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 was very caring. Assured us that we were making the right decision. She has a gift."

Deborah O'Toole
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was kind, supportive, caring and professional. She made the sad event so much easier. God bless Dr. Allie. I thank her so much!"

Trudy Jones
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was the epitome of expertise, patience, kindness and caring. She is obviously gifted and loves what she does. Saying goodbye to Peta, like all goodbyes to dear fur companions, was heartbreaking but was truly the sweetest, most thoughtful end of a beloved cat I have ever experienced. Thank you, Dr. Allie <3"

Judy Loest
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was very compassionate. She personally delivered Molly's ashes to us. She is a very special lady, and we'll always be grateful to her."

Julian and Betty Ann Webb
Knoxville, Tennessee

"I'm soooo grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Allie in particular! It was time for my 18 year old sweet girl and Dr. Allie came out that afternoon, on her day off! Dr. Allie was so helpful and patient and most of all genuinely cared and listened and made sure my sweet girl was given the best care possible. She helped me carry her outside near the water because that's where my girl likes to be and handled everything with such grace and care. Genuine care too - not fake at all. To be able to do this at home and not further stress my sweet girl out was such a blessing and a gift and worth every penny (which it isn't even expensive!). I can't say enough good things about Lap of Love and Dr. Allie HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"

Gretchen Knode
Corryton, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie was the kindest, most compassionate soul and provided much comfort to us. We were almost in shock as our Brutus became so sick so fast and it turned out he had a large mass. Dr. Allie treated him as though he was her dog and us like we were family. If I have ever met someone "called" to their work, it is surely her."

David Wortham
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
“Josie is in our hearts forever. Josie is now running freely chasing squirrels and rabbits at Rainbow Bridge. Josie never got sprayed by a skunk. I am thankful for that. We are going to miss the everyday things we did for her. She came home on my lap and left peacefully being petted on my lap by both of us when she left. Our hearts are broken.”
Deborah O'Toole
December 31, 2018
“My Dearest Lucy you were my constant companion for the last 15 years. I have been heartbroken since you left me. You were always by my side and never caused one bit of trouble over the years. You traveled with me to Daytona Beach and Nashville and many other places. I always told friends and family that my Lucy got cuter each day...and in my ...
Trudy Jones
November 23, 2018
“In loving memory of Peta Marina Loest, a tabby love pig.”
Judy Loest
November 18, 2018
“We rescued our precious Molly 4 1/2 years ago from a breeding situation. After one year with us, she developed diabetes, went blind with cataracts, and then had surgery to restore her sight. The next year she was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome. Molly was such a little trooper with all the insulin injections, eye drops and oral medications ...
Julian and Betty Ann Webb
November 6, 2018
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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