Southeastern PA: Chester, Montgomery & Bucks 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.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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.

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 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.

"We had to say goodbye to my sweet 12yr old Australian Shepherd Copper today. It was by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Dr Jessica was so kind and compassionate to the situation. She explained everything to us and supported us in that the decision was the right one to make at this time. We had searched for home euthanasia because we wanted the least amount of stress for our beloved Copper and to surround him with those that loved him the most. As hard as it was to say goodbye it was the best way to say goodbye. ❤️ She took good care and support to all of us in this heart wrenching time."

Sherry Reichardt
Bucks, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica turned a heartbreaking situation into a peaceful experience .

Her compassion and calming demeanor truly made the grief we had more bearable losing Our beloved Labrador Rocky.

I’m so glad we found out about Lap of Love !"

Alison Liney
Chalfont, Pennsylvania

"From beginning to end, everyone at Lap of Love was amazing (especially Dr. Jessica)! They all helped to make one of the worst, most difficult days of our lives as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!

Scott & Michele"

Michele Ruginis
Ardmore, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica Wilbourne helped Hooper cross over and she couldn't have been sweeter or nicer with him. And with us. The Lap of Love doctors are true gifts to the world."

Samantha Cardimon
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica Wilbourne was wonderful. She was kind and comforting. She answered all my questions and was reassuring. She explained everything she was doing so I would know Dixie wasn’t in pain. This was such a hard and sad day for me and she helped my husband and I through the whole process with care and compassion for our beloved Dixie. Thank you Jessica and lap of love for providing us with this option. Holding Dixie in my arms in our home made the whole process easier. Joanna Reimel"

Joanna Reimel
Wayne, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica was kind and comforting.

Her reassurance helped sooth our worries.

Good Bye was peaceful and Nico’s little basket warmed my heart and eased the pain of her leaving.

Thank you Dr. Jessica 💜"

Charlotte Dorko
Yardley, Pennsylvania

Service Area
Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve families in Southeastern PA, including Montgomery, Chester and parts of Bucks counties with some parts of Delaware. A travel fee ranging from $30-$100 may apply based on distance traveled from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“Dory,

Mommy & Daddy love you and miss you so much! Life will never be the same without you by our sides, but we will cherish all of our memories of your sweet soul forever and ever. You left the deepest paw prints on our hearts, and we can only hope to be reunited with you one day. Until we meet again, please watch over us in kitty cat heaven. ...
Michele Ruginis
January 18, 2020
“Hooper, I don't know how I'm going to ever come home to an empty house. You saved me from paralyzing grief. You brought sunshine into my dark world. You were a cheeky, cheery little chap who never failed to get a smile out of me--or out of anyone who met you. Momma loves you more than anything in the world. You can rest now, baby.”
Samantha Cardimon
January 17, 2020
“Dixie you were the best basset hound in the world. You had a beautiful soul. I miss you so much! I would love to hold you and kiss you again. I think about you all day long. You were my queen. I would have done anything for you. I hope you know how much I love you and one day I hope to be with you again. I will always keep you in my heart and no ...
Joanna Reimel
January 17, 2020
“My beautiful Nico was part of my life starting 1 week after she was born. Her breeder allowed puppy parents to visit weekly until the pups could go home . Quiet, super friendly, loving people and other pets, Nico readily became a Canine Good Citizen and eventually a Therapy Dog. She traveled with me to Maryland and helped care for her ...
Charlotte Dorko
January 3, 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 144
Carversville, Pennsylvania 18913

In the News

Bucks County Courier Times: Vet Practice is Labor of Love

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