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.

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.

 

 

"I am so glad we decided to call Lap of Love instead of bringing our gravely ill cat to the vet. Our experience with Dr. Heather Manfredi was wonderful - she is a kind, caring and gentle spirit who took a genuine interest in our pet. She gave us all the time we needed to say good bye, she let us cry and made us smile by encouraging us to share stories from our pet's life. I highly recommend her services."

Christiane Jancke
Lindenhurst, NY

"My Sweet Sergio passed away at home in my arms this past weekend. Sergio was my mama's boy who was constantly by my side for over 12 years. He was a faithful and loving companion, and I am so very heartbroken that he is gone. I called Lap of Love to help me make this extremely difficult decision. If it was time for my baby to pass on, I wanted my sweet boy to pass in his own home and in my arms. Dr. Heather is a warm and compassionate person who understands how hard this process is and helped me make one of the most difficult decisions of my life. She is patient and caring, she took her time and understood how hard it was for me to let go. God bless you, Dr. Heather for your kindness and compassion during such a horrific time. I know that Sweet Sergio is at peace with his brothers and sisters now."

joanna Preuss
Seaford, NY

"Through the kind suggestion of our friendly, "dog-lover" neighbor who had heard glowing testimonials about the compassionate services of Lap of Love, we called the local number and were immediately touched by the caring manner of Donna, the person answering our questions and helping us prepare for the impending death of our beloved 14 year old black Lab mix, Buddy.. A few days later when we knew it was time to say "Farewell," we called again and spoke to a different greeter, Alex, this time, who also impressed us with her tender, sensitive responses to our teary phone call, making final arrangements for our loving caretaker of 14 years.

Dr. Kristine Campanelli arrived promptly on the day and time chosen, My husband Joe and I escorted her to our sunny family room where Buddy was dozing peacefully on his bed. She knelt down and said "hello," as he raised his head and said "woof," his way of telling us a stranger was there. After giving him a treat, they became best friends. We talked for a few minutes, told a few stories, and shared all the things we loved about Buddy, Then, we turned on soothing music, meaningful hymns that talked to our heart, sat nearby, and watched Dr. Kristine gently tend to Buddy. She gave us all the time we needed to bid "goodbye" to our faithful pet.

After Buddy closed his eyes the final time, Dr. Kristine clipped a scoop of "Buddy hair" and put it in a plastic case, and then made a precious "paw print" in clay as cherished "Buddy keepsakes" for us. Sliding Buddy over onto a tiny black stretcher, after tucking him into a cozy, warm blanket, \with his little head visible appearing to be in a heavenly sleep, the sashes were tightened and Joe and Dr. Kristine carried him to her SUV to be taken to the crematorium, his ashes to be returned to us in a few days.

Joe and I felt this to be a "sacred" experience, bringing our hearts much peace and comfort, seeing Buddy comfortable on his own bed, next to the sliding door with all his friends - woodpecker, cardinal, blue jays, sparrows, starlings and baby squirrels - all looking in, surrounded by his favorite toys, and in the home he filled with joy.

We were so grateful for such a heavenly parting, knowing Buddy would get a fabulous welcome from our two oldest children, (21 year old Denis and 19 year old Peggy who had died in a 1986 car accident), and from Mickey and Max, the two black Labs who preceded him as our gentle caretakers, filling our house with love, laughter, and noise,

Elaine and Joe Stillwell, 2/7/19"

Elaine Stillwell
Rockville Centre, NY

"I am so thankful for Dr. Heather.

Dr. Heather made my good girl Kelly feel safe and protected. That was so important to me.

She was incredibly kind and compassionate. I am so thankful that she asked about what Kelly liked to do. This made me strong and able to handle the situation. It kept me talking so Kelly could hear me.

I was given all the time I needed to say a proper goodbye.

Kelly was not alone. She felt my touch and heard my voice right up to the end,

Thank you so much for your kindness. I will be singing your praises to anyone who asks."

Brian Jensen
Levittown, NY

"Dr. Heather was absolutely phenomenal. What was the worst thing I ever had to do in my life, she made it a little bit easier. Dr. Heather came into our home with a very warm and understanding way. I felt like there was no possible way I could go through with this process, let alone have another person lead the way. I was wrong. I felt understood. Bubba, my dog, felt understood. He accepted her and relaxed in his bed comfortably. It was his time to go and I know if it was not, Dr. Heather would have let me know that. She took her time in explaining everything that was about to happen, and made sure I was okay with each step before she proceeded. I love my Bubba so much, and am so grateful for how peaceful his passing was, at home with my mom and I, thanks to Dr Heather. I'm grateful I got to be with him, but am sad he is no longer with me. He was my first dog. My first furry son. Thank you for everything."

Megan pust
Patchogue, NY

"I can’t say enough good things about this organization. They are compassionate, understanding and exceeded expectations in every way. It was my first time sending a pet over the Rainbow and I highly recommend them. Dr. Heather asked questions, explained everything, was really understanding & compassionate. We felt at ease & very comfortable from the moment she arrived under most difficult circumstances. I loved my Cloe girl & didn’t want to let go. She evaluated & assured us it was her time. I want to thank Dr. Heather, we will never forget her compassion & understanding at our time of need."

John Casimir
East Meadow, NY

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support

  (607) 253-3932

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (631) 369-4513

East End Veterinary Emergency Center

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

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
“Sophie you are loved so very much and you brought so much joy into our lives. Our hearts are broken and we will miss you every day. We hope you are no longer in pain. We love you and miss you so very much.”
Julie Engel
January 31, 2019
“17 years ago we got Roxy from the Brookhaven Animal shelter. There are no words to describe what Roxy meant to our family and the love and joy that she brought. I am truly grate full for the time we had with her and she will be deeply missed.”
Raymond Novara
January 31, 2019
“He opened a new phase of life for me.”
Bonnie Stinson
January 29, 2019
“May you have all of the toys and balls to play with. Your memory will live on forever with Vaeda's Run LLC. You can never be replaced and you will never be forgotten.”
Victoria Bellina
January 28, 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. 

Mailing Address

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

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