Portland, Salem & Surrounding Areas

  (503) 928-8866

  Portland@LapofLove.com

Dr. Lori will be unavailable from September 24th - 29th, however, our Vancouver veterinarian may be able to assist. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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$250

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$250

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 74 pounds$250
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$340
Pets over 130 pounds will be quoted
Mailing of urn to your home or work with
USPS Tracking
$25
Optional engraved nameplate$25

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an optional engraved nameplate (additional $25) 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 74 pounds$160
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$180
Pets 100 - 130 pounds$200
Pets over 130 pounds will be quoted

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 property. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

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

Availability

Dr. Lori will be unavailable from September 24th - 29th, however, our Vancouver veterinarian may be able to assist. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 4am - 8pm. 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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area. 

Dr. Lori

Lori Braun, DVM

Like most veterinarians, I’ve always been drawn to animals.  After meeting a kinkajou at a school program in 5th grade, I knew that any career I had was going to be working with animals! After graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Zoology, I started my career as a zookeeper.  I delighted in the variety of animals I was able to work with.  However, after almost 10 years, I knew that something was missing - keeping me from the job satisfaction I wanted.  Conversations with the zoo vets ended up steering me to considering medicine, which I happily did at St. Georges University.  After completing my clinical year at Auburn University, I moved to Oregon to start life as a veterinarian.

General practice was a wonderful experience for me – I loved all aspects of the job.  The medicine, the variety of surgeries, educating clients – everything clicked for me.  During my 10 years of practice, I realized that I had developed a passion for providing the compassionate care that is needed when a loved one is ready to go.  While I still loved the prevention and treatment aspects of veterinary medicine, I felt drawn to working with pets (and their families) as they reached their final days.

I believe that the job of a veterinarian is to ease suffering.  Sometimes it is through preventative care, sometimes it is through treatment interventions, and sometimes it is through helping them to die with dignity and without pain and suffering.  I take pride and am honored to be able to help families come to terms with, and find comfort in, the difficult decisions that are faced as beloved pets reach their later days. 

About Lori Braun, DVM

Like most veterinarians, I’ve always been drawn to animals.  After meeting a kinkajou at a school program in 5th grade, I knew that any career I had was going to be working with animals! After graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Zoology, I started my career as a zookeeper.  I delighted in the variety of animals I was able to work with.  However, after almost 10 years, I knew that something was missing - keeping me from the job satisfaction I wanted.  Conversations with the zoo vets ended up steering me to considering medicine, which I happily did at St. Georges University.  After completing my clinical year at Auburn University, I moved to Oregon to start life as a veterinarian.

General practice was a wonderful experience for me – I loved all aspects of the job.  The medicine, the variety of surgeries, educating clients – everything clicked for me.  During my 10 years of practice, I realized that I had developed a passion for providing the compassionate care that is needed when a loved one is ready to go.  While I still loved the prevention and treatment aspects of veterinary medicine, I felt drawn to working with pets (and their families) as they reached their final days.

I believe that the job of a veterinarian is to ease suffering.  Sometimes it is through preventative care, sometimes it is through treatment interventions, and sometimes it is through helping them to die with dignity and without pain and suffering.  I take pride and am honored to be able to help families come to terms with, and find comfort in, the difficult decisions that are faced as beloved pets reach their later days. 

"Dr. Lori was beyond compassionate and amazing. She was very patient with explaining everything to my children who are 7 and 9 yrs old. My children had more strength than me and my husband. It was a calm experience and very personalized. Both my children asked that if we need to endure this experience again, they would like Dr. Lori to come out. She made Riley and us feel as if she has been part of our family forever. We are blessed to have such great people help during these hard times and we are thankful for Dr. Lori and the staff that assisted us personally.

Thank you,

The David Family"

Tabitha David
Jefferson, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was so compassionate, gentle and caring, to both Tillie and me. I could not have had a better person to help me through the most difficult and sad time. Thank you for helping me say goodbye."

Lee Parham
Beaverton, Oregon

"I am so grateful to Dr. Lori for being there when it came time to let my precious Violet go. I was immediately comforted by her presence which was calming and compassionate. Not only did she give my sweet girl a peaceful passing but provided comfort to me and my family as well. A few extra things she did for us - brought chocolate brownies for Violet :), made paw prints for me and Violet's first owner, delivered her ashes to my Vet in a beautiful wooden urn, followed up via email and sent a beautiful card in the mail a few weeks later. Thank you Dr. Lori for the special work you do!"


Portland, Oregon

"Dr. Lori is amazing and very loving to our Tracker and to us during this final stage of Trackers life. It was very comforting for both Tracker and my husband and I."

Starla Henslee
Salem, Oregon

"Dr. Lori was incredible. She is so sweet and compassionate and it is so obvious by her gentle demeanor that she takes such good care of animals and their humans alike. She was easy to talk to, made the entire process completely clear and provided explanations that made my decision making process (still difficult) but easier as I felt it was the right decision for Maxwell. Dr. Lori, you are one in a million-- thank you for all that you did for our family, we are so grateful for your kindness and compassionate nature in this incredibly difficult time."

Lindsay H
Portland, Oregon

"I can't thank Lap of Love and Dr. Lori, the vet who came, enough for making the process as painless as possible. Jewel was ready. I knew that when she didn't eat, drink or purr that morning, but I still needed the reinforcement of Dr. Lori's words and kind actions. Jewel was not afraid of Dr. Lori and even ate 'treats' she brought, which frankly surprised me. Jewel never liked treats. Dr. Lori had the magic touch. She took her time, explained the process in a simple, but sweet way. She was so kind to our little Jewel. Frankly, the cost was well worth the tranquility for Jewel and me. Thank you, Dr. Lori. You are an angel. I am sure you and Jewel will meet in the future one day and she will thank you in person."

Theresa Snyder
Troutdale, Oregon

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (503) 234-2061

Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program

  (503) 588-8082

Salem Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Salem

  (503) 581-1438

VCA Salem Animal Hospital, Salem

  (503) 228-7281

​Dove Lewis, Portland

  (503) 255-8139

VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital, Portland

  (503) 691-7922

Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Tualatin

  (503) 629-5800

Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency, Beaverton

  (503) 804-9330

Willamette Humane Society Pet loss and bereavement support group

  (866) 266-8635

Washington State University Pet Loss Hotline

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Portland & Salem areas. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50- $100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“I just lost the most loving, beautiful boxer. I am heart broken! She was always so happy and full of energy. She will always live in my heart and never be forgotten . I love you Tillie!!!!”
Lee Parham
September 13, 2018
“You will live on forever in our hearts!”
Starla Henslee
August 5, 2018
“Maxwell, my incredibly loving and loyal friend-- the best I could have ever asked for. You always knew when something was wrong, and had the biggest, sweetest smile and eyes I've ever seen. Thank you for being my furry little friend the last 13 years, I'm going to miss your snuggles, your kisses, and your unconditional love for me. I love you ...
Lindsay H
July 16, 2018
“Jewel was a rescue kitty who found her 'permanent home' with us. She had hidden skills. She was my little kitty editor. She helped me write all my books, with one hand on the keyboard and one on her, feeling her rumbling purr. She was a healer. She helped my dad through the loss of my mother, his wife of 64 years. She was his only companion during ...
Theresa Snyder
July 15, 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.

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