Long Island - Nassau County

  (516) 402-3033

  [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$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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 Doctor
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Kristen

Kristen Miller

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 in 2012. 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 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. I am also a Reiki Master.

Seniors 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 as well as 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. My intent is 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. Euthanasia is a gift that allows us to provide our loved ones with a peaceful transition, and there is no place more peaceful then at home surrounded by loved ones. 

About Kristen Miller

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 in 2012. 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 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. I am also a Reiki Master.

Seniors 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 as well as 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. My intent is 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. Euthanasia is a gift that allows us to provide our loved ones with a peaceful transition, and there is no place more peaceful then at home surrounded by loved ones. 

"Dr. Miller did a fantastic job and was more than helpful. She definitely gave our Nicky a chance to go comfortably and with no suffering."

Tristan Marchese
Bay Shore, NY, New York

"Dr Kristen was amazing. She was calm and loving the minute she walled into the house with 2 adults who were just shattered. She explained the procedure to let us know there would be no discomfort and that Mabel would not feel pain. She made the process as loving and calming under the circumstances as she could.

I commended her on her job - as this service is so needed for families to have a private and quiet way to let their dogs run in heaven while not wanting in their hearts and heads to let them go. I know it is not be easy for your staff - but it is a service so very needed by all of us pet owners and lovers. Our heartfelt thank you to all involved...including Steph who took my original phone call ."

Megan Campbell
Floral Park, New York

"Dr. Miller made a very hard day easier. Thank you so much."

Kimberly Lopez
Manhasset, New York

"Dr. Miller was very compassionate and caring. We are very grateful that she was able to make an extremely difficult time a little easier."

Tony Dallaris
North Bellmore, New York

"Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Kristen Miller for the comfort, compassion and care she provided as we said goodbye to our beloved Dazey. We feel so fortunate to have learned about "Lap of Love", and especially Dr. Kristen in view of the current limitations imposed by Covid19 on in-office veterinary services. During this very difficult time, she took the time to explain the process and answer any questions we had about the procedure. As Dazey rested peacefully in her own home and in her favorite bed, each of us had the opportunity to pet her and share our final words and prayers. As sad as these moments were, it is truly comforting to know that she passed away at peace and without pain, in the company of her loving family. Thank you, Dr. Miller, with all our hearts."

Janet & Alan Schaub
Hicksville, New York

"My family and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Kristen Miller for being there for us and our sweet little dog Jack on the last day of his life. We had done all we could for our sweet boy and his little body could no longer function. We were able to hold him and surround him with our love as she gently and kindly sent him on his way to the Rainbow Bridge. I shutter to think of how this could have gone if we had to take him out in the cold to a Vet clinic where either only one of us or none of us would have been allowed to be with our little guy Jack as he passed away. This in home service end to his life was the last gift we could give our beloved Jack. We highly recommend Dr. Kristen Miller for her professionalism, kindness, and the gentle care she brought to this heartbreaking situation. If it wasn't for her getting to our home when we needed her, it would have been a very different ending to Jack's beautiful life with us."

Linda Savarino
Plainview, 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

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:

Our veterinarian proudly serves Nassau County. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Our Nicky— she was such a good dog. She was special, an angel, and a beautiful soul. A kind and loving companion, she was supportive and always easy-going. We loved her to pieces and are blessed to have been a part of her family. We could take her anywhere and she would happily come along. We’ll miss her forever. She had this unforgettable ...
Tristan Marchese
February 18, 2021
“Our Mabel was extraordinary in every way. For 16 years she was the loving center of our lives and gave us hope when we really needed it. She came into our lives as her Dad's twin brother was approaching the last days of his life due to a brain tumor and one day after we buried her previous big brother Bubba. AT 7 weeks old, she was just a bundle ...
Megan Campbell
February 14, 2021
“Storm,
It’s only been one day since we lost you. There are no words. Our house is so empty. Bella misses you so much.
Thank you for being our Perfect Storm. How I wish to hear your giant rabbit feet stomping around the bed to wake us up at the crack of dawn. To play ball with you. I wish you would put your giant head in front of me while I sit ...
Kimberly Lopez
January 26, 2021
“Hunny, you brought us so much joy and happiness you will be forever in our hearts.. Your unconditional love and barking will be truly be missed by all.❤️”
Tony Dallaris
January 24, 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
PO Box 2247
Hempstead, New York 11551

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