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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 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.  

"I could not thank Dr. Allie enough for her help and guidance during this time of hardship. She was always available with the best advice and comfort that helped me through this grief stricken time. Although she is small in stature she is large in heart. On her initial consultation visit she waded through my pack of 5 Great Danes as if she were their long lost buddy. Her help with Judah's last day was peaceful, serene and one of the most caring days I have ever experienced. I cannot express my deepest appreciation to her."

Davod York
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Thank you for your compassion, Dr. Allie. This was for certain the most loving way for my Chis-o-fur to go to rest. He hated crates and it would have been horrible to have to transport him. He was where he wanted to be and I am forever grateful for your big heart and immense kindness toward Chris and me. God Love You"

Kathleen Hamill Lewis
Loudon, Tennessee

"Dr Alllie has helped us with our babyboy and a couple of our rescues. Thank God for such a caring , kind Doctor that loves animals and helps them pass at home with their loved ones with them. So very blessed to have her take care of my babies."

Crystal Jacobs
Knoxville, Tennessee

"I cannot thank Dr. Allie enough. She was compassionate, loving and gentle. I was obvious she is a animal lover. I got to hold my Tiggy in my lap (his favorite place) as he passed."

MARY RICHMAN
MARYVILLE, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was wonderful. She was very gentle with Prince, made sure he knew he was a good boy, gave him treats, and assured us it was his time to go."

Krista Morgan
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Highly and wholeheartedly recommend this service. From the first phone call to follow-up calls and emails; followed by the day of the visit and the thoughtfulness, kindness, and gentleness expressed throughout; to the communication afterwards -- all could not have been a better experience. Dr. Allie and the staff at Lap of Love were compassionate, patient, understanding, and loving during one of life's most difficult decisions. We hated saying goodbye to our sweet dog Lucy, but I'll always be grateful for choosing Lap of Love to help us."

Becky Hancock
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
“Duke you were and are loved beyond belief!”
Crystal Jacobs
March 13, 2020
“Prince was the sweetest angel his whole life.
I will always miss playing fetch with him and taking him for long walks on nature trails.
He was my companion for 16 years, his entire life and more than half of mine.
I did not want to make this decision and hoped he would pass away before I had to. That didn’t happen, but we were able to spoil ...
Krista Morgan
February 20, 2020
“Hemi "maximus cuda" Loomis crossed the rainbow bridge on Sunday, February 2, 2020. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his peacful walk.
Hemi's family, his Dad Dave, his Mom D'Aun and his brother Duster, will miss him dearly.
Hemi, you can now rest easy.
We love you.”
D'Aun and Dave Loomis
February 5, 2020
“Shilo truly was the best boy anyone could ask for. He was so smart, he could even open doors when we closed him out. He never met a person he didn't like, and he was so trusting of everyone. He was my first dog, and will always hold a very special place in my heart. It's so quiet without him.. this emptiness I feel inside me keeps growing and ...
Kelly Skipper
February 3, 2020
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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