Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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$250

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$250

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 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 39 pounds$225
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$275
Pets 150 pounds - call for pricing

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
Pets 150 pounds - call for pricing

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

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 5am - 9pm. 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 Doctor

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

Dr. Aimee

Aimee Vasse, DVM

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, DVM

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. 

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (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

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Loveland 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. 

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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
PO Box 434
Niwot, CO 80544

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