Knoxville & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.
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 buried on private land.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6am - 10pm. 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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
Even before entering the veterinary field, I felt the strength of the human-animal bond. Our first family dog, Becca, was a gentle giant of a Boxer who graced us with many fun, loving, selfless years. My favorite memories of her include her wrestling us as children to tickle our faces with her muzzle, sledding with her at our home in Massachusetts, and when she came home leading a hiker who had been lost in our woods. When she passed, I remember the void that was left behind in her place, and I was so grateful to have such wonderful memories to keep with me in her absence.
Becca was one of many reasons I pursued a career in veterinary medicine. After attending Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, I followed my passion to the University of Tennessee to complete an internship in Equine Field Service. It was at my first job, a mixed animal practice in Oregon, that I gained a true appreciation of the importance of at home end of life care. What an honor it is to be able to give my patients a peaceful passing in their own homes, surrounded by their loving families. It is a privilege to provide this service and bring comfort to such grateful families in their time of need.
I am so glad to be back in Tennessee, and I look forward to helping families in and around Knoxville. When not working, I enjoy travelling, hiking in the Smokies, watching the Vols, and spending time at home with my kitties.
Allie Prokop, DVM
"Dr. Allie was very compassionate. She personally delivered Molly's ashes to us. She is a very special lady, and we'll always be grateful to her."
Julian and Betty Ann WebbKnoxville, Tennessee
"I'm soooo grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Allie in particular! It was time for my 18 year old sweet girl and Dr. Allie came out that afternoon, on her day off! Dr. Allie was so helpful and patient and most of all genuinely cared and listened and made sure my sweet girl was given the best care possible. She helped me carry her outside near the water because that's where my girl likes to be and handled everything with such grace and care. Genuine care too - not fake at all. To be able to do this at home and not further stress my sweet girl out was such a blessing and a gift and worth every penny (which it isn't even expensive!). I can't say enough good things about Lap of Love and Dr. Allie HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"
Gretchen KnodeCorryton, Tennessee
"Dr. Allie was the kindest, most compassionate soul and provided much comfort to us. We were almost in shock as our Brutus became so sick so fast and it turned out he had a large mass. Dr. Allie treated him as though he was her dog and us like we were family. If I have ever met someone "called" to their work, it is surely her."
David WorthamKnoxville, Tennessee
Thank you so much for your love and kindness. Our beloved dog left this world under your guidance and grace. Your services were a blessing for our family."
"The doctor that took care of Digger and helped us deal with the passing of Digger was a very kind and warm hearted person. We are so thankful for her and her caring heart. We could not have asked for anyone else that would have been more caring and warm hearted. She was truly a blessing to both of us and our Digger. She treated him just like it was her dog. Thank You Dr. Allie, for being so kind hearted and caring so much for Digger and us."
Buck NormanJefferson City, Tennessee
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Allie Prokop and Lap of Love! She was so loving, and so gentle with Cougar, and so supportive of me during this tough process. It meant SO much to me to be able to euthanize my sweet angel here at home where his last memory would be in comfort of familiar surroundings with his Mama beside him. I am so thankful for Dr. Allie and recommend this service to anyone who when they have to face this sad circumstance."
Melinda BuckKnoxville, Tennessee
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center Support Line
The Animal ER, Critical Care and Referral Center, Knoxville
The Pet Emergency Clinic in Knoxville
Midland Pet Emergency Clinic, Alcoa
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Knoxville area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$75 based on your location.
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.
Lap of LovePO Box 18031Knoxville, TN 37928