PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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. 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.

"Dr. Moen was so sweet and kind when I was emotional wreck. She explained everything to me gently and comforted me through the whole process. Thank goodness for people like her to do such a difficult job in order to ease the family’s grief to know their dog left in a peaceful manner. I’m so happy I chose lap of love."

Sheila Shinn
Boynton Beach, Florida

"Doctor Tiffany and Lap of Love,

Thank you so much. From the first phone call to our final moments your support was phenomenal. This was an incredibly difficult moment to walk through with our beloved Shadow and your compassion and professionalism made it so loving and respectful for our family. Thank you.

While our hearts are broken they are also filled with gratitude for all you did for us."

Steven White
Boca Raton, Florida

"Dr. Matheson met us in the park where Mo used to play at the end of the day, she gave us the time to let him pass on his terms, we were all with him and while there's no way to remove the anguish for the living Dr. Matheson removed it for Mo, he was held and comforted as he passed, compared to the way many lives end this was the best possible passing"

daniel kiggins
DELRAY BEACH, Florida

"This was what we needed. Thank you Dr. Tiffany for having the courage and a strong, beautiful heart to do this for us."

Tomita Ursu
West Palm Beach, Florida

"I don’t know how to thank you enough for your kind words, your support and most of all your compassion. You have a gift and it shows. Jake knew how special you were. Thank you so much for coming on short notice. At that point you helped our pain so much. I’m not sure we could have handled an overnight. Each hour gets worse knowing the reality of the life without him is upon us. But we will move forward and in many ways share our joy of Jake through sites like this, conversations and thoughts. We are blessed to have met you and we are forever in debt to you for bringing our big boy eternal peace. The offer and gesture to talk at any time exemplifies your compassion and Lap of Love is so lucky to have you."

Jay Cashmere
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"The following is an excerpt from an email that I sent to Dr. Kimberly Moen:

Dear Dr. Kimberly,

Thank you for helping us transition Simon. I believe that we are so much more at peace because of the peaceful way that he left us, which you facilitated. We are profoundly grateful by the way you cared for him and left our house in such a dignified manner, as if it were his funeral. Those respectful acts really made a difference for us. While we are in mourning, we feel like we did right by Simon and us in calling Lap of Love."

Wendy Cohen
Lake Wort, 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
“Oh Vega, I’m going to miss you so much. You were my best friend, my travel buddy, my nap buddy, sous chef, roomba, guard dog, and most importantly a family member. I got to grow up with you during the beginning of my adulthood and you were right next to me at all times moving from house to house, from city to another city, you were always there ...
Sheila Shinn
November 9, 2019
“Moto was simple, he loved and was loyal. He had clear rules, protect those you love and keep close, never leave the pack. He never did. In thises moments its easy to focus on the loss, but for the nine years, we had from when he was rescued by a friend off the highways of Chile to he and his sister came to find a home with us there were many ...
daniel kiggins
November 5, 2019
“May you chase 🐇 and 🐿 again and play soccer ⚽️ like you always did. Simba and I will miss s you dearly, watch over us and keep us safe.
Good bye my protector, my German ADT, my sweet and handsome boy hunny, May you Rest In Peace. And until we meet again at Rainbow Bridge you have a piece of my heart with you. Love you forever 😍🐕”
Tomita Ursu
November 5, 2019
“Saying goodbye is the toughest day when you rescue a dog. There are no words, no script. You feel it deep in your gut and it hurts. Jake gave us 7 and half years. He was almost 13 years old. Great Danes only live 7-10 years. I think God blessed us. He gave us a Angel who wouldn’t have lived more than a year when we rescued him at 5 years old. Yet ...
Jay Cashmere
November 4, 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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