Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$265

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$265

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$265

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.

Additional Appointment 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 rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, fish, goats and pigs - call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 19 pounds$225
Pets 20- 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 pounds or more$275

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 between 5-7 days. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or office.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 19 pounds$75
Pets 20 - 99 pounds$100
Pets 100 pounds or more$150

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 by the crematory. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional 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. 

Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM

Being a veterinarian has been my calling since I was around 7 years old. I was lucky enough to have three very close neighbours who were veterinarians working in different fields of veterinary medicine. I spent my childhood volunteering at our local humane society, helping farmers to care for their animals and improving their quality of life, and also working at a family owned pet store. Then, I became a veterinary technician and worked in small animal veterinary hospitals for several years.

I received my degree in Veterinary Medicine from University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada in 2005. I have been practicing in small animal hospitals in Florida ever since and enjoy caring for pets and helping them feel better day after day.

I feel privileged to help pets and their family every day, but I also think that I am blessed to have the opportunity to end a pet's suffering. I believe that pets are appreciative, like most of us would, to be able to go in peace where there is no more pain, in the comfort of their home and in the arms of their beloved family members. 

 

Stacy Michele Blake, DVM

I was born and raised in Decatur, IL, the “Soybean Capital of the World.”  One of my fondest childhood memories is from my eleventh birthday, when a gray kitten wearing a pink bow jumped out of a box and into my heart.  Being my first pet cat, Hilary (named after a character on "All My Children" in the 80s) was a gift that would pave my road to veterinary medicine.  Through the years, she gave me comfort and made me laugh.  I couldn’t imagine life without her.  I’d always loved animals, but I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I “grew up.”  Then one day, I honestly had one of those “aha moments" while standing in a pet store at the local mall.  I realized that I wanted to dedicate my life to caring for animals!  

While in veterinary school at the University of Illinois, I gained experience with horses, cows, pigs and goats, but cats and dogs were still my favorites.  I graduated with my DVM degree in 1999, and could not wait to escape the cold Midwestern winters to start my career in sunny Orlando, FL.  Of course, Hilary moved along with me.  She was starting to show signs of her advancing age.  A few years later, while battling several chronic illnesses, I could see a decline in her quality of life and I knew it was time to say "goodbye."  I loved Hilary for 18 years, and she taught me first-hand, the strength of the human-animal bond.  

I have worked in small-animal, general practice now for over fifteen years, and I enjoy seeing excited “new parents” with puppies & kittens, but I find the challenges of caring for older companion animals to be much more rewarding.  I have such respect for my aging patients, and I have had the privilege of seeing many of them through their entire lives.  Our pets are living longer, and I strive to make their “golden years” the best they can be.  And when it’s time, I want to make the end-of-life process less stressful and more peaceful for these beloved animals. 

Elizabeth Gill, DVM

Even as a child growing up in Clearwater, Florida, I had a strong desire to help animals in need. I finally convinced my parents to let me have a puppy, then a kitten, and ultimately a horse, a little girl’s dream come true. It was ultimately that horse that led me to become a veterinarian. When I was 16, she suffered a severe injury and I was faced with a life or death decision. I took it upon my 16 year old shoulders to nurse her back to health and from that day forward I dedicated myself to learning all that I could about veterinary medicine and I have strived to provide the very best care I possibly could to all my furry patients.

I graduated from the University of Florida with my DVM in 2005, and started my veterinary career as an equine vet. A few years into that career path, I was pulled into companion animal medicine and though I still love horses, I have dedicated the past 9 years of my life to helping the smaller varieties of pets. I have spent my career trying to extend animal’s lives as long as possible, and I now feel privileged to be able to provide as peaceful a passing as possible to those furry beloved family members who are no longer experiencing the quality of life they deserve.

About Annie Dion-Byrd, DVM

Being a veterinarian has been my calling since I was around 7 years old. I was lucky enough to have three very close neighbours who were veterinarians working in different fields of veterinary medicine. I spent my childhood volunteering at our local humane society, helping farmers to care for their animals and improving their quality of life, and also working at a family owned pet store. Then, I became a veterinary technician and worked in small animal veterinary hospitals for several years.

I received my degree in Veterinary Medicine from University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada in 2005. I have been practicing in small animal hospitals in Florida ever since and enjoy caring for pets and helping them feel better day after day.

I feel privileged to help pets and their family every day, but I also think that I am blessed to have the opportunity to end a pet's suffering. I believe that pets are appreciative, like most of us would, to be able to go in peace where there is no more pain, in the comfort of their home and in the arms of their beloved family members. 

 

"Dr. Annie was so incredibly kind and understanding and comforted me in this sad moment. She made it so that in my heart I had no doubt I was making the best decision for Cubby's well being. Thank you for helping me through this trying time and for helping my sweet angel's last moments be peaceful!"

Judi Canchani
Windermere, Florida

"Dr. Annie was so patient with us and our last moments with Butterscotch. She allowed him to be relaxed and loved during this time. It is my belief this has allowed us to heal better than the previous times we have had to euthanize our pets. We thank you, all, for your gift."


Casselberry, Florida

"Max was abandoned in my mother and fathers neighborhood 12 years ago and fortunately found his way to their doorstep. Max guarded his family with all his heart , yet was gentle enough to welcome family members pets into the home. Thank you Dr. Annie for making it possible for Max to pass with dignity, respect and without fear in his own home. You allowed this process to be bearable for my mother. We know that Max has been met at the Rainbow Bridge by our other beloved pets and is now painfree and joyful.

Thank You again for your caring and kindness."

Dianer Bowser
Orlando, Florida

"Deciding that it was time to end my fur baby's suffering was one of the hardest choices that I've ever had to make, and I was filled with doubt, guilt, worry, and borderline panic until Dr. Blake walked through my front door. Words cannot describe how kind, considerate, and wonderful Dr. Blake was, and she ensured that Midge's passing was as peaceful and comfortable as possible. I am so grateful to have had Dr. Blake's help in saying goodbye to my little buddy."

Adrienne Oyler
Orlando, Florida

"Dr. Annie was very compassionate in helping my cat Catarina leave this world. She explained the process to me, letting me know the possible reactions in a clear and concise manner. Being able to let Catarina die at home, rather than a vet's office, was a blessing. Thank you, Dr. Annie and Lap of Love."

Beverly Tredray
Orlando, Florida

"Dr. Annie was so wonderful to us and our beloved cat, Oscar, in his time of need. After months of suffering through treatments and experimental medications, Lap of Love Orlando was there to make his final few minutes as comfortable and humane as possible. What a fantastic service you perform for pet owners everywhere. Thank you so much for compassion and caring for our boy, Oscar."

Michael Dorsey
Windermere, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Hotline

  (352) 392-4700

University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine

Emergency Clinic

  (863) 324-3340

Veterinary Healthcare Associates

Emergency Clinic

  (407) 438-4449

Veterinary Emergency Clinic

Pet Loss Resource

  (321) 821-4871

The Pet Loss Center

Pet Loss Resource

  (407) 913-4988

Lotus Therapy Center, Holly Cox, LMFT - Winter Park, FL

Emergency Clinic

  (407) 273-3336

Animal Emergency Center (Pet ER)

Service Area

Helping families in the following counties:

Seminole

Orange

Osceola

Polk

Lake

Volusia

Our veterinarians proudly serve all or some of the counties named above. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of up to $60 based on the distance and travel time from the veterinarian. Please call for more information.

 

Pet Memorials
“Cubby, my sweet boy! I'm crying as I write this because I already miss you so much. You had such a gentleness about you. The calmest little chihuahua I had ever seen. I will miss your sweet kisses when you laid down next to me. You were my constant little shadow. You always had to be where I was. And I love you for that. Chloe is looking for you ...
Judi Canchani
April 27, 2017
“Butterscotch was an intelligent and loving cat. He was playful for almost all of his seventeen years with us, and we were so blessed to be loved by him. I miss his morning kisses, but I cherish the paw print he left behind because it reminds me of how he held my finger each night when I said"good night". Having him be at peace during his last ...
April 23, 2017
“It is with Sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our fur baby Daisy at the Age of 15. Daisy was our first member of our family even before the kids were born, she gave us unconditional love and affection and so did we. Today we are very sad but we know she is a better place as all dogs go to heaven.

We will miss you Daisy!”
Hector Del Valle
April 11, 2017
“Austin was happy, playful, curious (O.K. nosey), gentle with children and other animals and had a wicked sense of humour. Wouldn't it be grand if we could say the same about most if not all humans? My husband and I can only hope we provided him as much of a joyful and pleasurable life as he gave to us.”
April 6, 2017
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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

P.O. Box 916613
Longwood , FL 32791-6613