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

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. 

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.

"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 Kleinbaum
Yardley, 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 Goydish
Newtown, 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 Segal
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

"This transition could not have happened without Dr. Jessica and her caring manner."

Debbie Wilson
North 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 Carman
Furlong, 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 Milnazik
Doylestown, 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
“Tigger was a wonderful cat who had a rough start in life but made a home with me and his brother cats. It took 3 years but he came out of his shell enough to let me pet, brush, and love him for the last two years. He learned to love to play and chase a shoelace ALL through the house! He was always caring towards other cats and could often be ...
Lisa Segal
November 7, 2018
“Sarah, my gentle loving Greyhound. I can't imagine my life just yet without Sarah in it. I've know for months now that her end was near. She graced me with 10 wonderful years and lived to almost 13. The house is so quiet now. Way way too quiet. I stare at her empty bed, her bowl, her leash. ..
Sarah was my first dog ever. She came to me when ...
Debbie Wilson
November 5, 2018
“In loving memory of Lucky, our "black panther", who loved conversation and cuddles, and touching my face with his paw when he wasn't getting enough attention. He was a cat with a dog-like personality, always wanting to greet anyone who came to visit. He liked to howl like he's was being tortured, even though he was lounging in the middle of the ...
Patricia Carman
October 24, 2018
“Thank you Jax for being part of our life. You were so loved.”
Chanin Milnazik
September 10, 2018
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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