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 is a true blessing. We are so appreciative to have had Dr. Toby there to guide us through this painful time. He helped us stay as comfortable as possible as Roman made his journey into a place that is pain free and full of friends to play with. We are so glad we called Lap of Love."

Ginger Luken
Las Vegas, Nevada

"We were all thankful for Dr. Toby being there for one of the worst choices we had to make with our fur baby Sami. He reassured us made us feel we were doing the right thing for Sami. The amount of compassion he had was like it was his pet. From the bottom of our heart thank you Dr. Toby

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Irene Padilla
Las Vegas, Nevada

"I am so fortunate to have had Dr. Goldman take care of Champ. He made an unbearable situation bearable."

SUSAN MALCHER
LAS VEGAS, Nevada

"Dr Toby was awesome. He came in and made everything so smooth. Made us feel good about us having to put our baby down and was very compassionate and very understanding. He was awesome and everyone involved in lap of love."

Shawn Prather
Henderson, Nevada

"Dr. Toby was awesome. He came in and made everything so smooth. Made us feel good about us having to put our baby down and was very compassionate and very understanding. He was awesome and so was everyone involved in Lap of Love."

Shawn Prather
Henderson, Nevada

"We were so relived to speak with Camila at Lap of Love as we did not know what to expect when we made the decision to end our friend and loved family member, Tank, suffering. He was declining in quality of life and was in pain the majority of his time. We were assisted by the loving and gentle care of Dr. Toby Goldman. His compassion and kindness were not expected but, certainly helped us make sense of the decision we made. It was one of the hardest decisions we ever made. Dr. Toby spent the time with us that we needed, to allow Tank to pass in comfort in his favorite nest in our closet. At the time of his passing, my wife Linda, me and Dr. Toby were all sitting cross legged on the floor in our closet. Tank had the peaceful expression on his little face as he past, which Dr. Toby had promised. Thank You Lap of Love, and Thank You Dr. Toby."

Samuel Covelli
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
“Our sweet boy, Roman, left us after a very short 5 years. He was the best dog we ever had and will be very missed. Our lives were changed in such a positive way when we brought Roman into our family. He brought joy to everyone he met. His quiet, gentle demeanor was one of a kind. Roman was was the perfect companion and best friend - very ...
Ginger Luken
April 16, 2019
“Our little Sami has ventured off to doggy heaven where he will be able to run free chase birds and maybe a few cats. You gave us 17 years of unconditional love tons of laughs and exercised when you would run off on your adventures. Scared us a few times when you and Bella would go on your adventures and we couldn’t find you but you always made it ...
Irene Padilla
April 10, 2019
“Champ I wish I could stop crying for you. :( :(”
SUSAN MALCHER
April 9, 2019
“Seabolt "Bobo" was our number 1 boy. He was smart and gave us the best 10 years of our lives. We will all miis you bobo. Ur the greatest pound puppy this family ever had. We were destined to be together as a family. Your in a better place. Your with Papa and skippy now.”
Shawn Prather
April 5, 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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