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 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

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!

"Thank you Dr Liz, thank you for being so kind and gentle to Mr Big and to me. He passed with the sun shining on him on the porch where he loved to sit in the sun for hours. We used Lap Of Love for our beloved Boston Scout 2 years ago. I highly recommend them for making such a challenging time as calm and loving as possible. Thank you for helping our beautiful cat cross the rainbow bridge."

Joanna McCue
White Plains, New York

"Dr. Liz is such a loving and caring individual. It eased my pain to see how she handle my zaara with such compassion. Thank you for making this experience less painful and thank you for showering my pet with such love during her last moment with us . Because of you, Zaara was comfortable. She passed away in the comfort of her home , in her favorite bed... surrounded by her family ❤️. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Nibhana Hasso
Bronx, New York

"Dr. Liz was absolutely wonderful. Our poor kitty Whiskey is at peace now. She was so gentle with him. We can’t thank her and Nicole enough for their compassion. Thank you for making a very sad time easier."

Deanna Tesler
Hartsdale, New York

"We lost our beloved senior cat Ziggy on September 9th early in the morning before our scheduled appointment with Dr. Liz. After such a rapid decline due to cancer, we were glad he was able to go on his own terms, but it was one of the most difficult days we've ever endured.

Dr. Liz came at our appointment time to collect him for cremation and I cannot say enough how grateful we were for her. She was so compassionate and warm and treated Ziggy with such love and care even though he had already crossed the rainbow bridge. My husband and I will continue to adopt senior cats for their last years and knowing that Lap of Love is there to provide such an important service will make each heart breaking loss a little easier to bear."

Jacqueline Lee
CORTLANDT MANOR, New York

"We put my mom's dog down over the weekend and from start to finish, Dr. Liz was amazing. She took the time to speak with me ahead of time as we had a unique situation, and she could not have been more accommodating to our needs. I did not stay when Dr. Liz arrived as it would have been too much for my mom, but my brothers said Dr. Liz was so caring and compassionate every step of the way. Our dog was put down so peacefully and with the dignity that she so deserved. Thank you so much Dr. Liz!"

Cathy Sanchez
Thornwood, New York

"I can’t say enough wonderful things about Lap of Love. My sweet Abby was very ill and a friend of the family gave me their number. Tiffany, who took the phone call, was so sweet as she walked me through the process. Dr. Liz was wonderful. She truly loves animals and showed such compassion and empathy not only towards Abby, but to me and my whole family. It’s a terrible decision for any pet owner to make, but Abby is in a better place. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the people she loved. I miss her terribly. I highly recommend them and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Thank you Dr. Liz ❤️"

Jennifer Branti
Pomona, 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
“Zaara was my sweetheart. She was perfect in every way and taught me a lot about unconditional love and compassion. She saw me thru a lot of difficult stages in my life . I am lost without her . I just keep telling myself that she is in a better place and not in pain anymore. I am so grateful that I made the right decision in reaching out to Dr. ...
Nibhana Hasso
October 21, 2020
“Syren was very independent and kept to herself, but when she loved, she loved hard. She was feisty in her own way, and had a unique infatuation for plastic bags. She enjoyed head scratches (only) and kept you company while you cooked, always hopeful for food to fall on the floor. The sound of her meows in the morning are greatly missed.”
Justine Matias
June 5, 2020
“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
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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