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.

"Dr. Jessica was an angel who assisted our angel in his final moments. She was beyond kind. Shane was so blessed to have someone so wonderful assist him on his journey over the rainbow bridge."

John Guminski
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

"I cannot say enough about Lap of Love and Dr. Jessica.

She came out on New Year's Eve, to help our cat, Winston, cross over and get his angel wings.

It was the most agonizing decision to make at such a short notice, but Dr. Jessica was wonderful

and so comforting. She truly is an angel with hidden wings.

God Bless Lap of Love for sending her our way and the way they handle the arrangements.

I highly recommend them.To have your pet be in a place they are familiar with . Sights, sounds, smells,

being held, your voiices,etc.

Very comforting for fur baby and owner.

sue doel, doylestown, pa."

sue doel
doylestown, Pennsylvania

"Today, New Years Eve, 2020, Dr.Jessica helped my 13 year old cat, Winston, get his angel wings.

The most painfully emotional experience, Dr Jessica helped ease it all for me and my husband.

This was a last minute emergency decision and Lap of Love took my request that morning and Jessica was

to my house the same day.

We cannot say enough good things about them.

They were all wonderful people to help us thru this sad time.

Dr Jessica did a paw print mold and a small patch of fur to keep for memories.

I highly recommend them when the time comes for your fur baby to earn their angel wings.

Thank you Dr. Jessica. You, are a true angel.

Sue Doel, Doylestown, Pa."

Sue Doel
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"Thank you Dr. Jess for help taking his pain away. It’s difficult to write this, and I know we went beyond the call of duty for the love of Herkales. You were so kind and soft spoken and made Herkales comfortable before he earned his Angel wings at the time of the Christmas star on December 21. Winter solstice and 1:21 pm as he became the sweetest Angel that heaven could receive. He’s now my protector and my guiding light. I wish you the best for 2021 as I hope to heal from this great loss. You were so sweet to my Herkales and will never forget your kindness during those last moments.

Martha, Aaron and Sam"

Martha Voorhees
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"We cannot thank Dr. Jessica enough for her compassion and caring attention to our devoted 14 year old Golden Retrievers' last moments. Its a difficult decision to determine when your best friend has reached the end and its comforting to have the support of a caring person to help you go through the process. With all the tears we shed it was a peaceful farewell with the help of Dr. Jessica and the staff who were so wonderful and compassionate to what we were going through."

Darlene Backley
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

"What a true blessing Lap of Love and Dr Jess are!

My dog and I were VERY bonded. She had to have her eyes on me at all times!

I knew my pup Sookie's time was drawing near. I also knew I didn't want to have to take her to the vet, which brings anxiety for her. But on top of that, I couldn't bear the thought of not being able to be with her in her final moments during this COVID time. The day came and I was pretty certain it was time. We called Lap of Love and I spoke to Vet Tech, Becca, who was AMAZING. I was able to get an appointment same day, which was a relief knowing I didn't have to have her suffer any longer. Dr Jess arrived and she was a true angel. She gave me the confirmation I needed that my thoughts were correct and it was time. I really needed that objective input. We started the process which allowed is to sit with her, pet her, love her, and let her eat as many treats as she could until she fell asleep, peacefully. Being able to give Sookie that last gift of mercy was an honor. And being by her side the entire way was what would bring Sookie the most peace. Dr Jess was just so amazing, sweet, kind, and gentle. I am so grateful for Lap of Love."


Quakertown, 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
“Our beloved brindle lab, Shane, received his angel wings yesterday. Smart, goofy, loyal, handsome. There will always be other dogs, but there will never, ever, be another one like Shane. So blessed to have had him.”
John Guminski
January 19, 2021
“Herkales- Greek- Ἡρακλῆς, Hēraklês, Glory/Pride of Hēra, born Alcaeus (Ἀλκαῖος, Alkaios) or Alcides (Ἀλκείδης, Alkeidēs) he was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, foster son of Amphitryon.
Herkales was named appropriately. A true warrior, a fighter, teacher of life and challenges that could be conquered. Taught ...
Martha Voorhees
December 23, 2020
“I couldn't even bare to think about writing this before now. My heart is broken. It's been so hard to even accept that you are no longer here - you are no longer under my feet, or curled up on the rug, no wet nose against my leg, one less bowl on the counter at mealtime. I find myself still waiting for you to come inside when I open the door and ...
Dawn Belden
November 25, 2020
“You were my sunshine. You were always there for me, happy, tail wagging and full of joy.. the house is empty without you and car rides are not as much fun. You were so very special and to say that I miss you is an understatement.”
Ande Waters
November 2, 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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