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. 

"My dog Boomer was ready to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Due to COVID, the vet would not let me be with him. He recommended Lap Of Love. I saw the website and the video, and I thought that having them come to my home would be less stressful for my dog as well as my family. The cost was the same as going to a vet, but they gave you extras like a paw print mold, lock of hair, and a wooden urn for the private cremation. That sold me instantly. Karin, who I talked to on the phone, was warm, friendly & sympathetic. She told me exactly what would be done and sent me an email to confirm it. Dr. Kristen was also kind and compassionate, the way a vet should be. She explained everything to my son and myself, and let us cry as long as we needed to. While letting your beloved pet go (Boomer was 12) is not easy, Lap Of Love made the process easier to cope with. She also included a booklet with poems & grief therapy options. I have already recommended Lap Of Love to a few friends who have pets that may need their services soon. Thank you Dr. Kristen & Karin for helping Boomer get to the Rainbow Bridge."

Vicki Blitenthal
Farmingdale, New York

"Our dog was a very special member of our family. From our first call to Lap of Love we were greeted with such kindness and understanding. Oreo’s health had deteriorated over the last year. This past weekend he stopped eating and drinking. It was so sad to see him that way. He has been an amazing dog and a true member of our family. We are truly lost without him. Dr. Kristen was so compassionate and understanding. She explained every step to us. Oreo knew he was surrounded with Love in his final moments. It was a very peaceful experience."

Florence Clarke
Massapequa, New York

"Our family is so grateful that Dr. Kristen Miller gave us the time needed with our beautiful Cleopatra. She was kind and gentle with Cleo. She was empathetic towards our family and made sure she explained every step to us. We will always be thankful for our last moments with Cleopatra."

Lourdes NIEVES
smithtown, New York

"Dr. Kristen Miller had been Percy's vet and we followed her to two vet practices. We were saddened when she left to Join Lap of Love, but so thankful that we came full circle with her and she was with Percy in the end. Always courteous, professional, and compassionate. She made this a peaceful and manageable process and we are so thankful she came to our home and lovingly sent Percy on his way to reunite with our other pets, family and friends. Thank you as always, Dr. Miller. You are a gem."

Laura Silverman
Fresh Meadows, New York

"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

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
“Oreo was a very special member of our family. He grew up with my four children. He is part of all our best memories. Our house is very empty without him. I think I hear him walking around or wanting to go out. I think it will take some time to realize he’s no longer with us. We are very thankful to have such an amazing dog in our lives. We ...
Florence Clarke
October 29, 2020
“Our beautiful Cleopatra the hardest day of our lives was letting you go. I promised you I would hold you until your last breathe and I'm grateful I was able to keep my promise. You came into our lives unexpectedly and blessed us everyday with your love. You had so much personality and everyone who met you fell in love with you. No matter how big ...
Lourdes NIEVES
October 24, 2020
“18 years and 9 months old...I knew this day would come given advanced age and health issues but it doesn’t make it any easier. We love you Percy and miss you already. It’s only been a few days since you passed over the rainbow bridge and your loss is so evident.”
Laura Silverman
October 10, 2020
“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
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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