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
"Dr. Allie was so caring and kind. She allowed us to have our final moments with our precious one in the privacy of our home. The best part is that we didnt have to put our Sophie in a car because she was so car sick.
Thank you Dr. Allie"
Ann ReichPigeon Forge, Tennessee
"My words can't do justice to how Dr. Allie was a blessing to both Hope and me a couple days ago. I could thank her til the end of time and it wouldn't cover how grateful I am to her for her help with Hope and I saying our goodbyes."
Dave HenryKNOXVILLE, Tennessee
"Dr. Allie was so sweet, caring and was terrific helping us get through this hard time. We are so glad we were able to have her help and do what was best for our Beauie."
Barb and Keith BishopClinton, Tennessee
"Bozley walked to her car when she pulled up, with a wagging tail. He never felt anxious or scared when he saw her. We will never forget her kindness, compassion, perfect words.... and her gift of being able to do this. As I said to Dr. Allie you when she left, “You are precious.”. And we are grateful! She was more perfect than we could have ever imagined. Bozley never felt comfortable with men other than his dad and his bro, but he loved sweet females with sweet voices and he felt comfortable with Dr. Allie immediately! We were all so impressed and so grateful for EVERYTHING she did and said. She was incredible with Bozley and to us. We just can't say how happy we were that "it was her" and that we used Lap of Love."
Stacy JKnoxville, Tennessee
"The vet who assisted us, Dr. Allie Prokop, made this experience bearable. I am not certain I would have been able to go through with it, had she not been so compassionate, understanding, and thoughtful. She actually listened and talked with us, and was genuinely invested in the welfare of my dog. I refused to take my girl out of her home, and I was afraid a busy vet with a busy day, who was in a hurry, would show up. That could not be farther from what happened. She was patient, gave us all the time we needed, and helped us through the ordeal. She truly made my worst day something that I was able to get through. I am so thankful she was the person who helped my girl cross over the rainbow bridge. I know she was calm, relaxed, and felt loved as she left this world, and I was able to hold her during the entire journey.
Thank you Dr. Prokop."
Erin MonroeKnoxville, Tennessee
"Dr. Allie Prokop is the best at what she does .She came on a very short notice and took care of our boxer Annie. Dr. Allie was so sweet and caring. We really appreciate her and how fast she got here. We will highly recommend her to everyone we know. She don't care if she gets her hands dirty she climbed under our wagon to make Annie happy and comfortable. We really appreciate her and everything she done for us and our sweet Annie. THANK YOU SO MUCH"
Bill Jennings JenningsBlount co.Walland Tn, 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