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 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 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 was wonderful. She tended to Giglio with such kindness and compassion - and made sure his last moments were peaceful and dignified...I'll always be grateful to her - and for her. She was truly a blessing to me."

Geri D
Long Island, New York

"I wanted my cat to be home in the comfort of familiar surroundings

From the moment I made the call to LAP OF LOVE the love and support that was received was very comforting helping me to feel secure that I was making the right decision for my cat.

Dr Kristine came to help our beautiful fur baby cross over the rainbow bridge, Dr Kristine is such a warm loving person and so compassionate about making sure your fur baby comfortable threw the process..

My daughter and I had a very beautiful experience with Dr Kristine

Thank you for taking such beautiful care for our kitties Miles"

Karen Evans
Huntington Station, New York

"It's been 2 weeks since I've lost one of the best friends I've ever had. My big, black, lovable cat was suffering from some type of neurological disorder or stroke . I found him on the laundry room floor, trying to get up but was unable to do so. It looked like he had suddenly gone blind as well. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was desperate to get him some help but didn't want to upset him further by moving him. I called a vet's office to see if they would make a house call. They couldn't come but suggested I call Lap of Love. I am so thankful they did. The kind person who answered the phone assured me they would find a doctor to come to our home as soon as possible. A short time later, Dr. Kristen arrived, introduced herself and asked to see Giglio. She got right down on the floor with me and my boy and tended to him with such gentleness and compassion, I couldn't help but feel a sense of relief. She answered my questions and gave me the time I needed to say goodbye to my friend. He left this world in peace and with dignity because of the kindness and good work of Dr. Kristen. I will always be thankful for this angel on earth :-)"

Geri D
Island Park, New York

"After agonizing if this was the right time to make the decision to send our beloved dogs on their final journey, it seemed so clear that it had to take place at home. Our 14-year-old Labradors were brother and sister, Diego and Frida were the kindest dogs we have had. They were loved and enjoyed by our children and grandchildren and my husband and I. The dogs were on their favorite beds in the kitchen when Dr. Heather arrived. She was compassionate, loving and professional. She was instrumental in making this transition into a loving and caring experience for all of us. We realized how lucky we were to have this opportunity to allow our labs to go on with dignity, without any pain. They quietly fell asleep before they passed. Tucked into their blankets, they still looked beautiful and at peace. Dr. Heather could not have been more caring and kind. We all felt incredibly sad but so thankful for Lap of Love. What a great service. Thank you so very much ."

Philippine Bosch
Lloyd Harbor, New York

"It has been a month since I decided to put Kenzie down. I miss her more than ever. But one thing I do find comfort in is knowing how kind Dr. Heather Manfredie was that day. Knowing Kenzie was not scared at the end of her life. I owed her that much I knew. I could not see her in pain any longer. It is the hardest decision a pet owner can make. But once again Dr. Manfredi made me feel as if it was the kindest decision I could make. I thank her for her kindness."

Rosalyn Waldman
Old Bethpage, New York

"I unfortunately had to make the difficult decision of putting Fifi to sleep to ease her suffering. She was my first dog for 13 years since I was 10 years old. It's because of her I discovered I had a passion for animals and always involved myself in rescues and advocating for those who can't speak for themselves. I love her so much and just wish to relive my life all over again to experience everything. I always hated taking her to the vet, I always feared for the worst. Working in the veterinary field I've met many vets and never really felt really comfortable with a vet right off the bat. However, Dr.Manfredi was so sweet, compassionate and personal. She provided us comfort and I'm so grateful for her."

Ivette Alvarado
Wyandanch, 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
“In loving memory of my sweet boy, Giglio - one of the best friends I ever had. He taught me much about life...about patience and persistence and about loving unconditionally. He was a people pleaser for sure and it seemed he enjoyed nothing more than being in the middle of whatever was going on - whether it was holiday celebrations or movie nights ...
Geri D
December 11, 2019
“Thank you for 17 years of unconditional love and fun. Your spunky personality is what kept you so healthy all
Of these years. I remember adopting you from North Shore Animal League in March of 2004 and giving you to the kids in an Easter basket! You were the cutest little mutt! Jaime and Timmy loved having you as their dog throughout their ...
Maggie Maggio
December 4, 2019
“Miss Kitty was a spectacular Kitty, she followed me, sat with me and slept with me. She was so curious and into everything and made us laugh all the time. We are heartbroken without her!❤️”
Linda Sofolarides
December 4, 2019
“My little man Ricco was a spiteful little guy but he absolutely loved me. He'd be happy to see me when I woke up in the morning and when I came home every time. He'd sleep on my chest when he was younger and I always loved that. I miss him following me from room to room and, believe it or not, taking care of him. His presence is surely missed.”
Debbie Messina
November 21, 2019
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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