Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$260

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.

Euthanasia$260

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.

Geriatric Consultation$260

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.

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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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 pounds or more will be quoted

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 pounds or more will be quoted

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

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

Availability

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.

Meet the Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area. 

Dr. Allie

Allie Prokop, DVM

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, DVM

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.  

"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 Norman
Jefferson 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 Buck
Knoxville, Tennessee

"We never wanted this day to come, the day we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Jasper. In the end, I thank Dr. Allie for the amazing love and compassion she provided to Jasper and our family that we are able to cherish this last day with him and not have to put it out of our thoughts. I will forever be grateful for the tender care shown by Dr. Allie and will always remember the kindness and respect shown by the staff on the telephone. I know that Jasper left this life in the most comfortable way possible, at home surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. I highly recommend Lap of Love and especially Dr. Allie when you have to cross this bridge."

Michael Marable
Lenoir City, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was the most caring and compassionate person, she made Aussie and us feel comfortable with very little stress. He was quite and calm and she was just so gentle with him. We were very impressed with her and Alex at Lap of Love for caring and treating our Aussie with dignity and love. I can't thank them enough for getting us through this difficult time."

Jennifer Smith
Oakdale, Tennessee

"Lap of Love's services were heaven sent in our trying situation. Our 11 year old Rottweiler, Tahoe, had to be put to sleep without very much notice. He had a very hard weekend and could not keep his food down. We were hoping to take him to our regular Vet on Monday, but when Monday came (7 AM) he could not standup and started breathing heavy. By 9:30 AM, my wife and I knew he was in pain and there was "No getting better". We called Lap of Love and Tiffany was very understanding and arranged an appointment with Dr. Allie at 1 PM (thank God). Dr. Allie was there, right on time and could see immediately our situation. I can not speak highly enough about Dr. Allie's compassion, understanding and professionalism. She really helped us though a very tuff time. For us to be home during the process meant so much to us and really helped Tahoe's anxiety. I will highly recommend Dr. Allie to all our friends. THANK YOU DR. ALLIE"

Bill Rieman
Lenoir City, Tennessee

"It has been one month today and our family just wants to express our thanks again to Dr. Allie and Lap of Love. She was extremely kind and considerate. She got down on her knees next to my mother's bed and explained to my 88 year old mom what exactly she was there to do, in a very kind manner. It was difficult of course to say goodbye to our little friend and family member, Cici. But compared to the cold and sterile veterinarian's office, it was so peaceful and made things easier as far as dealing with our loss. Dr. Allie explained exactly what would take place and was so careful and showed so much concern for our little guy as well as for all of us. She was not in any rush, which also helped with dealing with saying goodbye. Dr. Allie is a very special person. We highly recommend the services that she and Lap of Love offer and provide. It is well worth saying goodbye if you have to in your and their own home. Cici made it to 16 years old and had a really good life and we miss him so much. Thank you again, Dr. Allie."

Jeff Benton and Family
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
“Digger was a great pet. He never gave us any problems and was very loving and caring to both my wife and me. He was a great watch dog, our whole neighborhood liked him. He would always let you know if someone strange was around or a strange vehicle. He always walked with my wife out our driveway to the mail box and back every day. He never would ...
Buck Norman
September 17, 2018
“Cougar was so precious to our family. He gave our family so much joy over the 13 years that we had him with us. We will miss him meeting us at the back gate every day, his "talkative" husky howl as he carried on conversations with daily. All husky owners will understand what I mean. We will miss his beautiful fur all over the place, those ...
Melinda Buck
September 14, 2018
“Our dear Aussie man, you were always there for me, through lifes ups and downs. You were the best companion and my baby who had my heart. There will be a day that doesn't go by that you won't be in my thoughts. I will always love and miss you.”
Jennifer Smith
September 7, 2018
“Our sweet baby boy, Mason bravely fought cancer for nearly one year. He was such a fighter with amazing courage and strength. Sadly, despite being so young at only 8.5 years old, he got his wings. I shared a memorial post on my personal blog that I’d like to share here: https://gypsyrd.com/2018/06/03/mason-storm-daniel/”
Kori Daniel
June 7, 2018
Payment Options

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.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
PO Box 18031
Knoxville, TN 37928

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