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.

"Although it's hard to write these words as I'm still mourning my pet's loss, it warranted the highest review. If anyone is considering at-home euthanasia, this was the best gift I could give my precious Maizy. Lap of Love was the most perfect, professional, and peaceful service for my beloved animal from beginning to end. Dr. Nick was an answered prayer. Maizy was a senior rescue and terrified of the Vet clinics. We did not want the facility to traumatize our Maizy while she was weak & near the end of her life. When Maizy let us know it was 'her time,' we contacted Lap of Love and placed a profile. Dr.Nick was dispatched within an hour, and Maizy already said her 'goodbyes' and was fast asleep. Dr. Nick arrived at the door with a ZEN like energy, and we knew we made the right decision instantly. She wasn't alarmed; surrounded by her favorite things, blankets, pillow, warm fireplace, and her mommy & daddy's arms wrapped around her. Dr. Nick had such compassion, patience, and relaxed, unrushed nature. He knew what he was doing with great care and professionalism, and you can feel the Calling on his life. This is with certainty Dr. Nick's purpose, and he fulfilled it with our Maizy. There would be no other way to have her cross over Rainbow Bridge than with this Veterinarian and Lap of Love service. He took his time with everything from the sedation to our cries of goodbyes. He brought in a beautiful basket and carried her out with dignity, respect, and grace. Dr. Nick then stamped Maizy's pawprint and her fur shaved in a tiny container, assuring it was our pet a 'one-stop-shop' service, and they made all the private cremation arrangements. Maizy's remains came home in a week, followed by a personal email and sympathy card to our house from Dr. Nick. Heartfelt, touching, and with the most profound compassion. We are at total peace, and I would HIGHLY recommend in-home euthanasia and Dr. Nick, who helped escort her into heaven PEACEFULLY!"

Melissa Santaella
Las Vegas, Nevada

"Katie is absolutely the most professional, kind, empathetic, understanding, great energy....human that I have met. This being a very sad situation for me, her gentle approach made this the steps calm and peaceful. I recommend this the only way to let your animal pass, in the comfort of your own home."

Sherry Gifford
Henderson, Nevada

"Nick was so kind and gentle with our little angel. He made words to help us understand how it all works and even showed compassion through it all. Thank you Nick."

Amanda DIAZ
Las Vegas, Nevada

"We had to make the painful decision to put our beautiful Sadie down and this is the first time we have ever put to rest one of our fur babies in home. It was the most peaceful and beautiful way to send our baby to the Rainbow Bridge....although always the most painful experience...our hearts were just at peace that our baby was out of pain and her send off was with her mommy and daddy and my daughter and her furry sister and brother....surrounded by so much love and laying on her bed in her home...Dr. Katie was so kind, loving, it felt like a family member being there giving her a peaceful send off...what a beautiful spirit she has...we love her...so caring and walking you through everything understanding your pain.....I will never take any of my babies to a vet to lay them down again. Sadie you will be forever missed and loved....Dr. Katie thank you.....you are a very special lady."

Tona Bean
Las Vegas, Nevada

"After 17 wonderful years with 18 year old Pete, we knew he was at a point where his health was rapidly declining and it was time to say goodbye. Pete was a complete lover with a big purr and big appetite. Everyone who met him said "What a big, handsome, orange cat!" What a blessing to be able to say goodbye in Pete's favorite spot on the couch! Dr. Nick was great with both Pete and the human family members, including kids. He explained each stage and did not rush things at any point. It takes a really amazing person to be a hospice vet, and we are so glad that Dr. Nick is following that calling. He touched base in the following days via email and a card; such a nice touch. We would not hesitate to recommend Lap of Love to others!"

Beverly Davison
HENDERSON, Nevada

"Dr Nick helped up through a very difficult time. He was kind and gentle with our Bitty Boy and compassionate to us."

Jacqueline Parker
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
“Ohh, My Adorable Maizy, who brought SO much love and laughter in OUR times of need. You stole my heart the moment I met you. I knew God sent you for a purpose, and you served me well. You lost your owner after 15 years, and I lost my pet after 12. While in mourning, we found each other, and then the pandemic hit, and we had one another to comfort ...
Melissa Santaella
January 20, 2021
“My precious Whiley Boy, thank you for giving us so much joy for so many years. I'm sure you're jumping off high places, chasing chipmunks, and running with the bicycles. You are forever in my heart! Thank you for the signs letting me know that you are near!
Love you!”
Sherry Gifford
January 18, 2021
“Ivy you were more than our family pet. To me you were my friend and my heart! So much we will all miss but most of all is you're presence in our house. It feels different here without you and that made us understand just how much apart of our family you are. I love you my angel, and I thank God he sent you my way nearly 17 years ago.”
Amanda DIAZ
January 18, 2021
“In loving memory of Bitty Boy

The hole and emptiness that is left in our life and in our hearts is immense. He would always be at the door to greet us at the door, waiting patiently to get picked up, loved on and held like a child parent picking them up when they return home for the day. He was a daddy’s boy and would sit on top of the couch ...
Jacqueline Parker
January 3, 2021
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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