Jersey Shore – Ocean and Monmouth Counties

  (732) 523-4133

  [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$350

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$450

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$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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 PRICING

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 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 49 pounds$315
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$355
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$425

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden 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 49 pounds$215
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$255
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$325

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 a licensed crematory and ashes are buried by the crematory at a pet cemetery. 

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 7am - 11pm. 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 Doctor

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

Dr. Suzanne

Suzanne Ellis

My home has always been the Jersey Shore. I grew up here, and around the age of 8, I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian. My first job in high school was at a local veterinary hospital, and it was there that I learned how to be a veterinary assistant. I continued to work there while I attended the University of Tennessee for my undergraduate degree in animal science. Then, I transitioned to Ross University in St. Kitts for my veterinary studies and completed two clinical years at the University of Minnesota to complete my veterinary degree.

My first job was at a small animal practice in South Dakota, but being a true Jersey girl, I had to come home. I was hired at a wonderful small animal practice and stayed there for the past 20 years. During that time, I met and married my awesome husband and we are blessed to have a daughter and a son, along with our furry children, which includes: two cats, a dog, some fish, and a hedgehog (ok, some of those are not exactly furry).

About four years ago, I proposed the idea to my clinic of offering a house call service, and became the primary doctor in the practice going out to clients’ homes for routine office visits, and, of course, euthanasia. It was during this time that I began to really appreciate helping families say good-bye to their beloved pets in the privacy of their own home; it created a more peaceful experience for everyone. 

These experiences have brought me to the decision of dedicating my work to end of life care and creating a personalized and peaceful experience for pets and their families. I know how difficult this decision is and it is my honor to help guide you through this process.

About Suzanne Ellis

My home has always been the Jersey Shore. I grew up here, and around the age of 8, I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian. My first job in high school was at a local veterinary hospital, and it was there that I learned how to be a veterinary assistant. I continued to work there while I attended the University of Tennessee for my undergraduate degree in animal science. Then, I transitioned to Ross University in St. Kitts for my veterinary studies and completed two clinical years at the University of Minnesota to complete my veterinary degree.

My first job was at a small animal practice in South Dakota, but being a true Jersey girl, I had to come home. I was hired at a wonderful small animal practice and stayed there for the past 20 years. During that time, I met and married my awesome husband and we are blessed to have a daughter and a son, along with our furry children, which includes: two cats, a dog, some fish, and a hedgehog (ok, some of those are not exactly furry).

About four years ago, I proposed the idea to my clinic of offering a house call service, and became the primary doctor in the practice going out to clients’ homes for routine office visits, and, of course, euthanasia. It was during this time that I began to really appreciate helping families say good-bye to their beloved pets in the privacy of their own home; it created a more peaceful experience for everyone. 

These experiences have brought me to the decision of dedicating my work to end of life care and creating a personalized and peaceful experience for pets and their families. I know how difficult this decision is and it is my honor to help guide you through this process.

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (732) 922-0011

Garden State Veterinary Specialist - Tinton Falls

Pet Loss Support

  (800) 596-8550

Samaritan Hospice for Grief Support - Marlton

  (732) 747-3636

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital - Tinton Falls

  (201) 547-4147

Pet Loss Support Group Liberty Humane Society - Jersey City

  (609) 259-8300

NorthStar VETS - Brick/Robbinsville/Maple Shade

  (973) 377-7094

St. Hubert's Pet Loss Support Group - Madison

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the Jersey Shore, including all or parts of Ocean and Monmouth counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$100 based on your location.

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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
P.O. Box 531
Allenwood, New Jersey

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