PRICING AND INFORMATION

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.

Veterinary Hospice$425

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.

Additional 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 (normal business hours (9:00 am - 5:00 am), 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. Please call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$325
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$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. 

*Pets over 150 pounds - pre-arrangement needed. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$175
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$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. 

*Pets over 150 pounds - pre-arrangement needed. 

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, 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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Jordan

Jordan Taheri

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. Tina

Tina Vaziri

I grew up in a small town in Kentucky called Crestwood. Here on a one acre plot of land my Mom, Dad, and three sisters and I, gardened, bird watched, played with our dogs, and grew together as a family. Accompanied by our companion Biscuit, a golden retriever, my sisters and I explored the wildlife preserve near our neighborhood. My love and respect for the great cycles of this earth and its life began among the trees of the preserve. Changing seasons, baby birds, tad poles, fawns, and spawning fish all planted the seeds that grew into my love for animals.

It was not until middle school that I connected my love for animals with medicine. My Mom, who works in human hospice care, would allow me to spend time with her and the many wise elders for whom she lovingly cared. Eventually, I chose to pursue a pre-veterinary degree at Murray State University.

While at Murray State I explored the veterinary career field further. I worked year-round in hands-on programs with horses, dogs, and cats, which taught me to care for every animal with respect, kindness and gentleness. Through my college career I worked with small animals in a general practice in Illinois and an emergency clinic in Kentucky. I found my work in these practices to be fulfilling and educational, and I knew that I was on the right path in life. While in college, I adopted two wonderful dogs, Weasley and Lyla. I also lost my first and oldest animal friend, Biscuit. Every night, Biscuit slept in the hallway in front of all the bedrooms at our house in Crestwood. On a peaceful spring night, she laid down one last time to protect us and moved on gracefully in her sleep. 

In 2012, I moved to Auburn, Alabama for veterinary school, accompanied by my two lovely dogs and my 55-gallon aquarium. While in Auburn, I focused on small animals and aquatic animals. I worked hands-on with the community to educate children in the local library and elementary schools, teaching them about aquariums and fish. This made chemistry, biology, climatology, and mathematics exciting and interesting for them. 

The opportunity to educate, inspire, and enrich someone’s life by sharing the human-animal bond is my favorite aspect of veterinary medicine. The true honor of my career though, is the also the hardest part of being a veterinarian. As the end of the journey with your four-legged companion nears, you as their caregiver, and I as their doctor, are there to provide them with all of the love, comfort, and support they need. Making the decision to say goodbye is never easy— even when our companions are ready—but it is an honor for a veterinarian be there for them and for you as we allow them to move on gracefully, painlessly, and surrounded by love. 

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Grant

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

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.

"Thank you Dr. Jordan for your kindness and patience. I so appreciated your thought fullness in allowing me the opportunity to create a space for Vinnie to transition in such a peaceful and serene way. Looking out to the lake, his widow on the world, listening to my voice as I held him....was as perfect as it gets. It will be a moment that I treasure..."

Vicky Owles Goodin
Miramar, Florida

"Dr. Jordan Taheri, was very kind and thoughtful and gentle with my Harry.

I was worried about a stranger being there, but Harry seemed very relaxed which was a relief.

Thankyou"

Gail Murphy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"I had the hardest decision to make about my sweet girl, Calee. Dr. Jordan could not have been any nicer considering the difficult circumstances. He was so kind as he explained everything that was going to take place, step-by-step. He allowed me to speak about Calee and her illness and he listened so attentively. It was one of the saddest days ever for me but I am grateful to Dr. Jordan. He allowed me to have alone time so I could say goodbye to my girl. I so appreciate his kind words and how sweet and gentle he was with my baby girl."

T.J. Long
Margate, Florida

"Dr Tina Vaziri came to us in our hour of need, after painfully deciding to lay our family member for the past 15 yrs to rest. Shiner, our Golden Retriever’s

quality of life was depleating all within a two week span.

Dr Tina (as she called herself ) approached Shiner and immediately went down to Shiner’s level and began slowly and gently stroking her and speaking softly, lovingly, and quietly telling her she was a good girl. Taking away any nervousness away, almost in a hypnotic way. Shiner was deaf and yet she responded to Dr Tina’s touch. All while coaching us on what was going on with her, as well , she clipped alittle bit of her fur and put it in a little bag and made a print of her paw in a soft clay. All as keepsakes. She gave her something to completely relax her. Shiner was breathing slowly and very relaxed, comfortably lying on her side, with the help of Dr Tina’s gentle touch.. Dr Tina always updating us and telling us to love on her and to tell what a good girl she is as she prepared the final medicine. She started the final stage and she took her heart beat and confirmed, she’s begun her journey home.

We Want to thank Dr Tina for the kindness and dignity she showed our Shiner, and her parents, during this enormous heartbreaking final moments with our beloved pet and family member. She is absolutely an amazing vet with an honest love for animals.

We highly recommend her to anyone who needs to go through this painful choice to reluctantly make your loving pet’s life come to an end and to help them walk towards the rainbow bridge peacefully.

Dr Tina is all you need.

She’s wonderful for all involved."

Walt and Linda Robert Anderson
North Richland Hills, Texas

"I want to thank Dr. Jordan for giving Charlotte the peaceful end she so deserved. Her final moments were spent at home. Calm and relaxed. Lying where she always had. Falling asleep where she always did. If not for Dr. Jordan and Lap of Love, things would have been very different. For that I am and will remain grateful. Thank you."

Martin Salcedo
Plantation, Florida

"Thanks again Dr. Tina. This, the most difficult thing I have ever had to do, was made a little easier and more comfortable with your soft voice and kind words and just a genuine understanding of how much a great dog means to us. While I hate the parting, it's a small trade compared to the happiness that Aspen brought to my life. She was not a dog but rather a best friend and companion and the way you helped us honor her is worth more to me than anything. Thank you again for your time and effort in honoring her with us.

Best regards"

Andrew Mosher
Weatherford, Texas

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital has monthly support meetings.

  (561) 434-5700

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists has bi-monthly support meetings.

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital

  (561) 625-9995

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens

Pet Memorials
“Life with Vinnie: His Story

I decided to write your story as you transition to celebrate you....it’s my way of letting you know that while I will never be ready to let you go...it’s ok. I made a promise to you that I would be with you as you took your last breaths....and as I struggle, I want it to be peaceful for you. So no tears...just a ...
Vicky Owles Goodin
September 10, 2019
“Harry was my best friend & companion.
I'm devastated he has left this earth.
He was adored by everyone, very cuddly but a fantastic watch dog with 150 pound bark for an 85 pound dog.
The whole neighborhood loved him and his nickname was Handsome Harry.
He will be missed every day and my love for him will go on and on.
At least he is with the ...
Gail Murphy
September 1, 2019
“In Memory of My Sweet Girl, Calee”
T.J. Long
August 19, 2019
“Never have the words except for thank you for your understanding and unconditional love. Thanks for the good times. Thanks for the birds. Thanks for the smiles and the laughter. But most of all thanks for always being my best friend. Until I get there please keep my spot in the duck blind warm and I will carry you in my heart in a hole that can ...
Andrew Mosher
June 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
805 N. Federal Hwy
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

Owned and Operated

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

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