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$100

Using phone or Skype, 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! 

"Dear Dr. Jen,

Thank you for your kindness and professionalism during your whole visit.

Even though we are devastated by the loss of our baby, we knew it was the best thing to do.

When you placed Maggie in that little basket and tucked her in, it somehow gave us a sense of comfort to know that she was in safe hands on her trip into the next world.

My wife Mariella and our son Sandy appreciate all your efforts to help us through this most difficult time of losing a family member. We look forward to receiving her ashes and celebrating her life one more time.

Sincerely,

The McGarvey Family"

Ed McGarvey
Horsham, Pennsylvania

"Dr Jenn was wonderful......she was kind....patient and understanding.....she made a tough situation just a little bit easier......"

Lee Roberts
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

"Se Jen was incredible and very sympathetic and professional. I would highly recommend her for anyone considering a euthanasia for their pet."

Jonathan Tori
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"We lost our beloved Mac on Friday, October 9th, 2020. Adding to the heartbreak was thinking of him ending his life by being placed in the carrier he feared and taken outside of the comfort of his home to pass away. We are so thankful to have heard about Lap of Love the day before he left us; thank goodness! Mac was on the couch on one of his favorite blankets when Dr. Jen arrived. She was so compassionate, so gentle, so kind. We are truly grateful for her gentle explanations, for giving us time, for allowing Mac to be shown love by his family of thirteen years during his peaceful good bye. I can't imagine having gone through this any other way... Thank you so much, Dr. Jen - and thank you to the other two Lap of Love people I spoke with during this process - you were all unbelievable and amazing. I have already recommended you to family and friends... Thank you."

Caroline Tranie
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

"The most compassionate group of doctors and assistants. I have already recommended Lap of Love and posted on Facebook how much I appreciate everything you all did."

Carol Hagerty
Levittown, 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
“A free spirit, a pusher, a non-stopper, an independent mind, the "impossible" to train royal lady but smart enough to know how to get things done...that was our Maggie. During her life she earned several nicknames, she was our Poopie Head, Purple Brain, Maggie The Queen, Stinky Paws, Poopie, Your Majesty, Poop, Your Highness; she was simply the ...
Ed McGarvey
November 18, 2020
“Dallas was our “big goofy” kid....he was playful and full of energy and life....he was always the official greeter whenever we had guests.....he was just a joy to have”
Lee Roberts
November 10, 2020
“My boy Max was one of a kind. Daddy and your extended family will miss you very much! Thank you for all of the joyfully memories you gave us all! You will be missed and never forgotten.....”
Jonathan Tori
November 9, 2020
“The toughest dog I ever knew
Was a little Silky Terrier named Boo.”
Carol Hagerty
October 7, 2020
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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