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
"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
"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 MarableLenoir 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 SmithOakdale, 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 RiemanLenoir 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 FamilyKnoxville, 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