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.

 

 

"We were blessed to have our dog, Schatzi, for over 10 wonderful years. In 2020, Schatzi’s legs were giving out on her. She was still very happy but when she stopped going for her walks we knew she would not be here with us for too much longer.

In October 2020 my husband called our vet (whom we have the highest praise for). He inquired if when the time came to let Schatzi go would they be able to come to our home. They do not but they recommended Lap of Love. We are so grateful they did.

On the 25th of October, Schatzi could not get up off her bed. We called Lap of Love and Dr. Heather Manfredi came the next day.

She came in and took off her shoes and placed them near Schatzi and then sat down on the floor with us. She was so kind and pleasant and informative. Though she had never met Schatzi before it was as if she had. She explained things to us and made us feel confident that our decision was right to let Schatzi go. The whole process was so gentle, not rushed and respectful. Schatzi was able to leave this world in such a peaceful non traumatic way.

We will always be so grateful to Dr. Heather and Lap of Love.

Randy & Terry Neubauer"

Randy & Terry Neubauer
East Islip, New York

"Thank you so much for your extraordinary care for our dog Carter and for our family. You were the perfect choice and the perfect method to escort our beloved pet over the rainbow bridge ----- we are so grateful and hope others will take advantage of your kind, caring, professional service🙏. Carter - 12/2004 - 12/2020"

John Passadino
Sayville, New York

"Lap of Love was recommended by our vet. I cannot say enough about the staff who took my phone call. We set up the visit by the vet for the next day as we knew it was her time to go. Dr. Heather arrived the next day and greeted our lil pups. She explained what the procedure would be. Roxi was laying comfortable, able to hear her family’s comforting voices as she drifted off. Dr. Heather let us have a bit of private time for us to say good bye. I highly recommend them as this decision that no one wants to make was made easier by having them come to our home. It was comforting. Thank you again, Lap of Love."

Pat Going
Kings Park, New York

"On the absolutely worst of days, the compassion, comfort and care Christine provided at our home for the end of life process for our beloved Java made it all as best as it could be for our treasured pet and for us as well. This was the first pet we as a family have had to experience this for and we are sure we made the right choice having Lap of Love provide their services. Thank you Dr. Kristine Campanelli !!"

Janet Stone
Melville, New York

"We loved our dog Xena so much. She was an incredible part of our family for almost 13 years. When she grew so sick and weak the thought of putting her to sleep was devastating. We found out about the Lap of Love home service and decided that would be a more comforting way to go. Dr. Heather was wonderful. She explained everything to us very calmly, answered many questions, and gave us as much time with Xena as we needed. By being home, Xena laid in her bed, surrounded by her loving family, her sister Shera, and our other pets. She was being stroked and pet, and even spoon fed. Yes, she kept her appetite right until the end. When it was time, she peacefully went to sleep, and as Dr. Heather said, gained her angel wings. Although we are grief stricken, we are thankful to have been able to say goodbye to Xena in this comforting way. We would recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Heather to everyone in need. We love you Xena and we'll miss you. Forever in our hearts."

Tim Browner
Plainview, New York

"Heather was kind, gentile and feeling in a terrible time for us. We greatly appreciated her professionalism and empathy."

Rob and Kathy DeSilva
Kings Park, 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
“Carter was the spirit that unified our home. He was our common ground, our unconditional friend and love, our protector, our innocent angel, our mischievous puppy. He was strong like a bull literally. He was 50 pounds or so but had the strength of a 160 pound man. I know because when I was 160, he could pull me around the block on a walk ...
John Passadino
January 18, 2021
“JD came into our lives as a rescue from North Shore Animal League in the fall of 2007. He had a difficult start in life being abandoned but found a loving home and soon “ruled the roost” as he grew up and always kept the house abuzz with his mischief.

There was never a dull moment with JD around, and we soon learned to hide our hats, shoes ...
Rob and Kathy DeSilva
January 17, 2021
“Sophie was more than just a dog, Sophie has been my rock since day 1. Sophie came into my life in 2004, and from that day forward she saw me through the worst of days and the best of days. Often times, I am not sure how I would have gotten through some of the tough times without her. She lived a wonderful life, a life that I am grateful that I ...
LIsa Perillo
January 10, 2021
“The Jazz Dog was my best friend for 14 years.

She absolutely loved barking at other dogs on tv. In particular, Petey from the Little Rascals. I was fortunate to have recorded The Jazz Dog going crazy while I had The Wizard of Oz on TV with of course, Toto. I also remember playing Pink Floyd's Animals CD and The Jazz Dog would howl at ...
Vincent Parisi
January 1, 2021
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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