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. 

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.

"Dr. Jessica was wonderful during our most raw moments. This was hands down the hardest thing we have ever done and she made this difficult moment easier. Thank you for being so kind and gentle with our fur baby. She has brought us so much joy and laughter. Thank you."

Maggie Pavel
Levittown, Pennsylvania

"It has taken some time to get the courage to even discuss the decision to put our girl down. She was a 15 year old GSD, an integrate part of our family from our children to our grand children. She slowed down fast over the past couple of years but still viable, healthy, loved to eat everyday and loved her walk everyday. But we (I) saw her deteriorate and didn't want to let go. We had researched the possibility of making here comfortable and having her last moments at home......she hated the vets office tremendously.

My wife spent time online and we found Lap Of Love and we are so happy we made the decision (Last Minute) to move forward to send my Sasha over the rainbow bridge. Dr. Jessica came to our home, she was compassionate, loving and provided extreme care as the time came. Sasha was at home, the anxiousness of being in the vets office was not present, she relaxed and went home..... we will miss her and see her again one day, that being said we will never take our kids (Dogs)....to any vet ever again.

Lap Of Love......Thank You its never easy to make the decision to do this but you (Dr. Jessica) made this extremely difficult decision easier to endure."

Albert McLaughlin
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Wilbourne ("Dr. Jessica") was incredibly caring and supportive in this horrendously difficult time for us. The poise, the calm and the love that she displayed were very, very, VERY much appreciated not only by Jimmy but by my wife and I. I can't say enough good words about Dr. Jessica and Lap of Love in general. God bless you, your family and your pets. Andre."

Andre De Champlain
Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Jessica made an incredibly difficult moment almost bearable. She was so kind and compassionate throughout the whole process. It was extremely difficult for me, and I was very emotional the entire time, but she was understanding and did her best to comfort us. She was gentle with our Cartman, and she gave us as much time as we needed to say goodbye. I'm so thankful to her."

Jenna Fliszar
Emmaus, Pennsylvania

"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

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
“Bailey you were our first baby. You bought so much joy and laughter to our family. You were such a loving and gentle dog. You always had a smile on your face and a paw to lend. I will miss you greeting me at the front door with your unconditional love and your voice talking (howling) at me. I loved that when I talked to you, you would answer ...
Maggie Pavel
July 10, 2018
“Dear Jimmy,

The void you left in our heart is immense and I miss you every minute of each day that's gone by since Monday evening. I've never shed so many painful and sad tears. You were a bright light in our lives for the past 11 years and taught me more about life than many of the "two legged" persons that surround me. I know that you're at ...
Andre De Champlain
May 3, 2018
“10 days ago today, my husband, our cat Duchess, and I said goodbye to our sweet boy, Cartman. He really was the best cat. He lived to the ripe old age of 20, and I was lucky enough to be his mom for 10 of those years, and my husband got to be his dad for the last 5. To say I loved that cat is an understatement. He gained the nickname "love bug" ...
Jenna Fliszar
April 26, 2018
“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
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 144
Carversville, PA 18913

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