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.

"I am so grateful for Dr. Sunday Cozzi and the service she provided to help my dog, Meko, cross rainbow bridge at our home. I must say I was very leary at first but knew that it was best/easier on my pet to pass at home. Dr. Sunday Cozzi alleviated all of my fears and answered all of my questions. Dr. Sunday was amazing, caring and did everything to make us and my beloved Meko more comfortable. Meko was happily eating cheese and bacon treats as his sedation relaxed him. I am so glad that we chose to use Dr. Sunday Cozzi and Lap of Love. I will choose this service and Dr. Sunday Cozzi when the time comes again for one of my pets to cross rainbow bridge. Thank you so much for this service."

Amy H.
North Augusta, South Carolina

"Dr. Sunday has helped several of my animals cross the bridge (Corey, the Damcat and now Snoopy). She is compassion personified and very professional and caring. Lap pf Love gives our beloved animals the chance to transition at home and gives the other pets a chance to say goodbye. I cannot recommend this service highly enough. It makes a terrible experience bearable. Thank you Dr. Sunday."

Mary Lou Seymour
North Augusta, South Carolina

"Dr. Cozzi Sunday helped us send Keith home, she was wonderful, very sincere in her demeanor and empathetic. We appreciated all she did being with us and listening to all the stories we had. We had family and friend who wanted to be there with us on video chat and she just kept doing what she does. We truly appreciated her more than WE could ever imagine!!"

Astrid Sanders
GROVETOWN, Georgia

"Dr. Sunday made the process so peaceful and comfortable with accepting that it was Buster's time to leave us. The process was made easier for us as she walked us through the steps but never rushed us and made our whole family feel more comfortable with letting go"

Sonni Vesosky
AIken, South Carolina

"Dr. Sunday was very courteous and understanding. I would

recommend her to anyone. She came to the house to take care of my little love."

Jerry Hufnagel
Aiken, South Carolina

"Sunday holds a special place in our heart now. She was so loving to our Jasper during this time. Just her calm presence and her comforting words made us feel so much better. She explained what was going to happen in a positive, meaningful way. She's the best!"

Michelle Goings
Graniteville, 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
“Run free of pain and young again, Angel Snoopy, playing ball with Corey in God's green pastures, until we meet again. You were a VERY good dog and I miss you more than I can bear.”
Mary Lou Seymour
July 26, 2020
“RAINBOW BRIDGE

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many splendid colors.
Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush, green grass.
When beloved pets die, they go to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
The ...
Astrid Sanders
June 25, 2020
“Buster spent his life loving and caring for the people he loved. We return that love with gratitude. Throughout his many years he exhibited unrelenting devotion for his people. He will be greatly missed for those of us still looking to see him at home. His housemates Piper and Hoagie are feeling his loss as well. He's now living peacefully ...
Sonni Vesosky
June 24, 2020
“My little precious was everything to me. She was my little shadow. where ever I went she would be behind me. It is so lonely without her. She was always within a few feet of me where ever I went. She loved to ride in the back seat. I feel so lonely without
her. I cry when I think of how much I miss her.”
Jerry Hufnagel
June 20, 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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