Westchester County & Surrounding Areas

  (914) 294-4191

  [email protected]

Dr. Liz is on a medical leave of absence for 5 to 6 months. Please call or email our Support Team with questions.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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 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.

*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

Dr. Liz is on a medical leave of absence for 5 to 6 months. Please call or email our Support Team with questions.

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!

"Dr. Liz provided incredible care to my Libby from when she first became a hospice patient at the end December until today. Dr. Liz helped Libby to live her life to the fullest for the limited time she had, and provided the most loving, peaceful, dignified passing any of us could hope for. Thank you Lap of Love for sharing the incredible and compassionate Dr. Liz."

Jane Gruen
Piermont, New York

"Dr. Liz was excellent. She was compassionate in or time of grief.

She was very patient and did not rush the process. Dr. Liz

allowed our second dog to say goodbye to his big brother.

My husband and I are thankful that she provided us and

our Douglas with a peaceful farewell."

Haydee OB
Bronx, New York

"Dr. Liz came into our home, not knowing us or our fur baby Hemi, after talking with her about what we do and who Hemi is she quickly realized how much love was in the room. With that said she was the most caring compassionate and loving person I’ve ever met. That I picked up on in the first 5 minutes of meeting her. She explained everything, gave us time to say goodbye and then gave him his wings... thank you Dr. Liz"

Adam Piscitello
New Rochelle, New York

"Dr. Hilton was the kindest, most compassionate vet you could possibly have helping your family and dog during such a difficult time. Our beloved dog had a very peaceful end to his incredible life. Dr. Hilton explained everything we could expect and was professional in all ways. But most importantly, her gentleness and warmth confirmed that we made the right choice in choosing Lap of Love."

Stacey Ochs
Scarsdale, New York

"Dr. Liz was very nice and supportive to be with on that

sad day. We talked about her dog that she missed and talked

about our dog which helped us. She ensured me that we were

doing the right thing by our Pikel and that she would have done

the same. It was appropriate to be home. Thank You so much."

Diane Wright
Chestnut Ridge, New York

"A week ago I contacted lap of love and spoke to two very helpful and nice care coordinators . They explained the services that Lap of Love provides to pet owners. I made an appointment and met Dr. Elizabeth Hilton. Dr. Elizabeth Hilton is truly such an amazing and truly such a sweet,kind and wonderful person . She was extremely patient with me during a painful time and

difficult time. She explained exactly what was going on with my cat Cosmo 's medical diagnosis, making me comfortable with my decision . She came to my home in the pouring rain and took her time . My beloved cat Cosmo had heart disease and his health rapidly declined in a short time. It was so painful watching him feel sick. Dr. Elizbeth explained exactly what was happening to him and what could happen . I felt comfortable that it was his time to meet my friends that had cats who have also passed away in heaven.

I wasn't sure if I felt comfortable staying with Cosmo during the process but I'm so glad I did. It was a very peaceful experience and I can't thank Dr. Elizabeth enough. I am truly grateful for having met Dr. Elizabeth Hilton for making such a sad situation not so painful. I HIGHLY recommended this service and Dr. Elizabeth Hilton!!!! She is so sweet and so professional .

I will always LOVE YOU COSMO !! You were my son,friend and such a handsome beautiful cat. I'm so lucky that I had you for 12 years and you made my life that much better.

Love your mommy"

Darcey DiCostanzo
Tuckahoe, 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
“Douglas, you may have been small but you were mighty! You had so much energy and love to give. Always protective of your doggie brother and human sisters. Constantly giving kisses! You were always content curling up next to us. We miss you so much! You were our first baby and made us a family. Your presence on this earth taught us to live ...
Haydee OB
January 28, 2020
“Hemi was the most amazing, loving, compassionate dog ever! Which is what lead him to be a great firehouse dog. His love touched so many people. Whether it was the brothers and sisters in the firehouse or just random strangers. He helped many people cope with illness or through a grieving process. He also cared for us so much when he had ...
Adam Piscitello
January 11, 2020
“Dear Beloved Pikel

It has taken 9 months to type this but we have not forgotten you. We were so sorry we had to let you go.
We had worked tirelessly in your care and made sure you were with us or at the Vet so you had someone with you at all times.
We miss holding you in our arms, we miss seeing you on your comfy blankets by our side. You ...
Diane Wright
December 23, 2019
“Damien aka "Fluffy Pants" was my best friend for the past 12 years. I adopted him as a kitten when I was a 23 year old second year law student. He had a beautiful, fluffy coat and a mane that made him look like a little lion. He was a cuddle bug who would follow me around the house and sit on me and purr whenever possible. In his prime, he ...
Jennifer Glanzberg
December 1, 2019
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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