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.
"Dr. Tiffany was fantastic, she was so compassionate and caring from the time she walked into our home. Fang liked her and actually tried to give her kisses when he met her. Dr. Tiffany listened to Jimmy and I thru all of our little stories about Fang when she got here. She never rushed us on any part of Fang's death. He was treated with the utmost
respect. I would recommend Lap Of Love to any one in a time of need. Dr. Tiffany you were Fantastic!
Jimmy KellerherLoxahatchee, Florida
"Tiffany was very kind and compassionate. She was very professional. It was a relief for us to have Baby at home with us. We were able to surrounding her with love in her last moments. Thank you for being available to us on the weekend and on short notice. It was a blessing to find you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts"
Theresa FulwoodFort pierce, Florida
"Dr Tiffany. Thank you for being so patient. Thank you for kind words."
gentjana MacmillanTequesta’, Florida
"Tiffany took such amazing care of Katie Ann."
Aimee BowenHobe Sound, Florida
"Dr. Tiffany was so sweet, kind, understanding, comforting and patient. Although we were never going to be ready to say goodbye to our dog, Chewy, she made the whole experience as easy as possible. She let us love on Chewy even after he passed for as long as we wanted, even when he was laying in the back of her SUV, Dr. Tiffany just stood there watching us and letting us grieve and love on him one last time. Dr. Tiffany was so wonderful with our other dogs, especially Princess who was able to take her time saying her goodbyes to Chewy, her BFF. Thank you, Dr. Tiffany, for making Chewy's passing at home comfortable for him and us."
Sandy CappelPort St. Lucie, Florida
"We were so pleased to meet you Dr. Tiffany, even under these difficult circumstances. Your kind manner and sweet emails have been a comfort to me and my children. Having never done this before, I was not sure what to expect. You made a very difficult time a lot more comforting. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Terri, Ethan, and Becca FlemingJupiter, 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