Westchester County & Surrounding Areas

  (914) 294-4191

  [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.

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$300
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$320
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn 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.

*Mailing of urn to your home or work ~ $20

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$180
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$190
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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 on private fields.

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. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hilton

From a young age, I think I always knew I was destined to become a veterinarian! As a fresh faced 14-year-old, I got the opportunity to work at a clinic cleaning kennels and I eventually worked my way up to be a veterinary assistant.  I went on to attend the University of Georgia for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Dairy Science.  I was then fortunate enough to get my first overseas experience when I was accepted at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  After graduating with my veterinary degree, I wasn’t quite ready to return home so I started looking at available positions worldwide, eventually accepting one in Singapore at a small animal clinic.  After 3 years, my husband and I moved to India where I spent my time doing volunteer work for a local treatment center for street dogs.  I absolutely loved my time in Asia as it taught me a great deal about humility and it gave me a new found appreciation for the resources we take for granted here in the US, for both humans and animals.

We relocated back to the US in 2016 with a newborn baby, 2 adopted Indian street dogs, and our 12-year-old dog, Jack, who had traveled the world with me.  We settled back in New York where I began doing house calls for dogs and cats. Watching Jack grow older was difficult but there were many things we were able to do to make his later years as comfortable as possible. When he declined to the point where we had to say goodbye, I found that being able to do it at home was the perfect ending to our journey together.  I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.  That led me to Lap of Love, where I get the amazing opportunity to help families have the same experience I was able to give my Jack. It’s a blessing to be able to offer comfort and peace to families and their loved ones when faced with the same difficult decision.

I live in Westchester with my husband, 2 daughters, and the same 2 Indian ex-street dogs who still complain about being cold!

About Elizabeth Hilton

From a young age, I think I always knew I was destined to become a veterinarian! As a fresh faced 14-year-old, I got the opportunity to work at a clinic cleaning kennels and I eventually worked my way up to be a veterinary assistant.  I went on to attend the University of Georgia for my undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Dairy Science.  I was then fortunate enough to get my first overseas experience when I was accepted at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  After graduating with my veterinary degree, I wasn’t quite ready to return home so I started looking at available positions worldwide, eventually accepting one in Singapore at a small animal clinic.  After 3 years, my husband and I moved to India where I spent my time doing volunteer work for a local treatment center for street dogs.  I absolutely loved my time in Asia as it taught me a great deal about humility and it gave me a new found appreciation for the resources we take for granted here in the US, for both humans and animals.

We relocated back to the US in 2016 with a newborn baby, 2 adopted Indian street dogs, and our 12-year-old dog, Jack, who had traveled the world with me.  We settled back in New York where I began doing house calls for dogs and cats. Watching Jack grow older was difficult but there were many things we were able to do to make his later years as comfortable as possible. When he declined to the point where we had to say goodbye, I found that being able to do it at home was the perfect ending to our journey together.  I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.  That led me to Lap of Love, where I get the amazing opportunity to help families have the same experience I was able to give my Jack. It’s a blessing to be able to offer comfort and peace to families and their loved ones when faced with the same difficult decision.

I live in Westchester with my husband, 2 daughters, and the same 2 Indian ex-street dogs who still complain about being cold!

"She was very professional and compassionate with my dog, from me and my wife we are very grateful. THANK YOU"

William Arango
Elmsford, New York

"When we first knew of Buddy's impending situation, I researched all options and narrowed down my choices. Thankfully, Buddy gave us two more months and even managed to stay for Christmas. However, the following day he let me know it was time. When I called Lap of Love, I couldn't speak... I had no voice, it took a minute to even get my throat to crack and talk. The woman who answered the phone was so kind, so patient, so understanding and simply said "it's ok, I understand this is the hardest phone call you ever have to make". From there, nothing but kindness. Dr. Liz was equally as impressive and kind and caring and gentle and understanding. Buddy deserved to leave with dignity and grace, and on my lap. Thank you for making the most difficult situation beautiful."


STONY POINT, New York

"Thanks to Dr. Hilton, Emmie had a gentle, stress-free passing. We have had to call a mobile vet before so we knew what to expect. However, Dr. Hilton went above and beyond. From the initial phone call with her efficient and obviously caring assistant to her on-time arrival and greeting to all our animals, she was professional, warm and courteous in every way. Our Emmie, who is afraid of almost everybody, lifted her head to investigate but showed no fear. Dr. Hilton explained everything, provided time to talk about Emmie and say goodbye, and offered to make a paw print for a memory. Taking Emmie away, she placed her on a small stretcher and tucked her in with soft blankets. It would have been fine to not have all that but it was an unexpected turn of events and left us feeling like we attended a memorial service. Hopefully we won't need any more visits for a long while but if the time comes we would definitely call on her again."

Lynne Smith
Mount Vernon, New York

"Letting go of a beloved pet is never easy, and in particular I never think it’s fair to stress my animals for that last car ride to the vet for euthanasia. Having made the decision to have this done at home for Callie made the experience so much more peaceful and serene. Thank you Dr. Elizabeth for your compassion. We didn’t know what to expect but this experience, while profoundly sad, was our final gift as a pet parent and we are at peace as is our beloved Callie."

Renee Gamby
Patterson, New York

"Lap of Love helped my family and I so much with helping my dog cross the rainbow bridge today. I’m so grateful for Dr. Hilton who came in and comforted us and most of all, comforted Gucci❤️ This whole experience was hard and heartbreaking but she made it so much easier and bearable. I will always choose Lap of Love when it’s my cats times to go 💕"

Zasia Davis
Spring Valley, New York

"I recently lost my beloved Brownie. I knew the day was coming but within 24 hours her breathing had really deteriorated and I could not have her suffer. Luckily my vet had mentioned Lap of Love to me knowing that I wanted to be with her throughout and with COVID, my vet wasn't able to fully accommodate. I also knew that trying to get Brownie into the carrier and drive would put more stress on her so I could not do that to my baby.

Calling Lap of Love that day was the best thing I could have done for my Brownie. Dr. Liz was so loving, kind, patient and gentle throughout and I could not have asked for a better final experience with my 12 year old kitty. I pet/held her the whole time, while talking to her. As it is with losing all of our pets, these are the most painful times and memories. Dr. Liz and Lap of Love made this excruciating day more bearable for me.

The whole process from arranging the visit to the brochures, e-mail, sympathy card, perennial seed mix to the ashes in urn w certificate that they arranged. I would greatly recommend Lap of Love to everyone when making the most painful decision in our fur babies lives. These are the heart wrenching moments to look back on and know you did the right thing for your fur baby - I know I did!

Thank you again!

Danelle"

Danelle Daly
Yonkers, New York

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Emergency Clinic

  (914) 457-4000

Animal Specialty Center (VCA)

  607-253-3932

Cornell University Pet Support Hotline

Emergency Clinic

  (914) 949-8779

Veterinary Emergency Group

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarians proudly serve Westchester County and surrounding areas.

Extended Service areas include, but are not limited to, Rockland & Putnam Counties, Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. Typical fee is between $50-75 depending on distance.

Pet Memorials
“Yesterday I said goodbye to my friend of 7 years.
Heartbroken.
Sad.
Life will never be the same.
Walked into the house today.
HE wasn't there to greet me.
No tail shaking, no tongue wagging.
Quiet empty home.
My Beautiful English Bulldog now sleeps peacefully.”
William Arango
December 31, 2020
“To know Buddy was to know love, he exemplified the best known traits of all Tibetan Terriers.”
December 29, 2020
“To most people, Emmie was an enigma. She didn't want to meet anyone new or go anywhere she'd never been. She didn't want to cuddle and she didn't know how to play. She was a shy, quiet homebody who kept to herself and made few demands. The only thing she ever asked for was belly rubs - every day. When approached she'd roll onto her side and slowly ...
Lynne Smith
December 29, 2020
“Callie girl was the sweetest dog and deserved way more than the 2.5 years she was given. Callie was diagnosed with Kidney failure 3 weeks ago, and given days to live. She fought with all her heart to be here for Christmas and thankfully she was in good enough health to enjoy these last few weeks with us. When her time to cross the rainbow bridge ...
Renee Gamby
December 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
PO Box 724
Chappaqua, New York 10514

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