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.

"Lap of love is the most compassionate, thoughtful, and dignified service to help our babies cross over. Dr. Tiffany was the kindest, most warm person and helped us find peace with our decision. Thank you for making this painful process not so painful."

Jennifer Stark
Jensen Beach, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany ( i hope i got the right tiffany ) thank you for your kind words and compassion. it truly was one of the hardest days of my life. Your realy are a special person to beable to do this. Thank You."

Lori Baker
Delray Beach, Florida

"As hard as it is to let go in a decisive moment, a natural death would have been a terrible thing to watch. So my thanks to Dr Tiffany for being kind enough to help my dog and I get through the process. Going to my vets office would have been much more dramatic for both of us."

Ruth Scholl
West Palm Beach, Florida

"Dr. Tiffany was loving and kind and took her time with us. Her patience was very appreciated. I loved that she allowed me to help with wrapping Bear and carrying him to her car. It was a sad but beautiful process thanks to her kindness."

Boynton Beach, Florida

"Lap of Love provided the most caring and careful service at time of great uncertainty and sadness in our lives. Kristen on the phone guided me gently and helped us make our decision. Dr. Tiffany arrived and gave us all the time and support we needed. I cannot recommend them enough. At a time like this you need care, time and thoughtfulness. Lap of Love did all of that and more."

Frank McCluskey
Delray Beach, Florida

"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

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Groups

  (561) 434-5700

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists

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
“Chance peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge today in his home surrounded by the people who loved him more than anything in this world. Chance fought a courageous battle with cancer and left us entirely too soon. He was loved beyond measure and will never be forgotten.”
Jennifer Stark
January 29, 2019
“My sweet girl. Where do I even start. Every day and every single time I left the house I would say. Forever together, together
forever you are my heart and soul. Have a beautiful day my brown eyed girl. 15 years and 2 months it still wasn't enough time
with you. I always said I loved you like a human, and I meant it. I'll see you again ...
Lori Baker
January 21, 2019
“If you ever loved a dog, you know that there exists such a strong connection to every part of your life, physically and emotionally, and Francis was right there with me. I had her for more than 14 yrs, and as you can imagine, many long walks, many long talks, and many of true pleasures life has to offer were shared with her. She was very ...
Ruth Scholl
January 1, 2019
“Bear was a kind and loving dog, the best of the best. Always ready to lick your face and wag his tail with happiness when we came home from work. He loved other dogs and grandchildren to. One of his favorites was our neighbor who he would visit after his walks, stay for a couple of hours and hang out with her and her pups, then come home for ...
January 1, 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
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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