South Florida - Palm Beach County

  (561) 800-0192

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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. 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.

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.

"I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to Lap of Love and Dr. Tiffany Matheson for helping us get through one of the most difficult moments of our lives. Thank you so much."

Louis Blanco
Lake Worth, Florida

"Dr. Blaine was very kind and patient. He explained everything and was very gentle with my sweet baby.

Thank you!"

Eyda Alvarez
Boca Raton, Florida

"Dr. Blaine was very helpful explaining everything. He is very compassionate and caring."

Eyda Alvarez
Boca Raton, Florida

"Dr Moen made our whole experience as seamless and easy as possible. She was respectful and had a calm demeanor which was really helpful during this time."

Breta Branyon
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"Kimberly was very courteous, professional, and kind. This was an incredibly difficult day for me, and I don't know how she manages this every day. Thank you for helping make Lucky's transition as painless as possible."

Nicholas Gunn
Pembroke Pines, Florida

"We were blessed to have Dr. Kimberly come and help Missy go to heaven with dignity. Missy loved Dr. Kimberly the minute she came into the room. I think she knew Dr. Kimberly was there to help her. Missy wasn’t interested in any special treats as her appetite was gone but she loved all the affection she was receiving. Dr. Kimberly also assured me that I was making the best decision for Missy and I needed that validation as it such a difficult decision. Missy went into a peaceful sleep and felt no discomfort whatsoever. Lap of Love has such an amazing group of loving vets and staff. A few months back Dr. Blaine came to the house for my other dog Maybelline and it was such a beautiful experience then as well. Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Blaine are both guardian angels on earth. I have not met the third vet in my area but I would have no doubt that she is as equally special as both Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Blaine. I don’t have enough good things to say about Lap of 💕 Love and would encourage anyone to contact them when the time comes. I have tremendous peace because of them."

Debbie Wallace
Tequesta, 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
“16 years.

I can’t believe how fast the time flew by. I knew this day would come one day. Being here twice before in my lifetime, I was not looking forward to it.

Thank you so much to all my friends and family that have shown so much love and support over the past few months. It has truly been appreciated, more than you know. I know that ...
Louis Blanco
August 12, 2020
“Sashi, Mami will always love you! I know you are now resting. No more pain, no more itchiness, you can now not only walk but fly as well. Te amo con todo mi corazón.”
Eyda Alvarez
August 11, 2020
“Sashi, Mami te extraña con todo su corazón. Te amaré por siempre. Hasta que nos volvamos a ver mi bebe.”
Eyda Alvarez
August 10, 2020
“We had to say goodbye to our incredible dog Shadow. He was the best! We adopted him at 12 years old 5 years ago. He had been abandoned at a vet's office for almost a year along with the other smaller dogs from the household.

We got a call from a friend in animal rescue that Shadow would be handed over to Animal Control in a few days. We knew a ...
Breta Branyon
August 10, 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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