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

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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. 

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 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 Bronaugh
Knoxville, 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 Harrell
Knoxville, Tennessee

"Dr. Allie,

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.

Gratefully,

Randall and Mona Dodd and Vollee"

Randall Dodd
Knoxville, TN, 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
“There are many things I could say about my Moochie but with this I like to keep it simple. Moochie was a tiny, shy, soft, and sweet cat that I had the privilege to care for, for 16 years. We had a bond that I knew was special and I will cherish it for the rest of my life. I love you Moochie.”
Riley Bronaugh
January 13, 2018
“In love and memory of our sweet boy, Boodro.”
Megan Harrell
December 31, 2017
“Dr. Allie,

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 ...
Randall Dodd
December 19, 2017
“We were so blessed to have the most loving and loyal dog. He loved everyone. Never met a stranger. When we brought a new dog, Jenny, who had been abused, into our family, he immediately welcomed her as a family member. Throughout the past 2 years that he had diabetes and Addison disease, he was such a trooper in taking shots twice a day and 2 ...
Laura Nichols
July 1, 2015
Payment Options

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.

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Lap of Love
PO Box 18031
Knoxville, TN 37928

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