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 an engraved nameplate 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 you.
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.
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.
"Dr. Sarah was very compassionate during a very difficult time for our entire family. She explained everything to us, and carried out the most"
Erin LaneyGeorgetown, Texas
"Our family was referred to Lap of Love and was happy to learn their services were available in our area.
Dr. Sarah Flott assisted our Sammy in getting his wings. She walked us through the process before, during and after. She was kind, patient and caring and gave us as much time we needed to say our final hugs and goodbyes.
Thank you Dr. Flott for helping Sammy find peace. We will always be grateful for your compassion.
Shamira HeffernanLEANDER, 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