Southeastern PA: Bucks, Chester & Montgomery Counties

  (484) 263-2338

  SoutheasternPA@LapofLove.com

Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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.

Euthanasia$300

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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 pounds and over will be quoted

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$175
Pets 40 -99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 pounds and over will be quoted

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

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.

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 veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Jessica

Jessica Wilbourne, DVM

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 travelled 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, DVM

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 travelled 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.

"Its a heart wrenching decision we, as loving pet owners, have to make. But, it was time to let my Ivanhoe leave this world peace. For 15 years Ivan shared his love with us and all of those he met along the way. Giving him a comfortable, familiar, loving place in my arms to leave this world was the last thing I could do for the dog who gave me so much. Dr. Wilbourne was so kind, supportive and reassuring to us during this difficult time."

Stephanie Fox
Lambertville, New Jersey

"Dr. Jessica was very gentle and caring with Zoe and obviously knew what we were going through. She made the experience one of love and we would recommend her to anyone."

Rob DeKalb
Glenside, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica was kind and compassionate. Thank you for being so gentle with my pups and putting our mind at ease during this difficult time. Your gentle words and explanations of the process was helpful at this difficult time.

Gratefully,

Bob and Lisa Lee"

Lisa Lee
Furlong, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica made the worst day of my life so much more bearable. She treated Harry and us with care and compassion. I can't say enough good things about her, and Lap of Love. They allow our best friends to die with dignity and be surrounded with love."

Shannon Eriksen
High Bridge, New Jersey

"When it came time to release our girl Bella to heaven, we knew that we wanted to make this event as comfortable as possible for not only Bella but for us as a family. Upon finding Lap of Love and researching Dr. Jessica's profile, I knew she would be a great person to come and assist us in letting our furbaby go in peace.

She was so sweet to our children, who are 9 & 3, and explained to us the process, even answering their questions. She treated us & Bella with the utmost respect, kindness, and compassion. We can't thank her enough for spending time with us and for helping making this difficult time a little bearable. We miss our Bella terribly, but we know that she is in a better place.

Thank you Lap of Love & Dr. Jessica!"

Vicki Gallagher
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

"The horrible reality of pet parenthood is that our pets will enter old age and be frail and terminally ill long before we will. We don't expect that of our "babies."

Dr. Wilbourne was quiet, sensitive, kind, and compassionate. She came in and gave me a hug seeing that I had been crying all day long and for days before. Her sweet and empathetic approach was precisely right for me and for my poor, dying kitty. He passed very peacefully without a wimper or movement of any kind. It truly was as though he just fell peacefully asleep.

Such a refreshing change from the awful, heart-rending experiences I've had before after driving cats to the vet to be put down.

Lap of Love costs a bit more than taking your pet to the vet, but it is so, soooo, worth it. Plus the counselors you call on the phone to set up the appointment are all caring and kindhearted and will listen to you for as long as you wish to talk. Never will you hear background call-center noises and they never once will tell you they have to go because they have to take another call.

They will listen to you talk about your sweet baby and his/her funny antics and why you love him/her so much for as long as you need. And they will empathize and share stories with you about their own beloved fur babies who are now over the rainbow bridge.

This is the first pet I've ever had to have euthanized that I felt so at peace about, not questioning myself at all as to whether I made the decision too soon or if I picked the right date or the right doctor."

Michelle Rizzo
Yardley, 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

  (215) 746-8247

Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital, Philadelphia

  (610) 828-3054

Hickory Veterinary Hospital, Plymouth

  (215) 746-8247

The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital

  (215) 536-6245

Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

  (484) 453-8210

Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support. Philadelphia

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Montgomery

Bucks

Chester

We proudly serve families in Southeastern PA, including Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties with some parts of Delaware. A travel fee ranging from $30-$100 may apply based on distance travelled from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“Zoe, we miss you so much and we are sorry you had to suffer near the end. You gave us so much joy for over 15 years and we give thanks for your love. We are happy that you are now free from pain.”
Rob DeKalb
April 30, 2019
“Bonnie and Clyde you will be missed.”
Lisa Lee
April 23, 2019
“Harry Best Guy Ever. My ride or die, best friend forever, soul pup. I love you more than I have loved any living creature or human. You were THE BEST DOG EVER!! I know everyone says that, but Harry was!! People all over the world can attest to his gentleness and loving nature. <3 There's so much more I could say, but I can't stop crying. I will ...
Shannon Eriksen
April 22, 2019
“My sweet PurrMaker died yesterday.

The Lap of Love vet was wonderful, very sensitive, caring, quiet, and compassionate. His passing was as positive as such a horrible thing ever can be.

He got his name because he purred constantly and loudly. Even when he was dying and feeling miserable, he would still manage a purr every time I petted him. ...
Michelle Rizzo
March 31, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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
P.O. Box 144
Carversville, PA 18913

In the News

Bucks County Courier Times: Vet Practice is Labor of Love

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