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$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 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 was very kind and understanding"

Jennifer C.
New Hyde Park, New York

"Dr Miller is very sweet and she helped make Cassie's transition over the rainbow bridge a peaceful one."

Nancy Barca
Levittown, New York

"Dr Miller was perfect. She made us all including Swami feel at ease immediately. Thank you so much."

Maureen Ennis
Long Beach, New York

"Dr. Miller was very compassionate and caring as we said goodbye to our special girl."

Peter McDonnell
Carle Place, New York

"Dr Kristian Miller was very compassionate and helped Tetley transition from his home and favorite chair . I keep a lick of his hair . They carried him out in a beautiful basket like he was just sleeping . I thank Lap Of Love best way ever and peacefully gracefully done"

Rosaria Panzeca
Levittown, New York

"Hi Dr. Miller,

I just wanted to really thank you again for being there in the final moments for our dog, Eddie. It was our first time as a family having a dog, and we were honestly afraid of how it would look when Eddie would let us know that it was his time. We feared the goodbye on the operating table at the vet, which we had seen in movies, or not being able to have everyone together in the same room at all. But mostly, I think we were afraid that Eddie would be in pain or give a look of sadness or “what are you guys doing to me?”

The other day when you came to our house for Eddie, you helped lay all of those fears to rest. You explained the process very clearly and with compassion. Eddie passed onto his next journey in the company of everyone he loved, peacefully. After you gave him the initial sedation he seemed to have used his last moment to say goodbye to us each individually before laying down on the floor.

I speak for everyone in my family when I thank you so much for your compassionate attitude, along with everyone from Lap of Love who had the same heartwarming presence over the phone. Your job must certainly be a hard one, so I just wanted to let you know how much you helped our family and Eddie in a positive way that we’ll always remember.

-Greg Ragusa"

Greg Ragusa
Glen Cove, 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 15 year-old border collie Lora loved the snow. One of our fondest memories of her recalls a 20 inch snowfall . She was in a park and disappeared beneath the snow line.with every bound she took as she frolicked and enjoyed the newly fallen snow.”
Jennifer C.
September 18, 2020
“Cassie was a wonderful girl. She was so accepting of any pets we bought into our home.She loved all of us and we all loved her as well. She had an adorable innocent face and a cute vocal bark when she wanted a treat or disapproved of something our other furbabies were doing for example our other dog chasing the cat. We all have a void in our ...
Nancy Barca
September 6, 2020
“We love you so much Swami. You were such a sweet and gentle pup. Your little brother Gizzy will miss you. Run free with all your buddies now.”
Maureen Ennis
September 2, 2020
“Here's to our special puppy girl who is now free to run and bark again. The house is eerily quiet and we miss your stationing yourself in the hallway or living room where you could keep track of everyone. I miss waking up to you at the foot of our bed and following me around the house.
You did your best to stay with us this last year and put up ...
Peter McDonnell
August 25, 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
PO Box 2247
Hempstead, New York 11551

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