PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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.

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.

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 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$375

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with a gold 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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$175
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$300

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 in a cemetery located in Lafayette, NJ. 

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 Doctor

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

Dr. Becky

Becky Frank

I grew up in a small town outside of Buffalo, NY, called Alden. I wanted to be a vet from the time I could walk and constantly brought home stray cats, cleared innocent worms from sidewalks after the rain fell, and watched nature programs without ceasing. I evolved from there, when I got a dog at age 8 and began to ride horses at 10. I attended veterinary school at Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. 

I enjoy an eclectic smattering of disciplines within the veterinary field, including beef feedlot medicine, exotic medicine, horse sports medicine, homeopathic alternatives such as chiropractic and acupuncture, and geriatric medicine/end of life care. I love being a vet because I am passionate about helping people, and I understand that when I am working with someone’s pet, I’m working with their family member. I also recognize that I’m treating the client in addition to the animal. 

Unfortunately, I have lost several pets in my life ranging from birds to horses. The most devastating to me was when my dog, who had a severe heart murmur, died in my arms while I was helping the cardiologist hold him for and ultrasound. My last dog to pass went through extensive geriatric care, and sadly passed while I was in veterinary school. From these experiences, I understand the difficulty of saying goodbye to a beloved friend. I love helping families say goodbye and give their friend the most dignified end that they can by administering peace at home. I joined Lap of Love knowing I can help families through difficult times and the grief that they may be feeling.

Outside of veterinary medicine I enjoy running, triathlons, kayaking, kickboxing, hunting, painting, playing piano, and just fooling around with my two dogs at the dog park.

Dr. Amy

Amy Parrish

Ever since I learned that marine biologists don’t spend all day swimming with dolphins, I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up in Easton, PA, dreaming of being just like James Herriot. After completing a bachelor’s degree at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, I graduated veterinary school from his alma mater, the University of Glasgow. After graduation, I relocated to Frederick, MD and started at a mixed animal practice that enabled me to help families of both the “small” and “large” variety. While there, I realized that the times I felt most fulfilled involved guiding families through end of life decisions for their furry family members.

 After attending several lectures presented by Dr. Dani McVety and Dr. Mary Gardner, I had a bit of a light-bulb moment when it became apparent that end of life care was a real career option. Shortly after returning home from that conference, my own dog fell ill. Hogan had been there for me and my family through quite a few major life events, and I ended up having to help him gain his wings after a brief battle with cancer. Being able to give him the gift of being in his own backyard (his favorite place to lay and people watch) cemented in my mind that I wanted to be able to do the same for other families.

Aside from veterinary life, I also enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs, Rocky, the black lab and Willow, the boxer mix. I also enjoy photography, singing, musical theatre, reading, crafts, camping, traveling, and horseback riding, and have also started flyball training with Willow.

About Becky Frank

I grew up in a small town outside of Buffalo, NY, called Alden. I wanted to be a vet from the time I could walk and constantly brought home stray cats, cleared innocent worms from sidewalks after the rain fell, and watched nature programs without ceasing. I evolved from there, when I got a dog at age 8 and began to ride horses at 10. I attended veterinary school at Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. 

I enjoy an eclectic smattering of disciplines within the veterinary field, including beef feedlot medicine, exotic medicine, horse sports medicine, homeopathic alternatives such as chiropractic and acupuncture, and geriatric medicine/end of life care. I love being a vet because I am passionate about helping people, and I understand that when I am working with someone’s pet, I’m working with their family member. I also recognize that I’m treating the client in addition to the animal. 

Unfortunately, I have lost several pets in my life ranging from birds to horses. The most devastating to me was when my dog, who had a severe heart murmur, died in my arms while I was helping the cardiologist hold him for and ultrasound. My last dog to pass went through extensive geriatric care, and sadly passed while I was in veterinary school. From these experiences, I understand the difficulty of saying goodbye to a beloved friend. I love helping families say goodbye and give their friend the most dignified end that they can by administering peace at home. I joined Lap of Love knowing I can help families through difficult times and the grief that they may be feeling.

Outside of veterinary medicine I enjoy running, triathlons, kayaking, kickboxing, hunting, painting, playing piano, and just fooling around with my two dogs at the dog park.

"I haven't the words that would translate my sincere gratitude for your caring and loving way you helped us get through a very difficult time in our lives. You were fantastic! I don't know if you remember my story of a very bad experience i had with a previous dog or not, but lets just say Waffles couldn't have received any better passing then the one you provided her. she deserved you, your delicate nature, your professionalism. Again from my heart, my boys heart and Waffles thank you for all your loving care."

Waffles Kessler
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

"Our beautiful girl, Sky, was very ill when we contacted Lap of Love. Dr. Amy Parrish came out to our home and was so wonderful during Sky's end of time with us. Dr. Amy is such a caring, thoughtful, and compassionate Vet. She made Sky and us feel very comfortable during these last moments.

I am so happy we found Dr. Amy and Lap of Love!"

Trish Franks
Slatington, Pennsylvania

"Dr Becky was great and helped us in one of the worst days of our life. I am grateful for Lap of Love and my baby didn’t have to go to the vets office. Thank you Dr Becky"

Priscilla Perry
Reading, Pennsylvania

"As pet parents, making the ultimate decision regarding our furry loved ones is the most difficult choice we make. And if your furry friend is anything like our Guinness, going to the vet was always a terrifying experience. We loved our vet, but unfortunately, Guinness was not the biggest fan. The last memory we wanted for Guinn was a trip to the vet's office. Friends had used Lap of Love for their dog, and they HIGHLY suggested we do too. When all was said and done, it was the single best decision we could have made for Guinness, when it came to bringing him peace. Dr Amy was so patient and caring. She let us dictate the pace of things, and explained everything she was doing along the way. When we were ready, she made certain that Guinness was comfortable. We were able to hold him, and be with him, the entire time. Knowing that his last memory would be us, holding him while he was in one of his favorite places (the back yard), that was priceless to us. We could not have given him that without Dr. Amy. We are so very grateful and thankful for Dr. Amy's care and support during this difficult time. She followed up in the days after to make sure we were OK, and offered us a caring ear and heart, if we ever needed someone to just listen. We could not be happier or more appreciative for the help and support that Dr. Amy has given us. Pet parents, this is the best decision and gift you can give to your furry loved ones, when you have to make that very difficult decision."

Alex Villareal
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

"Thank you Dr. Amy for the kind compassionate way you helped Andy transition. It was beautifully done and if someone needs your services I would highly recommend you."

Ann Kichline
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

"I was not aware that there was in home euthanasia until my vet told me about it. I would highly recommend this to everyone. They are very kind and caring and handle everything for you. It was a good feeling to know that Nancy was able to pass in her home. Becky was awesome."

Cara Bohn
Reading, Pennsylvania

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (610) 775-7535

Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center

  (484) 453-8210

Day by Day Pet Caregiver

  (610) 666-1050

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and Emergency Services

  (610) 435-1553

Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

  (610) 435-1553

Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center Support Group

  (215) 536-6245

Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

  (215) 898-4556

UPENN Veterinary School Pet Loss Hotline

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve Berks and Lehigh counties and some parts of Northampton, Montgomery and Lancaster counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be an additional drive fee.

Pet Memorials
“Aries I love you and miss you so. You were the best companion anyone could have, always by my side for 16 years. I am so glad that you got to go with your family all around you and laying on your maw maws heart and I hope you be good boy until I see you again. My beautiful baby boy . Thank you for all your love”
Priscilla Perry
September 28, 2019
“My dearest Andy,
You have been my tall, dark and handsome companion for 13 1/2 years. I will listen for you and miss you everyday. You have been a constant, loyal and true companion. I know you will be waiting for me at Heaven's gate. My heart will always wear the pawprints left by you. Goodbye my Friend!!!”
Ann Kichline
September 23, 2019
“Nancy you were one of a kind. You loved people so much. You also provided my Mom, your owner a best friend for years until she passed on 7/24/19. You were her world. I wish I could of had more time with you myself but it was your time. You are now in heaven and I am sure you have reunited with our Mom. You will be greatly missed and my heart ...
Cara Bohn
September 19, 2019
“Our sweet girl has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you to Dr Amy for the utmost of care and compassion during this extremely difficult time.”
Diane Mastromatto
September 6, 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
P.O. Box 4063
Reading, Pennsylvania 19606

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