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$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 can't say enough about how much we appreciated Dr. Abra yesterday during our sweet Lola's final moments. Everything she said and did helped us through the most difficult thing we have ever done. Even in the middle of a pandemic, she was there for us and our baby and I can not thank her enough. She was kind and supportive and assured us we were doing what was right for our baby. Although we knew that, it helped so much to hear it from her. Her empathy and respect for what were were going through were absolutely priceless. She was absolutely wonderful.

We had Lola for 13 wonderful years. She was sweet and stubborn and silly and unique and such a huge huge part of our family. We miss her more than we can say. Thank you so much, Dr. Abra, for being there for us and for helping our baby along."

Joslyn & Butch Smith
La Vergne, Tennessee

"I am so thankful to have been referred to Dr. Abra and Lap of Love. She was so kind and caring during our darkest day. From Ashley who took our request, to Faithful Companion, the whole process could not have been met with any more empathy and kindness. To witness Ruby transition peacefully in the comfort of our home surrounded by her family and Dr. Abra’s sweet demeanor provided us so much comfort. I can’t recommend them enough."

Kim Domaradzki
Franklin, Tennessee

"Dr. Regan Harp was so kind. He was able to come on a day's notice. He did not seem rushed and every compassionate comment came from an authentic place.He took some time to talk with me about my history with Matt and some other "get acquainted information. Matt was feeling badly and lying under a chair. Dr. Regan took some time to pet him, and when I was ready he administered the initial anesthesia right where Matt was, so he did not have to be moved. Every decision was structured around Matt's comfort, and my own. I was able to hold him for awhile before and after he was helped to pass. Words cannot express my gratitude."

Frances Bledsoe
Nashville, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra, thank you for EVERYTHING! You entered my Mom & Dad's life on the darkest day they have ever experienced. They had been trying to prepare themselves for that day, but I knew they weren't ready. That's why I tried to stay as long as I could. My 14 year old body just couldn't hold me up any longer and I knew it was time for me to go and receive my Angel Wings. I'm sorry that I was rude and snored on you, but that stuff you gave me made me feel so good. Dr. Abra, I know without a shadow of doubt that you were God-sent - if you would pray for my Mom & Dad I would appreciate it. I hope in time thru prayers that they are able to move forward without me. God Bless You ~ Maggie"

Maggie Wilkinson
Eagleville, Tennessee

"I can't express how grateful we are for Dr. Abra's compassion she showed for our "Buddy". He was able to be in his home surrounded by his family & it was a much more loving place for us to say goodbye to Buddy. Ty for the service you offer & we will never choose to say goodbye to our family member in an office environment. Thank you so much!!"

Gwinda Stevens
Smyrna, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra is one of those special, rare people who can find the light for you in the darkest of dark times. It is often very hard to know when it is time to let our babies go. Dr. Abra was our baby's hospice doctor as well as the doctor who helped our baby onto her next life. She helped me so much by telling me what to expect in the days to come, offerd other treatments to use in adjunct with current medications to ensure we got to maximize our time with our sweet girl all while closely monitoring quality of life. She researched my baby girls diagnosis and fully prepared me for the road ahead. When the time came, she not only took care of the medical side of things but she became my friend and helped me through the emotional turmoil. She honored my sweet girl with the most beautiful paw print memorial. I could never have done this with Dr. Abra. She is truly doing Gods work."

Liz Starkey
Nashville, 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
“Ruby was the smartest and sweetest dog you could ever meet. She loved hugging, and just being with people. She was loyal to her family, especially her mama who she followed everywhere she could and brought her the newspaper everyday. She grew alongside her human sisters over 15.5 years and saw them through heartache, proms, graduations and college ...
Kim Domaradzki
March 15, 2020
“Matt was my constant companion for 13 years, and my four-footed therapist through October of 2019-October 2020 when I was temporarily disabled and on a walker. He was up with me when I was in pain and in tears. He was always my touchstone. I had so little time to prepare for his needing to leave--he was only symptomatic for 2 days-- and I am still ...
Frances Bledsoe
March 13, 2020
“Where to begin … from the first email I sent asking for assistance in helping my Mom & Dad help me cross over the Rainbow Bridge and receiving a kind reply from Julia then when that day arrived my Mom through tears and sobbing spoke with Dana who understood why she was calling and then from the moment Dr. Abra arrived showing my Mom & Dad nothing ...
Maggie Wilkinson
March 5, 2020
“We were so blessed to have you in our lives. You brought so much love & laughter to everyone. Your brother Neiko misses you so much.You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for loving us unconditionally.We love & miss you Buddy!!”
Gwinda Stevens
March 4, 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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