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.”

"I was referred to Lap of Love when my dog Riley was losing his battle with lymphoma. I spoke with Lisa on the phone and from her voice and kind words, she was perfect. All was arranged and Dr. Toby arrived on time and was so empathetic to what we were going through. This was a kind, humane and stress free process that made Riley's passing so easy and gentle."

Kelly Blakeslee
las vegas, Nevada

"As it was clear that my Dog, Frankie's time had come, I inquired at my Vet about end of life services at home and they gave me your number. The woman on the phone seemed very compassionate and made an appointment for the next morning, Dr. Toby came over and understood the pain we were feeling and was kind and patient as he guided us through the process. I want to thank all of you and I cannot express my gratitude for your service. Allowing Frankie to die at home, literally in my lap, in a humane manner is something I will never forget and always be thankful for. Thank You"

Donald Barlow
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Dr. Toby was wonderful. He treated us with compassion and kindness. I would highly recommend him for any end of life services."

Vicky Brogan
Las Vegas, Nevada

"There are not enough words to express how much I appreciated Dr. Toby. Our Poopsie passed away on 6/3/19 and Dr. Toby was there to help us give Poopsie the love, care, and respect after he passed away. Dr. Toby took the time to sit with me just to talk about Poopsie, how he came into our lives to his last day with us. The care Dr Toby showed Poopsie, from the time he walked in the door until he left, it was as if Poopsie were his cat.

From the moment I had to call to make the appointment and spoke with Adam, the Veterinary Care Coordinator, to the point when Dr Toby took our Poopsie away to be cremated, was exceptional.

Poopsie will be greatly missed, but I knew in my heart he was in good hands with Dr Toby. I would highly recommend using this service. I never felt rushed; whether it was making the appointment or when Dr Toby was at my house. They both took their time and listened when I needed to breathe.

Thank you Dr. Toby & Adam, we could not have had a better experience without both of you. My husband and I will remember you both for your kindness.

Ana Graham"

Ana Graham
Las Vegas, Nevada

"WE JUST HAD TO PUT OUR BABY SUSIE TO REST 0N 06/02/2019 WE LOST OUR BEST FRIEND OUR LOVE FOR LIFE, SHE MADE OUR HOUSE A HOME, SHE WAS A BOXER GOING TO TURN 12 YEARS OLD ON 08/11/2019, WE LOVE HER WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND SOUL, DR. JESSICA CAME TO OUR HOME AND HELPED WITH LETTING SUSIE REST, SHE WAS SO VERY NICE AND COMFORTING, VERY RESPECTFUL, WE COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE, SHE ALSO DOES A PAW PRINT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU AND A LOCK OF HAIR TO REMEMBER OUR BABY, AFTERWARD WE PUT SUSIE ON A STRETCHER AND PUT SUSIE IN HER AUTO TO BE TRANSPORTED TO CRAIG RD PET CEMETERY TO BE CREMATED, WE WILL THEN PICK UP SUSIE'S ASHES IN A FEW DAYS, JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS FOR THE SERVICE YOU DO, WHERE YOUR PET IS COMFORTABLE AT THEIR LAST MOMENTS AT HOME WITH LOVE FROM FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU SUSIE, ALWAYS AND FOREVER AMEN."

Rinaldo LaBate
Las Vegas, Nevada

"I will never forget Dr. Goldman and the kindness that he showed us at a very painful time. I knew that Jager deserved more in his final moments than a cold steel tray as his last memory, and Dr. Goldman gave that to us.

Dr. Goldman sat with us on our back patio on a beautiful morning with the birds chirping and made sure that we knew every step that was to come next, and that we were prepared, and did not move forward until that time.

He also gave us comfort in knowing that when Jager left with him that Jager would be treated with the respect that he deserved

As Jager went in peace so did I. I never felt so comforted at losing a pet as I did that day.

Thank you Dr. Goldman for that loving peaceful memory."

Kathy Sanucci
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
“India (AKA Endymion's For Auld Lang Syne) passed peacefully at noon on June 11, 2019. She is survived by her loving human parents and her Springer brother William. She had several medical issues, and fought them all with determination and strength, but in the end the worst of them overcame her. It was so hard to let her go, but she was very, very ...
Vicky Brogan
June 13, 2019
“We had Susie since she was 4 weeks old, We bottle fed her, and loved her more than anything in the world, she passed away on 06/02 2019 she was going to turn 12 years old on 08/11/2019, she was the most beautiful girl, the house feels so empty, Susie kept us busy bossing us around, telling us to get he breakfast get her lunch and get her dinner, ...
Rinaldo LaBate
June 3, 2019
“You do not realize just how much of a presence a dog can make until they are gone. Boy did Jager have a big presence and I do not think I will ever be the same as he left such a big mark on my aching heart. I sleep with the last toy you played with so I can keep the memory of how happy you were with me.
Wherever I was you were always there with ...
Kathy Sanucci
May 25, 2019
“Bernie Brillo was known to have no interest in toys, preferring any form of paper bags and cardboard as his entertainment. His old soul garnered intelligence in an unassuming and reserved manner, pondering everything before deciding on anything. He made friends with everyone who met him and there were many who contributed to his short life, with ...
Geraldine Sandman
May 18, 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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