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.

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 Eve, 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$280
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$350

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$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$200

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.

"I am so thankful for the kind, compassionate care of the person who took my call at Lap of Love and of Dr. Harp. He made one of the hardest things I have ever had to do a little easier by helping me know that I was making the right decision for my precious cat, Addicus. She was a member of our family for 18 years, and letting her go was almost impossible. Dr. Harp was so gentle with our sweet girl and was patient and reassuring with me. I will forever be grateful that we had that time with our baby cat."

Teresa Williams
Nashville, TN, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra was so kind and gentle. She took her time with Buddy and provided comfort for both of us. I am so grateful."

Christina Morales
Berry Hill, Tennessee

"Making the call was one of the hardest things I have ever done! The angel on the other side made it so much easier than I thought. While choking thru tears she kept encouraging me and telling me I was doing a good job and doing the right thing! Within 3 hours Dr. Osorio was at our home. She took her time and answered our questions and waited till we were ready. She supported us and helped us feel like good puppy parents. She was wonderful when the kids asked questions. As sad as it was Lap of Love made it a beautiful, peaceful and loving experience! Lucy left us surrounded by family, on her favorite blanket, in her favorite room in the house with nothing but love around her! Thank you all so much for what you did for us and others!"

Nichole & Larry Lehmann & Family
Nashville, Tennessee

"We called Lap of Love on a Monday, after receiving Strider's diagnosis. The lady we spoke with was extremely compassionate and understanding, and set us up for Dr. Abra Osorio to visit our house the next day. We cannot thank Dr. Osorio enough for the kindness she displayed during the entire process. She put us at ease, during an exceptionally difficult time, the moment she stepped in the door. She greeted our other dog, Willis, warmly and spent time petting Strider with us while she asked questions about our time with Strider. We discussed his personality and our time with him, as well as his diagnosis. She explained clearly and kindly the entire process, and throughout the service would share with us what he may be feeling and talked to us the entire time. She has a knack for reading people in our opinion - she knew exactly when we needed to be comforted, and exactly when to be quiet and just allow us to talk to Strider and love on him. He was completely relaxed around her, and he was at ease and relaxed during the entire process. She allowed our other dog Willis to choose if he wanted to be with us, and petted him as well before she left. There is no other way we would have wanted it - Strider was in his safe space (our home), with those who loved him around him. We cannot thank Dr. Osorio enough for the kindness she displayed. She truly comforted us on an extremely heart-wrenching day."

Leigh & Jeff Shoup
Nashville, Tennessee

"I am so thankful for the experience we had doing one of the hardest things you can do, saying goodbye to your most loyal friend. I knew I wanted to put Molly asleep at home, where she wouldn't be nervous but could be relaxed and in her environment. Dr. Regan was so kind and reassuring of our decision. His repoire with Molly was great, she was totally at ease. He walked us thru every step of the process and it was a very peaceful time for all of us. After Dr. Regan left we were 100% grateful for this experience, it was worth it in everyday. Thankful for the whole staff and this service."

cheryl toscano
nashville, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra, We would like to thank you so so much, for taking your time with our sweet Bella, 15 yr old boxer, and letting us smother her in love and kisses. She was our baby and you took very good care of our sweet girl at the end of her life. Thanks so much for your kindness. She loved people and riding in anything. She hated the water but loved boat riding."

Judy Joines
Mt. Juliet, 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
“When I first met you 10 years ago, you were wild and cautious. I starting feeding your through a broken window screen to win your trust and in a short time, you were officially my pet. I found out you had FIV and worried for your quality of life but you were so healthy until these last few months. You have been my constant. My most favorite ...
Christina Morales
August 27, 2019
“The phrase, “you don’t know what you have until it is gone”, it is so true and today is one of those days that stares you right in the face. We lost our dog Lucy Just shy of 7. Halloween would have been her birthday! We didn’t know how much we would love you. It hurts. We will miss our mornings and evening times. Throwing the ball so many times ...
Nichole & Larry Lehmann & Family
August 26, 2019
“Dearest Strider,

We miss you with all of our hearts. You were our first child as a family, and we will remember you forever. You were kind, patient and so much fun. We miss seeing you at the front door, staring at us, waiting to be let outside. We miss the moans you make when you were relaxing or annoyed. We miss how you sit in front of us ...
Leigh & Jeff Shoup
August 22, 2019
“Angus was picked out of the litter by our son. We brought him and his sister, Lady, home back in MN. He was a loving, loyal, lively, dog who was my shadow. No matter what, he was at the door welcoming everyone home. He slept with us and was always on our laps or by our side. It has been heartbreaking to say goodbye. Our entire family, including ...
Marisa Novak
August 6, 2019
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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