Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$350

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$350

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$350

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 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$325
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$425

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 up to and including 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$175
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$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 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 or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice.

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.

"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

"My friend Val works for our local Lap of Love and her husband owns the crematorium/aquamatorium. That’s how I knew about Lap of Love. Val had been helping me through this horrible decision that had to be made.

Dr Tiffany is the vet who came to our house to help Sidney leave this world. She was very kind and gentle with Sidney and allowed her sisters to be as involved as they wanted. She explained everything with such care. This was such a different experience than the other times we’ve had to send our babies on their way at a vet’s office.

This was not traumatizing at all for Sidney. Dr Tiffany was amazing and we’ll never, ever have anyone but Lap of Love assist our kids on to their next adventure."

Natalie Torquato
Boca Raton, Florida

"Thank you Dr. Tiffany for your assistance with helping my beautiful Luna to make her way to kitty heaven in her own home with her favorite humans. It meant a lot to us that you could come out on a Sunday morning. All of the thoughtful touches were much appreciated. It was very difficult to let go but it was time. She was much loved and will always be missed. Thank you."

Diana Spring
West Palm Beach, Florida

"If it weren't for Dr. Tiffany, we wouldn't have had the most beautiful experience of having Bo Bo pass in our home, in his own bed. Her amazing compassion was above and beyond the call of duty. The respect she had to put Bo Bo in the front seat with her makes her an incredibly extraordinary veterinarian and person. We can't thank her enough. Thank you, Dr. Tiffany."

Brenda Heathcote Storey
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"Thank you so much, Dr. Tiffany, for the guidance and support of helping Nala gain her wings."

Melissa Harvey
Royal Palm Beach, Florida

"It's been 10 days since I have last seen my best friend Hugo. For 13 years we were inseparable. When the decision had to be made, I reached out to Lap of Love. I spoke to the most sincere, professional, and soft spoken woman named Amanda. She was perfect. She never rushed my questions and made me feel more at ease with the process. THANK YOU Amanda!

The next day I met Dr. Tiffany Matheson. The look in her eyes I knew she understood what I was feeling. We spoke briefly outside before moving into the house to introduce her to my boy. She was very patient with me. She encouraged me to take my time and do whatever was needed for Hugo and I to say our last goodbyes and shed a tear. I will never forget Dr. Tiffany for being there for me and Hugo. RIP Hugo...Daddy loves you!"

Kevin Winter
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Groups

  (561) 434-5700

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists

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
“Sidney went over the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:28pm.
Sidney was the sweetest most loving & caring child and sister. She was the first child that we, as a married couple had together. She helped us join our two fur families together.
Sidney loved to run and play. Even after she developed degenerative myelopathy, she was so ...
Natalie Torquato
May 6, 2019
“It's with great sadness, yet peace of mind and comfort, we announce our beloved Bo Bo crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday. Thanks to Lap of Love and Dr. Tiffany, it was a beautiful experience in our home. He was incredibly brave and strong fighting the fight for so long, but in the end, his little body gave up. Just shy of 16 yrs, he ...
Brenda Heathcote Storey
April 15, 2019
“My baby girl Nala has gained her wings today. Nalas story is pretty interesting. She was born Christmas day 2008 on an airforce base in south georgia. I found her ad on craigslist and drove 8 hours to get her. She was the tinest little 8 week old pup I ever saw and she slept on my chest the whole car ride home. She was my baby and she knew it. ...
Melissa Harvey
April 4, 2019
“Whiskers,
It has been 6 months to the day since you passed away in my arms. It has been very hard for me to accept that you are no longer with us. I miss your sweet little face, I miss that you are not there greeting me at the door each day, I miss that special time at night when you would lay on my chest and rest your sweet face on my neck, I ...
Lisa Fearns
March 20, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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 Veterinary Hospice
805 N. Federal Hwy
Boynton Beach, FL 33458

Owned And Operated

This location is owned and operated by Dr. Mary Gardner

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