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.

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 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.

 

 

"when i knew from our urgent care doctor's advice it was time to let Ember go, i was in complete hysteria. He was always traumatized getting him in a car, and the thought of forcing him in a vehicle and drive him to his vet to be euthanized just crushed me. And amidst covid19 regulations, we could only have 2 people with him. But he was a family member. Lap of Love was personally recommended to me by someone else that used their service. From my 1st phone call to obtain information, to more calls from Dr. Heather, until her arrival at our home to put him out of his pain, i knew we made the right decision. We all sat around him on his blanket in the backyard peacefully together. No trauma to Ember and Dr. Heather was most compassionate and caring and informative. Her follow-up phone calla and emails too gave us more comfort. Everything was beyond compassion and professionalism. We are left with peaceful memories of his cross over. Thank you isn't enough to express to the incredible staff and Dr. Heather at Lap of Love."

Julianne Nolan
west Babylon, New York

"I couldn’t thank you enough for making the hardest day of my life such a beautiful experience. You came with such grace and your presence was truly unforgettable. It was clear how loved my baby was and you took the time to let us grieve as we were, and I can’t thank you enough for spending extra time with us afterwards and helping the way you did. I couldn’t have imagined the day going any other way, and again I cannot thank you enough for that."

Emily Comeau
Centereach, New York

"Dr. Manfredi was compassionate, took the time to discuss my concerns and most importantly, set me at ease with the decision before gently easing into the process."


Setauket, New York

"We just had our Mama Cat, Chelsea, the Matriarch of our family cross over peacefully with the help Of Dr. Kristine . I could not have asked for a more peaceful transition. This is the 2nd time we used Lap of Love and they are by far the most compassionate and caring people. we will miss our girl very much . She was the best girl ever She will now be with her best dog sister Gipsie who we lost 3 years ago for eternity"

Lisa Biancospino
LAKE GROVE, New York

"I knew it was time, but you're still never ready. I called Lap of Love on a recommendation of a friend. I wanted my Chloe to be home and surrounded by her fur siblings and human family. Chloe was 20 years old and out of no where started declining. I waited as long as I could without seeing her in pain. I made the appointment and Dr. Kristine came, she was absolutely amazing. She asks questions to get to know little about your fur baby, and gave attention to my other fur babies at the same time. she explained how everything would go and she literally kept her word and my Chloe was at peace. Dr.Kristine did not rush in and out, she took her time to get to know Chloe and us and made sure we were ready as humanly possible. I would definitely recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Kristine as she was absolutely amazing and in my opinion went above and beyond. I'll never forget how caring and compassionate she was to us and the situation."

Tina DiGiovanni
Lake Grove, New York

"Dr. Kristine was so caring and compassionate. She made sure our little Juliet passed peacefully and assured me that we were doing the right thing for her. Here it is the next day and while I'm sad and miss her (I expect to see her in all her favorite places), I am relieved that she is no longer suffering. I am grateful that this service is available. In this uncertain time, if I had to bring Juliet to the vet and not be able to accompany her, I would have been devastated. As difficult as it was, I'm grateful she passed on my lap on her favorite blanket. Thank you, Dr. Kristine."

Liz Honig
West Babylon, 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
“Ember was adopted from Last Hope Animal Shelter on Long Island at approximate age of 3 years old. He was shy and didn't know how to run in a backyard, fetch a stick or ball. He grew with our family as the first family dog and he was warm and welcoming when each family member came home. He loved to walk around his big backyard, and lay in the shade ...
Julianne Nolan
June 3, 2020
“Scully, the sweetest most sassy precious angel to have walked this earth. She made the biggest impact on every single person she’s met in her years. She helped me get through the toughest times of my life without any hesitation. She is truly my rock and she is so sorely missed.”
Emily Comeau
June 3, 2020
“Our little, once-crazy Malutki. We will remember you as a nutty, hyper, over-protective but smart as a whip pal that once leapt effortlessly onto our tall bed to sleep, came on vacations with us, was here for the birth of our child and countless other events. Later in your life you endured blindness and going deaf but it didn't stop you. You were ...
June 3, 2020
“Holly was an amazing cat who came into my life when I was 13 years old. She was such a loving and happy cat. Holly enjoyed watching the birds from the window, and also loved getting fresh air in her outdoor cat enclosure , or out on her leash. She was the queen of the house, she was the boss , and all of our family pets knew it ! She was also one ...
Amanda Mooney
May 22, 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.

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Lap of Love
P.O. Box 225
Deer Park, New York 11729

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