South Florida - Palm Beach County

  (561) 800-0192

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$350

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$450

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.

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. Please call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$350
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$450

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with your pet's name and paw impression engraved on the top and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian in two - three weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you. 

*Pets over 150 pounds - pre-arrangement needed. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$200
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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. 

*Pets over 150 pounds - pre-arrangement needed. 

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 no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

We are proud to offer Aquamation for aftercare in South Florida.  Click here for more information about Aquamation.  

AVAILABILITY

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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

Dr. Tiffany

Tiffany Matheson

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. Kimberly

Kimberly Moen

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. Blaine

Blaine Brennock

I was born and raised in Palm Beach County, FL and as a young child, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always a Veterinarian. My passion for animals led me to attend the University of Florida for my undergraduate and Veterinary degrees. After I graduated from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, I worked in corporate and private practice in the Orlando area for several years before moving back home to Palm Beach County.  

In my time practicing, I have grown to love client interactions and developing solutions to help strengthen the human-animal bond. I pride myself on providing the most up-to-date medical knowledge and care to allow my patients to live a great quality of life. One area where this plays an important role is end of life and hospice care. One memory that I've always carried with me is that of losing my childhood best friend and cat, Stoney. My family had him since I was born; we grew up together and were great companions. When we were both 17, I took my beloved friend and companion to our veterinarian as he wasn't feeling well. Unfortunately, my best friend was very sick, and he didn't come back home with me that night. My final memory of him was one where he was placed on a cold, sterile table and he became so stressed during this time that he passed away before the veterinarian could help him transition. Although, I know the vet was doing his best, I couldn't help but think that Stoney would have been more comfortable in our home. This memory has stuck with me for my entire career and inspired me to join the Lap of Love family. Honoring a loved one by giving them a dignified last day is what I would have loved for my best friend, so I am honored to be able to give this gift to others.  

When I am not helping families and their furry companions, I am often enjoying family time, running, going to beaches and parks, or on vacation. I currently reside with my fur family that consists of one dog (Kiara) and two crazy cats (Windsor and Aurora). 

About Tiffany Matheson

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. Blaine Brennock was so amazing during this very difficult time. He explained everything every step of the way and my family and I could not be more grateful that we got such a compassionate, animal-loving person to come take care of our puppy in his last moments. We are forever grateful for lap of love and Dr. Brennock!"

Carley Gregory
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Thank you so much for the kindness and professionalism of your team and especially Dr. Tiffany Matheson.  Our sweet Nigel was gently and lovingly guided across the rainbow bridge into Kitty Heaven in the loving embrace of his human Mom and Dad thanks to your wonderful service.  Even in a time without pandemic, making this final journey in the comfort of the familiar that is home makes this difficult moment easier on all involved."

Dan Kurschner
Wellington, Florida

"Our family cat was diagnosed with injection site sarcoma that was very aggressive and after 3 surgeries knew that we had a difficult decision to make. We wanted a private in-home experience and Dr Tiffany was so calming and supportive and the entire staff continued to send grief counseling materials as we made our decision. Dr Tiffany and Dr Kimberly our truly Hospice Vet Angels that made us know we were making the best decision and helping our beloved pet cross the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for offering your services to us!"

Danielle Williams
Boca Raton, Florida

"There are no words to express how grateful we are to Dr. Matheson for her help in easing our pain a bit. From the moment she entered our house we felt such relief and warm kindness which put us at ease. Even our sweet Allie was not scared and I could tell she welcomed Dr. Matheson into her heart and that was so important to us that Allie could feel safe and calm. While it was painfully sad for us it was also a very beautiful moment to send our precious Allie to heaven. Dr. "Tiffany" you are an angel and it is a welcomed miracle that I found Lap of Love. Sending love to your wonderful organization."

Diane Skoglund
LAKE WORTH BEACH, Florida

"Words can't describe how much it meant to us to have such a compassionate experience during such a difficult time. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything to us and our kids, for your tender and compassionate care ❤"

Cindy Cooper
West Palm Beach, Florida

"I can't thank you enough for your tender approach and care towards our Luna during this time. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything to us and our kids in such a compassionate way."

Cindy Cooper
West Palm Beach, Florida

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital has monthly support meetings

  (561) 434-5700

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists - West Palm Beach

  (954) 753-1800

Coral Springs Animal Hospital

  (561) 625-9995

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

All cities in Palm Beach county.

Pet Memorials
“Buddy was the best family dog anyone could ask for, especially for this crazy family of 6 with so much love to give a doggy❤️. He was always the most loving and sweetest pup imaginable with tons of energy as a puppy and even as he grew older. He was the only dog we have ever had as a family and he truly was one of the family. Now that he is no ...
Carley Gregory
January 7, 2021
“We knew that when we rescued our little collie mix that she was going to love her new yard. She had loads of energy to alert us to the "strangers" that she might see - the deer, the hikers, the sheep, the other dogs and horses. She loved to go on her walks and hikes in the mountains and especially the car rides to anywhere. There was always ...
Diane Skoglund
December 30, 2020
“Luna...our lulu! Your loyalty and love to our family will live in our hearts forever. Thank you for the laughs; for the patience with the kids and letting them dress you up; for protecting us from all those lizards, and for showing us unconditional love. You will never be forgotten ❤ Thank you for raising our Cody and showing him the ropes before ...
Cindy Cooper
December 28, 2020
“Mikey was the most loving cat. Affectionate, never harmed anyone or anything. Always by our side giving us unconditional love. We were blessed with this adorably sweet animal for almost 20 years. There will be a large void in our home. But it was time for his transition. Letting go broke our hearts. He leaves behind Sonny and Abby his adopted fur ...
Carole & Jeff Coleman
December 26, 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
805 N. Federal Hwy
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

Owned And Operated

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

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