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.

"Thank you Tiffany for your kindness and support during such a difficult time. I will never forget the compassion you showed to all of us."

Dee Collins
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"We had never heard of Lap of Love until our 15 year old Moses was diagnosed with oral cancer just a few days after the New Year. He declined rapidly. We requested Dr. Amanda Grant. When she came to the house, her warm and gentle demeanor immediately put us at ease. She was in sync with our deep sadness of having to say goodbye to our beautiful companion. Dr. Grant was very helpful with her explanation of the process and what entailed after. We were able to say goodbye to Moses with loving care and his two rescue brothers Ramsey and Elijah had closure. thank you Dr. Amanda, for helping us with our farewell to our "marshmallow" boy. Also, we are so grateful for your words and support afterward in the days that followed. Your reaching out meant the world to us and has helped us to cope with the loss of our wonderful boy."

Susan, Jim and Rachael Scherer
North Lauderdale, Florida

"Two days before the New Year we had to say goodbye to our sweet little Honeybear. Until the last moments of her life she loved everyone around her. She cleaned her brothers face, as she did for 13 years., and ate her favorite bologna. Dr Amanda came and ever so gently eased her pain and helped send her to The Rainbow Bridg. We are forever grateful."

Barbara Fleming
Coral Springs, Florida

"Thank you so much Dr Jordan for being here yesterday to help us say goodbye to our sweet little angel Pudgie. He was 14 years old and lived a long wonderful life full of love and joy., And thanks to Dr. Jordan the end of his life was filled with love also. One of the most difficult things we’ve had to do was made into a beautiful sending off. I am forever grateful for Dr. Jordan."

Barbara Fleming
Coral Springs, Florida

"Dr Jordan was a blessing during this rough time in our lives. His kind words and compassionate nature made this very difficult time easier to process. He explained to us the procedure and assured us that our sweet girl would be comfortable during it.

He gave us all the time we needed to spend with Riley before we had to say goodbye. During this time when it’s hard to say goodbye, we were not rushed and were able to say goodbye on our own terms and when we were ready.

Dr Jordan is a true blessing."

Gary Jomant
Coral Springs, Florida

"We want to thank Lap of Love, especially Dr. Jessica for being there in our time of need. Rocky was a true warrior, he went through 2 surgeries to remove mast cell tumors, endured a brain bleed as well. It was the little things that we noticed were a little off. Rocky could not get up on the couch or bed as easily as he used too. We took him to the vet and he had blood work, and the worst of results (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). We were beyond devastated, they told us he had 1 -3 weeks to live if we did nothing. Long story short we tried chemo (Wisconsin protocol), unfortunately he went downhill fast. In a matter of 16 days our poor boy was not able to stand or walk; we knew it was time. Rocky was surrounded by his entire human family as well as his canine family, he fell asleep in our arms and Dr. Jessica was able to help him along peacefully. We can not say enough about the care and support we received throughout this difficult time.

Thank you, Lap of Love and Dr. Jessica. Rocky was our rock, he will be missed more than words can express!"

Deborah Cross-Shifley
Royal Palm Beach, 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
“To my sweet boy Milo, I will never forget the joy and love you brought into my life...”
Dee Collins
January 21, 2018
“Having to say goodbye to Riley was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do. Her coming into my life was a true blessing from God. She was there for me for some of the most trying years of my life and was here during the best years. After saying goodbye I thought of all the fun times we had, some which I forgot and were thought lost in ...
Gary Jomant
January 11, 2018
“Sadly our sweet boy went to kitty heaven. Quinten was the most laid back, loving, sweet, beautiful, happy cat you would meet. You would just touch him once and his purr motor would start. Quinten was loved and with his brother, Colby, and his human family until almost the very end. We were blessed that he found us amoungst all the people at ...
Sharon, Cassie and Joey Margosian
January 6, 2018
“Lola melted our hearts the moment we saw her. Sweet, loving, friendly with everyone. Adopted at six months old she loved to play and was a terrific jumper. We will miss your hugs, kisses, you sleeping beside us on our pillow, you waiting to lick the shower dry and your sweet soft, soprano meows.”
Dorothy Romeo
January 2, 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

Owned And Operated

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

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