Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$325

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.

Euthanasia$325

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.

Geriatric Consultation$325

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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 pounds and over will be quoted
Mailing of urn to your home or work$45

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.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets over 150 pounds - call for pricing

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.

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, DVM

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, DVM

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, DVM, CVA

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 and 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 joy and 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.

Senior pets 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 and has always felt like 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. It is a privilege for me 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. Working with Lap of Love allows me to provide beloved pets with the gift of a peaceful passing and there is no place more peaceful than at home surrounded by loved ones.

About Heather Manfredi, DVM

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.

 

 

"Making this decision was one of the hardest my family had to make. We Loved our dog Taz very much but seeing him in pain made us make our decision a little easier. Our other dogs were brought to the vet and euthanized and my husband felt horrible leaving, it was cold and not something he ever wanted to experience again. Knowing that we were facing the same situation with Taz, but Taz was alert (in pain but alert). We knew we didn't want to stress him or make him upset. Our friend told us about Lap of Love, and I knew this is what we needed to do. I wasn't home when it happened, but my husbands experience was one of Peace & Love! It was so very hard knowing the end result but Taz was never stressed and when he put his paws and him and kissed him he knew we were doing the right thing. Dr Heather was AMAZING! She comforted my husband by talking him through the procedure. He was even trying to convince her it wasn't Taz's time....which they both knew wasn't the case. Being at home made it easier. We have 3 children who loved this dog with all of their hearts. Coming home to an empty house was horrible but seeing his paw print and some of his hair helped them. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND LAP OF LOVE! This is something everyone dreads but knowing you can do it in a way with Peace & Love, this is only way I'd recommend doing it!"

Carol Albi
Bellmore, NY

"Our sweet cat Ronan was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, and we ended up having less than two months with him after the diagnosis. It was very hard to say goodbye, but when we saw him losing weight and his paw tumor getting bigger, we knew it was time to consider putting him to sleep.

The vet offered us euthanasia at their office, but Ronan hated the car and going to the vet, and we didn't want his last memories to be bad ones. Also, my husband and I knew we'd be too distraught to drive to and from the vet, and wanted to do it at home.

We called Lap of Love, and it was very easy to schedule an appointment. On the day we scheduled, we knew Ronan was very nervous around new people. Dr. Kristine was very understanding and compassionate. She explained the whole process to us and put our minds at ease. It was nice to be at home - we were both crying a lot and when she left it was so much better to be able to grieve in private than to get in the car and have to drive home. We really treasure the little paw print in clay, it's very special to us. While we wish we never had to do it and we still had our baby with us, we are very glad we chose Lap of Love."

Bonnie Bryant
PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY

"LOSING OUR PETS IS HEARTBREAKING. OUR FURRY BABIES GIVE US A SPECIAL UNCONDITIONAL LOVE EACH AND EVERYDAY AND OUR TIME TOGETHER IS FAR TOO SHORT. BAILEY WAS SUCH A LOVING DOG WHO WAS HAPPY BEING CURLED UP ON THE COUCH WITH HER FAMILY. SHE LOVED TO CHASE THE SQUIRRELS, SIT ON HER FAVORITE LOUNGE CHAIR IN THE YARD, PLAY FRISBEE, TUG OF WAR WITH HER ROPE, CATCH WITH HER FAVORITE BALL, GREET YOU AT THE DOOR WITH SUCH EXCITEMENT TO SEE YOU AND LOVED EATING HER DOGGIE COOKIES WHICH SHE GOT OFTEN CAUSE SHE WAS SUCH A GOOD GIRL. WHEN YOUR LOVED PET FALLS SICK AND YOU KNOW ITS HER TIME TO PASS ON TO ETERNAL LIFE, YOU WANT HER PASSING TO BE PEACEFUL AND WITHOUT PAIN AND FOR ALL HER LOVING FAMILY TO BE AROUND HER WHEN SHE PASSES ON. DR. HEATHER MANFREDI FROM LAP OF LOVE WAS SO COMPASSIONATE AND CARING TO BAILEY AND TO ME AND MY FAMILY. SHE WAS SO GENTLE AND UNDERSTANDING AND BAILEYS PASSING WAS VERY CALM, PEACEFUL AND WITHOUT PAIN. THIS MADE LOSING MY BABY GIRL ALITTLE MORE BEARABLE KNOWING SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY HER LOVING FAMILY WHEN SHE PASSED WITH DIGNITY AND PEACEFULLY. DR. HEATHER WAS WONDERFUL AS WELL AS THE STAFF AT LAP OF LOVE ON LONG ISLAND. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR HEATHER AT LAP OF LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENUINE HEARTFELT COMPASSION IN OUR TIME OF NEED."

TERESA GALLAGHER
COMMACK, NY

"Dr. Kristine was prompt, professional, caring, and kind. She made such a difficult time for us much much easier. Archie was able to spend his final moments comfortable at home on his own couch surrounded by love. While nobody looks forward to end of life decisions for their pet, Dr. Kristine made things so much easier for us. We didn’t have to watch Archie suffer until Monday morning when our vet opens, and we didn’t have to try to carry him into an emergency vet hospital that would be unfamiliar to him. God bless the work that Dr Kristine and Lap of Love do."

Terry Sweetheart
Westhampton, NY

"We want to thank you for your support, patience and guidance, from our first contact with you to our goodbye to our dear Floydie. We could not have imagined a more caring organization. Dr. Kristine Campanelli was beyond wonderful! From the moment she walked into our home, we felt a sense of comfort and peace. Her words and loving manner helped us through our goodbye to Floydie and enabled us to focus on the many special memories of Floydie that we will carry with us. Your organization is truly a blessing to those whom you serve so well.

With gratitude,

Christine & Edward Kalbaugh"

Edward & Christine Kalbaugh
Holbrook, NY

"Our 10 year old German Shepherd OTTO became very ill and couldn't walk.

What a terrible time this was for us.

We contacted Lap of Love and spoke to Gail, who was so very nice.

Gail was wonderful in the making of an appointment with Dr. Heather for OTTO.

Dr. Heather was everything we were hoping for at this time of need for our OTTO.

Dr. Heather's caring and compassion for OTTO and our family was truly incredible.

OTTO passed on so peacefully and our family are grateful for Lap of Love

and DR. HEATHER!!"

Tom Mayer
Seaford, NY

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
“My Sweetpea darling, you are so missed. The spot you occupied in our kitchen the last months of your life seems so empty. Not having you underfoot and not hearing your meows (especially those late at night and early in the morning) makes the house seem way too quiet.

We still step over the barrier we created for you not to fall down the ...
Effie & Fred Vogel
April 11, 2019
“Lilly came into our lives shortly after my husband, Adam, and I, got married. We had just started our lives together, and much of our family had recently moved out of state. My childhood dog, Cindy, had passed away & my Grandmother was terminally ill & on hospice care, and I was finding it hard to get out of bed each day. Then we found Little Mama ...
Sheryl Donner
April 9, 2019
“Dearest Bailey. You are going to be missed more than words can say. You have left a hole in our hearts. We can only hope that Fritzy was waiting for you to cross over the rainbow bridge. Hailey misses you terribly and complains the house is too quiet now. Matthew doesn't say much but plays your song all the time to make Hailey laugh. I will ...
Janet Curran - Gildea
April 8, 2019
“My sweet, sweet angel boy, your unconditional love will be missed by all of us. You were a sweet kind gentle soul, and no one was luckier than us to have you in our lives for the 14 years that we did. I only wish that I could’ve had you for a lifetime because you truly were the best boy . A piece of my heart Is now missing without you here. I can ...
Carla Esposito-Boerner
April 2, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, NY 11729

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