Long Island - Suffolk County

  (631) 910-4998

  [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$400

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$500

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$350
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$375
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$450

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$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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

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 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.

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.

 

 

"In August 2020, our beloved Havanese, Bandit, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. This came as a shock to my family as he was only 8 years old and had enjoyed excellent health until that point. Over the next 2 months, we watched as our loving, happy puppy's (we referred to him as "always a puppy" due to his bouncy puppy-like, active personality) health rapidly deteriorated. We didn't want him to suffer and friends and family told us "you will know when it is time". That time arrived on October 11. I had done my research and Lap of Love had come recommended by many local moms. My hand shaking, I made the dreaded phone call and was greeted by the sweetest woman on the other end. She was so patient and kind as I cried my way through the call. She was comforting and understanding. Payment was made in advance, so you don't have to be bothered with the details while you are grieving the loss of your pet. I made an appointment to have Dr. Heather come to euthanize Bandit the next evening.

Dr. Heather arrived on time and followed COVID procedures including social distancing and wearing a mask. She was very reassuring and explained exactly what the process was and answered any questions we had. She was caring and patient with us as we were not quite finished saying our goodbyes. Although euthanizing my dog was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do, I am so thankful for Lap of Love and Dr. Heather. We were able to say goodbye to Bandit in the comfort of his home. We played music and sat in his favorite spot with his favorite toys all around. He was not fearful or anxious and he died peacefully in my arms, surrounded by his loving family as opposed to the anxiety and sterile environment he would have faced at the veterinarian's office. Although this is a choice no pet owner ever wants to face, Lap of Love makes the worst situation the best it can possibly be. The paw prints and lock of hair were also very much appreciated. I cannot recommend Dr. Heather enough!"

Kelly Mongiello
Smithtown, New York

"Our experience with Lap of Love was incredible. For any family facing this unfortunate circumstance- Lap of Love and Dr. Kristine were nothing short of patient, kind and compassionate to how difficult this was for us. Saying goodbye to our dog in the comfort of her own home meant a lot to us and having someone with us who cared so much helped us through. We'll never forget how they assisted and cared for our family throughout this difficult time."

Jacqueline Lever
Holtsville, New York

"We are very grateful to Dr Kristine Campanelli, who came to our home on short notice. She was so kind, professional and caring.

Thank you so very much for all that you did, Dr Kristine ,we greatly appreciate it."


Islip. NY 11751, New York

"Dear Dr. Kristine,

We wanted to thank you for your kindness and compassion yesterday as we said our last goodbyes to our beloved Molly. Molly was a special girl who loved all that came into her life. I'm sure she enjoyed meeting you yesterday even for just a short time. To say we are all heartbroken is an understatement but we wanted to let you know that we were so grateful for the time you took and the compassion you showed not only to Molly but to all of us!

Warm Regards,

The Matthews Family"

Vittoria Matthews
Rocky Point, New York

"I must share with anyone, who makes the decision to say goodbye to their beloved pet, my experience with Dr. Heather Manfriedi. She was as gentle with me and my family, as she was with my dog, Tashi. She explained each step, while asking us about Tashi’s health, in addition to all of the things she loved to do when she was able to. We were never rushed, even though we spoke on and on about our dog. I really felt like she got to know all about Tashi’s life, and Tashi’s relationship with the family, as well as her furry brother and sister.

I would call upon Dr. Manfriedi, when I need to say goodbye to my other pets."

Annette Ingui
Ronkonkoma, New York

"Dear Lap of Love , Annie & Dr. Heather ,

Our family is very grateful from the first phone call to Lap of Love speaking with Annie who walked us through this difficult process comforting us in this difficult journey saying goodbye. As it is difficult to even write about it I want to express that my baby Angelina was in the comfort in her own home with everyone that loved her when Dr. Heather came to our home to help her to the rainbow bridge to heaven. Dr. Heather thank you from the bottom of our Hearts you are an Angel from above.

Love The Bifulco Family"

Laura BIFULCO
Huntington, 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

Pet Loss Support

  (877) 474-3310

ASPCA Grief Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 698-2225

Animal Emergency Service

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:

We are mobile veterinarians dedicated to end of life care for your pet, including euthanasia and veterinary hospice in Suffolk County. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Puddy, We will always Miss You! You were by our side for 17+ years and the most lovable fur baby. It was the hardest decision to let you go, but now your at peace and with your sister Roxy. Always in our Hearts and will Love you forever.”
October 27, 2020
“Rest In Peace, sweet Troy. We loved you so much and no dog could ever replace you. You were the most loving, empathetic, silly, handsome, stubborn pup ever. Every day people would stop and gawk at your giant beautifulness and wonder if you were a polar bear walking down the street. We thank you for your deep loyalty, love, gentleness, picky ...
Shannon Arenth
October 5, 2020
“7/15/2008-9/10/2020
Our beloved Bella was the most loving pet.
Sadly, she developed bone cancer.
She fought for a year, but with heavy hearts we decided to let go and not let her suffer anymore.
She has left a paw print on my heart for all eternity.”
Christine D’Alessandro
October 2, 2020
“I miss my sweet little boy, my shadow, co-worker and adventure seeker. I still look for you every time I move, because you were always curled up at my feet. Even as you got older and I had to carry you up and down the steps, I treasured every time I had you in my arms and we would snuggle and dance around the back deck.”
Karen Mahoney
September 30, 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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