Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$325

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.

Peaceful Euthanasia$325

Includes a brief consultation by the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, peaceful 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.

Geriatric Consultation$325

Includes an 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.

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), 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 rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, fish, goats and pigs - call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to and 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$325
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$425

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with your pet's name engraved. The urn will be returned to your primary care veterinarian in two - three weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you. 

Communal Cremation
Pets up to and including 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$175
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$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 out to sea by the crematory. 

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. 


We are proud to offer Aquamation for aftercare in South Florida.  Click here for more information about Aquamation.  

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. 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.

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. Jordan

Jordan Taheri, DVM

My first pet as a little boy was a long-haired guinea pig named Bogie.  We had hamsters in the past, but this was our first pet that was all mine, and I loved him.  So when Bogie got sick and soon passed, I was devastated.  I did not agree with my friends’ suggestions to “just get another,” because there was no other Bogie, and he was gone.  It was really at this point that I realized I was meant to be a veterinarian. 

Years later in 2010, I proudly graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Having worked all over the country, I now find myself back where I grew up, in Broward County.  The place that has always been home to me.  I’ll never forget the memories that Bogie and I shared, and what he meant to me.  In joining Lap of Love, I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to help people and their loved ones in their greatest time of need.  We can never replace our beloved furry friends, but we can give them the loving gifts of comfortable end of life care and a peaceful passing.

Dr. Tiffany

Tiffany Matheson, DVM

Growing up in rural Oklahoma I had many pets, some of which included dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, and even pigs.  I spent nearly all my time with them or reading about them and when I was only five years old I told my parents that I wanted to be a veterinarian.

For my 16th birthday I got a Dalmatian puppy named Molly.  Molly was my baby, and she was with me through high school, undergraduate college, and vet school. During my final year of vet school though, Molly became ill with chronic liver disease and 2 days after graduation I had to make the decision to let her go.  This was my first time having to make that decision and while it was very difficult I was thankful that I was able to give Molly the gift of ending her pain.

Throughout the past 9 years while working as a Veterinarian, I have helped many people say goodbye to their babies and I feel privileged to have been able to give them a peaceful and loving last memory.

Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly Moen, DVM

I grew up in California and Arizona. Along the way, I connected with many creatures, large and small, and they have been a core part of my life. Since I was old enough to walk, I played by butting heads with my goat Willie, rode horses with joy, and sneaked around the forest to catch a glimpse of wild deer. I even found a "secret" place for a new kitten amongst my stuffed animals so I could keep her inside the house. As a child, most of my conversations revolved around how my friends’ pets were doing. 

I formed a strong bond with my childhood dog, Katie Mae. She was a Labrador/Husky mix who sang beautifully with the coyotes at night and befriended my guinea pig, Skittles, who shared veggies with her.  We took care of each other for ten amazing years. When, Katie suffered from a systemic infection beyond treatment, it crushed me. I have endured the loss of many beloved companions over the course of my life, and deeply understand the strong the connection between an animal and a human. 

It was inevitable that I would take the Veterinarian's oath to help animals, to prevent and relieve their suffering. So, I proudly graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after doing my clinical rotations at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. I then went on to gain experience through general practice. Now, it is my desire to support and connect with people and their beloved animals alike. Through providing in-home hospice and peaceful transitions, I achieve this goal. For me, it is a beautiful thing to offer comfort and guidance to people during their most challenging and selfless gift to their furry family members. 

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Grant, DVM

Growing up as an only child, I found my brother in a cat named Smokey. Smokey would ride in my doll stroller as I pushed him on walks. He didn’t leave my side when I was sick, always there to comfort me. Then he was my protective older brother always sitting between me and the boyfriend during the teenage years. Smokey was with me for 22 wonderful years. Through him, I discovered the strength of the bond between humans and their devoted pets.

I knew, even back then, that my life needed to be dedicated to the preservation of this bond. Since then I have shared this special bond with my other cats, dogs, ferrets, birds, rabbits, and even fish. Each one of these wonderful creatures shared the same bond with me in their own unique way and deserve the same merit. I then learned eventually, this bond must be shared beyond this world, and that I could help others make the difficult journey with dignity and respect, honoring the love that they shared with their “Smokey”.

My heart goes out to those who are near the end of their earthly journey with their pets, whatever species they call their friend, and I hope to help preserve those precious memories and ease their transition.

About Jordan Taheri, DVM

My first pet as a little boy was a long-haired guinea pig named Bogie.  We had hamsters in the past, but this was our first pet that was all mine, and I loved him.  So when Bogie got sick and soon passed, I was devastated.  I did not agree with my friends’ suggestions to “just get another,” because there was no other Bogie, and he was gone.  It was really at this point that I realized I was meant to be a veterinarian. 

Years later in 2010, I proudly graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Having worked all over the country, I now find myself back where I grew up, in Broward County.  The place that has always been home to me.  I’ll never forget the memories that Bogie and I shared, and what he meant to me.  In joining Lap of Love, I am truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to help people and their loved ones in their greatest time of need.  We can never replace our beloved furry friends, but we can give them the loving gifts of comfortable end of life care and a peaceful passing.

"My wife & I are grateful for the service that you offer in this trying time. Making the decision to put our cat to rest was tough enough but having Dr. Jordan there to assist in the process made it more bearable."

Mark Dragomer
Pompano Beach, Florida

"I am so grateful for this opportunity to express how wonderful everyone there is/was during this entire time. From the caring person who answered our phone call and explained everything to us to Jordan who came to our home and has followed up with us. Everyone there is a blessing! They understand that our animals are not just that, they are FAMILY.

Jordan was wonderful and compassionate. So caring and willing to take as much time as we needed. We received follow up communications from him and even received a hand written card. Our family is so grateful to all of you for helping us through this ordeal.

Thank you so very much,

The Coker's"

Jimmy Coker
Plantation, Florida

"Buddy was in her 18th year of life and at our last visit with our Vet we explained that we wanted her to go peacefully at home rather than in the sterile environment of a clinic. We wanted her to be with us, our other dog, Gunner, and the beauty of our surroundings. Our Vet recommended your service as it is the one that his own mother has used.

Dr. Jordan was very kind and patient with us at a very difficult moment in our lives - saying good-bye to a faithful companion who has travelled so much with us - from the Amazon Jungle and rivers, to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Gulf of Mexico and our final home - here in Florida. He never rushed us and also walked us through the process so that we would know what was going to happen and approximately how long it would take. His office had also sent us a nice letter telling us how to prepare - if such a thing is ever really possible.

My husband and I really appreciate this service as it gives comfort to our hearts and minds that we have done the best for our beloved companion right up to her final moments.

Dr. Jordan was also kind enough to send us a personalized Sympathy card with a handwritten note. The time and care taken by him and your Organization shows that you have a deep commitment to what you are doing.

Thank you so much.

Mary Ann S."

Jorge & Mary Ann Santos
Margate, Florida

"On June 3rd, my family & I said our goodbyes to Griswald, our 12 year old French Bulldog. Grizzy has been part of our family since he was 4 mos. old. It was a heartbreaking decision to make & I dreaded the moment he'd close his eyes for the last time. Luckily, we found Lap of Love & one of their very special veterinarian's , Dr. Jordan, to guide us through the process. It was the best ending we could have ever hoped for.-Grizzy was happy, calm & unaware of what was about to happen. Griz was comfortable on his mat on the kitchen floor while we fed him & our two other dogs their favorite treats; blueberries & small pieces of banana. There were lots of tears but I know Grizzy didn't notice. I'm confident that for him, it was just like spending time with us on any typical day ; feeling us pet him & listening to us tell him that we loved him while his two buddies sniffed around him hoping he had dropped one of his treats. I'm so grateful to Dr. Jordan. He was kind, compassionate & instantly made us all feel a weight was lifted off of us & that no matter what came next, all we needed to focus on was our love for Grizzy, I highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. Thank you so much Dr. Jordan & Lap Of Love. Goodbye to my Grizzy, I love you & miss you."

Helene Coner
Lighthouse Point, Florida

"Dr. Jordan made one of the hardest things we have to do as pet owners a little easier. Our boy had been in severe pain from arthritis and after the meds stopped working, saying goodbye was the kindest thing we could do. Dr. Jordan was very friendly and professional. He instantly made a connection with both of our dogs, the one who we said goodbye to, and our younger boy who is usually timid around new people. Every phone call and email from Lap of Love was caring and left us feeling as good as possible, given the circumstances. They have an excellent team and seem to take great care in selecting amazing people to work for them. We are so happy that we discovered Lap of Love to make this difficult time as peaceful as possible so that our boy passed knowing only kindness and the love of those who cared about him the most. Thank you for providing this service. We'll miss our boy so much, but take some comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and that he crossed the rainbow bridge with dignity."

Elizabeth Reed
Coral Springs, Florida

"He was amazing. Very supportive and compassionate.

Process is very difficult itself and he made it as painless as possible.

I recommend him 100%."

ISABELLA DUQUE
HOLLYWOOD, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital has monthly support meetings

Pet Loss Support Group

  (561) 434-5700

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists - West Palm Beach

Emergency Clinic

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital

Emergency Clinic

  (561) 625-9995

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Broward County

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Palm Beach County

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Pet Memorials
“Four pounds of pure love, that was Emma.”
ISABELLA DUQUE
May 28, 2019
“There are no words that are adequate for the depths of my grief. Tinkerbell wasn't just my best friend and companion animal, she was the best thing to happen to me, next to the birth of my children. We had a rough few years, and there were times I just didn't want to wake up or keep going. Yet, every morning I would open my eyes, and she would ...
Kelly Conner
May 20, 2019
“The saying "If loved could of saved you, you would have lived forever" says it all. A part of our family is missing and my heart is broken. I have to thank God for giving me the opportunity to be your mommy for the last 15 years. I can see you now running in heaven, jumping through the air to catch your bubbles, that 10 week old puppy full of ...
Liz Garrison
May 17, 2019
“In loving memory of my Larry. Larry was a larger than life dog personality. He was my constant companion and friend, and I enjoyed every minute taking care of him. In his last few months he used a wheelchair, which he took to like he had used it his whole life. I can’t wait for the emptiness and heartache I feel right now to be replaced by 13 ...
Lisa Welch
May 16, 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 Veterinary Hospice
805 N. Federal Hwy
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Owned And Operated

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

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