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

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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

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. Julie

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.

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.

Dr. Matt

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.

"Probably one of the hardest things you may ever have to do in your life is to make that final decision for your fur baby. Our Phoebe was a rescue who lived a long and pampered life. It was difficult watching her in pain and making that decision for her. Our veterinarian recommended Lap of Love to us and we can't thank him enough. It was such a wonderful experience to have it done where she was most comfortable, in her home. Dr. Jordan is the most compassionate and caring vet we have ever met. He guided us through the process and gave us as long as we wanted with her. Since we have another dog, I said my goodbyes to her and took the other dog for a walk, as he is young and we felt it wasn't right for him to be there at that time. My husband and sons were there and it was very peaceful for her. I cannot thank Dr. Jordan enough for his time and patience, and would highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone who is struggling with this final decision."

Paula Rappaport
Pembroke Pines, Florida

"Thank you so much Dr. Amanda! We really appreciated your kindness and empathy and know that you helped our Carli in the best possible way to the Rainbow Bridge. ☺ It was a difficult decision for us as we had Carli, our precious girl for 18 years but you were so kind, gentle and reassuring. My husband and I as well as our other dog, Sookie all joined in Carli's favorite spot in the back yard where she earned here Angel Wings surrounded by love and comfort. We will certainly recommend Lap of Love to all our friends, we couldn’t have asked for a better environment and experience in such a difficult and sad time."

Mark Winner
WILTON MANORS, Florida

"As hard as it is to let go in a decisive moment, a natural death would have been a terrible thing to watch. So my thanks to Dr Tiffany for being kind enough to help my dog and I get through the process. Going to my vets office would have been much more dramatic for both of us."

Ruth Scholl
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany was loving and kind and took her time with us. Her patience was very appreciated. I loved that she allowed me to help with wrapping Bear and carrying him to her car. It was a sad but beautiful process thanks to her kindness."


Boynton Beach, Florida

"I can’t thank Dr. Jordan enough for bringing such a calming presence and ease to such a horrible time. You truly have a special gift."

Melissa Bentley
Pompano Beach, Florida

"We had our rescue kitty, Taz, for 18 years so when it was time to say goodbye, we were heartbroken. Fortunately for us, a friend had recommended Lap of Love. Dr. Amanda came to our home with a warm smile and kind words and put us all at ease. We cannot thank her enough for her professionalism and comforting demeanor. She was truly our angel that day and we hope she realizes how much she and this wonderful service means to the people they help."

Carol Stewart
Weston, 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

All cities

Palm Beach County

All cities

Miami-Dade County

North county only - call for details

Pet Memorials
“If you ever loved a dog, you know that there exists such a strong connection to every part of your life, physically and emotionally, and Francis was right there with me. I had her for more than 14 yrs, and as you can imagine, many long walks, many long talks, and many of true pleasures life has to offer were shared with her. She was very ...
Ruth Scholl
January 1, 2019
“Bear was a kind and loving dog, the best of the best. Always ready to lick your face and wag his tail with happiness when we came home from work. He loved other dogs and grandchildren to. One of his favorites was our neighbor who he would visit after his walks, stay for a couple of hours and hang out with her and her pups, then come home for ...
January 1, 2019
“Savannah, for 13 years you brought so much joy and happiness to my life. I will miss you everyday.”
Melissa Bentley
January 1, 2019
“I rescued Mielo 7 ago. He was a mess and I was broken. And in the last 7 years, we both came a long way together. We healed each other and I will miss him dearly. He was my loving friend and companion. He gave me so much unconditional love. I was so sad to say goodbye but I got comfort that he transitioned so peacefully and beautifully. And he no ...
Janet Rios
December 30, 2018
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
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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