Berks & Lehigh Counties
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
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.
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.
"My baby loved the car, but i didnt want his last ride to be in a strange place. A friend gave me the name lap of love and from the minute i called until dr. Becky left my house our family and baby duece were together and stress free from the thought of having to take him out of his happy place.
Dr. Becky came in and was so kind and patient with all of us, even our cats trying to steal all the attention. This was such a sad time for us but lap of love made it very special. Thank you dr. Becky and all at lap of love for doing this."
nicole vanartreading, Pennsylvania
"Dr. Becky. Thank you so much for providing a peaceful and calming transition into heaven for our beloved Emmy."
Melissa YeisleyEaston, Pennsylvania
"We are so thankful for your wonderful service. I've always taken my pets to my vets office when I felt they were suffering and wanted to lay them to rest until I had to end my sweet Molly's suffering. Molly had a rough start at life surviving parvo as a pup and being a rescue, she was a super nervous girl. I had to carry her into our veterinarians office for regular check ups and she shook like a leaf. When cancer took over her body and I felt it was her time. I called a couple of veterinarians and none of them could come to our home for a final visit, until I called lap of love. Dr. Becky came to our home and ended my sweet baby girls suffering. It was the most peaceful and painless experience for our baby. I was so glad her last memories were at home laying on my lap, not in a scary veterinarians office. Dr. Becky was so kind and gentle and I will be forever grateful to her and lap of love!"
Kimberly HenrichOley, Pennsylvania
"Words cannot begin to express our thanks to Dr. Becky for making our Rudy's passing so peaceful. Her kindness and compassion during such a difficult, heartbreaking time was so truly appreciated. Becky's willingness to come to our home any hour of the day, taking our phone calls and adjusting her schedule at the last minute to come to Rudy's aid cannot go without being mentioned. God has truly sent an angel in Dr. Becky. We are forever grateful to her and cannot recommend her highly enough. Thanks again, Dr. Becky."
Kate BantaReading, Pennsylvania
"Dr. Becky was great and very compassionate! She made us feel at ease with a very tough decision. I would recommend Dr. Becky to anyone who needs to make this very hard decision."
Gina GBroomall, Pennsylvania
"Dr. Becky was wonderful. She knew my work schedule made for a later night and she did not rush us with our time with him at all. As soon as I heard of this service I knew it was perfect for my yard loving boy and let him pass as peacefully and comfortably as he could here at home without the stress of more vet trips on him."
Julie PalamarBOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center
Day by Day Pet Caregiver
Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and Emergency Services
Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center
UPENN Veterinary School Pet Loss Hotline
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve Berks and Lehigh counties and some parts of Montgomery and Lancaster counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $50 drive fee.
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.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 2092Reading, PA 19608