Southeastern PA: Bucks, Chester & Montgomery Counties
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For pets over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one if cremation has been requested. 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.
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.
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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.
Jessica Wilbourne, DVM
"It was an incredibly painful and difficult decision to say goodbye to our Sunshine. Thanks to Dr. Jessica, we know we gave our dog a peaceful end to her life. Dr. Jessica was calm and competent with our dog and wonderfully compassionate with us. We had all the time we needed to say our goodbyes; nothing felt rushed.
We also received a lovely email from Dr. Jessica the next day with helpful advice and some resources we could access for grieving pet parents.
Dr. Jessica gave us the great gift of making us feel we did the right thing for our beloved Sunshine."
Michele KleinbaumYardley, Pennsylvania
"We want to thank Dr. Jessica for being so warm, kind and caring when it came time to let our sweet Indy go. She let us take our time and treated Indy with compassion, dignity and kindness. We had a beautiful ceremony for Indy outside at sunset with flowers, pictures and candles and even the fire pit. It was truly a beautiful send off for our special Indy girl. It was a difficult decision to make after 16 years of having her to love, but we knew she was tired and was ready to be set free. Indy has her angel wings and I know she is with her many dog and cat friends she has made over the years running free with no fences holding her back. I highly recommend Lap of Love to anyone who has to make such a difficult decision."
Bernadette GoydishNewtown, Pennsylvania
"Dr. Sharon took my call and understood my need to help my boy stop his pain with dignity in his own home. Dr. Jessica came over a few hours later and helped Tigger get his angel wings. She comforted him, she comforted me, and she was amazing during the process. My experience with Lap of Love was so positive that it helps leave me with amazing memories of my cat and how we helped him when it was his time to get his angel wings. Thank you Dr. Jessica."
Lisa SegalBensalem, Pennsylvania
"This transition could not have happened without Dr. Jessica and her caring manner."
Debbie WilsonNorth Wildwood, New Jersey, New Jersey
"Dr. Jessica was warm, kind, friendly and very professional. She guided us through the entire process in such a loving, caring way. She gave warm hugs when the process was over and was a caring vet and friend wrapped up into one. She calmed any anxiety we had about what we needed to do and we are very grateful and fortunate to have had her help us through this difficult time. Thank you so much Dr. Jessica."
Patricia CarmanFurlong, Pennsylvania
"The Love and empathy you showed our family was beyond belief. We could not have gotten though this without you.
All Our Love - The Milnazik's"
Chanin MilnazikDoylestown, Pennsylvania
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services), Langhorne
Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support, Drexel Hill
HOPE Veterinary Specialists, Malvern
MVA's Pet Loss Support Group, Norristown
Metropolitan Veterinary Associates (MVA), Norristown
Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital, Philadelphia
Hickory Veterinary Hospital, Plymouth
The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital
Quakertown Veterinary Clinic
Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support. Philadelphia
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.
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.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 144Carversville, PA 18913
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