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 cannot begin to express my gratitude towards this service and Dr. Prokop in particular. My sweet boy is *terrified* of the vet, and I had been trying to figure out what to do when he was ready to Go Home for the last few years as he got older. I was pleased to have this service recommended from friends. They allowed me to make a same day appointment as my boy went down hill very, very fast. The alternative would have been the ER vet where he was absolutely terrified, so this service was an absolute God-send.

Dr. Prokop came to my home and gave us all the information about what was going to happen and how he was going to react. She is soft spoken, kind, and infinitely caring. I cannot imagine the depth of love a vet who does this day in, day out must have, but God bless them. We were given all the time we could ever have needed, she was in no hurry and allowed us to rub and hold Benny throughout the process. We talked about my boy and others who had gone before, and when he was gone she made the comment that he had his wings now. It's silly, but that comment stuck out so beautifully...My Old Man had gone Home, reunited with his littermate.

I know this day will come again, because the greatest tribute to a wonderful dog is to save another...And I will be absolutely certain to use Lap of Love again, and again, and again. I only hope that when I die that someone is as kind and loving to me as Dr. Prokop was to my boy and my family."

Rachel Blalock
Powell, Tennessee

"Dr Prokop was empathic , kind, patient. She even tolerated my big dogs when they came to see Oz. The entire situation was made so much easier with her presence. I am so grateful for Lap Of Love. thanks you Dr. Allie."

Janet Jungclaus
Corryton, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was so compassionate, understanding, gentle and compassionate. She didnt rush us and was so sweet to Shiloh as she crossed the rainbow bridge. I will never forget her kindness. I will highly recommend her and Laps of Love to friends and family."

Pam Silano
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was so sweet to Otto and us on his last day with us. We will be forever grateful for her kindness."

Julie Stinton
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was so kind. I will be forever grateful that she was willing to come into our home during these uncertain times. She gave us and Lady the gift of a peaceful crossing over Rainbow Bridge. Dr. Allie gave us all the time we needed and explained everything to us so we wouldn't be alarmed.

Thank you, Dr. Allie, for helping us love Lady in her last moments."

Emily Davis
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr.Allie’s level of professionalism and true courtesy were fantastic, I could tell she was truly sorry for us but she kept her composure and was able to allow us to let Tazz have a peaceful transition."

Nicholas Perry
Kodak, 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
“To my boy Oz..you were the best. I will miss you tapping me with your paw and the love you gave me.”
Janet Jungclaus
May 31, 2020
“Shiloh was born on Christmas Day. I found her at Young William's Animal Shelter. She was surely a gift! She had a large tumor on her head and her face when I got her but she was still as precious as ever. Once the tumors were removed she lived a full life with her brothers Tiamo and Baciagaloop. She was a sweet and gentle girl. It wasnt until a ...
Pam Silano
May 30, 2020
“Otto was the best dog and was truly my best friend. He loved everybody he ever met, and it was hard not to love him back with his cute baby seal eyes. His favorite things to do were to lick and to eat. His little doggie brother, Merlin, loved to be licked so they were the perfect pair. We have been through a lot together in the last 10 years, ...
Julie Stinton
May 26, 2020
“Lady was my best friend. I don't know that I will ever come across a more loving dog. Her presence helped center me when I felt anxious. I will always be grateful for the love she gave us and consider it an absolute privilege to have had her as part of our family. Saying goodbye was one of the hardest things I've had to do, and it's still hard. ...
Emily Davis
May 22, 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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