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!

Dr. Emily

Emily Campesi

I am a Louisiana native raised in a small-town south of Baton Rouge. Surprisingly enough, I grew up wanting to be an English teacher. After one year of undergraduate studies, it hit me like a bus – I want to be a veterinarian. I changed my major, transferred schools the next semester, and never looked back.

I graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and attended veterinary school at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine immediately afterwards. After graduating, I made the decision to leave Louisiana and make a new home in Nashville where I began working in clinical practice. Very soon after starting my career, it became clear to me that the appointments I loved the most were end of life care and euthanasia. That sounds a little crazy to most people, but for me, it was where I knew I belonged. Guiding families through such a difficult journey is one of the most fulfilling jobs there is and providing a peaceful experience through those final moments is quite truly an honor.  

When we take our oath as veterinarians, it is very clearly stated that we are to relieve suffering. This career path is the epitome of that oath and a gift that only we as veterinarians can utilize. No one ever wants to say goodbye to their loved one, though saying goodbye in a peaceful and loving environment is one of the greatest gifts we can give. I am so grateful for the opportunity to guide many wonderful families through this path.

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, thank you so much for helping Toby leave this world without pain, without fear, at home and in my arms. I am truly grateful that you have chosen to specialize in helping our babies pass humanely. Thank you for your reassurance and kindness. Thank you for making the experience so gentle."

Danielle Crater
Nashville, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra was so compassionate and sensitive and comforting in our difficult time. She followed our lead in allowing time to say goodbye, and held the space for our moments with beloved Roxy while carrying out the procedure gentle and with experience and letting us know as much as we needed to know to about it. We are grateful."

Amanda Roche
Nashville, Tennessee

"Dr. Emily was the most compassionate vet we have ever had the pleasure to meet. She was able to help Riley leave this life without any nervousness or stress in the process. This was the reason we wanted home euthanasia and Dr. Emily made it everything we had hoped it could be. She is perfectly suited for the job she has in helping broken-hearted pet parents give their pet a peaceful ending. We will always be grateful for her help."

Debby & Jim Carathers
Smyrna, Tennessee

"This was the first time myself or my husband had to experience this with our own pets. We will only be using this service from now on. Dr. Emily was so patient, loving & informative. She helped us give Roxie the dignity & love she deserved."

Neena Westerbeck
White House, Tennessee

"Crooked Tail was diagnosed with abdominal carcinoma. Since she hated the pet carrier, I knew that I did not want to put her in it again when it was time to say goodbye. In addition, I wanted my little girl to be in peaceful surroundings and my arms. I Googled pet hospice services and found Lap of Love. Not only did I find compassionate caregivers, but the resources needed to let me know when and how to say goodbye. Normally, CT would get nervous whenever there was a stranger in the house; however, when Dr. Emily Campesi walked inside, I noticed that CT was not nervous, but calm with a peaceful look on her face. Dr. Emily was excellent! Dr. Emily allowed me to spend alone time with Crooked Tail, my sweet little girl before and after she transitioned.

Thank you, Dr. Emily Campesi, Lap of Love and Faithful Companion Pet Cremation Services."


Antioch, Tennessee

"Dr. Abra is one of the kindest, gentlest souls I've ever been privileged to know. She helped my Gracie over the bridge last year, so when Max's time came I knew who I wanted to be here for him. Thank you so much, Dr. Abra."

Susan Clanton
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
“Oh Toby, I will miss you for the rest of my days. I know it was your time to go, but the hole you leave in our hearts and home could never be filled. You were a ray of sunshine to every soul you met. You loved kitties, other doggies, children, all people, ferrets, squirrels, guinea pigs, and even a goat you brought home with you one afternoon. You ...
Danielle Crater
December 2, 2020
“She loved fiercely and joyfully, and with her whole being.

She greeted old friends and new ones (as long as they were people and not dogs), with a full smile and exuberant tail, and sometimes a vigorous figure 8 run.

Strong, courageous, and fast as the wind on four legs (and almost that fast on three), her warrior heart and spirit fought on; ...
Amanda Roche
November 28, 2020
“Riley, we will miss you every day. We’ll laugh when we think of your little quirks and we’ll cry when we come home and you’re not there to greet us. 15 years is a long time and yet, it wasn’t enough. We loved you too much to let you suffer and gave you the gift of a peaceful passing. Rest in peace precious boy, mama & daddy love you 😘”
Debby & Jim Carathers
November 26, 2020
“Roxie was adopted & gave us 10 amazing years of teaching us more than I could have ever taught her! She was always our friends' favorite dog, so welcoming of everyone, but never spared us her sassy side too, lol. Thank you Roxie...words don't do you justice.”
Neena Westerbeck
November 25, 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
P.O. Box # 68541
Nashville, Tennessee 37088

Owned And Operated

This Lap of Love location is privately owned and operated.

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