Southeastern PA: Chester, Montgomery & Bucks Counties

  (484) 263-2338

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians 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.

Dr. Sara

Sara Barlowe

I grew up on Long Island, NY, surrounded by pets big and small since the day I was born. I knew I wanted to be a vet for as long as I could remember.  Just recently I stumbled across something I wrote in kindergarten about where I saw myself in 20 years. It read: “as a vet, treating a snowflake white Dalmatian!” Even though I don’t see many Dalmatians, the sentiment still rings true.

My passion to pursue a career in veterinary medicine led me to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, before travelling to New England for veterinary school at Tufts University. Following graduation, I began practicing in Pennsylvania - not quite as cold as the New England winters, but still close to home. I entered a fast-paced general practice, but found myself longing for a deeper and more personal connection with clients and their pets. I discovered I loved house call appointments because they gave me the opportunity to understand a family’s goals, as well as the pet’s day-to-day life and home environment. I loved knowing that when I entered a home, pets viewed me as a friend and not a scary doctor. 

Whenever I tell people I am a veterinarian, one of the most common stories I hear is of their pet’s final moments.  Initially I found this surprising, but after practicing for years, I have discovered this moment is of the utmost importance in both a pet’s life as well as a family’s. I realized that if I could make those moments absolutely perfect, I could bring both peace and relief to pets and their families.  I am honored to have the opportunity to be welcomed into your home to help you through difficult decisions, and, when it’s time, help your pet pass with grace and dignity surrounded by loved ones.

When I’m not practicing medicine, I enjoy hiking, hosting game nights, drawing and painting, and spending time with my own furry and feathered family.  I have a fluffy dog named Koda, a mischievous cat named Catrick, and a strong-willed rescue cockatiel named Bobby.

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.

"Our beloved Yorkie, Birdie crossed the Rainbow Bridge last Friday. She had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer 7 months ago.

In the last three weeks of her life, she lost her sight and that really did her in.

Lap of Love veterinarian, Dr Sara Barlow came to our home. She could not have been more caring. Her manner is gentle and kind.

Dr. Barlow made a heartbreaking time feel like we were genuinely giving Birdie a gift. Gentle helping her to a better place. Peacefully, in her favorite spot on the sofa.

I would absolutely recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Sara Barlow for help at a hard time of life."

Beth Bucci
Wayne, Pennsylvania

"Today we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Lucy. This was a day we dreaded. Our hearts were broken.

Dr. Sara showed so much compassion to all of us. She was gentle and kind and enabled us to have the most peaceful last minutes possible. We were able to tell Lucy how much we loved her as she gently slipped away. This was a difficult experience made bearable because of her professional and caring nature. Thank you!"

Laura Davidson
Havertown, Pennsylvania

"I want to send a special thank you to Dr. Jessica. Her warmth and compassion were just what we needed on this difficult day. Even though I knew it was time as Toto wasn't eating and couldn't stand on her own, I still questioned my decision and Dr. Jessica knew that I was struggling and reassured me that it was time and Toto was ready. It's obvious that she loves animals - she treated Toto as if she were her own, getting down next to her and comforting her. Thank you, Dr. Jessica, for making Toto's last moments with us so peaceful and special. I will be forever grateful."

Edie Erhardt
Dublin, Pennsylvania

"Jessica provided us with the most passionate, loving & peaceful last moments with our little girl, Coco. She gave this time of peace during the greatest time of sorrow & pain"

Christine Paparo
Center Valley, Pennsylvania

"My precious Nellie passed peacefully at home on February 11.

Everyone at Lap of Love was so kind and understanding. I even changed my appointment a couple of times because I was not ready. However, in the end, Nellie was more prepared for this than me.

Dr. Jessica was wonderful! Her gentle nature and kindness, compassion, the care she took with me and Nellie and the biggest hug when Nellie was gone.

Thank you, Lap of Love. Thank you Dr. Jessica.

Nellie, I love you and miss you!!! Your sister, Nivia, misses you too. She's sorry about the last fight she had with you last week. Until we meet again . . ."

Linda Prisk
Telford, Pennsylvania

"Dr Jessica was so caring and sympathetic. Her being there brought us comfort and we know we gave Asia the best care and the most love we could have in her final moments. I will never forget Jessica and how she cared for my baby."

Madi Still
Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Service Area
Helping families in the following areas:

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

Pet Memorials
“Toto, you will be missed so much. You were such a spunky little dog, always giving the neighbors a piece of your mind even after all these years. We will miss not seeing your cute face every day, watching your ears flap when you ran, waiting for me to give you a treat before leaving for work. Yes, you had a long life but it's never long enough. I ...
Edie Erhardt
March 12, 2020
“Be at peace our perfect princess. We all miss you 💗”
Christine Paparo
February 28, 2020
“She was a piece of me that I never knew I would miss this much. Her paw left an imprint on my heart I will never forget.”
Madi Still
February 12, 2020
“We rescued Rudy in April 2010, he came to us and was desperately seeking a real life where he could be loved and cared for and spoiled rotten like he deserved and where he could learn to love unconditionally. He was in poor health and was treated for heartworm and a bad UTI and eventually became a wonderful healthy Lab. He was living in an ...
Linda Thompson
February 6, 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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