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

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 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.  

"Dr. Allie took wonderful care of our Jubilee. She was kind, caring, and compassionate during a heartbreaking time for us. We are so grateful for her loving nature."

Brooke Hamby
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was absolutely wonderful. She took the time to look at Kiri's labs and to assure me I was doing the right thing, that it was time (she had renal failure and hadn't eaten in 3 days).

She spent a lot of time with me, helping me as I grieved before Kiri was euthanized and afterwards. I can't imagine doing her job. Her attitude was a comfort. She was incredibly compassionate.

I know I'll have pets that will need her help at some point and I hope she will still be available to help me through it.

I can't thank you enough Dr. Allie"

Cindy Mullen
Kingston, Tennessee

"Lap of Love has now assisted with forever comforting a number of my fur babies as they have aged, become seniors and/or taken ill. Dr. Allie has got to be one of the most compassionate people I've ever met. She has not only been comforting to me but treated my babies like they were hers."

Cindy Ritter
Knoxville, Tennessee

"My husband and I were so distraught that our Bruce Kitty was terminally ill. I found this company through a google search when we were trying to determine the best end of life option for our sweet boy. The service we received surpassed all of my expectations and more, we are so thankful that our last moments with our kitty man were filled with love, compassion, patience, and understanding. He was able to reach peace in his dada's lap, while in his favorite room. Being reassured by Dr. Allie about our decision meant so much to us, her guidance through the process never fell rushed, and we never felt ill informed. She is an angel that has truly found her calling in life."

Nicole Deasy
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie Prokop was the DVM in our area when I researched Lap of Love. We made arrangements for her to come on the same day as we called. She called when she was on her way, answered our questions, reassured us that we were making the right decision, and explained everything she was doing and what to expect before she did it. She was so gentle, kind, loving, compassionate, and understanding of the pain both our dog and we were going through. She followed up with us and sent a beautiful card. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to help ease our much loved dog from this life to the next."

Kathleen Courtney
Clinton, Tennessee

"My wife and I are so grateful to Dr. Allie and Lap of Love. Dr. Allie is extremely compassionate, gentle, and empathetic, while maintaining great composure during an emotional time. We couldn't recommend her more highly. Both she and Liana, who had spoken with my wife to schedule the appointment, have continued to keep in touch and offer us support.

Dr. Allie was a guest on WATE's "Living East TN" today, February 21, 2019, and shared some detail and explanation about their services. We are fortunate to have Dr. Allie & Lap of Love here in Knoxville.

Thank you for the tremendous support, Dr. Allie & Liana."

David Shepler
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
“Jubilee, You were my steadfast companion through troubling times and wonderful new beginnings. We adopted you knowing what a sweet wonderful soul you were but not knowing all the health challenges that you would face. Together, you and me, we faced those challenges. As our family grew, you loved US all and we loved you. We cherish all the memories ...
Brooke Hamby
March 13, 2019
“Kiri Aka Wee-wee
My little Wee-wee. I miss hearing the patter of your little paws when you ran to be brushed. How you would wait for me every night to get in bed. waiting at the bathroom door as I brushed my teeth and got ready for bed. How you would "chirp" your little meow in excitement and run ahead of me and jump on the bed, looking at me and ...
Cindy Mullen
March 9, 2019
“To my sweet little Ophelia. With you and Charlie kitty both now gone, the house is so empty. It is really hard getting used to not doing our kitty loves routine every morning before work. Telling you to get back when I come into the house and having you curl up in my face when I'm trying to watch TV. And how your little eyes would open wide and ...
Cindy Ritter
March 8, 2019
“We were blessed with Cleo in our lives for almost 16 years. Born in our home as the only puppy of my daughter's two dogs, she died in our home with my husband and me. She was always surrounded by love and she gave love, every moment of her life. Cleo was the perfect pet, companion, family member for us. She was friendly but also a barker. She ...
Kathleen Courtney
March 1, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, TN 37928

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