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.

"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

"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

"We are so thankful for Dr. Sunday. Lap of Love was recommended by Norman's oncologist and we couldn't have been happier with the decision we made to use Lap of Love. We knew Norman's time was coming given that he was not going to get into a remission with his lymphoma, but it happened so suddenly when he started to feel bad. Dr. Sunday assured us that we were doing what was best for Norman; she loved him and fed him until he was already in puppy heaven with the treats. We were so thankful that Dr. Sunday and Lap of Love allowed us to give this last gift to Norman - the gift of a peaceful transition outside on our porch, on a beautiful sunny day. Our home is empty, but our hearts are full with the love we shared with Norman and with the gift of a peaceful transition. We had an alarm set for 6pm every day as a reminder to get Norman's medication, and he looked forward to that alarm so much as we'd say "Norman, medicine and treat". He would jump up when the alarm went off. Right when Norman passed, that alarm went off - it was so eerie, but Dr. Sunday said it best - it was Norman's way of letting us know he'd arrived."

Jessica Metts
Aiken, South Carolina

"Dr Sunday is a Godsend. She is compassionate and talks you though every step, making sure you are comfortable. This is my 3rd dog that Dr Sunday has helped with crossing over and I feel so blessed to have found her. She loves these babies as if they were her own. We fed Hunter lots and lots of bacon and he went to sleep in my arms once he was full. His passing was so peaceful and I am at peace. Dr Sunday made that possible. She is a blessing to this community . Thank you Dr Sunday, you are precious to me."

Teresa Cox
Aiken, South Carolina

"Dr. Sunday was kind and thoughtful. She helped us usher out of this world our sweet Cassie in the most beautiful way."

Cheryl Mitchell
Evans, Georgia

"Dr. Cozzi was wonderful in making a horrible day, not so unbearable. She was so gentle with Daisy."

Jackie Doying
Trenton, 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
“One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was let my sweet B.B. go on Friday October 16, 2020 at 12:51 pm. It was also a blessing to know that she is no longer sick and in pain, but in heaven running and playing. B.B. (Black Betty) was the most compassionate and loving dog. She was and still is my best friend. B.B. loved everybody, and ...
Kristen Hill
October 22, 2020
“Norman, life is so empty without you. Not to mention the house. You were so loved and will be so missed. You couldn't have been more loving, more snuggly, more silly and more eager to please. I couldn't have asked for a better puppy. Our bond was immeasurable, and everyone saw it. Grandma, Mommy and Steve will think of you every day. We hope you ...
Jessica Metts
October 12, 2020
“Hunter boy Mom and Dad miss you to the Heavens and life will never be the same. What a true gift and a blessing you were to us. That hardest thing in the world for us to do was giving you back that special gift and helping you cross that beautiful Rainbow Bridge with your dignity intact. I was determined that you would not have to suffer, not even ...
Teresa Cox
October 9, 2020
“Cassie was a sweet, soft as silk, beautiful spirit loving member of our family Even though
She endured having mammory gland cancer and surgery, Glaucoma and complete blindness
and then getting Degenerative Myelopathy. Through it all she never lost her zest for life. If the DM
hadn't caused neurological damage she'd still be here struggling to ...
Cheryl Mitchell
October 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 5296
Aiken, South Carolina 29804

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