PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$275

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$375

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.

ADDITIONAL 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 (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 Eve, 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 39 pounds$300
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$350
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$125
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$200

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. 

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 no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

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 or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, 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. Allie

Allie Prokop

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.  

About Allie Prokop

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.  

"This vet went above and beyond for our sweet dog we had to make a hard decision with. She was kind, compassionate, explained everything well, answered questions we had. I reccomend her 100% if you are faced with the hard decision we were. Thank you Dr. Allie for making this process as easy as it could be."

Rachel Myers
MARYVILLE, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was exactly what I needed to help in the most difficult moment. She was patient, soft spoken, kind and loving. I can't imagine not having her gentle presence near. Thank you so much, Dr. Allie for being an Angel on Earth."

Christy Wilder
Knoxville, Tennessee

"I was told about Lap of Love by a friend and so thankful for getting this information. My precious Storm was not a good traveler in the car so I did not want his last moments with us to be a stressful time. The whole process is so easy and comforting. Dr. Allie took care of Storm like she knew him all his 10 years. She was so understanding, calm and so peaceful to my husband and I. Storm was loved till the very end. I can't say enough about Lap of Love other than thank God for the vets and organization to give the living such comforate in such a horrible time."

Nina Moreau-Wagner
Loudon, Tennessee

"It takes a special person to be a veterinarian who serves the pets and their owners at a very difficult time. Dr. Allie was like an angel sent to me and Masha in his last days. Her compassion was genuine and her ability to comfort and make Masha’s transition an easy and peaceful experience demonstrated her gifting in her profession. Thank you, Dr. Allie. You are truly a blessing. 😻"

Susan Hillon
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was wonderful during this most difficult. She was very kind and understanding. We could not have had anyone kinder at this time. Thanks Dr. Allie"

Veronica Dobson
Knoxville, Tennessee

"We recently had to help our senior yellow lab cross the rainbow bridge. Dr. Allie was an absolute angel. Not only did she calm and comfort our sweet Sadie, she comforted us humans as well. She made the whole experience beautiful from start to finish. We feel like it was the last special thing we could do for our baby. After this I can’t imagine going any other route. You will not find a more kind and compassionate doctor anywhere! Thank you again Dr. Allie for helping us through this."

Irene Catchpole
Oliver Springs, Tennessee

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (865) 974-8387

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, Knoxville

  (865) 755-8839

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center Support Line

  (865) 693-4440

The Animal ER, Critical Care and Referral Center, Knoxville

  (865) 637-0114

The Pet Emergency Clinic in Knoxville

  (865) 982-1007

Midland Pet Emergency Clinic, Alcoa

SERVICE AREA

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. 

Pet Memorials
“Bucky, I was not ready to let you go but we both knew it was time to say our goodbyes. You were my best friend, my constant companion, the best big fur brother and the biggest goofball with the most loving heart. The house is so big without you here and everywhere I look theres a sweet memory of you. Thank you so much for the greatest 11 years. I ...
Christy Wilder
October 1, 2019
“My precious Storm. Mommy will miss you always. You went so fast but so peacefully. I gave you back to the earth as you came to us. You loved being outside so much, now you can run free chasing birds. Till we meet again my little butterball.”
Nina Moreau-Wagner
September 4, 2019
“I thank the God of Creation for the wonderful 16 years I was privileged to be loved by such a gentle, faithful, loving and precious cat. I’ve never lived without a cat in my life and they all were special pets, but Masha held a very special place in my heart. He was one of those special pets that are especially unique. My husband often told me ...
Susan Hillon
September 3, 2019
“Dear Sweet Toby We miss you more than we can say. We have loved you for 15 plus years. You were our little ball player. I hope you are running free over the Rainbow Bridge with Bobby, Julie, and Zena. We will see you again someday. Thank you baby for all the memories that you gave to us. We love you!!!! Love mommy and daddy”
Veronica Dobson
August 20, 2019
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 18031
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

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