Peoria and Surrounding Areas

  (309) 423-3323

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$400

Includes a brief 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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), 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 pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$315
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$365

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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$215
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$265

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 in a private location.

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

AVAILABILITY

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6am - 10pm. 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, but cannot guarantee that.

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

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Marie

Marie Roe

I'm a native of Canada, born and raised in Montreal and no stranger to the hustle and bustle of big city living. I was immersed at a very young age in its diverse culture, cuisine and lifestyle, and spoke fluent English and French. Growing up, I always longed to escape the business of city life and sought solitude in the beautiful mountains, rivers and countryside, connecting with nature every chance I could.

I dreamt of becoming a veterinarian from an early age. I watched nature shows and read countless books on animals and science. My parents were never surprised when I brought home stray cats, injured birds and abandoned baby squirrels to care for them. I remember taking our cat to our local vet for vaccines at the age of 9 and knew from that moment on that I would pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I was hired on as a kennel worker/tech assistant at the Montreal Humane Society during my undergraduate studies, where I gained invaluable experience caring for injured, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Some days were particularly emotional for me as I comforted them in their final moments, however I truly believe this experience made me realize the blessing of being able to alleviate suffering. 

After receiving my veterinary degree at the University of Montreal College of Veterinary Medicine, I accepted a 4 year internship and residency at University of Illinois in Food Animal Internal Medicine and Surgery. My training focused on research, herd health, and production medicine in the rural community. Although I enjoyed working with farmers and their cattle, goats, sheep, and llamas, I found myself gravitating towards the individual pet cow, pot-bellied pig, or pygmy goat where I could nurture the intimate human-animal bond. After my residency, I moved to Peoria IL where I accepted a position in a fast-paced, well-respected Veterinary Hospital caring for canine and feline patients. During my 18 years of general practice, the importance of end-of-life care and improving the experience for families and their beloved pets became more apparent. I completed the AHPC (Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) program and obtained my certification in October 2020 as an effort to better serve these families. I joined Lap of Love a few short months after resigning from my position in general practice and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I found my passion in guiding and supporting families and pets through their own unique end-of-life journey. 

As we get older and wiser, I think we come to realize what is truly important in life. Making time for loved ones and creating new memories with them is something I cherish dearly. I've been blessed with a wonderful husband and three beautiful children whom I thank God every day for this priceless gift. I have the privilege of sharing our home with 4 cornish rex cats who allow us to come and go as we please as long as we continue to pay the bills and put food on the table (or in this case their bowls!). Needless to say, we cater to their every whim! In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband in our RV, taking road trips across North America and exploring new places. This special time away allows me to refuel and focus on my spiritual and mental health and well-beng so that I can continue to serve the veterinary community, while making a difference in the lives of people and pets. 

About Marie Roe

I'm a native of Canada, born and raised in Montreal and no stranger to the hustle and bustle of big city living. I was immersed at a very young age in its diverse culture, cuisine and lifestyle, and spoke fluent English and French. Growing up, I always longed to escape the business of city life and sought solitude in the beautiful mountains, rivers and countryside, connecting with nature every chance I could.

I dreamt of becoming a veterinarian from an early age. I watched nature shows and read countless books on animals and science. My parents were never surprised when I brought home stray cats, injured birds and abandoned baby squirrels to care for them. I remember taking our cat to our local vet for vaccines at the age of 9 and knew from that moment on that I would pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I was hired on as a kennel worker/tech assistant at the Montreal Humane Society during my undergraduate studies, where I gained invaluable experience caring for injured, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Some days were particularly emotional for me as I comforted them in their final moments, however I truly believe this experience made me realize the blessing of being able to alleviate suffering. 

After receiving my veterinary degree at the University of Montreal College of Veterinary Medicine, I accepted a 4 year internship and residency at University of Illinois in Food Animal Internal Medicine and Surgery. My training focused on research, herd health, and production medicine in the rural community. Although I enjoyed working with farmers and their cattle, goats, sheep, and llamas, I found myself gravitating towards the individual pet cow, pot-bellied pig, or pygmy goat where I could nurture the intimate human-animal bond. After my residency, I moved to Peoria IL where I accepted a position in a fast-paced, well-respected Veterinary Hospital caring for canine and feline patients. During my 18 years of general practice, the importance of end-of-life care and improving the experience for families and their beloved pets became more apparent. I completed the AHPC (Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) program and obtained my certification in October 2020 as an effort to better serve these families. I joined Lap of Love a few short months after resigning from my position in general practice and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I found my passion in guiding and supporting families and pets through their own unique end-of-life journey. 

As we get older and wiser, I think we come to realize what is truly important in life. Making time for loved ones and creating new memories with them is something I cherish dearly. I've been blessed with a wonderful husband and three beautiful children whom I thank God every day for this priceless gift. I have the privilege of sharing our home with 4 cornish rex cats who allow us to come and go as we please as long as we continue to pay the bills and put food on the table (or in this case their bowls!). Needless to say, we cater to their every whim! In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband in our RV, taking road trips across North America and exploring new places. This special time away allows me to refuel and focus on my spiritual and mental health and well-beng so that I can continue to serve the veterinary community, while making a difference in the lives of people and pets. 

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (309) 672-1565

Tri County Animal Emergency Clinic - West Peoria

Pet Loss Support

  (309) 370-4492

Liz Pollack- Good Mourning, LLC - Peoria Email - [email protected]

  (309) 685-4707

Whitney Veterinary Hospital - Peoria

  (217) 244-2273

University of Illinois-College of Veterinary Medicine - CARE Helpline

  (309) 828-7722

Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean County - Bloomington

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Peoria area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $30 - $60 fee based on your location.

Pet Memorials
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful 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
P.O. Box 10486
Peoria, Illinois 61612

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