Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$260

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.

Euthanasia$260

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.

Geriatric Consultation$260

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.

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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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 pounds or more will be quoted

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 pounds or more will be quoted

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 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.

Meet the Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Allie

Allie Prokop, DVM

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, DVM

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 Prokop was very caring and sympathetic with our family and what we were going through saying goodbye to Missy. She talked to us without rushing asking us to tell her all about Missy and our last 17 years we had with her. Dr. Allie was very heartfelt and caring and was a great comfort to us in the few minutes we had left with Missy and I'm very grateful of Dr. Allie and all the memories we have in our hearts of the last 17 years with Missy."

Brandon Leitch
Maryville, Tennessee

"I cannot express how much I appreciate how kind and understanding Dr. Allie was during her visit. This was my first experience losing a dog and after 18 years with her the whole process was extremely difficult.

Jolene's health had been declining and when she was struggling to breathe I contacted Lap of Love. I know we made the right decision although it was incredibly hard. I am very grateful she died in our arms at home. We miss her so much and thank Allie for making this transition a little easier.

Dr. Allie is exceptional at what she does and we thank her and Lap of Love for making this heartbreaking experience a little easier for us. We felt safe with Dr. Allie. She was very helpful guiding us through Jolene's death and was incredibly peaceful and kind.

With great appreciation,

Leah & Angie"

Leah Moyers
Sevierville, Tennessee

"Coming to the decision of saying goodbye to our sweet loving Missy after 17 years on June 7, 2019 was the hardest decision I've ever had to make in my life. She wasn't just a pet, but was a member of the family, and had been in our family since she was just a small 5 week old puppy and we enjoyed 17 wonderful years with her loving heart. When I called Lap of Love late that morning to make the decision, Brie was talking to me very calmly about Missy and sounded so caring and understood how difficult of a decision it was for me, and I could feel how much sympathy and care she had for me in her voice since I was crying and breaking down over the phone. She made me feel that Lap of Love was there for my family and I and we didn't have to go thru this alone. After talking to Brie I immediately felt more calm about this difficult decision because I truly knew Lap of Love cared for me and my family and it was a comforting to know and feel that. When Dr. Allie arrived later that evening, my family and I took time talking to her about Missy and all the years we've had with her since 2002. Dr. Allie was calm with us not in a rush and just wanted us to truly embrace this time and the last few minutes we had with Missy. We thought of Missy's love, care, and the celebration of the life she had lived in our family always greeting us with a wagging tail wanting to be petted on the head. It's not the same around the house now that Missy is gone and there is a void, but nothing could ever take away the memories and the love we have of her, she will truly be missed.

Thank-you Dr. Allie and May God Bless You,

Brandon"

Brandon Leitch
Maryville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie made a very stressful & sad situation as painless as possible. She was so nice and understanding I can't imagine any other way."

Adam & Nikki Heward
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie showed much compassion, kindness and gentleness to Gunner and his humans last week. We had a hard time reaching the decision on when to send him along, but we knew he was suffering. I am so pleased at how calm the process was and that he was not afraid. (He loved to sit and watch thunderstorms, but hated going to the vet.). Coming to our home was a wonderful gift to him and Dr. Allie was gentle and kind to all of us. She has such a sweet spirit. We miss Gunner, but at the same time we are comforted. Thanks so much for your work - it is truly a ministry."

Sylvia McGhee
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee

"Our precious Melody had always been the picture of health and strength, always vibrant and full of life! So, when she suddenly became ill and we took her to the vet, we got a very heartbreaking diagnosis that she had developed tumors on her heart and that we would soon need to make some end of life decisions. Seeing as Melody was scared to death of the vet office, I wanted her final moments to be peaceful, at home, and with the people that she loved. I never wanted her final moments to be frightening or uncomfortable. So, I called Lap of Love and they set up a profile ahead of time, so when the time came, we wouldn't have to answer all the questions and put ourselves through that much more during a difficult time. A week later, we had to make that call and Dr. Allie arrived at our house within hours on a Sunday. She was so kind and caring of, not only what Melody was going through, but the family as well. Melody loved her and gave her kisses, which she never does to strangers. Dr. Allie brought her brownies and fed her and petted her just as much as we did as we said goodbye. I couldn't have asked for a more gentle and caring person to take care of us during this exceptionally hard time."

Laura Allmon
Maryville, 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
“For 17 years Missy was a member of our family and brought joy and smiles to us every time we were around her. She couldn't love us enough with her big heart she always showed around to everyone. Missy left us on June 7, 2019 and it was such a difficult day, but I'm so blessed to cherish the memories of her in our hearts. Missy's bark and ...
Brandon Leitch
June 11, 2019
“We will miss our baby girl forever.”
Adam & Nikki Heward
June 6, 2019
“Melody, our companion, our guardian, our best friend, our youngest "child".....................
There are no words to describe what you meant to us and equally no words to describe the extent of the emptiness and loss that we feel each day when we fail to wake to the sound of you flapping your ears as a request to join us in bed for the early ...
Laura Allmon
April 24, 2019
“I’m thankful I got to have Rocko to love for 14 years. He is so missed my heart is broken.”
Tania McCarter
April 14, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, TN 37928

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