PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$275

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

Includes a brief 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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), 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 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. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 99 pounds$265
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$365
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$410

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 your home or office.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 99 pounds$110
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$185
Pets 151 - 200 pounds$260

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 in a butterfly garden or a local cemetery garden. 

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, 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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Keely

Keely Smith

I wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember and was so excited to fulfill my lifelong dream. I received a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and later moved to Gainesville, FL where I earned my doctorate from the University of Florida. After graduation, I completed a Large Animal Internship and Large Animal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee.  Life ended up taking me to Doha, Qatar in the Middle East where I worked as an equine practitioner for nearly 2 years before returning to Florida to run my own practice.  

Throughout my veterinary career, I continue to be inspired by our clients’ strength when they are faced with end of life decisions for their animal family member.  It is the same whether it is a horse, pot-belly pig, cat, dog or pocket pet. I am honored to help them give the last and greatest gift of love to their family member. 

In my free time, I like to spend time with my daughter and our horses, dogs, birds and lizards.  My hobbies are traveling, knitting and fiber arts, learning new languages and dancing.

About Keely Smith

I wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember and was so excited to fulfill my lifelong dream. I received a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and later moved to Gainesville, FL where I earned my doctorate from the University of Florida. After graduation, I completed a Large Animal Internship and Large Animal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee.  Life ended up taking me to Doha, Qatar in the Middle East where I worked as an equine practitioner for nearly 2 years before returning to Florida to run my own practice.  

Throughout my veterinary career, I continue to be inspired by our clients’ strength when they are faced with end of life decisions for their animal family member.  It is the same whether it is a horse, pot-belly pig, cat, dog or pocket pet. I am honored to help them give the last and greatest gift of love to their family member. 

In my free time, I like to spend time with my daughter and our horses, dogs, birds and lizards.  My hobbies are traveling, knitting and fiber arts, learning new languages and dancing.

"Dr. Smith was fantastic she made the day go through so smoothly there was no stress for sneakers or for me. If I ever have to do this again I definitely will call lap of love to help me get through it. Thank you so much Dr. Smith 💔"

Linda Scarpace
Spring Hill, Florida

"Dr. Smith was fantastic she made the day go through so smoothly there was no stress for sneakers or for me. If I ever have to do this again I definitely will call lap of love to help me get through it. Thank you so much Dr. Smith 💔"

Linda Scarpace
Spring Hill, Florida

"Dr, Smith was wonderful. She made the experience of euthanizing our 14 year old Aussie peaceful and serene for both the dog and each of the human family members. Thank you Dr. Smith!"

Bruce Baldwin
Dade City, Florida

"Dr Smith was amazing with giving us all the information before we put Sophia to rest.And even after stayed with us and made a beautiful paw print for us! I'm so glad we met Dr Smith."

Eufemia Hughes
Port Richey, Florida

"We are so pleased of the outcome she made us feel really good about the decision we had to make ....she was the most ki.d and loving person we have ever met in our whole entire life..we will never forget her..she will always be I. Our hearts and on our minds.....for taking care of our jazmine Marie storm.. jazzy thanks you.so much for taking all her pain and tears away...AND putting her at peace in her time of need... we love u dr keely... we can never thank you enough you were truly a angel sent to us from above ...."

Willie Mcclelland
Weeki wachee, Florida

"Dr. Smith will forever have a special place in my heart. I couldn't hug her tight enough. She was what my poor heart needed."

Mike Vullo
Spring Hill, Florida

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Emergency Clinic

  (352) 666-0904

Animal Emergency of Hernando: Spring Hill

  (727) 841-6575

Animal Emergency of Pasco: Port Richey

  (813) 407-9441

Lap of Love's Pet Life & Loss Support Group

  (727) 786-5755

Animal Emergency and Urgent Care - Palm Harbor

  (727) 397-7387

Pinellas County Animal Foundation - Pet Loss Support Group

Pet-Loss.net Florida Resources

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve families in the Pasco and Hernando Counties. A drive fee of $50 may be assessed based on distance from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“Sneakers was so special and still is in my heart she was my companion for nine years and I love hert every minute. Rest in peace my dear little one ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Linda Scarpace
March 25, 2020
“Sneakers was so special and still is in my heart she was my companion for nine years and I love hert every minute. Rest in peace my dear little one ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Linda Scarpace
March 25, 2020
“Sophia was our first fur baby,We both loved her so very much throughout the years of Sophia life she was very spoiled pup!
As years went on we could see her aging and it's never easy to see you fur baby get old! This week we had to make the worst decision of our lives and
Put our Baby girl to rest.Sophia you will be missed!”
Eufemia Hughes
March 8, 2020
“Our dear jazmine.marie storm. our house is now so empty n alone without you here by our side...we love you so much ma.ma..and you will never leave our thoughts ..hearts.. and memorys.. zues... is so alone without you here..he lays right in your spot..lol daddy is so sad that you are not here to greet him at the door from Work... and ...
Willie Mcclelland
February 12, 2020
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
PO Box 5925
Hudson, Florida 34674

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Dr. Dani McVety.

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