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

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

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.

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. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hilton, BVM&S

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!

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.

"The minute I saw you, I knew you would be our handsome boy. With your gorgeous blue eyes and huge paws, it was instant love. You were our devoted loyal companion and will always have a special place in our hearts. You fought till the end and we are so sorry we had to say good-bye. We miss you oh so much and wish you were still here with us Silky Head.. RIP sweet Dexter! ! We will think of you and love you forever! Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Alexandra Saura for her compassion and comforting support during this most difficult time for our family."

LUCRETIA BERWANGER
NYC, NY

"We can't thank Dr. Liz enough for helping our family. She reassured us that we were making the right decision, and handled a sad situation with such great care. Having a service like this done in the comfort of your own home is the way to go. If we are ever again in a tough situation like this, we know who to call without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Liz, and thank you Lap of Love."

Tori Macchi
Mahopac, NY

"Dr. Saura is just "what the Doctor's ordered!" We met her during one of the most painful moments and she transformed what could have been traumatizing into a sad but celebratory moment. It's hard to articulate just how genuinely kind, patient and compassionate Dr. Saura was not only in the period prior to our Ginger's passing but throughout the process and after. She brings warmth and humanity to a situation that's difficult and does so with effortless grace. We will recommend her over and over again."

Mwende Mwinzi
Suffern, NY

"I want to sincerely thank Dr. Alexandra for her impeccable service. She was so caring, gentle & balanced. And because of her genuine caring nature, she made the whole experience that much more endurable. We are so grateful that she shared this precious moment with us with a loving heart."

Patricia OConnor
Rye Brook, NY, NY

"There are not enough true words to express our gratitude to Dr. Alex for her compassion, comfort and professionalism during a most difficult time in letting our pet dog Elvis go. We know that this is not just a job for her but she truly cares for providing a quality end of life for pets while helping their owners cope with the grief. We understand that this was Elvis' time to cross the rainbow bridge and we are so thankful that he was in the loving care of Dr. Alex. Her reassurance that this was the best for him is helping us cope today.

Thank you also to the staff at Lap of Love (Shanan) who guided us in finding Dr. Alex.

Sincerely,

The Ynacay Family"

Evita Ynacay
Valley Stream, NY

"Dr. Alex is amazing. This is such a hard time and she made it so much more bearable. She helped our sweet boy pass so peacefully. I can't recommend her enough."

Veronica Hoffman
Bronx, 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
“Roxy,
You were really a special cat. We all love you so much. We're happy that our 14 years together were filled with cuddles, treats, laughs, and playtime. Every single moment will be treasured. As sad as it is, we're glad you're at peace. Until we meet again.

xox
Tommy, Trisha, Michelle, Tori, and Stella”
Tori Macchi
February 2, 2019
“Ginger can best be described as "a kind soul". She came into a home that had never owned a dog and she taught us how to accept and give love unconditionally. Her love of us was only rivaled by her love of food - - anything and everything - - and she kicked off our days by giving us kisses and a sweet look that said "I've got the fort; I will be ...
Mwende Mwinzi
January 31, 2019
“Dear Carrera,
From the moment you came into our lives you have brought us nothing but joy, laughs & a whole lot of entertainment. In my life I have never met anyone with a soul as pure & good as yours. I will miss seeing that waggling tail, those loving eyes & wet kisses but I will live with that adoring memory in our hearts forever. I hope ...
Patricia OConnor
November 30, 2018
“"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

With Cheese, it wasn't just one thing, but so many. I have videos of his chirpy little meows that I keep watching. I keep trying to conjure up the sensation of him wrapping his little toe beans around my finger when I'd hold his paw.I hang my feet off the bed an try to ...
Veronica Hoffman
October 15, 2018
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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. 

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P.O. Box 515
Larchmont, NY 10538

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