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 and paw impression engraved on the top and 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.

"Special thank you to Drs. Amanda and Jordan for your help with my senior dobie, Buddy, from beginning his final journey last June to yesterday (surprisingly - his life spirit was amazing). Dr Amanda, with your initial visit and consultations to ensure Bud was as comfortable and pain free as possible in his old age, to Dr, Jordan, with your kindness and gentleness yesterday as we helped him pass peacefully and comfortably, you both helped me immensely with this difficult time."

James Bissler
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"Dr. Kim was a wonderful, soothing, caring vet in our time of need. She helped Princess pass peacefully and gave us comfort as well. I am glad that we decided to experience this in the comfort of our home. If we need to do this again in the future, I would definitely make the same choice and ask for Dr. Kim."

Joel Levine
Delray Beach, Florida

"I want to thank Dr. Jordan for his compassion and sincerity. He delicately explained the whole process to us, allowed us to freely ask questions, and most importantly gave us time to love on our Lily until we needed to say goodbye. Losing a loved family member is always so difficult, but being in our own home, surrounding Lily with her family and favorites made the experience a more peaceful one. It gave me comfort in knowing that Lily had Dr. Jordan there to care for her in her final minutes. Thank you Dr. Jordan and Lap of Love."

Allison Mason
Broward -Sunrise, Florida

"If it weren't for Dr. Tiffany, we wouldn't have had the most beautiful experience of having Bo Bo pass in our home, in his own bed. Her amazing compassion was above and beyond the call of duty. The respect she had to put Bo Bo in the front seat with her makes her an incredibly extraordinary veterinarian and person. We can't thank her enough. Thank you, Dr. Tiffany."

Brenda Heathcote Storey
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"Thank you, Amanda and Dr. Jordan Taheri for your compassion and empathy. Tiger had been my companion for 15 of his 17 years. As he aged, he struggled with many maladies – diabetes, hyperthyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, and respiratory problems. When his breathing worsened, he was prescribed Albuterol and a high dosage of Prednisone. Alas, neither was effective. He would stare at me as if to say, “I’m ready.” We went to the vet one more time, and the look on her face when she auscultated his lung sounds confirmed what I already knew. I called Laps of Love that night and days later, Dr. Jordan arrived and helped Tiger transition peacefully in his own home. I work in the field of healthcare and I was amazed at the compassion and professionalism displayed by Amanda and Dr. Jordan. I am ever so grateful, and I highly recommend this service."

D Holder
Pompano Beach, Florida

"When it became obvious that my beautiful girl Gracie needed assistance to complete her journey across the rainbow bridge, I was distraught at the thought of putting her in her carrier, taking her to new veterinary clinic and handing her to a stranger in order to get her the help she needed. I called at friend who suggested that, instead, I might want to call the people at Lap of Love. I was able to secure an appointment within two hours of my initial contact. Dr. Jordan arrived, introduced himself, explained each step of the procedure he would follow and made sure I understood and was comfortable with what he was proposing. His gentle handling of my precious girl and his kindness were of great comfort to me under what were very trying circumstances. His follow up email was unexpected but very much appreciated. I hope never to have to go through this again, but if I do, I will surely contact Lap of Love to help me."

Susan McLaughlin
Lighthouse Point, 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
“Our beloved pet's passing is still very fresh in my memory and my emotions are raw right now. Princess was our first dog and I never understood before how much love one could feel for a pet until we had her. It has been one of the most joyful, wonderful, precious experiences of my life, and I'm the proud parent of two human daughters and I have a ...
Joel Levine
April 17, 2019
“Tiger, you were the best companion anyone could ever have.”
D Holder
April 16, 2019
“It's with great sadness, yet peace of mind and comfort, we announce our beloved Bo Bo crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday. Thanks to Lap of Love and Dr. Tiffany, it was a beautiful experience in our home. He was incredibly brave and strong fighting the fight for so long, but in the end, his little body gave up. Just shy of 16 yrs, he ...
Brenda Heathcote Storey
April 15, 2019
“How do i begin to explain our special boy Butkus..he was one of four dogs we had the opportunity to love.
Butkus was such an amazing presence in our home and lives, he touched my heart in such a special way beyond words.
Butkus was loved by us and many others, especially his buddy Uncle Bob.. a dear friend of ours who had a special bond with ...
Lisa Cochrane
April 8, 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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