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

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.

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. 

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.

"I would like to thank Dr Jessica from the bottom of my heart,

she truly is an angel. She came to our home to help Simba cross

the rainbow bridge. She explained everything to us and was so

kind and understanding. We took turns saying our last goodbyes

to Simba and held him and talked to him when he passed. It was

the saddest time made a little easier with the help of everyone

from Lap of Love

Thank You"

Donna Davis
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

"Thank you Dr. Jessica for the care you showed Cassie, and to us in our grief."

Tiffiny Cooke
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica was wonderful and was very caring. She allowed me all the time I needed to say goodbye to my sweet angel."

Melanie Kulp
Red hill, Pennsylvania

"I am forever thankful for the compassion, gentleness and love that Dr. Jessica showed me today as I struggled to make the painful decision to say goodbye to my beloved kitty, Reilly. She was so patient and so loving to Reilly, too. I am beyond grateful that my family and I were able to say goodbye to him in our home. l held him in my arms in his favorite blanket on the chair we sit on every night I said my goodbyes. It was very sad, but so peaceful. He was ready to go. Thank you Jessica! You are a wonderful person. xo Tracy, George and Sydney"

Tracy Wall Saitta
Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

"Kylee was just short of her 16th birthday. Friday morning she could no longer stand and with her eyes she asked me to make that tough decision. Being treated rather abruptly by local vets I found this wonderful organization . Dr. Jessica came to our house. With a cheery fire in the wood stove and soft music, Dr; Jessica spent time getting to know Kylee , and Kylee accepted her as a friend very quickly. When Kylee was sedated and pain free we took about a half hour to say goodby. When it was done Dr. Jessica made us a paw print cut some locks of Kylee's fur for us.. Lap of Love and the young vet Dr. Jessica have made this tough, tough time much easier and turned the day into one that I wish to remember. Thank you very much."

Roy & Cindy Ohrberg
Quakertown, Pennsylvania

"To all of Lap Of Love, the staff answering the initial phone calls, and especially Jessica - Thank You!

You helped us thru this tough time with Dana with such dignity, compassion, humbleness, humility and respect.

We clasp our hands together and take a small bow.

Evjatar, Marian, Leonie, and Becky."

Evjatar Cohen
Conshohocken, 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
“Simba was my best friend for the last 12 years. It is so hard to come downstairs in the morning and not see him sprawled out on the sofa waiting for me to come over and greet him with a hug and kiss on the nose. He was our gentle giant giving nothing but love to everyone he met. I miss him so much, he was my shadow following me everywhere I went ...
Donna Davis
April 11, 2018
“My baby girl, my best friend and my partner in a crazy life. I miss you and love you forever. I hope your chasing cats and eating hot wings .”
Melanie Kulp
March 21, 2018
“We will always love you Cassie, our precious baby girl, you were the light of our lives.”
Tiffiny Cooke
March 21, 2018
“Our Beloved Angel has crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday December 18th 2017. Angel lived an amazing 16 .5 years. She has been across the US, flown on a plane, and many road trips. Angel was a one of a kind. She was always by her family's side in times of sickness, happiness and sadness. She was truly the "Queen of the house" . We have so many ...
Gina Grellet
December 19, 2017
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.


Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

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Lap of Love
P.O. BOX 71
Glenside, PA 19038-0071

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