Martin & St. Lucie Counties
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
"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 EisnerPalm 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 MachadoBoca Raton, Florida
"Incredible person and so loving and patient."
Jetzebell GarciaBoca Raton, Florida
"Dr. Matheson was absolutely wonderful. She was kind, compassionate and patient."
Lisa FearnsHobe 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-HodessWellington, Florida
"I never write reviews of people or companies...not even when they ask me to. Nobody asked me to write a testimonial, but I wanted to take a minute and say how absolutely wonderful Dr. Tiffany Matheson was. Making the decision about when it's time to put your beloved pet down and facing the reality that the time is upon you is absolutely heart wrenching! From the moment Dr. Tiffany walked into our home, we knew that we were doing the right thing for our twelve and a half year old golden retriever, Elphaba. Obviously, we wanted her to live forever. Since that wasn't one of our options and it was her time, we are SO glad Dr. Tiffany made the experience as good as it could possibly be for Elphie and for my husband, my daughter, and me (and even for Elphie's sister who was able to witness it). She was so kind, loving, and understanding. I'm so glad that Dr. Tiffany helped us do the best possible thing for Elphie right up until her very last breath. Thank you!!!"
Rebecca HaitPalm Beach Gardens, Florida
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists
Humane Society of Treasure Coast
Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center
Pet Emergency of Martin County
Helping families in the following areas:
Dr. Tiffany assists families in North Palm Beach, Martin County and Southern St. Lucie county.
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.
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice49 N. Federal Hwy #170Pompano Beach, FL 33062
This location is owned and operated by Dr. Mary Gardner