Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


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.


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.


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.


Private Cremation
Pets up to and including 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$300
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
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 up to and including 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$150
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement

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. 


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.

"I waited a couple a days to write this. I wanted to be sure it came not only from the grief of our loss, but from the love of how she made her final exit. Dr. Tiffany was caring and comforting. She was gentle with Roxy, and gave us all time to be ready. I thank her for her care, and thank Lap of Love for being...just for being. You fill an amazing need.


Rick and Elaine White
Lake Worth, Florida

"Unfortunately, this is the 3rd time that we have to use Lap of Love's services but we couldn’t be more thankful to them for helping us in this difficult time. In all of three visits we have been assisted by Dr. Tiffany and we want to thank you for your help, for your patience and your kindest in this horrible situation. Thank you for treating our furry family members with the care that they deserve!"

Karla Eisner
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany, thank you so much for being a loving person, for your compassion and for taking the time to explain step by step with patience (maybe more than once) what was happening. I really do appreciate it ... it was comforting having you there!


Gisely Machado
Boca Raton, Florida

"Incredible person and so loving and patient."

Jetzebell Garcia
Boca Raton, Florida

"Dr. Matheson was absolutely wonderful. She was kind, compassionate and patient."

Lisa Fearns
Hobe Sound, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany Matheson was the vet that assisted us with Tigger's passing. She was sensitive, kind actually perfect in every way. I will never use any other type of "situation" when it comes time for our other pets to pass. I am so impressed with her and your service.

Thank you, from our heart, thank you.

Carol & Blake Hodess"

Carol Cohen-Hodess
Wellington, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Groups

  (561) 702-6513

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists

Pet Loss Groups


Humane Society of Treasure Coast

Emergency Clinic


Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center

Emergency Clinic


Pet Emergency of Martin County

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:


All cities

St. Lucie

Southern cities

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

Pet Memorials
“Roxy Gibbs White was loved beyond measure and gave at least as much in return. She was with us from a puppy until she was 12 years old. There is no way to describe how deep the grief or how wonderful and powerful the memories, but in time the grief will diminish and the memories will abound.
She was everything you could want in a companion ...
Rick and Elaine White
November 19, 2018
“My Chinito, it’s been so hard to write this memorial that I couldn’t do it until now 1 month after your departure. You left us so early, we knew it was gonna be fast but I never imagine this fast and unexpectedly. I wish we could change things and have you here with us. You can’t imagine how much we miss you, I can feel you and hear you around, ...
Karla Eisner
October 29, 2018
“Mel was the sweetest dog ever! Loved being on anyone’s lap ... we will miss her so much... but she’s in heaven with Savannah, Shayna and Shakira!
Fly high Mel, no limits. We love you. ❣️”
Gisely Machado
October 16, 2018
“It is with great sadness that I say good bye to the sweetest puggie in the entire Universe. I will think about her every day. Life will never be the same. The circle is closed. She is home with God and her sisters right over the rainbow bridge. I love you CJ. The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but she’s no longer in pain. RIP my sweet love.”
Jetzebell Garcia
October 5, 2018
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
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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