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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$425

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.

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.

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 Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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
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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians 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!

Dr. Laura

Laura Parke

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 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!

"There are absolutely no words that can adequately describe how compassionate Dr Liz Hilton was while putting my baby Jellybean, 13 yr Maltipoo to sleep. I couldn't bear the thought of taking her to a vet and I didn't think I would be able to get thru it at home and I anguished over the decision of when to do it....but Dr Hilton was so patient and supportive thru the entire process. I was and still am devastated but Dr Hilton was truly an angel..She is a special person with a very special gift of sincere compassion."

Helen Cendrowski
Bronx, NY, New York

"Dr. Liz was so wonderful and managed to make a horrible, heart-wrenching experience almost bearable. She is kind, gentle, understanding, patient and compassionate. My beloved cat passed peacefully and painlessly, and it brought me so much comfort to know that during this very difficult time. Thank you Dr. Liz."

Jennifer Glanzberg
Ossining, New York

"Dr. Liz was so gentle and reassuring during our last moments with our son Bentley (Benny) Her professionalism is a testament to the wonderful work you all do at Lap Of Love. We will never forget her."

Larry Migliore
Somers, New York

"Dr. Liz is one the most humane and empathetic people I have ever met. She was extremely patient and walked me through one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make in my life. My Dakota never suffered throughout the whole procedure and she was treated so lovingly and with the utmost respect. Dr. Liz allowed me all of the time needed to say goodbye and reflect on my 22 years with my dear friend. I will miss exploring the outdoors, sharing an ice cream cone, and having you next to me during all our in home activities and always remember how much you are loved... Thank you again Dr. Liz for your gentleness and kindness and your loving words to Dakota while she crossed over...Namaste and much respect~ Barbara Hunt"

Barbara Hunt
Croton on Hudson, New York

"Lap of Love is a wonderful organization. I would recommend their services to anyone faced with the difficult decision of euthanizing a pet. A good friend who is struggling with serious health issues recently said good-bye to her beloved cat Dakota. Fortunately her burden was lightened through the kind and compassionate care of Dr. Liz Hilton. I can't thank her enough for enabling Dakota to pass peacefully in the comfort of her home beside the woman who loved her for 22 years."

Catherine Davidson
Croton on Hudson, New York

"My family and I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Liz for the utmost compassion and professionalism that she afforded us. Dr. Liz exuded peace and tranquility and calmed our fears as we were faced with losing our beloved Munchkin. I was despondent at having to make the heart wrenching, painful decision to let Munchkin go. Dr. Liz was supportive and her kindness and sincerity made a very difficult, anguishing time less stressful. She is truly an “Angel” on Earth who graciously and gently enabled our beloved Munchkin to pass peacefully. There aren’t enough words of praise for Dr. Liz who made Munchkin’s last moments filled with love as was his entire life.

Forever Thankful,

Munchkin's Family"

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

Pet Memorials
“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
“We know you're running around like crazy, joining all the dogs in heaven my boy! Momma and I will miss you terribly until we're reunited again. I heard they have every kind treat imaginable up there , so make sure you share them with all your new and old friends my son! So grateful you chose us to give your love to.”
Kerry and Larry Migliore
November 27, 2019
“Our Beloved Munchkin,

The overwhelming joy that you filled our hearts with for the past eleven years that you’ve been a cherished member of our family has been replaced by sadness beyond belief at your passing on 9/23/19. You were always loving and devoted to us and we adored you. Your time with us was far too short but so meaningful. You have ...
Michele Torsiello
October 14, 2019
“I will love you for ever my beautiful boy. My heart is broken.”
Catherine Dalisera
September 24, 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 515
Larchmont, New York 10538

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