PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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 is an amazing human. She was so kind and loving to our family. She explained what would be done, how and let us decide when. She wasn't hurried. It is rare to find that kind of compassion. I highly recommend her when the time comes to collect your fur family."

Crystal Sherline
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

"The service that Dr. Allie provided to our family was nothing short of perfect. She was kind and understanding, and was with us all the way. I will be forever grateful for the peace she gave our family."

Jessie Roth
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie's compassion for us and for Tuppy was genuine and healing. On a difficult day, she helped us feel grateful for the love we shared with our sweet Tuppy."

Laurie Knox
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie Prokop was very caring and sympathetic with our family and what we were going through saying goodbye to Missy. She talked to us without rushing asking us to tell her all about Missy and our last 17 years we had with her. Dr. Allie was very heartfelt and caring and was a great comfort to us in the few minutes we had left with Missy and I'm very grateful of Dr. Allie and all the memories we have in our hearts of the last 17 years with Missy."

Brandon Leitch
Maryville, Tennessee

"I cannot express how much I appreciate how kind and understanding Dr. Allie was during her visit. This was my first experience losing a dog and after 18 years with her the whole process was extremely difficult.

Jolene's health had been declining and when she was struggling to breathe I contacted Lap of Love. I know we made the right decision although it was incredibly hard. I am very grateful she died in our arms at home. We miss her so much and thank Allie for making this transition a little easier.

Dr. Allie is exceptional at what she does and we thank her and Lap of Love for making this heartbreaking experience a little easier for us. We felt safe with Dr. Allie. She was very helpful guiding us through Jolene's death and was incredibly peaceful and kind.

With great appreciation,

Leah & Angie"

Leah Moyers
Sevierville, Tennessee

"Coming to the decision of saying goodbye to our sweet loving Missy after 17 years on June 7, 2019 was the hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life. She wasn't just a pet, but was a member of the family, and had been in our family since she was just a small 5 week old puppy and we enjoyed 17 wonderful years with her loving heart. When I called Lap of Love late that morning to make the decision, Brie was talking to me very calmly about Missy and sounded so caring and understood how difficult of a decision it was for me, and I could feel how much sympathy and care she had for me in her voice since I was crying and breaking down over the phone. She made me feel that Lap of Love was there for my family and I and we didn't have to go thru this alone. After talking to Brie I immediately felt more calm about this difficult decision because I truly knew Lap of Love cared for me and my family and it was a comforting to know and feel that. When Dr. Allie arrived later that evening, my family and I took time talking to her about Missy and all the years we've had with her since 2002. Dr. Allie was calm with us not in a rush and just wanted us to truly embrace this time and the last few minutes we had with Missy. We thought of Missy's love, care, and the celebration of the life she had lived in our family always greeting us with a wagging tail wanting to be petted on the head. It's not the same around the house now that Missy is gone and there is a void, but nothing could ever take away the memories and the love we have of her, she will truly be missed.

Thank-you Dr. Allie and May God Bless You,

Brandon"

Brandon Leitch
Maryville, 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
“Charlie Bucket "Buck" was literally my best friend. He knew all of my secrets and I'd like to think he didn't judge. My shadow, constant companion, my rock, Buck saw me through adolescent years of my children, a divorce, a doctoral program. He loved to have his ears rubbed. He wasn't a licker, but when I was away from him for more than a day, he ...
Crystal Sherline
July 11, 2019
“Goodbye, sweet little man. I hope your life here on earth was fulfilling. You certainly made our lives richer and more meaningful because you were a part of it. Thank you for being such a kind, sweet, loving spirit. And thank you for being (mostly) patient with a well-meaning toddler who loved playing dress-up with you since you couldn't run away. ...
Jessie Roth
June 28, 2019
“Tuppy was patient, she was kind. She was not self-seeking nor easily angered. She kept no record of wrongs. She always protected, always trusted, always hoped, always persevered.

We will miss her.”
Laurie Knox
June 19, 2019
“For 17 years Missy was a member of our family and brought joy and smiles to us every time we were around her. She couldn't love us enough with her big heart she always showed around to everyone. Missy left us on June 7, 2019 and it was such a difficult day, but I'm so blessed to cherish the memories of her in our hearts. Missy's bark and ...
Brandon Leitch
June 12, 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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