Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$275

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$275

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$275

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 Appointment 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.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$280
Pets 40-99 pounds$300
Pets 100 pounds and over$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 pounds and over$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, 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 Doctors

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

Dr. Regan

Regan Harp, DVM

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, DVM

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, DVM

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 Harp is a stellar example of a veterinary medicine practitioner. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and assisted me and my family through this difficult process. He shows the utmost level of compassion and understanding while focusing on the comfort of his patient. He clearly communicates throughout the stages of the process. He completes his task with obvious respect for you and your pet.

We are also eternally grateful to the staff at Lap of Love. Thank you to both Alyssa and Shanan for your help in this process. From the first moment of making the initial call, one truly appreciates the heartfelt compassion. They make the process as easy as possible allowing you to focus on your remaining time with your best friend. Instructions and communications are clear and there is always a word of sympathy at every stage.

Thank you again,

The Womack family"

Matthew Womack
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

"Brandi, you were the sweetest Pug girl ever. It has been one year today since you left us. You were Mommy and Daddy’s special baby for 15 years, 1 month & 11 days. When we drove to Crossville to pick you up at six weeks old, you were the cutest little ball of fur, and when we stopped at a rest stop for you to go potty, everyone started gathering around to see and pet the puppy. You always stole everyone’s heart.

You were our first pet together, joining us just as your dad retired. Mommy was still working and could hardly wait to get home in the afternoons where you’d meet me with all your puppy excitement. Although he didn’t really want you, you quickly became a daddy’s girl. He adored you and you shadowed him everywhere he went right up to your last days, getting up to follow him to the next room when you could hardly walk.

We will always remember you jumping off the sofa, tearing through the house with your little butt tucked, and coming back to jump on the sofa and do it all over again, how much you loved your stuffed Southwest airplane that Mommie brought you from a trip. You played with it until the motor quit and wouldn’t roar anymore. The way you loved to tug on a tennis ball in one of Daddy’s socks, to take long walks and ride in the truck with him. How you loved to bark at the black angus cows at the farm when they got too close to “your yard”. How when you were younger you’d wake us up by sitting on us, and later by snorting at 5:00 am until someone got up. And when you weren’t able to go for walks, you always knew when it was 3:00 pm; you’d pop up ready to go for a ride. You have brightened our lives in ways you will never know. You left your pawprints on our hearts and we miss your puggy attitude.

Dr. Regan, with Lap of Love, was so kind and loving, allowing us time to prepare for each step. You were pain free as you went to sleep in my arms. We wrapped you in a pink blanket embroidered with “Baby Girl”, my pet name for you, and buried you in the backyard at the farm where you loved to run and play.

Thanks for all the beautiful memories.

Until we see you again at the Rainbow Bridge, we will always love you, sweet curly tailed Baby Girl.

Linda (Mommie)"

Linda Coop
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

"We lived in Georgia when we found out Daisy had oral cancer. Due to a job transition, we had to make a quick move to Nashville. We did not have an established veterinarian in Nashville, and I knew Daisy was in her last months. I wanted to see if a service existed to keep Daisy from having to go to a new doctor and the anxiety that comes along with it. I found Lap of Love online one evening and I contacted them immediately! Dr. Abra came out that week, and we loved everything about her. Unfortunately, she was going to be out for medical leave and Daisy was deteriorating. So, we came to know Dr. Regan. He was amazing and I knew we had the best care for our ailing girl. When it was time to say goodbye, Dr. Abra emailed me to check in and assured me Dr. Regan would make the experience comfortable and peaceful. He did all that and more. Lap of Love is so professional and compassionate on every level. I highly recommend Lap of Love no matter where in the country you live. We have another ailing senior dog, and plan to call on Lap of Love again when it's time."

Mindy Reed
Nashville, Tennessee

"I cannot thank you enough for how wonderful you made a very sad time be. Your kindness and thoughtfulness throughout the entire process was gratefully appreciated by us. We have reflected several times since, how happy we were that we didn't have to drive our sweet boy to a sterile vet office for this...He was at home...all of his kitty brothers and sisters around (we didn't even realize that at the time). The kind memento's and how carefully and lovingly he was handled throughout the entire process was so appreciated. We really hope we don't have to see you for a really long time...but we would absolutely do this again when it is necessary. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"

Kathie Bordner
Goodettsville, Tennessee

"When faced with the need to say goodbye to our loving dog of over 14 years, Lap of Love and Dr. Harp showed amazing compassion and kindness to our family and our pup Rugby. His gentle nature and amazing patience gave us great comfort. He took the time to carefully explain everything he was doing and what we were to expect. He spent extra time to help capture his precious paw prints, then made certain that we were ready when the time came for him and Rugby to leave. Dr. Harp made a very difficult and emotional day somehow easier. Thank you for all that you do for all four legged family members."

Brian and Melissa Anderson
Mount Juliet, Tennessee

"When our beloved Belle let us know it was her time to go we called Lap of Love and are so very thankful that we did. Dr. Abra Osorio made the hardest decision we ever made so much easier than we ever imagined it could be. She was so kind, gentle, thoughtful, caring and loving to our Belle and to us. I cannot express in words our gratitude to her and the peace she brought to this heart breaking moment of our lives. Although we are, of course, grieving the loss of our precious fur baby we are at peace knowing we were able to provide a loving, stress free passing for her thanks to Dr. Abra. Thank you Lap of Love and thank you, Dr. Abra, from the bottom of our hearts."

Maggie Williams
Thompsons Station, 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
“Sweet Daisy girl, you were the sweetest, smartest and most loyal best friend I could have ever asked for! I know you're playing frisbee and fetching balls day and night in doggy Heaven! You will always in our hearts!”
Mindy Reed
February 27, 2019
“We miss our wonderful "Big Kitty" his love will forever be with us and ours with him.”
Kathie Bordner
February 25, 2019
“Our hearts ache with great sadness, our home seems so empty now that you are gone. We can no longer say “Rugz, we're home!” when we come through the door. We can no longer kiss you good night and tell you to have sweet puppy dreams. You’re not here watching mom eat cereal or ice cream, waiting patiently for whatever was left in the bowl. You ...
Brian and Melissa Anderson
February 19, 2019
“Sadie was the sweetest, cutest dog there ever was. While her big brother Sam was always hyper, Sadie was easy going and calm. One thing is for sure though, the rules didn’t apply to her. When they were younger, Sam and Sadie slept in our bed with us and had their own spots on the couch. As they got older and we got new furniture, we had a rule ...
Ashley Domescik
January 22, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, TN 37206

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