Greater Las Vegas & Henderson Area

  (702) 703-9590

  [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$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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$425

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

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 99 pounds$240
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$270

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.

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.  

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 5am - 8pm. 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. Katie

Katie Bosco

I think my parents knew I was going to be a veterinarian before I did. It wasn’t unusual for me to bring home injured wildlife. Our house was often a menagerie of animals with special needs, from a hurt bird in a makeshift cage to a turtle recuperating in our bathtub. I began college in Florida studying marine biology and finished my undergraduate degree at Purdue University with a focus on wildlife science. I continued on to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue. The first 12 years of my veterinary career was at a wonderful practice in the Chicago suburbs, where I spent my days rehabbing small animals, exotics, and wildlife. From there, I worked as a relief veterinarian helping at an urgent care hospital for small animals in southwest Colorado.  

I am a lover of giant breed dogs and the proud momma to a 200 lb. English Mastiff named Chowder. He is by far the most stubborn, naughty, hysterical pup I have ever met. Chowder is not the only man in my life though, as I am married to my high school sweetheart, Dominic. We’ve been together over 25 years, which is something I’m very proud of. Besides veterinary medicine, I enjoy CrossFit, going for walks, riding my cruiser bike, traveling to wonderful beaches, and exploring the mountains of Durango, Colorado. 

While living in Colorado, I had the honor of taking over a home hospice and euthanasia service for a veterinarian that was retiring. It was then that I truly found my calling in the veterinary profession. Now, the newest chapter in our lives has taken us to Las Vegas, Nevada where I've continued on my path as an end of life veterinarian with Lap of Love. To be able to help, on what could be the hardest day of someone’s life, is an honor. I am thankful every day to share my skills and knowledge to provide the last gift a family can give to their beloved pet. If at the end of the day, I've made this transition more peaceful for the entire family, my heart is happy.

Dr. Nick

Nick Labriola

I was born in West Long Branch, New Jersey and mostly grew up in Cary, North Carolina. One of my earliest memories is my dad bringing me outside to show me a box turtle that showed up in our driveway after a storm. I was fascinated and became obsessed with developing meaningful connections with any animal that I encountered. Having grown up with a wide variety of pets, I maintained a passion for animal care throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Today, I share my home with a chihuahua (he’s my whole world), two high-maintenance cats, two sugar gliders, a corn snake, a carpet python, two dwarf yellow-headed geckos, and a betta fish.  

Becoming a veterinarian was always on my mind because I loved animals so much, but school was always very difficult for me so I considered many other career paths as well. Nevertheless, I ended up going to college at North Carolina State University and got a job at an exotic animal hospital in Raleigh, NC at the end of my freshman year. After only two days of work, it was clear to me that veterinary medicine was my calling and I started to seriously pursue it. As fate would have it, I ended up getting accepted into the DVM program at North Carolina!  

Upon graduating, I briefly worked in exotic general practice in Miami, FL. During this time, I was also working for Lap of Love as Veterinary Care Coordinator. I strive to positively impact the world through veterinary medicine and working as a Veterinary Care Coordinator was the first time that I felt like that was truly occurring. Since then, I was inspired to focus my efforts primarily on end of life care. I have always thought that giving animals a peaceful end of life transition is often the most loving thing that we can do for them. I feel very lucky to have the honor of giving this gift and I see it as the ultimate way to use my skills to “give back” to both pets and their people. 

Outside of end of life care, I maintain a huge interest in exotic/zoo species and have spent time in several zoological institutions. My absolute favorite animals to work with are monkeys! I also particularly enjoy working with marine mammals, large reptiles, and all kinds of “creepy crawlies.” Other than animals, I enjoy video games, art, music, working out, the craft beer scene, tattoos and piercings, and just spending time with friends (and their dogs, of course)!

About Katie Bosco

I think my parents knew I was going to be a veterinarian before I did. It wasn’t unusual for me to bring home injured wildlife. Our house was often a menagerie of animals with special needs, from a hurt bird in a makeshift cage to a turtle recuperating in our bathtub. I began college in Florida studying marine biology and finished my undergraduate degree at Purdue University with a focus on wildlife science. I continued on to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue. The first 12 years of my veterinary career was at a wonderful practice in the Chicago suburbs, where I spent my days rehabbing small animals, exotics, and wildlife. From there, I worked as a relief veterinarian helping at an urgent care hospital for small animals in southwest Colorado.  

I am a lover of giant breed dogs and the proud momma to a 200 lb. English Mastiff named Chowder. He is by far the most stubborn, naughty, hysterical pup I have ever met. Chowder is not the only man in my life though, as I am married to my high school sweetheart, Dominic. We’ve been together over 25 years, which is something I’m very proud of. Besides veterinary medicine, I enjoy CrossFit, going for walks, riding my cruiser bike, traveling to wonderful beaches, and exploring the mountains of Durango, Colorado. 

While living in Colorado, I had the honor of taking over a home hospice and euthanasia service for a veterinarian that was retiring. It was then that I truly found my calling in the veterinary profession. Now, the newest chapter in our lives has taken us to Las Vegas, Nevada where I've continued on my path as an end of life veterinarian with Lap of Love. To be able to help, on what could be the hardest day of someone’s life, is an honor. I am thankful every day to share my skills and knowledge to provide the last gift a family can give to their beloved pet. If at the end of the day, I've made this transition more peaceful for the entire family, my heart is happy.

"From the first message to the last phone call Lap of Love made this journey very comfortable for both my Josee and my family. They responded to my information request and when I knew the day was here they responded to my email without hesitation. After searching their site and listening to the videos I had no doubt my decision was the right one for Josee. You see Josee came to me during my season of grief after losing my husband to suicide. I needed her. When she was diagnosed with cushing's in 2017 I had no idea her final days were coming. Next she got diabetes then blindness. I promised her I would not let her be a science project. Last week we found out her kidneys were being effected and her desire to eat was gone. I was there for here this time. I made her arrangements and Lap of Love made it peaceful and respectful. My son in law brought her a cheeseburger and I played music for her as she smelled my t-shirt and took in all the love of family surrounding her in my bedroom. Dr. Nick explained everything prior so there were no misunderstandings. He was very compassionate and professional. I lifted Josee up to Jesus that day and it was the most beautiful experience. Thank you for your professional compassion."

LATRICIA MORGAN
LAS VEGAS, Nevada

"He was incredibly helpful, kind and very thoughtful."

Gloria Quick
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Dr. Nick was heaven sent. He was kind and compassionate and un rushed. He took time to listen to some details about my dog Shelby and made me feel like he truly cared. The process was very gentle and I got to kiss my baby as she passed back over the veil. I am so grateful it went so smoothly and she is relieved of her pain forever. I would recommend Dr. Nick wholeheartedly. I know its the hardest decision, but in this way, you can choose to make their last day with you a happy one instead of being forced to do it as an emergency. I did not want that for my baby. She was in my arms and in her bed, surrounded by love like I promised her. Sending you all Love and comfort, in this difficult task which we are given. Nomatter whether in a body or not, the love of your pet is proof of a loving Universe which is always guiding us towards our greater good. Letting go is hard- but you dont have to do it alone. 💜 -Kari"

Kari W.
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Our 13 year old lab, Max, had exhibited a rapid decline in health over the past few months and in consultation with his regular Veterinarian we were offered information about Lap of Love. From my first, albeit hesitant, email to subsequent phone calls to the actual visit by Dr. Nick my husband and I were treated with the utmost care for our emotions and respect for the difficult decision that had to be made regarding the quality of life of our beloved lab. On the day that we had to say goodbye to Max, Dr. Nick was in contact prior to arriving at our home and when he arrived he provided a level of comfort combined with the utmost professionalism. He kept our lab calm, he explained the process to us and was kind and gentle and respectful of our emotional state. He guided Max through a peaceful passing. When the time came for Max to be taken away to the pet mortuary, the staff member of the mortuary was also very caring and considerate. We are so grateful for Lap of Love."

Christine Burnett
Henderson, Nevada

"My family and I want to thank Dr. Nick for his compassion, patience and respect he showed in helping our Bones cross over. He took his time, explained everything we needed to know and was gentle and kind. He was professional and caring in a difficult job.

He is an asset to your company and I will recommend him and your services because of the peaceful process that was difficult for us all., Bones crossed over with gentleness and dignity. This is how it should be for all animals.

Thank you

Linda and Angela Faso"

Linda Faso
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Our 13 year old golden retriever Harley had been failing. He hated going to vets so we knew that wasn’t an option. The veterinarian recommended Lap Of Love. Dr Nick came out to the house the same day we called. Harley immediately liked him and Dr. Nick spent time with him to bond with him. He was very respectful and compassionate to us and Harley. He explained the procedure and answered all our questions. He took his time and did not rush. He gave us all the time we needed and alone time with Harley to say goodbye. While it was an extremely difficult decision for us, Harley passed away quietly and in no pain. We would highly recommend Lap Of Love to anybody having to go through this difficult time. God bless to Dr. Nick and the wonderful organization."

Nancy Houtchens
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. 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
“Oh Ty. My little buddy and sweet baby boy. I love you so much.”
Gloria Quick
October 28, 2020
“You were the most beautiful soul that I ever encountered in this world. I never imagined the deep imprint that you would one day leave on my heart. Your happiness was so infectious to anyone who was graced by your presence. You had the most unique personality - so goofy and clumsy that it always made me laugh. You taught me some of the most ...
Nicole Kamin
September 22, 2020
“My little baby girl, Disco, passed away and has left a hole in our hearts. That sweet little girl was everything to us. She made every day of our lives better just by being in it. Disco was such a sweet dog that was part of our family for over 13 years. We could always rely on her to greet us with so much excitement, love and happiness on our ...
Disco's Parents
September 16, 2020
“Oreo will forever be missed but never forgotten!”
Brandi Reinert
September 8, 2020
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
PO Box 270346
Las Vegas, Nevada 89127

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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