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.

 

 

"It was a hard decision to make to have my dog Sassy put to sleep. But it was a decision not to have her suffer any more.

When Dr. Heather Manfredi came into my home I was unsettled that this is final. But the way she spoke with me made me feel comfortable. She had respect for my girl and walked me through the procedure. With tears in my eyes Heather kept speaking to me while she did the procedure. Heather felt like a family member. I have 10 cats, when the time comes I hope they leave this earth naturally. If I have to make the decision again I will use Lape of love. God bless you Dr. Heather Manfredi"

THOMAS PUGLIA
wantagh, New York

"Dr. Kristine made certain that Lucy felt secure and did not suffer any pain. She supported me and my family with sympathetic concern. She explained each step of the process and assured that we understood what was happening. While it is never easy to say goodbye to a beloved animal friend, Dr. Kristine helped make our farewell a loving experience."

DIANE GELFAND
LYNBROOK, New York

"The decision every pet parent dreads. A decision I wish I could've avoided at any cost. That day for me was exactly 2 months ago today when I had to send my beloved 15 year old Puggle Lexi to the Rainbow Bridge. Lexi was beautiful and funny and stubborn and I loved her with every ounce of my being. Lexi was the only "baby" I've ever had and I would've done anything to protect her, keep her healthy and by my side. But reality would dictate otherwise and the diagnosis of a splenic mass would force me to make that dreaded decision. I knew in my heart I wanted Lexi to have a peaceful passing in her home surrounded by those who loved her the most. Lap of Love and more especially Dr. Heather was the blessing I didn't know I needed. Dr. Heather exudes a profound sense of warmth and kindness making it easy to entrust your fur baby's final moments to her care. She talked to us, asked questions about Lexi's life and gave us as much time as we needed to say our final goodbyes. Dr. Heather handled my Lexi with the utmost dignity and grace and I will be eternally grateful to her for giving Lexi the beautiful, peaceful passing she and every animal deserves. Dr. Heather made the most excruciating day of my life as bearable as it could possibly be. I thank Dr. Heather for her service, her kindness and incredible love for animals. I would not hesitate to recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Heather if you must face this painful time with your fur baby someday."

Jennifer Nunziata
Smithtown, New York

"I cannot thank Dr. Kristine enough for helping us go through the most painful loss of our best friend Cody. With all of his medical problems our vet never gave up and Cody bounced back so many times from congestive heart failure being his silly self. This time we knew we couldn’t let him suffer because in one day, he couldn’t walk or even drink and knowing he was in the kindest, caring, and considerate care of Dr. Kristine was truly a blessing. This is such a wonderful service to be able to say goodbye at home with so much love I cannot thank you enough."

Pat Knespler
Farmingville, New York

"From the bottom of our hearts we would like to express our sincere gratitude to this organization. During a difficult time in New York ,

Huntington long island they came through. Our dog Stromboli of 14 years left our home for a better place. Heather was very good at telling us, we are doing right thing for Stromboli. She explained everything that would happen and he will not be in pain. He died peacefully in our home with his family right there. She was kind, gentle to Stromboli. We will never forget the lapoflove for sending Heather to us at this difficult time. God bless you and Lapoflove for what you do. Regards the Farmers"

Donna Farmer
Huntington Sta, New York

"Our elderly dog lost his ability to move all of a sudden in the midst of this COVID19 pandemic. We could not allow him to suffer. We called Lap of Love and Dr. Kristine came over that day. What a respectful and humane end for Buster. She was a comfort during a difficult time and we will forever be indebted to her kindness and understanding. Thank you for helping Bussie have a peaceful passing."

lisa goldfarb
Wading River, 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
“Oh our Dear sweet Slider,
You are missed more than you can imagine! We have such a huge hole in our hearts since your passing. Your an amazing best friend, wherever Dad and I were, there you were... the three amigos!! Rest in peace our Plabbers. We love you and miss you terribly.
Dad, Mom Michael and Nicholas”
John and Jeannine Stewart
March 21, 2020
“Today, March 17th, we said goodbye to our beloved pet, a devoted member of our family, Garfield. He lived a wonderful 14 years but for the last 2 years, he had small cell lymphoma. I tried my hardest to keep him alive. I switched Vets. Then I finally found an amazing Oncologist who helped keep him alive until the cancer spread. Garfield was not ...
FELISA HOFFMAN
March 19, 2020
“Tasha was a unique Bernese Mt Dog. Unlike her beautiful aunt Baggins, she didn’t willingly go to everyone . But I can say that she was completely devoted to her dad and me. When I lost her dad five years ago, she became my constant companion and she was my dear beautiful best buddy. She would wag all over when I came into the house, and ...
Patty Buchenberger
March 12, 2020
“She was my beautiful little girl . Loved wearing her dresses and having company. She made many friends during her life, she also had a few non-friends. Sadie absolutely had attitude! She was loyal and faithful always. Was she spoiled ,yes she was! My privilege.i miss her terribly. She will be in my heart always. My “ Chickie “”
March 8, 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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