us. ...
Kristen Owen
May 18, 2019
“Taz was my Best Boy. I never needed to train him, he was always so good. He believed in free speech like his Mom and I supported him 100%. He loved life and liked to make people smile because he was so charismatic!”
Alma Carpenter
March 11, 2019
“Dear sweet Napali, you will always be our sunshine. Mom and Dad”
Ken Labas
January 27, 2019
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful 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
PO Box 434
Niwot, Colorado 80544

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