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

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$400

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.

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$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$375

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 - 200 pounds$300

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, 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 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

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.

"Dr. Jessica help us and Reno through this difficult time. What a caring doctor. She let us take all the time we needed with Reno to get through the process."

Kim Barnes
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

"We recently made the very hard decision to euthanize our beloved collie of 12 years. Our vet recommended Lap of Love. The care and compassion that Dr. Jessica Wilbourne showed was incredible and exceeded our expectations. She made a very sad personal life event beautiful. Our family dog died outside on our back patio surrounded by family. Couldn't ask for better end for a wonderful family dog. We thank Dr. Jessica. xo"

Erin Sjoholm
Rydal, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Wilbourne was very compassionate. She is an angel walking on this earth for our pets like hospice nurses for people."

Maureen Kelly
Hatboro, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica struck the perfect balance of being professional and warm, and she helped us make the right, compassionate choice for our cat. I'm so glad we spared our pet a stressful trip to the vet, and I will forever appreciate Dr Jessica's patient, quiet, and peaceful presence during this really difficult moment in our lives. Everything about this experience was made better by choosing to do it at home, and I'm very grateful for the choice and for the incredibly empathetic people who do this work."

Kristina Bickford
ELKINS PARK, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica was very compassionate with Eddie in his last moments. She explained everything carefully and gave my son and I the time we needed to be with him. He went very peaceful as if he went to sleep.

I am so glad we had him at home in his final hour of rest.

I was so upset when he was leaving that I forgot to take off his collar and didn't remember until a day later.

I called Dr. Jessica and she said she had it and would stop by and bring it to me. I was so ever thankful as it meant alot to me."

Brenda Steinmetz
Pipersville, Pennsylvania

"Thank you, Dr. Jessica for making a very hard situation as peaceful as possible. Your compassion and professionalism was much appreciated."

Dania Rossmair
Chalfont, Pennsylvania

Service Area
Helping families in the following areas:

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
“Reno loved everyone and everyone loved him. He help my kids and I through many difficult times over the years. He was happy being when everyone was home and watching over us. Being in the pool made him so happy.”
Kim Barnes
August 28, 2019
“I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three.
But will you, till I call him back
take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you’ll always have his ...
Maureen Kelly
July 31, 2019
“Eddie was the most lovable, loyal and a great buddy. I have so many memories of him growing up.
When he was little and training I had to train at the same time with my other girl (Casey) from another liter. They were only 3 months old.
They were comical as they both sat, laid and pawed at the same time. It didn't take long as they were always ...
Brenda Steinmetz
July 21, 2019
“Our hearts are broken are little Lucy angel has crossed over that rainbow bridge.

Till we meet again my sweet girl!!”
Dania Rossmair
June 25, 2019
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 144
Carversville, Pennsylvania 18913

In the News

Bucks County Courier Times: Vet Practice is Labor of Love

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