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.
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.
Allie Prokop, DVM
"Dr. Allie was very easy to talk to. She was understanding, patient and empathetic. She was able to understand my blubbering and was just very gentle about the whole situation. I can't even fathom having to do this kind of thing on a regular basis but she handles it with grace. She made an extremely difficult decision a little bit bearable and I really appreciate everything she did for me and Moochie."
Riley BronaughKnoxville, Tennessee
"Dr. Allie was amazing! She came into our home and made a painful experience a bearable one. She is a blessing and we appreciate everything she did for our family."
Megan HarrellKnoxville, Tennessee
When a close member of your family becomes ill and their health begins to deteriorate and the suffering and misery increases, it creates one of the most stressful, draining and exhausting situations imaginable.
We never imagined, when Vollee began his decline, all that we, as a family, would face and feel. It is an experience I wish on no one. Unfortunately, most of us must find the strength to handle these life events and find a way to maneuver through them.
One of the greatest Christmas gifts we could've received, was the recommendation, by a friend, to contact Lap of Love to help us help Vollee.
From the moment we met you, Dr. Allie, we felt a peace that can't be easily explained. Even Vollee was calm and accepting of you that first night. He generally required a little more time to accept a newcomer.
Your ability to put Vollee AND us at ease, while helping us understand what he was experiencing was a true blessing for us all.
Thank you, so much, for helping us through this difficult time. You are appreciated beyond words. Vollee would thank you as well.
Randall and Mona Dodd and Vollee"
Randall DoddKnoxville, 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