Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$285

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$285

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$285

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 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 124 pounds$300
Pets 125 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arrangement
needed)
$400
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
needed)
$200

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, 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.

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.

"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 Cappel
Port 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 Fleming
Jupiter, Florida

"Thank you Tiffany for your kindness and support during such a difficult time. I will never forget the compassion you showed to all of us."

Dee Collins
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"I want to thank Dr. Tiffany and Lap of Love for helping us when it was time for our precious Lucky to cross the Rainbow Bridge. She was so compassionate and caring and helped us through each step in our time. Our precious boy passed so peacefully and in his own bed at home. This is a wonderful organization and I am so thankful that we found them."

Susan Jett
Port St. Lucie, Florida

"I am forever grateful for the professionalism showed by Dr. Tiffany in our time of need. She and the staff at Lap of Love went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs to make sure Shelby was at peace during her final hours. They made this sad moment very peaceful and bearable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Courtney Moyett
Okeechobee, Florida

"I want to offer my sincere gratitude to Dr. Matheson. Yesterday I had to do one of the hardest things I have ever done. Dr. Matheson was able to get there within two hours of our call, and my Annie went so calmly and peacefully, that I almost couldn't tell when she had passed. Thank you so much, Dr. Matheson, for making such a painful and heartbreaking moment for us so quick and painless for Annie."

Molly Youngs
Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Groups

  (561) 702-6513

Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists

Pet Loss Groups

  772-600-3221

Humane Society of Treasure Coast

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
“Chewy from the day we brought you home to your final breath you were a great dog. Every person you met, every animal you passed be it dog, cat, bird or lizard you wanted to be friends with them. It breaks my heart that the days of you greeting me at the door after work with your smiling face, wagging tail and butt are gone. Gone are the days of ...
Sandy Cappel
February 9, 2018
“Missing our sweet Rex. He was a wonderful part of our family for over the past 15 years. Many thanks to Dr. Tiffany and Bethany of Lap of Love for helping to make this difficult time a bit easier. We are so appreciative!”
Terri, Ethan, and Becca Fleming
January 22, 2018
“To my sweet boy Milo, I will never forget the joy and love you brought into my life...”
Dee Collins
January 21, 2018
“Shelby was rescued from the Humane Society in Palm City Florida on 12/26/2003, at that time her name was Aruba. I had asked for a dog for Christmas, but once Christmas was over and I realized I was not getting a dog, my mom said she would go look for one for me. My mom called me at work and said “I found the perfect dog for you! She looks like a ...
Courtney Moyett
December 28, 2017
Payment Options

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.

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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