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.  

"Dr Allie was so amazing! She was so caring and helped us through an incredibly difficult time saying goodbye to our sweet kitty of 15 years. She showed so much compassion and made us feel like she really understood our loss. I would highly recommend her services to anyone having to say goodbye to their pet. Thanks so much Dr Allie!!"

Elizabeth White
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Losing a loved one is never easy. We decided to use Lap of Love so Duchess would be comfortable and not have the stress of going to vet. Dr. Allie was amazing and compassionate. She took her time and made sure Duchess was comfortable and that I was doing ok as well. I cant thank you enough Dr. Allie. You made an extremely difficult situation a little easier to handle with your care and compassion.

Thank you,

Duchess and Jen"

Jen Rose
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Saying goodbye to a member of your family is never easy. I had always feared that day. My little Tigger has always been my little buddy since the day i found him at the shelter when he was only 6 weeks old. He became sick without warning. I was so heartbroken but knew i couldnt let him suffer. I called Lap of Love and on the other end of the phone was someone who wanted to take time to listen to me cry and was willing to answer any questions that i had. Allie came to my home and was so kind . She sat on the ground with me as i said my Goodbyes to my little boy, a part of my life for 11yrs. She feed him cookies and was so kind to the both of us. She talked with me and took time to explain I was doing the right thing . I felt as if i had failed him in some way...How did i not see this before he had taken this turn. I know now what i had to do was from my heart and he is running free and happy . No more pain . Thank you Allie for being so kind and helping me and my little Tigger ."

Deb Allen
Talbott, Tennessee

"We are so very thankful that our regular vet recommended Laps of Love and Dr. Allie. We knew our Bessie was sick and not getting better. We knew that the time had come, but it didn't make it any easier. She had been a part of the family for 12 years. She had always has a fear of the vets office and we just couldn't bear the thought that her last moments would be so terrifying for her. Laps of Love was a true blessing. Bessie spent the whole day with us and all the things she loved. When Dr. Allie arrived she was so gentle and caring. I truly felt she cared about Bessie. While letting go of her was so hard, we are so thankful that we turned to Laps of Love when the time came. Thanks to Dr. Allie we were able to give Bessie a very peaceful goodbye in her own home that was filled with love and gentleness. Thank you."

Rachel Wiget
Rockford, Tennessee

"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

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 37928

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