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.

Euthanasia$265

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints 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.

Holidays$50-100

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.

Additional Appointment Fees

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), 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 and including 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 125 pounds$260
Pets 125 - 150 pounds$300
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted
Mailing of ashes to home or office$15

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 within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you for an additional fee.

Communal Cremation
Pets 20 pounds or less$55
Pets 21 - 99 pounds$75
Pets 100 - 125 pounds$100
Pets 126 - 150 pounds$150
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

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 on private property 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 Doctor

Tiffany Matheson, DVM

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.

"We would like to truly thank Dr Tiffany Matheson for coming to our home to assist Ozzy across the rainbow bridge,, We thank her for her caring and compassion and the very tender and gentle way she helped with his passing it was so peaceful and took place with such dignity giving such grace to a heartbreaking time. Thank you so very much 🐾❤️🌈"

Michelle Elliott
Royal Palm Beach, Florida

"Tiffany was most compassionate and gentle and caring. She gave us as much time as we needed to say goodbye. It was very peaceful for Marley and for us, in this most difficult time."

KATHY MCCARRON
BOCA RATON, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany was so kind and understanding. She showed such wonderful compassion and gave comfort during what has been the most difficult decision of my life."

Belen Tornabell
Boynton Beach, Florida

"Thank you so much Dr. Tiffany for helping to make this difficult time for us more bearable. You were so kind and compassionate and we really appreciated it. You helped Gus go peacefully and with dignity. He would have loved you for sure under different circumstances. Thank you for making sure we were both alright and understood everything. We weren't rushed and were able to take our time saying our goodbye to Gus.

God bless you for everything you did for us. We will be forever grateful."

Andrea & John Genua
Hobe Sound, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany was so gentle and caring. She had so much respect for what our family was going through and was truly there to honor Angel and our wishes for a special service to help her pass peacefully to the Rainbow's Bridge. In addition, she continued to follow up with our family via email and a lovely sympathy card that was truly heartfelt. We could tell she has a passion for what she does. Thank you, Dr. Tiffany, for making a very painful and difficult time a peaceful and spiritual experience. She helped us understand this truly was best for Angel's peace and pain free afterlife. Much love and gratitude, The Henderson Family"

Stephanie Henderson
Wellington, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany became part of the family from the minute she entered the door. She made a horrible situation do-able and comforting. Truffles was comforted by her family even after she had her wings."

Georgette Schwartz
Boca Raton, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Groups

  (561) 702-6513

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists

Pet Loss Groups

  772-600-3221

Humane Society of Treasure Coast

Emergency Clinic

  561-741-4041

Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center

Emergency Clinic

  772-781-3302

Pet Emergency of Martin County

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Martin

All cities

St. Lucie

Southern cities

Dr. Tiffany assists families in North Palm Beach, Martin County and Southern St. Lucie county. 

Pet Memorials
“It's been one week now since we had our final moments together, with our sweet Ozzy, life seems so silent here without him, though we are thankful and very honored that God placed Ozzy here with us and we got to share an incredible 17 1/2 yrs with him. He gave us such pure, unblemished and unconditional love and such incredible joy. He learned ...
Michelle Elliott
September 20, 2017
“Marley, fiercely loyal like no other.
Smart beyond words.
Protector of home and family.
The enforcer of rules and regulations.
Only wanting a families love, protection, and fair wage of food.
The hole made in hearts of your passing might not ever be filled
even with greatest passage of time.
Marley we love you and miss you bunches.”
KATHY MCCARRON
August 14, 2017
“Today I said goodbye to the best, most loyal, most loving, most wonderful dog in the whole world – my baby girl, Fiona.

Fiona was 20 pounds of trouble, mischief, laughter, comfort, cuddles, and love all rolled up into the most beautiful dog I have ever known.

When she came into my life fourteen years ago she was a tiny little bit of a thing. ...
Belen Tornabell
August 7, 2017
“On July 26, 2017 we had to let our little boy Gus go. He will be reunited with his sister Toonces who left us in 2012. We are heartbroken and will miss him terribly every single day. We know he is happy now and will no longer be in pain and will be running and jumping with Toonces like he used to. He was such a friendly and loving cat and was ...
Andrea & John Genua
July 27, 2017
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.


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

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
49 N. Federal Hwy #170
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Owned And Operated

This location is owned and operated by Dr. Mary Gardner

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