PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

VETERINARY HOSPICE$425

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.

EUTHANASIA$325

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.

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 Eve, 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$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$325
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$425

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$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$175
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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
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. Tina

Tina Vaziri

I grew up in a small town in Kentucky called Crestwood. Here on a one acre plot of land my Mom, Dad, and three sisters and I, gardened, bird watched, played with our dogs, and grew together as a family. Accompanied by our companion Biscuit, a golden retriever, my sisters and I explored the wildlife preserve near our neighborhood. My love and respect for the great cycles of this earth and its life began among the trees of the preserve. Changing seasons, baby birds, tad poles, fawns, and spawning fish all planted the seeds that grew into my love for animals.

It was not until middle school that I connected my love for animals with medicine. My Mom, who works in human hospice care, would allow me to spend time with her and the many wise elders for whom she lovingly cared. Eventually, I chose to pursue a pre-veterinary degree at Murray State University.

While at Murray State I explored the veterinary career field further. I worked year-round in hands-on programs with horses, dogs, and cats, which taught me to care for every animal with respect, kindness and gentleness. Through my college career I worked with small animals in a general practice in Illinois and an emergency clinic in Kentucky. I found my work in these practices to be fulfilling and educational, and I knew that I was on the right path in life. While in college, I adopted two wonderful dogs, Weasley and Lyla. I also lost my first and oldest animal friend, Biscuit. Every night, Biscuit slept in the hallway in front of all the bedrooms at our house in Crestwood. On a peaceful spring night, she laid down one last time to protect us and moved on gracefully in her sleep. 

In 2012, I moved to Auburn, Alabama for veterinary school, accompanied by my two lovely dogs and my 55-gallon aquarium. While in Auburn, I focused on small animals and aquatic animals. I worked hands-on with the community to educate children in the local library and elementary schools, teaching them about aquariums and fish. This made chemistry, biology, climatology, and mathematics exciting and interesting for them. 

The opportunity to educate, inspire, and enrich someone’s life by sharing the human-animal bond is my favorite aspect of veterinary medicine. The true honor of my career though, is the also the hardest part of being a veterinarian. As the end of the journey with your four-legged companion nears, you as their caregiver, and I as their doctor, are there to provide them with all of the love, comfort, and support they need. Making the decision to say goodbye is never easy— even when our companions are ready—but it is an honor for a veterinarian be there for them and for you as we allow them to move on gracefully, painlessly, and surrounded by love. 

Dr. Mary

Mary Gardner

Born and raised in Orange County, NY, I was one of those children that attracted stray animals like bees to honey, and I loved it! Of course my heart-wrenching story telling became legendary as I created saga after saga about why it was imperative that my parents allow these animals to join our family. One of the most cherished additions was a Samoyed that I had rescued at the Humane Society and named Snow White. The 12 years we shared together were wonderful, and we had grown to be intricate parts of one another's lives.

But in 1999 fate dealt me a shattering blow as she unexpectedly passed due to a systemic infection. The only positive I can take away from this tragic event is that I was able to say good-bye to my best friend as she lay in my arms and breathed her last breath. I was her last glimpse of a life that was filled with love, compassion and companionship. Although stricken with grief as I mourned my loss, I knew at that very moment that I wanted to follow a long held dream of becoming a veterinarian in order to help people care for their cherished animal friends.

While practicing small animal medicine, my most enjoyable moments are creating close relationships with the families of the pets I treat. Early on I had recognized this dynamic kinship between animal, owner and practitioner and was bestowed with the most distinguished Human-Animal Bond award in Veterinary school. The awareness of this bond makes the task of assisting clients with the difficult decision to euthanize their pets all the more arduous. I've come to appreciate the very fragile balance of a pet having a good quality of life and knowing when it's time to be selfless and let your pet pass with dignity and without suffering. Although a difficult task, I am always honored to be a part of the family's last moments with their beloved pets.

Over 10 years later, I still think of and miss my lovely Snow White every time I must help a family say goodbye to their pet. I've chosen to focus on this aspect of Veterinary medicine because helping families say goodbye to a beloved pet is a difficult yet important part of the human-animal bond. Creating a loving and nurturing environment for both pets and owners is instrumental in helping them to find closure at such a difficult time. While I comfort the families left behind, I like to think that every pet that I help is greeted by my Snow White as they cross the rainbow bridge.

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.

"I cannot say enough to thank Dr.kim. She made the worst day a little easier. She was so concerned with Loki’s comfort and getting us through this and I will be forever great full for her. This service was invaluable and I will always use them going forward."

Eleanor Benton
Lake Worth, Florida

"Dr Kimberly was kind and compassionate. She gave me the assurance that it was the right time. She has followed through with assistance and comfort. Thank you."

karen estabrook
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Dr. Kimberly was very loving even though this was an urgent call. She quickly made friends with him. Her quiet, soft demeanor helped throughout the process. Dr. Kimberly gave excellent guidance on what was going to take place and how to make it more peace filled for him. As she suggested, I distracted him with treat while she gave him the initial sedative. She put up with me singing three favorite songs to him “Gratitude”, “Start our day with Love” and “I love you” throughout the process. At one point, as his twilight experience deepened, I stopped singing and talking to him. Dr. Kimberly gently said “he can hear you” so I started singing words of love again along with good dog praises. It was a peace filled, loving passing. He did not suffer fear or pain. She left the room so Fanni, Sassi and I could have private time. After a photo of him in my arms I placed him in the basket she had brought in for him (lightly wrapped in a blanket I had set aside). I wanted to carry him in the basket out to her car and she graciously understood. I had been so brave, but once she shut the hatchback and got in the car, I stopped her and asked to please open it again. She did so without hesitation so I could smother him with kisses and words of love. Thank you, Dr. Kimberly."

Gail Haines
Palm Springs, Florida

"Thanks again Dr. Tina. This, the most difficult thing I have ever had to do, was made a little easier and more comfortable with your soft voice and kind words and just a genuine understanding of how much a great dog means to us. While I hate the parting, it's a small trade compared to the happiness that Aspen brought to my life. She was not a dog but rather a best friend and companion and the way you helped us honor her is worth more to me than anything. Thank you again for your time and effort in honoring her with us.

Best regards"

Andrew Mosher
Weatherford, Texas

"This is the second time over a hand full of years that Dr. Tiffany has helped us give one of our dogs their angel wings. Dr. Tiffany has the most reassuring manner, and explains everything in great detail, with much compassion and love. We have three other dogs, and having them there, and allowing them to be part of the process in whatever way they choose, was also very helpful. I am so grateful to Dr. Tiffany for her services, and the manner in which she conducts herself with patience, love, and respect. Thank You Dr. Tiffany."

Melanie Valentine
Lake Worth, Florida

"My husband and I care for a colony of feral TNVR cats in our backyard. It's not easy to get the very feral ones to a vet, it's stressful beyond belief and they hurt themselves. Lap of Love was a godsend. Dr. Tiffany, the vet who visited was gentle and kind and made a horrible situation a little less terrible when it came time to help one of them cross over. As our Spike crossed over the Rainbow Bridge we finally got to give him the physical touch he wouldn't tolerate in life. We loved that feral guy and Lap of Love was wonderful to all of us."

Kris Parker
Lake Worth, 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:

Broward County

All cities

Palm Beach County

All cities

All cities in Palm Beach county.

Pet Memorials
“It’s been a week and the house is empty with out you. I miss you waking me up so gently by laying your big head down nose to nose with me in the mornings. Not seeing you waiting for me in the front window to come home every night after work has been so hard. You were larger than life and everyone who ever met you experienced it. You are the best ...
Eleanor Benton
July 3, 2019
“Oscar the brave and loyal! He selected me when I visited the breeder he jumped from the cage leaving his mom and frolicking siblings as he sunk into my lap. There was an instant bond that stayed between us for his 14+yrs as my defender and devoted companion. Oscar’s older brother, Ralph , passed in 2017 and he and I grieved for months as we both ...
karen estabrook
June 30, 2019
“Shaq was and remains my heart dog. We both knew it. I am so blessed to have shared his life and love. Shaq’s physical life ended far too soon for me, but I’ll cherish every moment spent with him.

Shaq’s beautiful soul was matched in his disposition and physical being. Physically he earned he nickname “Handsome” to which he’d easily ...
Gail Haines
June 27, 2019
“Never have the words except for thank you for your understanding and unconditional love. Thanks for the good times. Thanks for the birds. Thanks for the smiles and the laughter. But most of all thanks for always being my best friend. Until I get there please keep my spot in the duck blind warm and I will carry you in my heart in a hole that can ...
Andrew Mosher
June 27, 2019
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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