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.

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.  

"Dr. Allie was loving and patient with us and with Terrance from the moment she arrived until she left. She was professional and knowledgeable and treated all of us with respect and kindness. I highly recommend Dr. Allie and Lap of Love when you have to make this life-changing decision about your pet."

Angie Harris
Wears Valley, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie is amazing and has such a special heart to do what she does. She allowed us to take our time and process the day as we needed. Our Jake was very loyal and protective, but he never was upset by her presence, which in and of itself speaks volumes. He was ready, we were not and never were going to be. Dr. Allie made the process so peaceful. We are so grateful that Jake was calm and at peace in his own home before he took off over the rainbow bridge. We are so thankful for having such a kind and compassionate individual as Dr. Allie to help us through our goodbye to our sweet boy."

Amy and Denver Miller
Knoxville, Tennessee

"At the beginning of 2019 my cat of 15 years, Aloysius, was diagnosed with cancer. I was in shock. Faced with the impending certainty that my late night snuggle buddy would not be around for long. For over a decade, he had been the most consistent part of my life. Every night when I would lie on the couch to watch TV or play video games, he would jump up on my lap. If you left bottle cap lids off your drink they became his new favorite toy for the night. When it was time to go to bed, he would run from wherever he was to join me. He was a loving and affectionate family member who will always be in our hearts and dearly missed.

We tried every treatment to no avail. The last year of seeing my good boy go from a 12.5 pound playful fat cat to an emaciated shell of his former self was hard to see and deal with. When the time finally came Dr. Allie arrived and helped us through the very difficult time. She was very caring, sympathetic, and kind. She had true empathy. She answered our questions, did a quick exam and re-assured us we were making the right decision. The process was very short and peaceful. She even brought some treats that he loved and devoured for a last meal. We were so over-joyed, since despite a large variety of foods, we had not been able to get him to eat more than a bite all day. Such a small but thoughtful act made us smile ear to ear since our fat cat definitely liked his treats when he was healthy. When his struggle was finally over, she made a little paw print for us with his name stamped in it. I treasure this little keepsake.

I can't stress enough how wonderful Dr. Allie is. Through a very difficult emotional and financial year, Dr. Allie managed to make a very stressful time much more manageable. My highest praise and recommendations for her. Since most of you reading this are dealing with the loss of a family pet, I wish you my sincerest condolences and want to let you know that Lap of Love and Dr. Allie Prokop will make your pets final moments with you far more peaceful and personal than any clinical office environment ever could."


Maryville, Tennessee

"We could not have asked for a more compassionate and professional Doctor to have taken care of Mr. Fluff. Dr. Allie fully explained the procedure and what to expect. What was most comforting was that she made friends with Mr. Fluff during the process showing him compassion and the dignity the he deserved. She was gentle with our feelings and allowed us whatever time we needed to say goodbye.

I would recommend Dr. Allie Prokop and Lap of Love to anyone who has to make the difficult decision to end their loved one's suffering."

Mark DeNicola
Knoxville, Tennessee

"My family and I are greatly thankful to Dr. Allie and the staff at Lap Of Love. Words alone cannot express our appreciation for the care and compassion expressed by everyone, especially Dr. Allie, during such a difficult time. Truly heartwarming."

Michael Payne
Dandridge, Tennessee

"Dr Allie was so amazing! She was so caring and helped us through an incredibly difficult time saying goodbye to our sweet kitty of 15 years. She showed so much compassion and made us feel like she really understood our loss. I would highly recommend her services to anyone having to say goodbye to their pet. Thanks so much Dr Allie!!"

Elizabeth White
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
“It is with a broken heart that we had to say goodbye to our sweet Terrance. He was one of the greatest loves of my life, and for 14 years he was my brave and loyal companion. We pray he is now free and doing what he did best - flirting with ladies, getting his belly rubbed, riding in the truck, running through the woods and streams and chasing ...
Angie Harris
January 23, 2020
“Mr. Fluff was a loved member of our family for over 15 years. We miss him tremendously and there is now a void in our lives.

As my daughter said, "I'm not sure if all dogs really do go to heaven, but Mr. Fluff sure deserves to."

He was the BEST!”
Mark DeNicola
December 14, 2019
“Bucky, I was not ready to let you go but we both knew it was time to say our goodbyes. You were my best friend, my constant companion, the best big fur brother and the biggest goofball with the most loving heart. The house is so big without you here and everywhere I look theres a sweet memory of you. Thank you so much for the greatest 11 years. I ...
Christy Wilder
October 1, 2019
“My precious Storm. Mommy will miss you always. You went so fast but so peacefully. I gave you back to the earth as you came to us. You loved being outside so much, now you can run free chasing birds. Till we meet again my little butterball.”
Nina Moreau-Wagner
September 4, 2019
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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