Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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$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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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 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 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

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 over 150 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 in a cemetery located in Lafayette, NJ. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

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

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, 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. Becky

Becky Frank, DVM

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.

About Becky Frank, DVM

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. Becky was very compassionate and gentle with my little boy."

Lynette Williamson
Oley, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Becky came to our rescue. We knew that we had a problem with Rascal when she stopped eating and drinking. Dr. Becky evaluated her and we started treating Rascal with pain management. When the pain management stopped working we knew it was time. Dr. Becky once again came to our side this time to travel a different path. We knew we were ALL in good hands. Dr. Becky was caring and compassionate with all of us. Her care never wavered. Before we parted ways, Becky made sure we were OK and offered assistance if necessary. We cannot thank Dr. Becky enough for the time she spent helping us when “our angel got her wings.”"

Jamie Hoke
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

"The weekend our beloved rottweiler, Baby, had walked her final steps, you were the final piece to help us in her journey through life with us. It has taken me 3 months to write my testimonial. (I am still having trouble typing this without the tears flowing). You were an angel, your kindness and gentleness was exactly what we needed and we couldnt have asked for a better person (angel) to help us at one of the hardest times. I hope you know what you do is the most courageous and loving act that someone has ever shown me. You gave us peace and most of all you gave our rottweiler, Baby, peace. Bless you and thank you for all you did that day and for the many animals and their loved ones that you will give peace to in the days to come. Forever appreciative, Lisa and Family"

Lisa Andrews
Emmaus, Pennsylvania

"After having to make one of the hardest decisions of our lives, and not having the heart to put our sweet girl back into the car, Dr. Becky literally came to our rescue and we would not have had it any other way. We cannot thank her enough for coming into our home and helping us give Syd Marie eternal life out of pain. Thanks to Dr. Becky, Sydney was able to have a peaceful passing at home, while resting in our loving arms. This was one of the saddest days of our lives, but Dr. Becky somehow made the experience quite beautiful, reassuring, and put us at ease. Dr. Becky, the love you gave our family on Saturday will never be forgotten. You are a beautiful soul!"

Kaitie and Kevin Walls
East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania

"I can not say enough about Dr. Becky and Lap of Love. From the moment I called that morning I knew I was making the right decision. She came to the house where my precious Cooper was laying on his bed very relaxed. Our family and my parents came from NJ and she made everyone feel very special and never even met us until that morning. She explained everything to us what was going to happen. I felt such a relief after he passed because I knew he was relaxed in his house and he was surrounded by love. I am so happy I did it this way and if I ever do get another dog this is the only way I will put a dog at rest and peace."

Kim Person
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

"Dr Becky was so compassionate and wonderful during this difficult time for our family. Finnigan passed peacefully surrounded by all who loved him and in the comfort of his own home. Dr Becky explained the process and reassured us that we were doing the right thing. She allowed us enough time with him to say our goodbyes. I would highly recommend Dr Becky. Thank you Dr Becky for everything."

Kimberly Major
Fleetwood, 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

  (215) 898-4556

UPENN Veterinary School Pet Loss Hotline

Pet Memorials
“Hansberry (Hansy) both I and Hershey miss you dearly. I am happy that you are no longer in any pain and no more anxiety. Rest well, play all day, chase rabbitts all the time, and get lots of love from your grandma in heaven. See you at the rainbow bridge.”
Lynette Williamson
July 5, 2018
“Sweet Rascal-Ly Roos: You will remain in our hearts forever. Our love for you is so strong. You are greatly missed as I write this. We only wish that we could have kept you happy and healthy for many more years to come. We are grateful for the days that we did have. Thank you for being the sweet puppy Roos that we loved. Please lookout for ...
Jamie Hoke
June 7, 2018
“Aka Warrior Kitty
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, Sydney earned her angel wings in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by the ones who loved her most. This Warrior Kitty gained her nickname after living 3 years past her anticipated time, overcoming chronic kidney disease....she was a stubborn, quirky, fighter who had a passion for life outdoors ...
Kaitie and Kevin Walls
May 28, 2018
“We have many fond memories of Cooper. He was considered a part of the family, not just a dog. He had his own spot on the couch (the only reclining spot that only he could sit in) and more toys than we could count. He wasn't used to interacting with many people outside our family, so he was always very protective of us. When someone was sick, he ...
Kim Person
April 25, 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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P.O. Box 2092
Reading, PA 19608

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