PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$375

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$475

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.

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 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$330
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$350
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$380
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$430

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 for an additional fee.

*Mailing of urn to your home or work ~ $45

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$225

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 scattered in a pet cemetery called Field of Dreams. 

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

Dr. Heather

Heather Manfredi

I have always been fascinated by critters, both big and small. As a longtime equestrian, I understood the strength of the human-animal bond that deepens as you tend and care for an animal that becomes a part of your family and your heart. I incorporated that passion and love into a career when I happily graduated veterinary school from University of Florida in 2006. In the beginning of my veterinary career, I worked as an ambulatory veterinarian for large and small animals in sunny Florida, the state in which I grew up. I expanded my experience by practicing in Kansas City, MO, where I treated a myriad of animals ranging from dogs and cats to sheep and llamas! Throughout my tenure as a veterinarian, my primary goal is to help people understand the needs of their pets, both for wellness and preventative health, and during times of illness and disease.

I currently live on Long Island to pursue a life closer to my loved ones. I enjoy all that Long Island has to offer including spending time outside boating, at the beach, enjoying craft beer, visiting museums and community festivals, and horseback riding. I'm a parent to both two-legged and four-legged babies:  Haden, my teenage son; Jewel, my 10 year-old Jack Russell terrier; and Ozzy, my 8 year-old Abyssinian cat. I'm grateful to have an opportunity to visit families in their homes and help them walk through their options when dealing with end of life decisions.

 

 

Dr. Kristine

Kristine Campanelli

I started out as a veterinary technician 20 years ago and knew I would be involved with taking care of animals and their families for the rest of my life. 

I earned my DVM degree from Ross University in 2002 and returned home to Long Island to practice small animal medicine. I returned home with Cricket, a tabby cat, and Marvin, a kititian hound, who I adopted during my second semester on the island of St. Kitts. They were great companions to each other and me during my school career. They adapted well to life in the states and lived long, happy lives and each succumbing to a different illness as they grew old together. Marvin developed congestive heart failure and Cricket developed kidney failure. I learned a great deal caring for them and ensuring they had an excellent quality of life, with medications and diet to maintain their heart and kidney function. It was a difficult decision when the time came but my family and I were there with them at the very end to say good bye. I know Marvin was there to greet Cricket at the Rainbow Bridge and my hope is that they are romping around together just like they used to in our living room.  

Being in private practice, you watch a patient grow up and grow old. We help patients and their families manage their illnesses on a daily basis but at the very end it comes down to an unfamiliar and stressful place. Many of my pet parents have told me they would prefer the home environment, something I was not able to provide at that time. That is why Lap of Love is so special - keeping pets and their families in a comfortable setting and loving environment. I am blessed to be able to help families through this difficult time in their lives.

Dr. Kristen

Kristen Miller

I am a native New Yorker, born and raised in Floral Park. I cannot think of a time when I did not seek to surround myself with animals. It is in their company where I am at my happiest. Shortly after adopting my first cat Precious, I started working at a veterinary hospital. I immediately knew that being a veterinarian was my path in life.

I received my doctorate from Mississippi State University in 2012. After graduating, I returned to New York to work as a general practitioner at a feline/exotic practice, and then an integrative small animal practice. During that time, my family dog Murphy began having trouble getting around. With the intention of keeping Murphy as mobile as possible, I was drawn towards Eastern medicine and acupuncture. When I saw how these methods gave Murphy his active life back, I knew I had to share this with my patients. In 2017, I became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, with a degree from the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. I am also a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner.

Seniors have always held a special place in my heart. Most of my own companion animals have come to me as seniors, so geriatric medicine and end of life care has been a major part of my own life as well as a calling. It is very important to me that each of my patients are given the love and dignity they deserve, as if they were my own. My intent is to provide the same level of care for my patients in their time of need that they have come to know from a life filled with love. Euthanasia is a gift that allows us to provide our loved ones with a peaceful transition, and there is no place more peaceful then at home surrounded by loved ones. 

About Heather Manfredi

I have always been fascinated by critters, both big and small. As a longtime equestrian, I understood the strength of the human-animal bond that deepens as you tend and care for an animal that becomes a part of your family and your heart. I incorporated that passion and love into a career when I happily graduated veterinary school from University of Florida in 2006. In the beginning of my veterinary career, I worked as an ambulatory veterinarian for large and small animals in sunny Florida, the state in which I grew up. I expanded my experience by practicing in Kansas City, MO, where I treated a myriad of animals ranging from dogs and cats to sheep and llamas! Throughout my tenure as a veterinarian, my primary goal is to help people understand the needs of their pets, both for wellness and preventative health, and during times of illness and disease.

I currently live on Long Island to pursue a life closer to my loved ones. I enjoy all that Long Island has to offer including spending time outside boating, at the beach, enjoying craft beer, visiting museums and community festivals, and horseback riding. I'm a parent to both two-legged and four-legged babies:  Haden, my teenage son; Jewel, my 10 year-old Jack Russell terrier; and Ozzy, my 8 year-old Abyssinian cat. I'm grateful to have an opportunity to visit families in their homes and help them walk through their options when dealing with end of life decisions.

 

 

"Dr Kristen

There are no words that could express how absolutely amazing you were throughout the peaceful passing of our precious Rudy. You allowed us to say goodbye in the most beautiful way.

We know that you will go on blessing many families with your

“Special Gift”.

Our hearts cannot thank you enough.

Susan & Joe"


Westbury, New York

"I deeply appreciated this wonderful service. Dr. Kristine was compassionate and caring. Our dear Mirage passed gently, surrounded by her family and under no stress at all. Of course, I live with the guilt that we took her life before it may have been ‘her time’. How much longer might she have lived? Did we act prematurely? But then, a friend came home to discover his dog had passed. All I could think was, the poor dog was all alone. Who knows what he went through? And then we came home to our cat having had an emergency while we were gone. Who knows how long she lay there, suffering? Sitting for hours with her in the Vet ER, I watched several people deal with the sudden, unexpected, or traumatic loss of their pet, in a less than ideal environment. NOW I recognize the true gift Laps of Love gives its patients: The peace of mind of knowing that our beloved pet could not have left us under any better circumstances."

Kelly Mackey
Smithtown, New York

"This is the second time we have used Dr Heather from Lap of Love. Making the decision to letting her babies ( dogs) go is a difficult one. I was always questioning whether or not I was doing the right thing. Dr Heather picked up things even my vet missed and telling me honestly if it was time to let them go. Although difficult I am at peace that I did the right thing. Having it done in your own home puts less stress on the dog and lets you experience your emotions in your own space."

Helene Greenberg
Dix Hills, New York

"It has been three weeks since we said goodbye to our beautiful Megan (15 1/2). Although we miss her every day we are at peace knowing we made the right decision. Dr Heather helped us through this very difficult day with her kindness and compassion. Megan was able to pass on her own bed, in her own home with us around her. It was a peaceful, quiet goodbye. Thank you Dr. Heather for being so kind to Megan and our family. It meant everything to us. The Ittig Family"

Caroline Ittig
Shirley, New York

"So glad this service is provided, it helped us and our dog Max go through a very difficult time in our lives. He was very sick with kidney disease and Dr. Campanelli provided a professional and compassionate end of life process for our dog Max. Very sad for us but Max was comfortable at home and had no stress when the time came. Thanks again.

Dale Long"

Dale Long
Bay Shore, New York

"Thank you so much Dr Heather , for your love and support during such hard time .

Lacey was our world , and even though we knew deep down inside it was her time , you being there gave us the added support we needed ."

Paul Biasi
Levittown, New York

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Emergency Clinic

  (631) 369-4513

East End Veterinary Emergency Center

Pet Loss Support

  (607) 253-3932

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 285-7780

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 698-2225

Animal Emergency Service

Pet Loss Support

  877-GRIEF-10

ASPCA Grief Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (516) 420-0000

Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury

Emergency Clinic

  (516) 501-1700

Long Island Veterinary Specialists

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Nassau County

Suffolk County

Our veterinarians proudly serves Long Island - including most of Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Lacey , our precious , happy loving girl - there aren't words to describe how much we miss you - your smile ( yes , Lacey smiled ), your special way you would talk to us , and they way you filled our home with love and joy .

It's so hard now to cope with the emptiness without you home , but I know it'll get just a little better everyday .
...
Paul Biasi
January 22, 2020
“We want to thank Lap of Love for your compassionate and caring treatment of our beloved Jaq. Special thanks go to Dr. Heather Manfredi who came to our home and was absolutely wonderful.

Jaq was a very handsome and special little man. He was a very energetic and loving Jack Russell. He was sooo very strong in presence and personality. He has ...
Linda Mazz
January 22, 2020
“This afternoon, it comes with enormous heartache to report Lexi has passed on. It was not an easy decision, but was solely for her benefit. Gladly we were able to give her final moments in our arms and in her home. Our family was more lucky to have her then she was to have us. Please keep her in your hearts and prayers. There won’t be a day that ...
Rebecca Rojas
January 6, 2020
“Kodi was such a loving great dog. He went through so much with me and gave me love and support through it all. He knew when I needed him, when I needed his furry body leaning on me so I could hug him and hold him. I knew when he needed a treat, when he needed to go out or just when he was uncomfortable or scared. He was so much more than a pet he ...
THERESA DORSEY
January 5, 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
P.O. Box 225
Deer Park, New York 11729

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