Montgomery County

  (610) 988-6650

  [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$350

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$450

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.

TELEADVICE$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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 39 pounds$300
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
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 you within two weeks.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$200
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$275
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$325

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 pet cemetery. 

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 Doctors

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

Dr. Angie

Angie Truitt

It seems that most every child has a dream of becoming a veterinarian early on in life; to be an animal doctor, how marvelous?! I was one of those children who never wavered from that dream. I was meant to become a veterinarian and care for the animals of the world; my heart and soul was built from helping and healing others. My first memories are those spent with animals, whom I always felt a strong connection to; a secret line of communication and understanding.

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I spent most of my years riding horses and showing livestock. Likewise, my love for animals and agriculture led me to attend Delaware Valley University. After completing my undergraduate studies at Del Val, I went on the greatest adventure of my life, attending Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Three amazing years of vet school on the island and one final clinical year at the University of Illinois, allowed me to grow into the person and veterinarian I had always dreamed of becoming.  

Following graduation, I practiced mixed animal ambulatory medicine, which I thoroughly enjoyed! I loved visiting family’s homes and farms to see their beloved pets happy and thriving in their environment. Animals are so comfortable and at ease when surrounded by the people that love them in the place they were raised; there truly is no place like home! This insight through ambulatory medicine led me to Lap of Love where I am honored to provide the gift of utmost peace and comfort during a pet’s final moments.

When I am not wearing my vet hat, I love working at home on our little schoolhouse farm. My husband and I tend to our homestead where we keep bees, raise a variety of poultry and rabbits, play with our cats and dogs, and cater to our small herd of sheep and goats. Much of my free time is either spent riding and showing horses, or volunteering with my therapy goats at senior living facilities and hospitals to brighten people’s day! 

Dr. Jen

Jen Maniet

Growing up in Montgomery County with a menagerie of pets taught me how special the human-animal bond can be. From a young age I knew I not only wanted to be surrounded and enriched by pets for the rest of my life, but I also wanted to give back to them by being an advocate and voice for their needs. 

My journey in the veterinary field started in Northeastern Pennsylvania and continued in Columbus, Ohio where I attended The Ohio State University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in biology with a focus in pre-veterinary medicine. I then went on to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. During veterinary school I was a volunteer for the pet loss support hotline through which I supported families during the end of life process. This experience opened my eyes to the meaningful and important service we provide in this field. 

After graduation, I went back to Southeastern Pennsylvania and for over a decade practiced general medicine in multiple hospitals and clinics. During my career I grew especially drawn to caring for geriatric pets and educating their families about this life stage. I always enjoyed hearing stories that families would share with me about their pets and their lives together. Throughout this time, I was also an adjunct instructor teaching veterinary nurses at the Manor College, Program of Veterinary Technology; and was a veterinarian in the pet insurance industry. I value my varied experiences as a veterinarian advocating for all pets and the veterinary profession; however, I always found myself being called back to the field of veterinary end of life care. 

I decided to pursue this calling after I experienced my own beloved Kitty’s end of life journey. That experience and her passing made it clear to me that I wanted to dedicate my life to help pets and their families by walking with them through the hardest part of any life journey, a loved one’s end of life. 

I believe our pets deserve the best care and all available options, knowledge, and support at the end to honor the lives they live. It is truly an honor for me to help preserve the human-animal bond between pets and their families during this difficult time.

About Angie Truitt

It seems that most every child has a dream of becoming a veterinarian early on in life; to be an animal doctor, how marvelous?! I was one of those children who never wavered from that dream. I was meant to become a veterinarian and care for the animals of the world; my heart and soul was built from helping and healing others. My first memories are those spent with animals, whom I always felt a strong connection to; a secret line of communication and understanding.

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I spent most of my years riding horses and showing livestock. Likewise, my love for animals and agriculture led me to attend Delaware Valley University. After completing my undergraduate studies at Del Val, I went on the greatest adventure of my life, attending Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Three amazing years of vet school on the island and one final clinical year at the University of Illinois, allowed me to grow into the person and veterinarian I had always dreamed of becoming.  

Following graduation, I practiced mixed animal ambulatory medicine, which I thoroughly enjoyed! I loved visiting family’s homes and farms to see their beloved pets happy and thriving in their environment. Animals are so comfortable and at ease when surrounded by the people that love them in the place they were raised; there truly is no place like home! This insight through ambulatory medicine led me to Lap of Love where I am honored to provide the gift of utmost peace and comfort during a pet’s final moments.

When I am not wearing my vet hat, I love working at home on our little schoolhouse farm. My husband and I tend to our homestead where we keep bees, raise a variety of poultry and rabbits, play with our cats and dogs, and cater to our small herd of sheep and goats. Much of my free time is either spent riding and showing horses, or volunteering with my therapy goats at senior living facilities and hospitals to brighten people’s day! 

"We had to say goodbye to our beloved family member Griffin this past week, which was one of the most excruciating decisions that we have had to make. Losing a family member who has been by your side for 16 years leaves a massive hole in your heart. We want to thank Lap of Love and most importantly Dr. Jen Maniet who made the entire process so much easier to bear. Through the entire process they have been so incredibly caring and supportive. Dr. Jen was loving, professional and understanding and gave us the peace we needed to accept what was the best for Griffin. We know he was in good hands."

Jeffrey Erb
Horsham, Pennsylvania

"Thank you SO much for making such a difficult day easier with kindness and understanding."

Jill Patton
Sellersville, Pennsylvania

"From my first contact with Veterinary Care Coordinator Kami on the phone to Dr. Jen's visit, I could not be more happy with the caring and kind way in which they helped my wonderful 15-year old "shadow" Bailey over The Rainbow Bridge. Kami was so sweet and Dr. Jen was just awesome, explaining everything in detail and was so calm and comforting to Bailey. While the heartache is there, I am comforted by the fact that Bailey's final time was so peaceful. Thank you both!!"

Janet Kosick
Hataboro, Pennsylvania

"Don and I want to thank Dr. Jen for helping us say good-bye to our beautiful girl Bandita(Bandy). In Aug.2014 and Mar.2015 we had called Dr. Brad to help our 2 fur- kitties cross the Rainbow Bridge at home. This time it was an easy decision to call Lap of love again after Bandy had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure right after Thanksgiving. It was good to know they were on "stand-bye" when it was time. We were fortunate to have several more weeks with our girl thanks to meds, but after viewing the resource video "quality of life" on the website, I knew it was time. Dr. Jen came on Sunday morning 1/24, a special blessing during covid. She was kind, gentle and supportive as we went through the process of saying "good-bye" to the prettiest little "smush face" Calico in the world. Dr. Jen referred as what she and other Lap of Love vets do as a "calling" and I believe that is true. We want to thank her for her dedication and support at a devastating time in our lives. The Eternal Pawprints booklet she left has been helpful in dealing with our grief and that of her brother Windsor who spent 15 with her. Thank you Dr. Jen."

DOROTHY RAMSEY-WESTMAAS
BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania

"This is the first time I have had to deal with making this most difficult decision. I know it was best for my dog but it was still very difficult. Dr. Jen did an outstanding job making it as peaceful as possible and I know my pet was in excellent care. I will forever be grateful for how kind Dr. Jen was."

Kristin Bonacum
North Wales, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Angie Truitt was the most empathetic and amazing veterinarian I have ever met. She most definitely is an angel sent to help animals pass on as easy and as peacefully as possible. A death of a loved one is something you never forget for the span of your own life, and to remember Chips passing forever in a such caring and loving way fills my heart with peace. Most importantly, she made him feel the most comfortable and stress free than I could have ever imagined for his passing. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dr. Angie!"

Angela Magallanes
Norristown, Pennsylvania

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (215) 750-2774

CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services) - Langhorne

  (484) 453-8210

Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support - Drexel Hill

  (610) 296-2099

HOPE Veterinary Specialists - Malvern

  (610) 666-1050

MVA's Pet Loss Support Group - Norristown

  (610) 666-1050

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates (MVA) - Norristown

  (484) 453-8210

Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support - Philadelphia

  (610) 828-3054

Hickory Veterinary Hospital - Plymouth

  (215) 515-8810

Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve families in Montgomery county and surrounding areas. A travel fee ranging from $30-$100 may apply based on distance traveled from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“You changed our lives for the better. You were a little fighter and I am so grateful for the 18 years we had with you. We love you forever.tw”
Jill Patton
February 19, 2021
“Goodbye my love, my sweet dearest Angel. There was no mistaking, from the moment we met in the shelter we chose each other. You were taken from us all here on earth much too soon. You fought so hard to stay here with us, so happy and cuddling, mushy kitty paws till the end, all through the course of your horrible disease. You had not one bad ...
Angela Magallanes
January 12, 2021
“Signing off from this world...what a life. From my first years as a kitten on a Vermont college campus, to my middle years in Ithan chasing chipmunks and catching burrs in my tail. These last four months of luxury have been a warm blanket of care and comfort. Who knew oat milk was so tasty? and humans did so many puzzles ? I hope I brought joy to ...
Katie Samson
January 11, 2021
“In loving memorial of our dear Bradley, who is truly irreplaceable. We love you so much, miss you so much, and can't wait to see you in the great beyond.”
Jessie Timmons
January 3, 2021
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 632
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

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