Bucks & Montgomery Counties

  (484) 263-2338

  [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 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$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 rosewood urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to you within two weeks directly at the crematory in West Chester or by mail.

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

Dr. Jessica

Jessica Wilbourne

Since I could remember, I have always had a drive to understand the world around me. I would ask why things happen, how they work, why things fall apart and how we put them back together. For me, the ultimate questions of why we lose things in our lives has led me to the confluence of events that surround those moments. Trying to understand the 'why' became nil to the experience of simply letting go, offering comfort to our fellow man/animal, and to find a sense of peace and bravery in living in that moment.

I grew up in beautiful Bucks County, PA, surrounded by family, friends and animals. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in biology, I worked and traveled before ultimately earning my veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. Studying abroad was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to new cultures, people and ideas, and allowed me to travel the world to explore places like Africa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and throughout Europe. Following veterinary school, I completed a small animal rotating internship at Hickory Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA, and then moved to Guam to work as a civilian in a U.S. Army military hospital. After Guam, I then worked in small animal practice in Florida and Pennsylvania, before joining Lap of Love.

Having traveled the world, I have returned home to Bucks County where I enjoy spending time with family, friends and even more animals. I hope to offer relief and comfort to those I meet and I am honored to assist in the peaceful transition of our beloved pets to the next stage.

About Jessica Wilbourne

Since I could remember, I have always had a drive to understand the world around me. I would ask why things happen, how they work, why things fall apart and how we put them back together. For me, the ultimate questions of why we lose things in our lives has led me to the confluence of events that surround those moments. Trying to understand the 'why' became nil to the experience of simply letting go, offering comfort to our fellow man/animal, and to find a sense of peace and bravery in living in that moment.

I grew up in beautiful Bucks County, PA, surrounded by family, friends and animals. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in biology, I worked and traveled before ultimately earning my veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. Studying abroad was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to new cultures, people and ideas, and allowed me to travel the world to explore places like Africa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and throughout Europe. Following veterinary school, I completed a small animal rotating internship at Hickory Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA, and then moved to Guam to work as a civilian in a U.S. Army military hospital. After Guam, I then worked in small animal practice in Florida and Pennsylvania, before joining Lap of Love.

Having traveled the world, I have returned home to Bucks County where I enjoy spending time with family, friends and even more animals. I hope to offer relief and comfort to those I meet and I am honored to assist in the peaceful transition of our beloved pets to the next stage.

"Dr. Jessica was wonderful! So compassionate and caring, Sam liked her and trusted right away. Having her come to the house was so comforting. She is absolutely wonderful!

Thank you Dr. Jessica!"

Lynda Stevens
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica was kind and gentle -exactly the type of veterinarian you would like to have at this difficult time. She treated Cody and us with respect and compassion."

Martine Bertin-Peterson
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"This was most definitely the hardest thing we needed to do

Dr Jessica gave us the time we needed while being informative and compassionate

Explaining every step

Most definitely would recommend lap of love to anyone who is also in this stage"

Shirl Devoll
Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

"I would like to Thank Jessica you so much for yesterday and all she did! It was and is a difficult time but she was kind and supportive!"

Nancy Mcmenamin
Oreland, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica came to our house yesterday, June 26,2020 to help us send our beloved Max to heaven. She was the kindest, most compassionate, and understanding vet I have ever met. She took her time and explained everything. She made sure our 8 year old daughter was comfortable and ready for everything that was happening. She hid any needles and took attention away from what she was doing so our daughter wouldn't see. My daughter even said she was happy that Dr. Jessica was there that day. Dr. Jessica, we just really want to Thank You so much for the care you gave our Max and us. You made this horrible pain in our hearts bearable. He left us so peacefully and our daughter's first experience with death was better than I could have ever imagined because of you!"

Irene Wawrzynczak
Huntingdon valley, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica was wonderful. My family has been through the loss of pets before and it's always really really hard. Going through this with my Daisy was 1000 times harder. She was just so special and such a huge part of our lives for so long. She was a family member, not a pet. I really didn't know how I was going to get through letting her go. Having this done at home was the best choice I could've made. Daisy was comfortable and felt safe. She went very peacefully. I was actually surprised by my own reaction. Yes it was devastatingly painful but when it was all over I felt peace that she was at peace. I don't know that I would've felt that in the vets office. I'm so grateful that Lap of Love provides this service, it makes a huge difference. Thank you Dr. Jessica for helping us through the most difficult day of our lives."

Michelle, Chris & CJ Kinsler
Horsham, 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 Bucks & Montgomery counties and surrounding areas. A travel fee ranging from $30-$100 may apply based on distance traveled from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“One day while working construction in Philadelphia, a group of boys saw you wondering the streets all alone and hungry and they scooped you up and brought you home and named you Sam. One of those boys was my son and that was nearly 12 years ago you came into our lives.
As each of the kids moved out and it became you and me and your brother ...
Lynda Stevens
August 5, 2020
“Sweet Dakota left this world peacefully after sharing our lives for almost 17 years. Cody gave us joy every day. She was a kind and gentle pet who was happy to meet friends and strangers, loved her long walks with me and her "dad," used to take up more than her "half" of our bed and never hurt a flea. In her last few years, she was my shadow - ...
Martine Bertin-Peterson
July 28, 2020
“Miley
We loved you more each day
You fit into our family from day one
Seeking shade and enjoying treats
You gave us an enormous amount of joy
Our home will never be the same without you”
Shirl Devoll
July 24, 2020
“Did one of the hardest things and put down my my best friend my cat Moses!!😢💔 He was the nicest cat and I will miss him dearly!”
Nancy Mcmenamin
July 1, 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 965
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

In the News

Bucks County Courier Times: Vet Practice is Labor of Love

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