Aiken-Augusta and Surrounding Areas

  (803) 994-9460

  [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$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.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for weekends ($30), 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 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 49 pounds$250
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$300
Pets 151 - 250 pounds$350

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or office.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$200
Pets 151 - 250 pounds$250

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 by the crematory. 

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 8am - 8pm. 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, 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. Sunday

Sunday Cozzi

As a kid, it never occurred to me that I could be a veterinarian, although animals always held my fascination. I was an only child, living with my mom—a busy graduate student. What a big deal it was to me to have my very first pets—a pair of gerbils. I’ll never forget how thrilled I was to watch them run on their exercise wheel and snuggle down in their nest together. I loved visiting the petting zoo near where my dad lived—feeding the animals and riding the resident camel. I couldn’t get enough! When my dad and stepmom got a kitten, I was over the moon! I absolutely adored him. When they got a Golden Retriever named ‘Jenny,’ I was beside myself—she was the four-legged sister I’d never had! We played hours of fetch where I would throw slobber-drenched balls as deep into the woods as possible. Since then, I have been blessed to welcome many more animals into my life—each one a special member of my family. I went on to finish high school and pursue a telecommunications degree at the University of Florida. Frankly, I was a little intimidated by science and math.

After graduation, I worked for a public radio station for a couple of years. I enjoyed my work, but felt like something was missing. I had the opportunity to hang out with some veterinary students and vet techs. Their conversations were so interesting and their work so rewarding. After volunteering at a small animal clinic and with the UF Foal Unit, I knew that vet school was for me. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I worked for many years in small animal private practice, where I was able to really experience the depth of the human-animal bond. The most memorable moments of my career have been when I knew that I’d not only helped my patients, but helped their owners as well—through one-on-one education or counseling. I remember so many times when the waiting room was full at the end of the day, but I had a teary client in an exam room with their terminally ill pet. It was so important to me to help them and never rush them through the decision-making process and euthanasia. That is so difficult to do in a clinical setting.

As a pet owner who happens to be a veterinarian, I have had the opportunity to experience euthanasia of my beloved pets both in a clinic and at home. In fact, it didn’t occur to me to do it at home until my very anxious and fearful cat Mookie became too ill to go on. She had gotten to the point that she preferred to stay in my walk-in closet. I was able to help her leave this world peacefully and painlessly in the place where she felt safest. Wow! What an epiphany for me—why hadn’t I been doing this all along for my four-legged kids?! Knowing what I know now, I would never consider any other way for my own pets, and I feel blessed to be able to offer this to other folks who feel the same about their special family members.

About Sunday Cozzi

As a kid, it never occurred to me that I could be a veterinarian, although animals always held my fascination. I was an only child, living with my mom—a busy graduate student. What a big deal it was to me to have my very first pets—a pair of gerbils. I’ll never forget how thrilled I was to watch them run on their exercise wheel and snuggle down in their nest together. I loved visiting the petting zoo near where my dad lived—feeding the animals and riding the resident camel. I couldn’t get enough! When my dad and stepmom got a kitten, I was over the moon! I absolutely adored him. When they got a Golden Retriever named ‘Jenny,’ I was beside myself—she was the four-legged sister I’d never had! We played hours of fetch where I would throw slobber-drenched balls as deep into the woods as possible. Since then, I have been blessed to welcome many more animals into my life—each one a special member of my family. I went on to finish high school and pursue a telecommunications degree at the University of Florida. Frankly, I was a little intimidated by science and math.

After graduation, I worked for a public radio station for a couple of years. I enjoyed my work, but felt like something was missing. I had the opportunity to hang out with some veterinary students and vet techs. Their conversations were so interesting and their work so rewarding. After volunteering at a small animal clinic and with the UF Foal Unit, I knew that vet school was for me. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. I worked for many years in small animal private practice, where I was able to really experience the depth of the human-animal bond. The most memorable moments of my career have been when I knew that I’d not only helped my patients, but helped their owners as well—through one-on-one education or counseling. I remember so many times when the waiting room was full at the end of the day, but I had a teary client in an exam room with their terminally ill pet. It was so important to me to help them and never rush them through the decision-making process and euthanasia. That is so difficult to do in a clinical setting.

As a pet owner who happens to be a veterinarian, I have had the opportunity to experience euthanasia of my beloved pets both in a clinic and at home. In fact, it didn’t occur to me to do it at home until my very anxious and fearful cat Mookie became too ill to go on. She had gotten to the point that she preferred to stay in my walk-in closet. I was able to help her leave this world peacefully and painlessly in the place where she felt safest. Wow! What an epiphany for me—why hadn’t I been doing this all along for my four-legged kids?! Knowing what I know now, I would never consider any other way for my own pets, and I feel blessed to be able to offer this to other folks who feel the same about their special family members.

"One of the best decisions I ever made for Sassy was Laps of Love and Dr. Sunday! Dr. Sunday was so patient, kind, loving, comforting, gentle, compassionate... I could go on forever!!! Watching Dr. Sunday carry a special chunk of my heart so gingerly to her car, and drive away with her in the front seat, and remembering her words "I will treat your baby like she is my own baby." For such a tough time in life, Dr. Sunday couldn't have made it more special for Sassy and for me. God Bless Laps of Love for what they do!"


North Augusta, South Carolina

"A big thank you to Laps of Love and Dr. Sunday, especially, for helping our sweet girl cross the Rainbow Bridge with the most compassionate and supportive care possible. Your empathy during this difficult time meant more than you know. You gave us comfort in knowing that we made the right decision and enabled Keiko to pass peacefully with the humans she loved and her little brother Gronk. I am sure she was pleased to have her fill of bacon to take with her on her next big adventure. Thank you so much for taking us step-by-step and ensuring we were ready to proceed further. Your practice is a gift for those of us wanting to give our fur babies the most kind, proper and humane send off!"

Chelsea Parrish
Augusta, Georgia

"I don’t know if I could have made it through without Dr. Sunday. From the moment she walked in the door I was at ease. Her love for her little fur patients was obvious and her kindness to me as a grieving mommy will never be forgotten. I am so thankful we made the decision to call Lap of Love. I can not imagine taking my baby the his least favorite place to say goodbye. Thank you Dr Sunday. You will always have a place in our hearts."

Joanna Ferguson
Martinez, Georgia

"Dr. Sunday was a brilliant, bright, loving light on a dark and painful day. I can't even put this into proper words. She made such a terrible thing so much better."

Kari Breed
Grovetown, Georgia

"Dr. Sunday is truly compassionate and is called for this difficult role. She helped in every way possible to comfort us on this very difficult day. I will forever be grateful that my heart can be at ease that our beloved Me-Me had a comfortable, peaceful transition, thank you Dr. Sunday."

Nola Grant
Aiken, South Carolina

"Dr. Sunday Cozzi was amazing. This was my first experience losing a pet this way, and she made a difficult situation peaceful. She handled things so well that even though I was letting go of my pet, I was able to form a few more sweet memories."

Kristen Hill
Gloverville, South Carolina

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Counselor

  (706) 496-3935

Cindy Foster, LCSW, NBCCH

Emergency Clinic

  (706) 733-7458

Augusta, GA: Augusta Animal Emergency

Emergency Clinic

  (803) 798-3837

South Carolina: SC Veterinary Emergency Care

SERVICE AREA

We assist families with in home pet hospice and euthanasia in the Aiken-Augusta area including the following listed below. Our veterinarians are willing to travel upwards of 50 miles and travel fees will be determined based on distance from the doctor's home ranging between $30-$100. Please call us to learn more about pricing for your area.

Aiken, North Augusta, Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Beech Island, New Ellenton, Jackson. The Valley area: Trenton, Edgefield, Johnston, Ridge Spring, Monetta, Windsor, Wagener, Lexington, Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Barnwell, Saluda, McCormick, Batesburg/Leesville and Grovetown.
Pet Memorials
“I wrote this on January 1, 2021 as we celebrated Sassy's 16th birthday...

Jan. 1, 2021 - Happy birthday SWEET 16!!! I’m not positive how old Sassy is; with best guess, she was born in January 2005. So tonight she gets an ice cream sandwich and cool whip! She has been a lifesaver to me in so many ways! She is declining and I dread the day she is ...
January 6, 2021
“It is with a heavy heart that my family had to say goodbye to our sweet, most beloved girl, Keiko. She departed this world on Friday, December 11th, 2020 starting the next chapter of her great adventure. Keiko came into our lives 12 years ago, right before Christmas, and our lives have never been the same since. She was our most loyal companion, ...
Chelsea Parrish
December 14, 2020
“I will never forget the first time I saw you Lou. Your crazy little wild eyes should have been our clue that you were going to be a fireball. You came into our home and into our hearts. You loved us unconditionally for 9 years and I know I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I hope you find us a beautiful swimming pool so when we ...
Joanna Ferguson
December 10, 2020
“🐾🌈Me-Me🐾🐾
While your Wings were ready, My heart was not 💔🐾
If love could’ve saved you, you would’ve lived forever 😔💔.
Frankly even forever would not have been long enough my Me-Me... Nearly 18 years of unconditional love, loyalty, comedy and unique connection. You taught me soooo many things, except how to live without you. I ...
Nola Grant
November 15, 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 5296
Aiken, South Carolina 29804

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