Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$325

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.

Euthanasia$325

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$325

Includes a brief 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.

Additional Appointment 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), 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 99 pounds$240
Pets 100 pounds and over$270
Mailing of urn to your home or office$20

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely cedar 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 99 pounds$90
Pets 100 pounds and over$130

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 the licensed Craig Road Pet Cemetery. Remains are scattered around the lovely grounds, tall trees, and rose garden.  The cemetery grounds are always open for a visit or reflection, and many of our police, fire, military, and service dogs have been placed there since the early 1960’s. 

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 6am - 8pm. 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 Doctors

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

Dr. Toby

Toby Goldman, DVM

Dr. Toby Goldman graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He studied and worked on St. Kitts in the Caribbean, then completed a clinical year at Oklahoma State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  Dr. Toby worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, a busy practice in Cincinnati Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas in 1995.

He is a capable, confident, and experienced clinician, and well known in our community and nationally.  A Nevada licensed and USDA accredited veterinarian, he has worked as an associate, practice owner, and Animal Emergency Center board member and president. Dr. Toby has consulted for entertainers, hotels, zoos, and the state veterinary board.  He has cared for many “exotic” and zoo species, including fish.  He often speaks, writes, and performs for groups, clubs, and schools. Appearing in television, radio, online, and print, he has educated and commented on a wide variety of topics. 

Dr. Toby’s veterinary interests include traditional and holistic medicine, using a common-sense scientifically based approach. He loves to talk about recognizing and managing pain, and uses spinal adjustments, acupuncture, joint lubricants, herbs, and supplements.  With an extensive background in nutrition, food is often the best medicine. 

He is active road and trail running with his Australian Cattle Dog Brizzie, playing softball, racquetball, hiking, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, and riding his ATV.  He also likes playing his guitar and ukulele, singing, painting, and travel.  He is fluent in sign and worked as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf, Entertainer, Teacher, and Travel Counselor.  He is a dad to three great teenagers that keep him challenged and proud, and his personal mission statement is “to create love, magic, and passion, by sharing my authentic self.”

Dr. Jessica

Jessica Jensen, DVM

I have been practicing medicine for almost 7 years after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2009. I worked in private practice in Wisconsin before moving here to Las Vegas where I started with Banfield in April 2010. I grew up on a dairy and sheep farm in Northeast Wisconsin. As a child, I always wanted the best for the animals on our farm and even fixed a broken leg on one of the barn cats with popsicle sticks! I became interested in how to treat animals and learned the importance of preventive care from the farm.  But have also developed a passion for quality of life care. I am currently focused on treating dogs and cats. I currently have one dog named Harlow who is a three-year-old Terrier mix. Ialso have four cats named Harvey, Walter, Milton and Alfred. In my free time, I like to go hiking, shopping, to the movies and sleep!

About Toby Goldman, DVM

Dr. Toby Goldman graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He studied and worked on St. Kitts in the Caribbean, then completed a clinical year at Oklahoma State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  Dr. Toby worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, a busy practice in Cincinnati Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas in 1995.

He is a capable, confident, and experienced clinician, and well known in our community and nationally.  A Nevada licensed and USDA accredited veterinarian, he has worked as an associate, practice owner, and Animal Emergency Center board member and president. Dr. Toby has consulted for entertainers, hotels, zoos, and the state veterinary board.  He has cared for many “exotic” and zoo species, including fish.  He often speaks, writes, and performs for groups, clubs, and schools. Appearing in television, radio, online, and print, he has educated and commented on a wide variety of topics. 

Dr. Toby’s veterinary interests include traditional and holistic medicine, using a common-sense scientifically based approach. He loves to talk about recognizing and managing pain, and uses spinal adjustments, acupuncture, joint lubricants, herbs, and supplements.  With an extensive background in nutrition, food is often the best medicine. 

He is active road and trail running with his Australian Cattle Dog Brizzie, playing softball, racquetball, hiking, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, and riding his ATV.  He also likes playing his guitar and ukulele, singing, painting, and travel.  He is fluent in sign and worked as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf, Entertainer, Teacher, and Travel Counselor.  He is a dad to three great teenagers that keep him challenged and proud, and his personal mission statement is “to create love, magic, and passion, by sharing my authentic self.”

"Dr. Toby was very compassionate and respectful during the very difficult time of saying goodbye for the last time to my special angel. He explained everything step by step and gave me as much time as I needed to spend the last few quality moments with Noah.

Noah was truly at peace and I am so grateful that Dr. Toby helped make this difficult process go as smoothly as possible."

Yessenia & Tyler Fields
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Toby. I am so grateful that you were here to assist with such a sad and difficult moment for me and my daughter. You were kind and gentle with Sadie (and us too) and explained everything as you went along. I know Sadie felt no pain or fear and with that, I have peace of mind. I don't know how you do what you do every day, but I am so thankful that you are here to help our beloved companions in their final moments with us."

Alissa Allard
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Dr. Jessica Jensen came to our home when we realized that Elvis was not doing well. She was the most compassionate and peaceful person. Elvis would not get up when she came in. He did lift his head to sniff her hand and then went back to relaxing. He was already convinced that she was a good guy😊. She handled Elvis with so much love and care as if he were her own. I had never been through this before and at 44 yrs old I was honestly terrified of what was about to happen. Counting down the minutes then seconds until she arrived. When I saw her vehicle in our driveway I was shaking and scared if I just made the wrong decision for my best friend. Deep inside me I knew this is what Elvis needed to free him of any pain and suffering before it got to that point. She made me feel so comfortable and explained everything. Never did she rush. She made absolute sure that Elvis was very relaxed in content before proceeding. As I watched my best friend take his last breath while my head was on his, it was at that point I had realized my wife and I had the most perfect person in our home to help with this very sad day. She gave us as much time as we needed in order to have our other dogs and my wife and I say the proper goodbye. If I could have kept Elvis another 30 years it would not have been enough, but the love he was shown on this day from Dr. Jensen made it soooooo much better. We gave our last hugs and kisses to Elvis and he just looked so happy and content. Thank you Dr. Jessica Jensen you are a great person."

Mike Stanford
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Dr. Jessica has been Katie's Dr. for a number of years and we were blessed that she was on duty that day to be able to help Katie cross. Katie was so happy to see her and we think Katie knew that is was her time to leave us. Dr. Jessica has always been kind and sweet and very knowledgeable and has extended Katie's life by quite a few years because 13 is a great age for a St. Bernard.

Thank you, Dr. Jessica, for helping us through this very difficult time."

Patience & Bernard Plaskett
Henderson, Nevada

"Dr. Goldman was kind and compassionate - helping our 10 year old son, our family and our other pet through this difficult time. He made a special visit on a day he was not scheduled to work just to help us. He explained everything thoroughly and answered our many questions with love and compassion. We are so grateful for Dr. Goldman and Lap of Love."

Angela Harelik
Las Vegas, Nevada

"I would like to thank Dr. Toby for the wonderful experience he let us have with the passing of our baby Daisy. It was very tranquil and calming for her. She was very relaxed and under no stress at all. He made us feel our decision was the right one. We were on vacation in Las Vegas when our Daisy entered her final days. It was a harrowing experience, as all pet owners dread this experience but Dr. Toby made the experience comforting and manageable. Thank you Dr. Toby for your compassion and kindness at this very traumatic time. Daisy, you were definitely one of a kind and will be truly missed daily. We love you and miss you and hope to see you on the other side when our time comes, we will all be together once again."

BETTE LENTZ
LAS VEGAS, Nevada

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support

  (702) 735-5544

Las Vegas Pet Loss Bereavement Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  702) 457-8050

Animal Emergency Center

Emergency Clinic

  (702) 262-7070

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency Clinic

  (702) 822-1045

Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (702) 630-8865

Kathi Zellers, PhD, MFT

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarians proudly serves the greater Las Vegas area including Summerlin, North Las Vegas, The Lakes, Centennial Hills, Green Valley and Henderson. Some areas may include a travel fee from $30-$75 based on the distance from the veterinarian's home. Please call to learn more.

Pet Memorials
“Noah filled our home with so much love and I am so grateful for the time we have had with him. I know my little angel will be going right back to heaven. He will be forever missed! We love him more than we can express, and our hearts ache with out him!”
Yessenia & Tyler Fields
February 14, 2019
“My sweet Sadie girl - you were my rock, my anchor and my faithful companion from the day I met you. When we were together you never left my side and I am not whole without you next to me. I miss you so much but know you are fully free and at peace - I have a vision of you running through the wildflowers and I hope that's where you are. I ...
Alissa Allard
February 9, 2019
“Sunday January 27th we had to say goodbye to our dear boy Elvis. He had a wonderful 14 years to be with his family. He saw different pets come and go he was the protector of all of our kids and my wife and I. Elvis was very leery on who was allowed in our home, but when he let you come in he trusted you were a good guy and if he started feeling ...
Mike Stanford
January 29, 2019
“In loving memory of Katie.
She gave us unconditional love and loyalty. Protected us from danger and was always either leaning on us or sitting on our feet.
She only barked if there was a reason, and hated it at times when we had to go out and leave her. She would lay by the door until we returned, sometimes making it hard to open the door ...
Patience & Bernard Plaskett
January 29, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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
7121 West Craig Road
Suite 113
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129

In the News

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Vet Provides In-Home Hospice

Fox 5 KVVU-TV: Pets Need Hospice Too

Las Vegas Sun: Pet End-of-life care could include hospice

 

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