Austin & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with a laser engraving directly on the urn. It will be returned to your primary care veterinarian or mailed to you within two weeks.
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 at Eloise Woods National Burial Park (open to public).
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6 am - 10 pm. 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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
Sarah Flott, DVM
I grew up in the Austin area and have always had a passion for animals since I can remember. Growing up, we had an abundance of pets in the house, ranging from dogs, cats, fish, frogs, turtles, gerbils, and hamsters. Always being around animals influenced my strong dedication to protecting animal welfare and desire to help speak for the unspoken.
While attending college, I went to schools that were close to the beach due to my love for the water. I attended Texas A&M in Corpus Christi and then headed to the Caribbean on the small island of St. Kitts to attend Ross University Veterinary School. During my time in school, I spent time working at animal shelters and as a veterinary technician. I was also able to get scuba certified during my studies there and loved relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, and going on scuba diving adventures. My clinical year was spent at Texas A&M University where I found lasting relationships with future colleagues of mine and developed my interest in small animals and non-avian exotics.
After graduating, I moved back to Austin and practiced for four years in private practice. I love educating clients about the well-being of their pets and how to properly recognize and determine quality of life.
Now, I have a small zoo at my house. I currently have two dogs, an American Staffordshire named Bowser and an American Bulldog/Australian Shepherd mix named Dakota; two Flame Point cats – one that is diabetic named Pumpkin and a Caribbean one named Ziggy. I also have a bearded dragon lizard named Puff. I am engaged to the love of my life and looking forward to my wedding at the end of this year.
Sarah Flott, DVM
"Sarah was kind, understanding and gentle"
Sandra DoddRound Rock, Texas
"Dr. Sarah Flott was SO AMAZING. From her actions down to her every word. She spoke so kindly & said everything perfect. She was so gentle and caring with Sugar. She also played with & loved on our kitten, Akuma. I will refer everyone to her forever because she made Sugars last moments so much easier for not just Sugar but for us as well. We appreciate her so much."
Round Rock, Texas
"Dr. Sarah Flott was amazing. She was the angel that we all needed that day. She put all of us at ease including Skeeter. She gave us our time alone with Skeeter when we needed it, and was there for us when we needed her. She gave both my husband and I a big hug before she left with our girl, and we knew she was in good hands. I am so thankful to have had her there to help us through this time. She took care of our girl as if it were her own. Thank you, Dr. Sarah."
Stephanie DunniganLeander, Texas
"Lap of Love and Dr. Sarah were indeed "angels" in our time of need. She provided an incredible mix of professionalism, skill and compassion, and made Logan and I so comfortable as he moved on to his next adventure. We talked about his condition, how he had lived his life, and how we had reached this point, shared thoughts about our other pets, and gave Logan the final resting place and peace that he deserved. We were very fortunate to find Lap of Love and Dr. Sarah, and will cherish her service to us forever."
Pete SmitsAustin, Texas
"Sid and I are so touched and grateful for your kind words - in this email and in the lovely card you sent. I just picked up Audrey's ashes from our vet a few minutes ago. As with every aspect of Lap of Love, I was so touched by the beautifully crafted box with Audrey's name and by all the notes and resources included.
Thank you so very much for making this such a meaningful experience.
I feel like we are properly honoring our beautiful Audrey. She gave us 13 years of companionship and kitty love.
We have never been able to honor a pet like this.
So again thank you.
I can't put in words how comforting you were two weeks ago. For the first time ever Sid and I do not have any regrets about how we said goodbye to our beloved kitty.Thank you for your coming on such short notice and for giving Audrey such an amazing send off. I tell all my friends that Audrey had the royal treatment even in death. And they say well of course. She was a little princess kitty.
When I look at Audrey's ashes, I will always remember your kindness and how you make such a sad time very meaningful.
You are an angel for providing this service to pets and their families."
Lisa DunlapRound Rock, Texas
"Dr. Sarah was so warm and compassionate. We felt comfortable with her instantly. She explained everything and allowed us to take the time we needed to say goodbye to Sissy. We are so grateful for the option to say goodbye in the comfort of our own home with so little stress on Sissy. I don't want to have to go through this again any time soon but I will certainly call Dr. Sarah first when the time comes."
Jeanette CacciolaLeander, Texas
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Austin Veterinary and Emergency & Specialty
Heart of Texas Emergency, Round Rock
Austin Vet Care at Central Park
Austin Pet Loss Support
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LovePO Box 2174Georgetown, TX 78627
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