PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$350

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$450

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.

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

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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 49 pounds$225
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$290
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 your home or office.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$155
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$225

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 at the 17 acre pet cemetery in Foxboro which is open to public. 

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

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, 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 Doctors

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

Dr. Sally

Sally Lynch

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was the little girl who preferred the company of cats and dogs to other kids.  Whether it was my neighbor's Doberman Pincher or my babysitter's collection of stray kittens, the sincere companionship and complexities of animals fascinated me even at a very young age.  I started volunteering at the local humane society when I was in second grade.  From that time on, my career path was clear...I wanted to become a veterinarian! 

In 2002, I moved to Memphis to attend Christian Brothers University where I majored in Natural Science.  I quickly fell in love with the city of Memphis and was fortunate enough to work and volunteer for some of city's wonderful nonprofits including the Memphis Zoo, the Shelby County Humane Society, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  It was not long before I claimed the Bluff City as my second home! 

After graduating from CBU, I completed a Master's degree in Public Health from Louisiana State University where I focused much of my research on the health benefits of the human-animal bond and pet ownership.  In 2010, I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and began my four years of veterinary school.  It was a long road, but in 2014, I graduated, finally achieving my dream of becoming a veterinarian!  After vet school, I completed an internship at Nashville Veterinary Specialists where I was exposed to a variety of challenging cases and complex medical procedures. In August of 2015, I moved back to Memphis and began working in small animal medicine in Cordova before joining Lap of Love in 2017. Within months, I moved to Boston with Lap of Love and have been welcomed by the most amazing clients and neighbors. It has been an extraordinary journey, and I am so excited to make Boston my hometown! 

Despite being so enamored with animals as a child, I was not able to get my first dog until I was 13 year old, but on that very special birthday, I was handed a tiny, black puppy...and I immediately burst into tears of joy!  Rocko and I had many adventures together throughout my young adult life, and being his pet parent taught me more than I could have imagined about responsibility, friendship, and, above all, unconditional love.  We spent many years walking our neighborhood together, and with every mile, he listened to me talk through my hopes and dreams, my concerns, and my fears.  I know that everyone says this about their dog, but he was the best...a piece of my past, and a piece of my spirit...always.   

Dr. Jeff

Jeff Carpenter

As is the case with most veterinarians, I grew up loving animals. Unlike most veterinarians, though, I took a more roundabout route into medicine. I was first drawn to research after college, where I focused on immunology and virology. From there I got into medical writing for an online news outlet until I finally ended up at Tufts University for my veterinary degree. 

After graduating I started in general practice where I stayed for many years (and still practice at to stay sharp and current on veterinary knowledge). I got to work with all kinds of companion animals, and I learned a tremendous amount in those years, covering everything from general medicine to surgery to specialized diagnostics like ultrasonography as well as navigating the delicate time of end of life care. 

Dealing with the loss of my own pets made me realize how stressful the process can be, even for someone who has experience with it. I realized that being able to say goodbye to my pets at home, where they felt safe, was one of the best things I ever did for them. I want every owner and pet to have that opportunity, which is how I found my way to Lap of Love. Being able to help families through this difficult journey is a privilege for me to be a part of. 

When I’m not working, I’m an avid wildlife photographer and love to travel (combining the two is my favorite). When I’m not traveling, I’m at home with my wife, my dog Sammy, and my cat Max.

Dr. Mary

Mary Devlin

I grew up in central Massachusetts and animals have always been my best friends.  My earliest memories are of rolling among my family's German Shepherd puppies as if they were my brothers and sisters.  As a child, I would disappear into the woods and re-emerg hours later with a snake or a bird's nest or a stray dog.  My parents always encouraged me, and our family grew to include fish and rabbits, cats and dogs.  A sweet old Morgan horse named Noble taught me to ride when I was 6, and from then on, I spent every spare moment at the barn.  One summer of volunteering with a service dog organization grew into 7 years and many happy memories befriending and training these incredibly talented assistants.    

With veterinary school in my sights, I attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where a research fellowship in senior year drew me into a very rewarding 10 years as a Biochemist.  Eventually, I attended graduate school at the California Institute of Technology -- because the dormitory welcomed my two Siamese kitties, Shadow and Athena.  While I loved being a scientist because my work was ultimately for the greater good, it lacked a human touch.  When I unexpectedly lost my sweet Shadow, my grief brought me clarity of purpose.  I returned to veterinary medicine so I could promote and serve the bond that meant so much to Shadow and me.     

My husband and I relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee where I attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, we returned home to Massachusetts where I now care for cats and dogs and their families.  I love to teach people how to understand their pets and how to use that understanding to provide comfort.  As time has passed, my own pets have grown older and caring for them has helped me understand the needs of aging patients and their families.  Sadly, I have had to say goodbye to two beloved animal friends since becoming a veterinarian.  Each time, I called upon Lap of Love and each time, they helped my best friend depart peacefully and gracefully.  It was everything that I could ever have wanted for them, and it is what I want to give back to my patients and their families through my work with Lap of Love.

About Sally Lynch

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, I was the little girl who preferred the company of cats and dogs to other kids.  Whether it was my neighbor's Doberman Pincher or my babysitter's collection of stray kittens, the sincere companionship and complexities of animals fascinated me even at a very young age.  I started volunteering at the local humane society when I was in second grade.  From that time on, my career path was clear...I wanted to become a veterinarian! 

In 2002, I moved to Memphis to attend Christian Brothers University where I majored in Natural Science.  I quickly fell in love with the city of Memphis and was fortunate enough to work and volunteer for some of city's wonderful nonprofits including the Memphis Zoo, the Shelby County Humane Society, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  It was not long before I claimed the Bluff City as my second home! 

After graduating from CBU, I completed a Master's degree in Public Health from Louisiana State University where I focused much of my research on the health benefits of the human-animal bond and pet ownership.  In 2010, I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and began my four years of veterinary school.  It was a long road, but in 2014, I graduated, finally achieving my dream of becoming a veterinarian!  After vet school, I completed an internship at Nashville Veterinary Specialists where I was exposed to a variety of challenging cases and complex medical procedures. In August of 2015, I moved back to Memphis and began working in small animal medicine in Cordova before joining Lap of Love in 2017. Within months, I moved to Boston with Lap of Love and have been welcomed by the most amazing clients and neighbors. It has been an extraordinary journey, and I am so excited to make Boston my hometown! 

Despite being so enamored with animals as a child, I was not able to get my first dog until I was 13 year old, but on that very special birthday, I was handed a tiny, black puppy...and I immediately burst into tears of joy!  Rocko and I had many adventures together throughout my young adult life, and being his pet parent taught me more than I could have imagined about responsibility, friendship, and, above all, unconditional love.  We spent many years walking our neighborhood together, and with every mile, he listened to me talk through my hopes and dreams, my concerns, and my fears.  I know that everyone says this about their dog, but he was the best...a piece of my past, and a piece of my spirit...always.   

"We are so happy that we found Lap of Love, our family pet did not like going to the Vet and having her end of life procedure done in our house was best for all of us. You could tell from the start that Dr. Jeff was very compassionate and took great care to make this as easy as possible for both Fiona our dog and us. I would highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Jeff."

Tim Smith
Waltham, Massachusetts

"We have had lap of love veterinarians by our sides during all three of our dogs passings, and each one helped us through the experience tremendously. Doctor Mary was woth us most recently when we had to let our beloved Baxter go, and it can not be overstated what a great comfort it was to have her there. She was kind and compassionate throughout the experience, and made sure Baxter's passing was comfortable and dignified. Her empathy and words of reassurance made a heartbreaking day a little bit easier, and we feel so blessed that we were able to have Baxter's final moments be at home. We said goodbye to him in one of his favorite spots in his backyard on a beautiful fall day. Thank you doctor Mary for your kindness and for taking care of our baby boy in his final moments. You made all the difference."

Liz McAvoy
Franklin, Massachusetts

"Sally Lynch came to my home when I felt it was time to say goodbye to my Tulip. She treated both of us with kindness and respect. She pointed out things she noticed about Tulip, talked about her medical history, and helped me feel comfortable with my decision. She explained exactly what would happen and reassured me about steps to assure Tulip’s comfort. She spoke gently to her, and stroked her along with me. She left us alone afterwards and returned with a soft pillow lined basket and small blanket in which she placed her. A couple of days later I received a lovely note from her recognizing my loving relationship with Tulip and offering comfort. It was the best way to say goodbye to my cherished pet."

Betty Canick
Boston, Massachusetts

"Mary was very compassionate and kind. I am thankful that she made Gizmo’s passing as easy and comfortable as possible. Thank you Mary."

Jennifer Ravgiala
Lawrence, Massachusetts

"Dr. Mary quietly helped me and my family cope with losing Charlie, our cat, staying with us for almost an hour answering questions as she walked us through the process. It was very reassuring having her there that we were doing the right thing at the right time for Charlie. Thanks, Dr. Mary."

Rick Snedeker
Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Dr. Sally was kind, affectionate, and knew exactly what our sweet Roxy needed. She made the experience peaceful and loving, I know she truly cares about the work she does in helping families comfort their pets as they cross over the rainbow. It was such a hard decision and she was fully supportive of our needs and steps we were taking so that our Roxy would suffer no more. Words can not express the amount of gratitude I have."

Suzanne Tolland
EAST WALPOLE, Massachusetts

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Boston area including all or parts of Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Fiona was beloved by all who met her. She loved giving kisses, belly and butt rubs, car rides, short walks (she was a stubborn English bulldog after all) and her family. She Is dearly missed but will live on forever in our hearts.”
Tim Smith
November 10, 2019
“My loved and cherished companion who died almost 7 months after her sister. They graced my home and my life for many years. Tulip was sweet and funny, and so affectionate. She lay beside me in bed, purring, sometimes rubbing her face against mine. In her younger days she was frisky and playful. She was a great lover of food of all kinds, and ...
Betty Canick
November 4, 2019
“I love you Gizmo, you were my best friend. You will forever be missed. My baby boy, forever and always.”
Jennifer Ravgiala
October 19, 2019
“To my sweet Roxy, you came into my life when I needed you the most. You were there when I needed support, you were with me for 3 moves, finally landing in our house, through meeting my husband Joe and having our son Joey. You will always be Joey's Roxy girl and he told me I have been your cat mom for 200 years, long time, but maybe I knew you in ...
Suzanne Tolland
October 3, 2019
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 521
Natick, Massachusetts 01760

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