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.

 

 

"Heather and Lap of Love prepared us for an angel departure to Bly. All messages of care for our dear Bly were on point to be caring and respectful. Bly was an extremely intuitive ridgeback and she rallied an amazing greeting when Heather walked in the door as if she knew kindness and relief were in sight. Heather explained in detail the stages of Bly's cancer and her symptoms and this was the dignified time for Bly. It is so difficult to let go and she helped us so much in this regard. We gathered in Bly's favorite spot and Heather explained that the first shot was to relax Bly. Her manner calmed and Bly was not agitated. We then had our prayer and allowed Bly to eat ice cream out of a carton which had been one of her favorite treats but in spoonfuls. The second shot was painless and well administered. She had her angel wings."

wendy bingham
Westhampton Beach, New York

"I do apologize for my late response with my message/Testimonial. It still takes a while for us to reminisce, talk and remember all the wonderful years we spent with Prema whom we considered our daughter.

Both my husband and I were extremely fortunate that Dr. Kristine Campanelli was the veterinarian that came to us to take care of our family member Prema. Dr Campanelli was a Godsend. She comforted us as well as Prema , was sympathetic and felt our emotions.

Dr Campanelli showed the same sympathy and affection that we had as if Prema was also a member of her family.

We highly recommend the Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice to anyone who might require their services. Their professionalism, caring and understanding how we both felt was extremely comforting to us."

Maria Estrada
West Islip, New York

"Thank you for allowing Domino to finally be at peace. He struggled a lot at the end but was a fighter. Thank you for letting us hold him on his journey to heaven in our bed where he loved to Snuggle. He got to be with his big brother Oscar his mommy and daddy. We are forever thankful to you for helping make this a little easier on us."

Tiana Morano
Ronkonkoma, New York

"Thank you so much for letting us hold Oscar on his journey in our bed. That’s where he loved to snuggle. You made this process so easy and will be forever thankful for your help."

Tiana Morano
Ronkonkoma, New York

"Dr. Kristine came to my house after a friend recommended Lap of Love to send my beloved dog to a better place.

Precautions that would be taking place at the vet's office due to Covid would only allow one person in the room to say goodbye to her.

Dr. Kristine was amazing for many reasons. She has the perfect energy you would want to be around during a depressing time like this. She thoroughly explained everything during the process and not once did I feel rushed while saying good bye to my best friend. Seven other families members were able to be present at the house to support me. This service was the saddest but nicest thing ever and it was totally worth it. I'm so thankful it exists."

Daniel Franco
Holbrook, New York

"Dr. Heather was wonderful. Her assistance during the time we had to say goodbye to our beloved canine family member was invaluable. She made this time as easy as possible for all of us. Thank you Dr. Heather!"


Amityville, 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
“Domino, we called you Domino ole ole oh! You were the best ever. Always roamed around with your head held high. You loved your brother Oscar unconditionally even when he would get mad that you stole his treat. You always wanted to cuddle and snuggle with your nose tucked deep in a belly or a blanket. You loved being nice and warm. You were smart, ...
Tiana Morano
August 12, 2020
“Oscar, you were the best dog ever. You always loved your mommy, waiting for her at the door. You always looked to me for approval, and we had a connection that couldn’t be broken. You were the loudest barking dog I ever heard, but you kept us safe. You loved your brother Domino very much but sometimes you didn’t like if he tried to take your ...
Tiana Morano
August 12, 2020
“Dearest Ericka,

For 15 years you were my companion and my friend. You meant as much to me as my human family. Letting you go yesterday was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but I comforted you in the time you needed me most. You will be remembered forever and always missed.”
Tahkyia Willis
August 6, 2020
“To our sweet Luckie girl:”
Valerie Peterson
July 28, 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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