Knoxville & Surrounding Areas

  (865) 309-5665

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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$325
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$375
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$425

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$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$225

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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.  

"Last year we had to put down our dog Zero who was 18-1/2 and we were not aware of the services. While our vet did a great job it was still cold and impersonal. I was told about Dr. Allie and Lap of Love. To tell you the difference in experiences would take up a page. Levi was relaxed and happy when we started the process. Dr. Allie was warm and comforting and everything we needed. She listened and was patient. Our other dog ended up being part of the process keeping close to Levi. My husband and i will remember this time as a beautiful warm crossing for Levi. I cant express enough to anyone thinking of doing this, that this is the best thing you can do for your beloved pet and yourself. Thank you so much Dr. Allie."

Suzan Miller
Knoxville, Tennessee

"We really appreciate the care & kindness that Dr. Allie provided on such a difficult day. Lap of love allowed us the privilege of saying good-bye to our sweet boy in the comfort of his own home! Dr. Allie allowed us to take our time in saying our good-byes & allowed us to hold & comfort Biscuit until the very end. This was by far one of the most difficult days for our family, but Dr. Allie helped us feel better about our decision to let our sweet boy go. We can’t begin to thank you enough for helping us through such a rough time!"

Kelli White
Knoxville, TN, Tennessee

"Dr Allie is an exceptional veterinarian, but more importantly a kind and compassionate human being. She went well beyond her call of duty to make one of the saddest days of my life bearable. I will always be grateful for her making this day special for Bosco and I. More people like Dr Allie need to exist in this world. Thank you and God bless"

David Jackson
Sevierville, Tennessee

"I cannot express how thankful I am for Dr. Allie and the entire staff at Knoxville Lap of Love. My beautiful angel had spent every day for the last 13 years as part of our family. She was loved more than we could ever express. As we entered into this phase of her life, I felt such fear and anxiety over making the right decision by my girl. After speaking with the staff at Lap of Love, I knew in my heart that I could take this journey with her. I could not have asked for a more peaceful experience at this difficult time. Dr. Allie was so reassuring and calming to both myself and Reeses. I cannot imagine having gone through this any other way! Thank you so much for helping me let go of my girl in the peaceful way possible!!!"

Stephanie Hayes
Knoxville, Tennessee

"We had to say goodbye to our beloved cat, Elly May, yesterday. Dr. Allie and everyone at Laps of Love were amazing! Being able to say goodbye at home with family around was special. Our dog, Cooper, was especially upset at losing his best friend, but I feel that being a part of the process was helpful for him.

I just want to say Thank You for all of the support and kindness and God bless you for doing what you do!"

Pamela Woodard
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Allie was so sweet and caring for Prince in his last hour. She was so sensitive to the moment and did not rush us. I would highly recommend her and Lap of Love."

Delores Shirk
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
“This little ragamuffin came into our lives 9yrs ago as a foster. We ended up adopting him to save his life. He was abused prior to coming to us and we had to work through the aftermath. He had a lot of medical issues over the years that he handled bravely. He had a beautiful soul that everyone could see. His life wasn't as long as we had ...
Suzan Miller
October 16, 2020
“Oh sweet boy how you will be missed. We recently said a sad & much dreaded goodbye to our spunky fur-boy who has been faithfully by our side for the past 15 1/2 years. He might have been tiny in size, but his personality was huge! Biscuit...You leave a huge hole in our hearts! We will forever miss you & the excitement & joy that you brought to our ...
Kelli White
September 28, 2020
“I don't think words exist to describe the love, devotion, and happiness Bosco has given me. He's brought smiles to the faces of countless friends, family, and perfect strangers. Oftentimes people would remember Bosco's name, but not quite remember mine- which was ok by me. He lived life to the fullest and I cherish every day spent together. My ...
David Jackson
September 16, 2020
“Yesterday, heaven gained the most beautiful angel. For the last 13 years, you were my protector, my shadow, and by far, my best friend. You celebrated all life's greatest moments with us and stood by my side through all the dark days. I have said time and time again that you were my savior. You showed me strength, loyalty, and unconditional ...
Stephanie Hayes
September 14, 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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