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

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 made a tough day and a tough decision a bit easier. He came to our home and brought an instant calmness to the room. His reassuring nature, empathy, and guidance put us all, including our dear Daisy, at ease.

Thank God for people like Dr. Regan."

Janine Harker
Franklin, Tennessee

"My senior boy, Otto, found me 14 years before I had to say goodbye to him, so looking back I know I was so lucky to get to have him for so long. On New Year's Eve 2019, Otto was not acting himself and after spending some time at the ER vet clinic, I knew I would have to say goodbye to my best friend (he was fighting against inoperable cancer). I was able to have two last days with him where I gave him all of the love and treats he could handle. Saying goodbye was something I dreaded from the moment I met Otto. I had never had to do it before and I couldn't imagine it, but I knew it would be something I would have to one day do. It turns out, saying goodbye in the most honorable way I knew how was one of my greatest honors. To be able to be there for him as he drew his last breath and be calm and strong is something I could have never done without the help of Dr. Abra. From the moment the call was made to Lap of Love, we received warm advice and gentle consideration. When Dr. Abra arrived she was like a wave of calm energy and I knew I was making the best decision for my boy. She answered all of my questions, was sweet, patient, gave me all the time I needed, was thorough from the very start to the very end. I still cannot believe how wonderful the situation turned out to be. To top it off, I received a follow up email from Dr. Abra and an individual sympathy card from every member of the team...but ONE YEAR after saying goodbye, I received the most heartfelt email from Dr. Abra that I will absolutely never forget. As a human, I hope I get the respect and honor of leaving this world that Otto was given. They give every resource imaginable and the information and hope offered is unmatched. Whenvever I encounter someone who has to make the tough decision of having to say goodbye to a furry member of their family, I adamantly recommend Lap of Love. I will never do this terrible responsibility without their help, if I can help it. I got to have 4,882 wonderful days with Otto and I still miss him to this day. Thank you, Lap of Love. I will forever be in your debt."

Nikky Tenllado
NOLENSVILLE, Tennessee

"We (Makayla and I) want to thank Lap of Love, Mikki and Dr. Abra for assisting and supporting us during the difficult decision to provide our deer Meeko with peace and freedom from a struggling illness. Meeko had been sick for six weeks. She was such a fighter, yet the illness was resulting in her inability to have a good and reasonable quality of life. We just hated to see her suffer. The entire experience from the first phone call through today has been a complete blessing. Mikki was so understanding, caring and sympathetic. She was able to provide information, gather details and answer questions...all while demonstrating genuine compassion and concern. Dr. Abra was simply amazing. She was so understanding and completely cared for us and Meeko, plus our other dog Aspen through the entire experience. She took such good care of Meeko. The entire process and experience was healing and peaceful. We have big holes in are hearts today. We miss Meeko so much. She was such a fun-loving, spunky and special gal. Yet we have comfort in knowing we were right there with her, she felt no pain, and her spirit lives on today. She is chasing every critter possible in heaven, plus free of the pain, discomfort and illness. She is free! We love you Meeko. You have touched our hearts forever. Thank you all for helping us through such a challenging time with grace, compassion and understanding. You all are so appreciated. Dr. Abra, you truly are gifted and amazing at what you do. Thank you for sharing it with us."

Wendy Kadner
Nashville, Tennessee

"I can not express how grateful I am for Lap of Love and Dr. Regan. The care and kindness he showed for my boy Blue was extremely comforting. He made one of the hardest days of my life a little easier by letting me know I was doing the right thing.

My sweet pup was able to stay at home in his favorite spot while licking peanut butter until it was time for him to cross the rainbow bridge.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you."

LB Ballard
Nashville, Tennessee

"This is the second time Dr. Abra helped us and she is absolutely wonderful. She was kind, caring and calming during an exceptionally difficult time. She remembered meeting Willis when she came to help us with Strider. She is wonderful."

Leigh, Jeff and Charlie Shoup
Nashville, Tennessee

"Dr Regan was very compassionate and patient with Smokey. It was a peaceful experience for us. I am glad we called Lap of Love."

Sharon Shoemake
Hermitage, 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
“Daisy- you were a sweet bundle of love and we'll miss your cute (forever puppy) face and wagging tail every day.

Thank you for all the love and joy you brought to our family.

See you on the other side sweet love.”
Janine Harker
July 8, 2020
“Dear Willis,
We miss you everyday. You were our funloving dog who loved to snuggle under a blanket, and wanted to say hello to everyone by jumping on them and licking them. When we first brought you home, you drove Strider a little crazy but you soon became best friends. And boy did you love Daddy, as well as howling at anyone you saw passing our ...
Leigh, Jeff and Charlie Shoup
June 13, 2020
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our life whole. Roger Caras”
Sharon Shoemake
June 9, 2020
“Betty, Betty, Betty. She came into my life with as much love and compassion as she left it. She was the kind of dog that people always knew would be there for a hug, cuddle, belly rub, and of course a treat. She was a Basset Hound. I had always loved the breed and was so happy to finally have her.She was 11 weeks old when she came into my life and ...
Gretchen Rucker
June 7, 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

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This Lap of Love location is privately owned and operated.

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