Westchester County & Surrounding Areas

  (914) 294-4191

  Westchester@LapofLove.com

Our veterinarians will be unavailable from August 15th - 27th  Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon their return.

Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$325

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.

Euthanasia$325

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.

Geriatric Consultation$325

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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
Mailing of urn to your home or work$20

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 for an additional fee.

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

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

Availability

Our veterinarians will be unavailable from August 15th - 27th  Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon their return.

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, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.

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. Alexandra

Alexandra Saura, DVM

Dr. Alexandra Saura was born in New York City. Her affinity for animals came at a young age while she spent her winter vacations with her Grandfather, a Veterinarian in Guatemala. Dr. Alex's academic pursuit began at UMass Amherst, where she studied Pre-Vetetinary Medicine, receiving her Bachelors in Science. She then traveled across the sea and attended St. George's University on the beautiful island of Grenada.  After 3 years of study and sun, she spent her last year at North Carolina State University, finally earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon graduating, Dr. Alex  began practicing small animal Veterinary Medicine at a private practice in Westchester, NY.  She continues to do so today, earning high praise for her top practice of medicine and impeccable kindness with her patients.

Dr. Alex currently lives in Westchester, NY. She has 2 Dogs: Luna, a spunky Jack Russell mix and Twiggy, a regal Italian Greyhound. They all enjoy the daily chirping of Eugene, a 3 year-old Parakeet. She spends her quality time with Santino, her 2 year-old son, and her wonderfully supportive husband, Chris.

Her passion for animals and desire to help them and their people has only grown since she was young. Alexandra has a unique gift of compassion and the ability to help people and their pets through difficult situations, making her a wonderful asset to Lap of Love.

Dr. Laura

Laura Parke, DVM

While talking to my other veterinarian friends, I have come to realize that becoming a veterinarian is a calling, driven by our love and compassion for our furry friends. My own childhood involved caring for my first friend - Sabbath - a sweet and rambunctious kitten who brightened up my day when I came home from school. My connection to Sabbath and all of the neighborhood pets in my home town of Coral Gables instilled a passion for helping animals in their time of need. I knew at an early age that becoming a veterinarian would be my career.

I started my first step toward becoming a veterinarian at Florida International University, earning my BS in Biology, and started my career at the University of Miami Trauma Institute. I continued my studies at St. George's University and completed my clinics at Louisiana State University. After receiving my DVM in 2009, I did a very unusual thing for a Floridian! I moved from the Sunshine State to the Big Apple with my best friend - my Golden Retriever, Loki.

While living and working in New York City, I became more involved with veterinary geriatric care while attending to Loki. I realized how nuanced and involved pet care can be for my aging pup, and there is so much that we can do to maintain his comfort, reduce his stress level, and keep him happy. Getting older usually means issues with mobility and diseases typically arise as they age, just like us. I'm grateful that I can impart a level of care at my home as a veterinarian and I want to share that level of care with you when the end of life stage arrives. I have learned that transportation can be problematic and stressful for pets that are old, sick, or in pain. Many times, the anxiety some pets feel while being in an unusual place does not help their treatment or recovery. I want to give the best care possible in the best environment possible, and it brings pets and their pet parents a great deal more comfort and assurance to have their needs met at home.

I am happy to say that Loki is doing well and loving life. We live in Westchester County near Long Island Sound, where Loki and I enjoy hiking, swimming, and the beach. When the time comes to say goodbye, I know that I've done the best that I could to make my guy happy and feel loved, which is what life is all about.

About Alexandra Saura, DVM

Dr. Alexandra Saura was born in New York City. Her affinity for animals came at a young age while she spent her winter vacations with her Grandfather, a Veterinarian in Guatemala. Dr. Alex's academic pursuit began at UMass Amherst, where she studied Pre-Vetetinary Medicine, receiving her Bachelors in Science. She then traveled across the sea and attended St. George's University on the beautiful island of Grenada.  After 3 years of study and sun, she spent her last year at North Carolina State University, finally earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon graduating, Dr. Alex  began practicing small animal Veterinary Medicine at a private practice in Westchester, NY.  She continues to do so today, earning high praise for her top practice of medicine and impeccable kindness with her patients.

Dr. Alex currently lives in Westchester, NY. She has 2 Dogs: Luna, a spunky Jack Russell mix and Twiggy, a regal Italian Greyhound. They all enjoy the daily chirping of Eugene, a 3 year-old Parakeet. She spends her quality time with Santino, her 2 year-old son, and her wonderfully supportive husband, Chris.

Her passion for animals and desire to help them and their people has only grown since she was young. Alexandra has a unique gift of compassion and the ability to help people and their pets through difficult situations, making her a wonderful asset to Lap of Love.

"Dr. Alex, thank you for your kindness. You treated Buddha as if she were your own pet."

Lyndsey Harris
Croton on Hudson, NY

"She was very comforting during a very painful time of my life. She made the process so much easier. One of the most caring people to have by your side during such a stressful situation. She talked to FlatFace and comforted her as if she was her own. Words cannot express how special that was."

Andre Luciano
Port Chester, NY

"Thank you so much Dr. Alex. You took care of my little lady and sent her to heaven with a smile on her face. Dr. Alex was so gentle and had such compassion for my Lizzie and helped me realize I was doing the right thing for her. Thank you again, Dr. Alex."

Carmela Masiello
yonkers, NY

"Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Alex for providing a service that made our toughest day with our baby a little easier to handle.

Dr. Alex was so compassionate, thoughtful and patient with our family and with my sweet baby Georgia. She was able to put us at ease and know that it was ok to let her go peacefully. I am so happy I found this service to help us through this painful process and wouldn’t have been able to deal with it so calmly in a cold vets office. I always wanted the best for my fur baby even to her last day and this was the best way to say good bye. Everything from beginning when the doctor arrived into my home and down to the way she was taken out of my home, was treated with dignity, respect and lots of love! Just like my baby deserved.

We love you Georgia peaches!!"

Rebecca Guerra
Bronx, NY

"I want to thank Dr. Alex for being there for us at such a difficult time. Truly a wonderful and pure human being & I’m so glad she was the one to assist us with Romeo. She also speaks Spanish and that was great for us as she was able to explain to my mom the procedures for the euthanasia. Very understanding, patient, and knowledgeable doctor. Highly recommended for such a difficult process."

Diana Rendon
Yonkers, NY

"We highly recommend Lap of Love In Home Euthanasia. Dr. Alexandra Saura is one of the most caring and gentle veterinarians I have ever met. She truly cares about your pet and she really took good care of us as we went through a very difficult and heart wrenching time. Dr. Alex helped make what seemed unbearable a gentle letting go of our beloved cat, Czar."

Annette & Larry Candido
Yonkers, NY

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, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn. Typical fee is between $50-75 depending on distance.

Pet Memorials
“Sweet Buddha, you were my best friend for 15 years, half my life. You were my only family when I first moved to NYC and you have followed me on all my adventures since. You were always my shadow, following me all over the house. As soon as I sat down I could count on you to come over and lay in my lap, no matter how hot it was. You were the ...
Lyndsey Harris
July 24, 2018
“She was the sweetest and most gentle soul in the house. Even though one of my other kitties used to bother her, my fluffy FlatFace never once hissed at her. She would always be around wherever I went, although hidden, she was always near. She will be missed...”
Andre Luciano
July 18, 2018
“In memory of our sweet, beautiful, & one-of-a-kind cat, Romeo.

We will carry your memory in our hearts forever. It’s very hard to accept that you’re no longer with us, but we are content knowing you are no longer suffering. You’re free, healthy, and happy wherever you are now.

May we meet again, sweet one. <3”
Diana Rendon
June 29, 2018
“We highly recommend Lap of Love In Home Euthanasia. Dr. Alexandra Saura is one of the most caring and gentle natured veterinarians I have ever met. We had a ceremony created by us. We made a playlist of sweet, soft, and spiritual music and we each read our notes about our favorite things about Czar. He was under a sedative but awake while we read ...
Annette & Larry Candido
June 27, 2018
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.


Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 515
Larchmont, NY 10538

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is owned and operated by Drs. Laura Parke & Alexandra Saura

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