Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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.

Euthanasia$250

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.

Geriatric Consultation$250

Includes a brief 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.

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), 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 pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$300
Pets 150 pounds or more will be quoted

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.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 pounds or more will be quoted

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 their pet cemetery located in Atlanta, GA. 

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 Doctor

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

Dr. Maggie

Maggie Mottram, DVM

My earliest memory of veterinary medicine is taking our new golden retriever to get her first set of vaccinations when I was a young child. My mom says after that moment, I set my heart on becoming an animal doctor and nothing was going to change my mind. Many years later, I attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science. After growing tired of the snow and cold weather, I completed veterinary school at St. George’s University located in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada. While I was there, I spent my time coordinating free health clinics for people and their pets. It was those clinics and moments that taught me the importance of the human-animal bond. People didn’t mind waiting in the heat or the rain; they just wanted to make sure their family pet was healthy.

After graduating veterinary school, I moved back home to Fort Myers, Florida to be closer to my family. After a couple of years in general practice, I realized I had a passion and calling for hospice and end of life care.  I find it extremely rewarding to help families find ways of providing a good quality of life and comfort to their pet in the final days, and to help guide and support them when it is time to say goodbye. It is such an honor to provide this service to pets at home, in an environment where they’re most comfortable and surrounded by loved ones. While our pets are only here for such a short time, they make such a large impact in every part of our life.

Much of my spare time is spent with family and our multitude of golden retrievers. I often recommend a good lint roller to anyone who comes to our family gatherings.  My golden retriever is named Beemer and he is well known for his crazy antics around the house. His two partners in crime are my cats, Harley and Arthur.

About Maggie Mottram, DVM

My earliest memory of veterinary medicine is taking our new golden retriever to get her first set of vaccinations when I was a young child. My mom says after that moment, I set my heart on becoming an animal doctor and nothing was going to change my mind. Many years later, I attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science. After growing tired of the snow and cold weather, I completed veterinary school at St. George’s University located in the Caribbean on the island of Grenada. While I was there, I spent my time coordinating free health clinics for people and their pets. It was those clinics and moments that taught me the importance of the human-animal bond. People didn’t mind waiting in the heat or the rain; they just wanted to make sure their family pet was healthy.

After graduating veterinary school, I moved back home to Fort Myers, Florida to be closer to my family. After a couple of years in general practice, I realized I had a passion and calling for hospice and end of life care.  I find it extremely rewarding to help families find ways of providing a good quality of life and comfort to their pet in the final days, and to help guide and support them when it is time to say goodbye. It is such an honor to provide this service to pets at home, in an environment where they’re most comfortable and surrounded by loved ones. While our pets are only here for such a short time, they make such a large impact in every part of our life.

Much of my spare time is spent with family and our multitude of golden retrievers. I often recommend a good lint roller to anyone who comes to our family gatherings.  My golden retriever is named Beemer and he is well known for his crazy antics around the house. His two partners in crime are my cats, Harley and Arthur.

"Dr. Maggie was so thoughtful and kind. Tennyson was completely relaxed and at peace thanks to her wonderful care. I am grateful."

Nancy Morris
Naples, Florida

"Such a kind, caring, and knowledgeable veterinarian I have not met. This experience is never pleasant but it was so much better than going to the vet's office. That stress was just not what I wished for the last hours that I had with Mallory, she had suffered enough. Such a blessing Lap of Love and Dr. Maggie were. It's likely that this situation will not be the last in my life; I will never go through this without Lap of Love and hopefully Dr. Maggie."

Pam Kurth
Naples, Florida

"We can not express our sincere gratitude for Dr. Maggie, she made us feel like she had known Odie for many years. Dr. Maggie was so kind and her compassion has overwhelmed us, we are so grateful to have met her and helped us through this difficult time."

Julie, Larry & Joe Murphy
Naples, Florida

"Dr. Maggie made what was such a sad time in our family, more at ease and a less stressful time for Buckley. She talked us through every step of Buckley’s passing and made it very special for our family. She holds a special place in my heart."

Sandy Conidaris
Fort Myers, Florida

"Dr. Mottram was courteous and gentle, giving us the time and space we needed during this difficult time. Her love and devotion to helping families is commendable. We did not want to say goodbye, but since we had to, we wanted to make it peaceful. Being comfortable at home, surrounded by his family, was the best send off we could give our dear Max. Dr. Mottram facilitated his passing with kindness."

Andrea Fortin
Lehigh Acres, Florida

"The day Barkley got very sick the next morning we were waiting on a mobile vet to call us and they never did. So I Googled to find a vet that could would come to our home and let Barkley rest in peace. When I called the person who answered the phone was so polite (and a vet) and helpful, it was so awesome. They knew how you felt and they knew what you were going through and my wife and I felt so relieved. That was a 7am and at 9am they had Dr. Maggie at our house helping us with Barkley. It was so nice and she must have been an angel from pet heaven!! She was so compassionate and so good with Barkley. It felt like she had been our vet for the life of Barkley. They even clipped hair for us to keep and took a paw print for us...WOW what great service and they are the best!! God Speed to Lap of Love!"

Scott Hills
Fort Myers, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (239) 947-0588

Specialized Veterinary Services - Ft. Myers

  (239) 993-8878

Florida Veterinary Referral Center - Estero

  (239) 261-4404

Avow Pet Loss Support Group

  (239) 992-8387

Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists - Bonita Springs

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Naples and Ft. Myers areas. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $30-$100 fee based on your location.

Pet Memorials
“Tennyson (aka Mr. T, aka King) got his angel wings and crossed over the rainbow bridge on Monday. He was a kind and gentile soul who lived up to his poetic name for over 15 years. I will miss him dearly. Goodnight sweet prince. It is so hard to say goodbye. Join Sophie, your soul mate, and run free with her. You will be in my heart always.”
Nancy Morris
April 17, 2019
“Mallory was the greeter of our home. Never barked, just patiently waited for the door to be opened so that she could welcome the visitor. No, not a protector; our house has a terrier filling that position. Our hearts are broken but we are certain that she will be a greeter for others that cross over the Rainbow Bridge.”
Pam Kurth
April 16, 2019
“Odie just loved everyone, he wanted to say hello to everyone he saw. He loved going camping and swimming in the Androscoggin river in New Hampshire and would sneak out of the tent to have a late night swim, he loved going hunting with his Pop and sniffing out birds - such a typical Lab he was, he was our guard dog a with fierce full bark, but ...
Julie, Larry & Joe Murphy
April 5, 2019
“You will never be forgotten Buckley! You gave us almost 15 years of unconditional love. I miss you so much, but I am happy you are no longer in any pain.
Wishing you a life of running and ball chasing for your Birthday in 5 days! Love you “B”❤️”
Sandy Conidaris
March 24, 2019
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
P.O. Box 61166
Fort Myers, FL 33906

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