Nashville & Surrounding Areas

  (615) 988-6828

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

Pricing and Information
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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$330
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$375
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$400

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely engraved wooden urn 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 your home or office.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$200
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$250

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 scattered by the crematory. 

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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

AVAILABILITY

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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

Dr. Regan

Regan Harp

I was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. Located right on the Tennessee River, I had the privilege of growing up in the Muscle Shoals area known for its rich culture and it’s important place in music, past and present. I love where I grew up and I’ve always been a southern boy at heart!

Unlike other veterinarians who had their career planned out at the age of five,  as a kid I always had aspirations to be something like a fighter pilot or astronaut – or record a rock album in the Shoals. As I grew older and began planning out my future as a rocker star pilot, I found myself taller than all of my classmates – to be more specific, I was 18 years old, 6’6”, and had horrible eyesight.  I quickly realized that being a fighter pilot was definitely not in my future, due to my gigantic size and poor vision. So naturally, I decided to do something crazy and head out West.

On a wild hair, I decided to complete my undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming. During that time, I had the chance to work alongside several veterinarians, in both a research and general clinical setting, and really enjoyed the hands-on approach that veterinary medicine offered. I discovered that practicing in a clinical setting was as much about helping owners as it was about keeping their four- legged family members healthy.

In 2011, I earned my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University (Roll Tide, anyway!) and after graduation elected to head back out west to practice small animal medicine in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During my time in Cheyenne, I had the opportunity to work with several experienced veterinarians, including an amazing mentor and boss.  He taught me that veterinary medicine was as much about listening and genuine empathy as it was about perfecting my clinical skills.  This experience solidified my love for veterinary medicine in a way that surprised me. I learned that my clients’ daily interaction with their pets is special; a truly intimate relationship not meant to be understood. I came to realize within myself, a quiet compassion for owner’s during their most trying times with their pets.

After several years in Wyoming, I decided to move back to the southeast. Making a completely opposite move, I elected to call the beautiful beaches of Pensacola, Florida home. It was during my time in Pensacola that I began taking house calls for patients, the majority of which were hospice calls. I loved being able to keep my patients as comfortable as possible while supporting their owners with trusted advice and empathy during some of their most stressful times.

Being able to ease an animal’s pain and suffering is one of the most important aspects of being a veterinarian. I am very happy to be working with the Lap of Love organization, providing general consults, hospice care, and end of life veterinary care. The services that we can provide owners during their time of need can have a long and lasting positive impression alongside the memories of their pets.

Dr. Abra

Abra Osorio

Growing up on a small farm in Lebanon, TN, I was lucky enough to have an assortment of rescued dogs, cats, and horses. Although I have always been an animal lover, I initially dreamed of becoming a medical doctor.  I enrolled at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a focus on Biology/Pre-med. After shadowing both human and veterinary medicine, I naturally gravitated towards working with animals and changed my path to a Bachelors in Animal Science. I loved UT so much, I stayed four more years to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, I had an amazing opportunity to stay in the East Tennessee area and work as an associate doctor at a thriving small animal hospital. It was during this time I realized that, although I do love seeing cute puppies and kittens every day, my passion is in working with senior patients and their families to help improve quality of life. I find great joy in working alongside pet owners to find solutions to keep their pets comfortable as they approach the end of their lives. A large part of that is also walking them through the painful process of letting their beloved family member go.

I know firsthand how difficult a moment in life like this can be. I was honored to provide my own 19-year-old kitty, Rowdy, a comfortable and peaceful passing when it was her time. Although I did everything I possibly could for her, she was not responding to therapy for her kidney disease. The kindest thing I could do was to let her be at peace. It was a devastating moment, but at the same time, I know it was a beautiful gift that I was able to give her. I feel she was able to reciprocate that gift by giving me an eyeopening perspective on exactly what so many pet parents feel. This personal experience will allow me to better help you and your family through this difficult process.

This passion of mine is ultimately what lead me to Lap of Love. My calling is to help families and their pets during this sensitive time. People often comment on how difficult this part of my job must be. My response is always that I can't be sad when I know that I am helping give a beloved pet a peaceful ending to a wonderful life. I truly am honored and privileged to be there for you and your family!

About Regan Harp

I was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. Located right on the Tennessee River, I had the privilege of growing up in the Muscle Shoals area known for its rich culture and it’s important place in music, past and present. I love where I grew up and I’ve always been a southern boy at heart!

Unlike other veterinarians who had their career planned out at the age of five,  as a kid I always had aspirations to be something like a fighter pilot or astronaut – or record a rock album in the Shoals. As I grew older and began planning out my future as a rocker star pilot, I found myself taller than all of my classmates – to be more specific, I was 18 years old, 6’6”, and had horrible eyesight.  I quickly realized that being a fighter pilot was definitely not in my future, due to my gigantic size and poor vision. So naturally, I decided to do something crazy and head out West.

On a wild hair, I decided to complete my undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming. During that time, I had the chance to work alongside several veterinarians, in both a research and general clinical setting, and really enjoyed the hands-on approach that veterinary medicine offered. I discovered that practicing in a clinical setting was as much about helping owners as it was about keeping their four- legged family members healthy.

In 2011, I earned my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University (Roll Tide, anyway!) and after graduation elected to head back out west to practice small animal medicine in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During my time in Cheyenne, I had the opportunity to work with several experienced veterinarians, including an amazing mentor and boss.  He taught me that veterinary medicine was as much about listening and genuine empathy as it was about perfecting my clinical skills.  This experience solidified my love for veterinary medicine in a way that surprised me. I learned that my clients’ daily interaction with their pets is special; a truly intimate relationship not meant to be understood. I came to realize within myself, a quiet compassion for owner’s during their most trying times with their pets.

After several years in Wyoming, I decided to move back to the southeast. Making a completely opposite move, I elected to call the beautiful beaches of Pensacola, Florida home. It was during my time in Pensacola that I began taking house calls for patients, the majority of which were hospice calls. I loved being able to keep my patients as comfortable as possible while supporting their owners with trusted advice and empathy during some of their most stressful times.

Being able to ease an animal’s pain and suffering is one of the most important aspects of being a veterinarian. I am very happy to be working with the Lap of Love organization, providing general consults, hospice care, and end of life veterinary care. The services that we can provide owners during their time of need can have a long and lasting positive impression alongside the memories of their pets.

"Dr. Regan came to my house recently--the second time in three months--for my thirteen-year old Dachshund, Twinkie. She suffered from severe cushings disease and related complications. Dr. Regan was again very gentle, understanding and thorough. I chose him for those reasons. I have come to realize that having home care from a compassionate vet is more about sharing than sympathy. We all know how much our pet family members mean to us, and we allow another person into our family when we seek home care. That vet then becomes a member of our family, at least that is how I feel. Dr. Regan helped send Twinkie to heaven that day.

Also, much credit must be given to office staff. It was so stressful making that call, but when I got off the phone with Courtney, I felt more at ease and confident that I made the right decision, with the right service, and with the right vet. Thank you all at Lap of Love Nashville."

Ralph Gervasio
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

"I just have to say this is the best way to take your dog into the next world. They were very helpful in suggesting things and also comforted us in supporting our wishes. They will let you know if you are doing the right thing as they deal with this all the time. I will recommend them to anyone!"

Allie Abdo
Mount Juliet, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra was so caring, kind and compassionate with us and with our boy, we couldn't have asked for better and gentle service during this difficult time.

Thank you for everything!!"

Melissa Burton
Lebanon, Tennessee

"Dr. Regan and everyone at Lap of Love were kind beyond measure when helping with this difficult process. Saying goodbye is heart wrenching, but thanks to them, my sweet pup passed peacefully in the comfort of his own home and familiar surroundings. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart."

James Sperring
Nashville, Tennessee

"What a gentle and compassionate person. As an older adult I have sadly lost many pet family members and it never gets easier. But, for my 22 year old son this was his first pet that was his very own. Dr. Abra was so gentle and soothing with my son and his beloved Poppy. What a wonderful gift you are. Although it was still heartbreaking for him, he was able to let her go in the most gentle way possible. Thank you for helping the both.

Cheryl"

cheryl saulino
nashville, Tennessee

"Dr. Regan Harp and the office staff here in Nashville were simply amazing. Our precious almost 12 year old German Shepherd became acutely ill. All of us were in complete shock when our vet gave us the news. We wanted to have one last night with Sunny at home and laps of love provided that. Sadly, she decompensated further over the early morning hours and laps of love made it happen to come much earlier than scheduled. . Dr. Harp was SO patient, SO kind. A real human being who loves animals walked through our door and walked the five of us through the process. He reassured us that this was the wisest, hardest decision and that we were making it at the right time. He gave us time after Sunny died to simply be with her. After, he lovingly wrapped her up in her blanket and lovingly placed her in his car. So respectful and kind. And, the office staff were incredible with us too. We called several times with questions and concerns and she simply “held our hearts” over the phone. ThankYou, ThankYou."

Heather Wills
Nashvillle, Tennessee

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (865) 755-8839

The UT Veterinary Medical Center Support Line

Emergency Clinic

  (615) 383-2600

Nashville Pet Emergency - 12 South

  (615) 269-4080

Buttercup's Bereavement Support

  (615) 333-1212

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Cool Springs

Emergency Clinic

  (615) 386-0107

Nashville Veterinary Specialists and Pet ER, Nashville

  (615) 386-0107

Nashville Veterinary Specialists Pet Loss Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  (931) 548-2523

Animal Emergency Clinic of Maury County, Columbia/Southern Mid TN

Emergency Clinic

  (615) 890-1259

Murfreesboro Pet Emergency

Emergency Clinic

  (615) 867-7575

Animal Medical Center, Murfreesboro

Emergency Clinic

  (615) 859-3778

Rivergate Pet Emergency

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarians proudly visit families in Nashville and surrounding areas. Due to the area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30 - $100 based on your location.

Pet Memorials
“We will miss her much but know that she is in a better place. Just letting everyone know, there is doggie dementia. New one on me! Rest in peace my little girl and you are now with your Momma Ruby. We did the best we could, with the knowledge we have, and you were full of vim, vigor and vitality. Love you much Allie!”
Allie Abdo
September 10, 2020
“It is with sad news, and a very heavy heart that Rastiss, our beautiful sweet Fur Baby Boy after 12 blessed years of live, we have decided it was time for him to cross the rainbow bridge.

After his 12th birthday our boy got very sick and wouldn't eat for days which was not like our Rastiss. Anytime you made the least bit of noise he wanted to ...
Melissa Burton
September 9, 2020
“Fiona came into our life scared, scarred, and broken. She taught us that abused dogs can still be great dogs. Even though a human did horrible things to her early in life, she never let that affect her unconditional love for humanity. She loved us through our mistakes and imperfections and she loved us through the good days and bad. She helped us ...
Alexandra Bird
August 24, 2020
“Our sweet Mr. Sonic...
World's greatest lap kitty and cuddler!
Gentle soul that purred on all eight cylinders
Head butted and chatted. All the girl kitties loved him
A real ladies man especially with Greta, his true love
We were so lucky to have you in our lives for many years
We love you and miss you Mr. Sonic”
Annette Barkley
August 9, 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
1109 Woodland Street
P.O. Box # 68541
Nashville, Tennessee 37088

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is privately owned and operated.

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