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.

"Thank you so much Dr. Wilbourne, your compassion was greatly appreciated."

Michelle Brownlee
Langhorne, Pennsylvania

"I just wanted to thank Dr. Jessica and your 'Lap of Love' team for all your kind words and compassionate care of Kira and me. I now know that Kira is no longer suffering from all her aggression, fear, and anxiety and I know she is finally comfortable.

Your team is superb, gentle and caring; not only for the animal but for the human as well. From the first phone call to the time of the appointment everyone made me feel at ease.

I appreciate what you do for those in need of your service."

Patti Hay
Abington, Pennsylvania

"Our Hershey was diagnosed in July 2020 with 2 horrible conditions (Laryngeal Paralysis and Degenerative Myelopathy) leaving us devastated. We knew we didn't have much time and we didn't want him to suffer at all so a couple friends suggested Lap of Love. I was instantly comforted from the first phone call I made until the day he passed. They were kind and understanding and just made this whole process which is typically excruciating, a little easier. They were even able to help with resources on grief in surviving pets. Dr. Wilbourne was amazing and thoughtful during the whole process. Hershey was able to pass peacefully at home, laying on his favorite blanket, surrounded by his family, including our other dog. I cannot ever thank her or Lap of Love enough."

Amy Lacey
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica arrived at our home on a Friday in July. It was pouring outside and we were already overwhelmed with grief. She was so incredible , caring and gentle with our sweet Cooper. She took the time to explain the process and it was a blessing to have him pass away at home. A trip to the vet would have been so stressful. We will be forever thankful that Dr. Jessica was with us at such a difficult time. The beautiful paw print she made for us sits next to Cooper’s ashes. We remain heartbroken and miss our big bear of a dog every single day."


Yardley, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jess was phenomenal through this rough decision. She was patient, and Jasmine loved her from the second she walked in. Dr. Jess gave us the time we needed with her, and walked us through the process. We will always recommend this to anyone who needs to make this decision."

Bailey Gillespie
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

"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

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
“Dear Chelsey Welsey,
We miss you so much every day. Our home is not quite the same without your big smile and piddle of happiness greeting everyone who visited.

We miss your howling letting everyone know the fire alarm is going off. And I truly miss your kisses. And your rips when you would just run as fast as you could all around the yard. ...
Michelle Brownlee
October 25, 2020
“Hershey was just the best dog; a very typical Lab. He was energetic. lovable, forever-hungry, affectionate, a super-snuggler, a little naughty, a talented escape artist, happy, loyal and part-time therapist! He was the center of our family; everybody's best friend. There wasn't one person he met that he didn't love or leave an impression on. ...
Amy Lacey
September 11, 2020
“Jazzy G was a one of a kind dog, whom throughout her years taught us so many lessons about patience, love, and what is important. No matter what our family was going through, Jasmine was right by our side ready to smother us in kisses. Jazzy was with our family for 10 years, and a day never went by without her love. She showed every single person ...
Bailey Gillespie
August 19, 2020
“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
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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