Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$285

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$285

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$285

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 including 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$300
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$400
Mailing of ashes to home or work$15

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden 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 you for an additional fee.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to and including 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$150
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$200

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

There may be a fee if addtional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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, 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 Doctors

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

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.

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.

Julie Greenlaw, BVMS

I was born in Maine and have lived there most of my life, where I enjoyed the serenity and cooler climate surrounded by natural beauty. I was inspired to become a veterinarian by my dear friend and mentor - one of only two women in her veterinary class at Cornell - but it took me a while to forge my path into the veterinary field. After raising a family, I finally got up the courage to go after my dreams and with the support of my family, I pursued veterinary school. I graduated in 2010 from the University of Edinburgh and practiced veterinary medicine in Maine primarily for farm animals and horses, along with family pets. In 2015, my husband was offered a position in sunny south Florida so we packed up our sweaters and stocked up on shorts and sandals!

Although I've committed my career to helping pets, I cannot circumvent the inevitable loss of my own pets. I have experienced the devastating loss of three amazing dogs throughout the years. In May 2016, I had to euthanize my 14-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Emma, who finally lost her battle to heart disease. I called her “my sweet girl”. I rescued her six years ago and she really was the sweetest dog I have ever known. In January 2015, the year before losing Emma, I had to make the decision to euthanize Tugnutt (Tug) who was my best friend. Tug was born on our small farm in Maine and he and his mom, Crickett, moved with us to Scotland, where I went to veterinary school. My husband and I used to joke that their bark had acquired a Scottish accent. Before moving back to Maine in 2010, we lost Crickett, our very opinionated fourteen-year-old Springer Spaniel. Her joints and her spirit had finally worn out.

I understand how hard it is to watch your pet grow old and how difficult it is to make that final decision. Every day I watched and evaluated them trying to reach that balance of not waiting too long and having them suffer needlessly and enjoying every moment as long as they had quality in their lives. I feel lucky that I was able to say my goodbyes at home in a very personal way that I know celebrated their specials lives. I have found it rewarding to help families make that difficult decision and help them through the process.

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. 

Jessica Garcia, DVM

My dog Odie was a rescue who weighed just one pound and fit in the palm of my hand when he arrived in my care. He was my snuggle buddy throughout vet school and together we made many road trips from Florida to Kansas and back. After Lap of Love helped my Odie boy on his final journey, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Lap of Love family.

I am a true Florida native, born and raised. I attended the University of Florida for undergrad and Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I returned home to Florida after vet school and spent nearly a decade in general practice helping furry friends and their families. I embarked on a new journey with Lap of Love and strive to give every family the peace and comfort that my family and I experienced with Odie’s passing. I know how precious life is and the opportunity to help others is an extraordinary honor.

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.

Matt Renaker, DVM

The day my parents brought me home from the hospital for the very first time, the first thing my dad did was to lay me down next to our family dog, Chief. For years after, Chief and I shared many a boyhood adventure and even shared the doghouse from time to time when I was in trouble. Chief taught me many things about the special relationship, that makes an “animal” a companion. Losing him was my first experience with the loss of a cherished companion. I remember my dad comforting me, knowing the right things to say as a dad should.

Throughout my career as a veterinarian, I have been faced with several end of life decisions both at work and in my personal life as my wonderful pets have lived and gone. Each experience helps me to better understand what my dad started all those years ago. My aspiration is to pass along some of these comforting words to those who have these special companions as part of their lives. The end of life decisions are very emotional, but we have the opportunity to show true compassion when our pets need it most and provide them a peaceful transition and honor their memory.

I hope that as each person who experiences this loss knows that our sympathies are with them. “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

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.

"Dr. Jordan is compassionate, caring, gentle. He explained everything and spent a lot of time with us. We are very grateful for Dr. Jordan's help during this difficult time."

Dorothy Romeo
Sunrise, Florida

"Words cannot express how deeply grateful we are for Dr. Julie and Lap of Love. Having recently met Dr. Julie in November 2017 when we lost our dear Yoshi, we were not expecting to see her again so soon. Dr. Julie visited our home in April 2018 to provide comfort and peace for our precious Bella. Dr. Julie was once again compassionate and patient with us and provided the support we needed at such a difficult time. Bella had been with us for 14 years and will truly be missed. Thank you Dr. Julie and Lap of Love."

Amy & Joe G
Lighthouse Point, Florida

"Tiffany was very kind and compassionate. She was very professional. It was a relief for us to have Baby at home with us. We were able to surrounding her with love in her last moments. Thank you for being available to us on the weekend and on short notice. It was a blessing to find you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts"

Theresa Fulwood
Fort pierce, Florida

"Dr. Kimberly was a real blessing to have at this difficult time. She was so loving and caring and treated my baby with great dignity and concern for his comfort. Did not rush us at all and gave us all the time we needed to show him our love."

Rita Conway
Delray Beachf, Florida

"Dr. Jordan had such a calm demeanor and was very kind and compassionate during this most difficult time as we said goodbye to our beloved Mocha. I will be referring friends to Lap of Love if they find themselves in similar circumstances. The staff we spoke with on the phone and Dr. Jordan really helped us through this and we appreciate their kindness."

Tina Lenihan
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"We want to Thank Dr. Jessica for her help and understanding in our difficult time. We found out that our dog, Homer, had been diagnosed with a large mass/tumor that was going to make his life deteriorate. We made an appointment with Rita, who was very compassionate and understanding ,the night before. Dr Jessica arrived and explained everything, but most of all, she listened. The process went very smooth and every step was handled in a very professional manner. We would recommend this service be chosen for every pet."

Brandt and Ann Huff
Jupiter, 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) 702-6513

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists - West Palm Beach

Pet Loss Grief Counselor

  (855) 738 - 5677

Lawrence Kaufman, LMFT

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

All cities

Palm Beach County

All cities

Miami-Dade County

North county only - call for details

Pet Memorials
“Dixie came to live with us when my mother passed 4 years ago. She filled our home with love and easily fit in with the rest of our kitty family. She brought us comfort and healing. Such a sweet, loving, resilient girl! We miss her loudly purring her songs of love to us.”
Dorothy Romeo
April 18, 2018
“❤ This is so hard for me to put into words how much my heart hurts to not have you here anymore. I felt our time together went by so quickly, but then again not long enough. Almost 17 years were we blessed to have you. There is an emptiness in the house. You touched each and every heart of our family. We will always hold close the memories of ...
Theresa Fulwood
April 17, 2018
“Rest in Peace, my beautiful sweet boy Spice. You were always the gentlest, kindest kitty. From when you came to us @ 2 years old until today, 11 years later. We will miss you, but I'm glad you are at peace... Lots of Love, Mom 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔”
Rita Conway
April 5, 2018
“I just miss my little angel so much. Whisper was the sweetest, happiest and also most stubborn dog. She would always try to cover you with her wet kisses. She loved catching her ball. She would jump so high I think she is definitely has broken dogie records. Unfortunately that is the reason why she ended up with 2 metal plates in her knees. She ...
gentjana Macmillan
March 27, 2018
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 Veterinary Hospice
49 N. Federal Hwy #170
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

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

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