PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

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.

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 Eve, 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 49 pounds$265
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$295
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$345
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$395

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely 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 you for an additional fee.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$195
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$215

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 on a hayfield on the crematory owner's farm which the public can visit. 

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 Doctor

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

Dr. Colleen

Colleen Lambo

For any nomad, the term “home” ceases to be about where you live and instead refers to the constants and companions in your life. I have moved 28 times and lived in 10 states and 6 countries, which has made the question “where are you from” one of my least favorite conversation starters!  My family has always consisted of more pets than people, and the furred and feathered friends trekked the globe with us.  They helped to make sense of the instability and were undeniable troopers.  As I watched our first gracefully aging feline, OC, start to lose her joie de vivre, the decision to help her pass comfortably felt like a gift we could provide to thank her for all her love.  Watching her ease away from the world while curled up in my mother’s lap gave me confidence in our choice, and I have been a strong supporter of compassionate euthanasia ever since.

My deep love for animals and interests in science and medicine made becoming a veterinarian an obvious career choice.  I attended vet school at Kansas State University, graduating in 2009.  During my veterinary internship at Louisiana State University, I took the responsibility of euthanasia as an honor, and would go well out of my way to help my clients as much as I was able.  We would take blankets to the front lawn and make clay paws for every family member when desired.  I understand the incredible importance of a fond farewell and am eager to provide that to any family in need.  

I chose to continue my education with a focus on conservation, and have completed a post-doc and a Master’s degree.  My research projects allowed me to produce ocelot and tiger babies using artificial techniques in zoos.  I worked with scientists at Cornell University as the surgeon who transferred the world’s first IVF puppies, and trained veterinarians to perform laparoscopic transfers of pet embryos.  I sincerely enjoy working to bring life into the world, especially endangered species, and find it equally rewarding to help our companions leave the world in peace. 

I moved to College Station to continue my education as a PhD student at Texas A&M University.  As a career student involved in conservation, I have missed interacting with and helping people and their pets.  Working for Lap of Love, and being there to help make the best of difficult situations, allows me to support my community here in Texas.

About Colleen Lambo

For any nomad, the term “home” ceases to be about where you live and instead refers to the constants and companions in your life. I have moved 28 times and lived in 10 states and 6 countries, which has made the question “where are you from” one of my least favorite conversation starters!  My family has always consisted of more pets than people, and the furred and feathered friends trekked the globe with us.  They helped to make sense of the instability and were undeniable troopers.  As I watched our first gracefully aging feline, OC, start to lose her joie de vivre, the decision to help her pass comfortably felt like a gift we could provide to thank her for all her love.  Watching her ease away from the world while curled up in my mother’s lap gave me confidence in our choice, and I have been a strong supporter of compassionate euthanasia ever since.

My deep love for animals and interests in science and medicine made becoming a veterinarian an obvious career choice.  I attended vet school at Kansas State University, graduating in 2009.  During my veterinary internship at Louisiana State University, I took the responsibility of euthanasia as an honor, and would go well out of my way to help my clients as much as I was able.  We would take blankets to the front lawn and make clay paws for every family member when desired.  I understand the incredible importance of a fond farewell and am eager to provide that to any family in need.  

I chose to continue my education with a focus on conservation, and have completed a post-doc and a Master’s degree.  My research projects allowed me to produce ocelot and tiger babies using artificial techniques in zoos.  I worked with scientists at Cornell University as the surgeon who transferred the world’s first IVF puppies, and trained veterinarians to perform laparoscopic transfers of pet embryos.  I sincerely enjoy working to bring life into the world, especially endangered species, and find it equally rewarding to help our companions leave the world in peace. 

I moved to College Station to continue my education as a PhD student at Texas A&M University.  As a career student involved in conservation, I have missed interacting with and helping people and their pets.  Working for Lap of Love, and being there to help make the best of difficult situations, allows me to support my community here in Texas.

"Dr. Rene had a very calming and knowing energy that brought comfort to me and my dog London. She explained everything before it happened and why, which helped me tremendously as this was the first pet I lifted back up to the angels. Being able to integrate music and candles and manage the energy with which London left was paramount to me -- and it was exactly the way I hoped it would be; peaceful and loving, including the tender care-taking of her body into Dr. Rene's car. Thank you Dr. Rene!"

Lisa Logan
Petaluma, CA, California

"Dr. Rene was a treasure for our family. I was full of fear and sadness when we found out that Sasha had osteosarcoma. With her quality of life quickly fading, I invited Dr. Rene to visit our home and spend time with me, my son, a dear friend of mine, and Sasha. With Dr. Rene's help, I was able to have the peace of mind to make the decision to release Sasha from her pain. The day we said goodbye to our beloved mastiff, Dr. Rene was there along with my husband, my younger son, and several family friends. It was the most bittersweet goodbyes of my life. But Dr. Rene helped ease our pain and helped us through the process. I will be forever grateful to her."

Renee Stewart
Benicia, California

"Today we received the ashes of our baby girl Sheba from Dr Christiansen’s office. The box and engraving are lovely. I want to tell you how much we appreciate the care and comfort you gave to Sheba AND us during her final difficult moments. We will always have an empty space in our hearts where she should be, but you helped all of us to transition to our new normal. It can’t be easy doing what you do, but you do it professionally and compassionately, and for that I will always thank you."

Brian Barry
Vallejo, California

"My 13 year old cat Harriet had been diagnosed with lymphoma and had eight good months with us post-diagnosis. She started declining and we made the tough decision to humanely end her suffering. Harriet had always had a rough time at the vet, and we knew that we wanted to find a vet who could come to our house so she could be in the comfort of her own surroundings when she made that transition.

Dr. Rene Butler's warm, caring, and compassionate demeanor made that very difficult day a little bit easier. She thoroughly explained the procedure beforehand, gave Harriet some love and treats, and then administered the sedative. She explained that the sedative would put our kitty in a twilight sleep similar to a person going under prior to anesthesia. Harriet then chose to curl up in a spot near the window (where she would lie in the sun every afternoon), relaxed, and went to sleep. Dr. Rene then administered the second drug. Harriet quickly and peacefully slipped away as I stroked her fur and told her how much I loved her. Dr. Rene made a paw print impression and gave us a lock of fur as keepsakes. These were especially loved and appreciated by our four-year-old human daughter (who was not present but got to say her goodbyes beforehand). Dr. Rene gave us as much time as we needed with Harriet, and then she lovingly placed Harriet in a basket and covered her with a blanket. The entire procedure was peaceful, compassionate, and loving. I am so grateful for Dr. Rene and the love and care she showed us and Harriet."

Katie Brundage
San Anselmo, California

"Dr. Rene & the staff at Lap of Love....We are so incredibly grateful for your help and support on the day we said goodbye to our beloved pet. It was the hardest decision we've ever made. Dr. Rene you helped us get through it, so kind, so compassionate, so thoughtful and professional. Thank you for the long hug at the very end. It truly meant so much to me. I needed a hug in that moment badly. I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone going through this hard time. My sweet bulldog went in the most peaceful way possible, eating treats in his bed, with us rubbing his belly and telling him how much we loved him.

Dr. Rene was the best, we were so lucky to have her in our home.

Sincerely, The Ferrante family"

Keri Ferrante
Clayton, California

"Dr. Colleen Lambo was so understanding. She was so helpful and calm. Her energy was exactly what we needed at a time of utter sadness. She even gave our sweet girl an awesome treat before her last minutes. She walked us through this hard process and made sure we were truly comfortable with everything involved. She treated our sweet angel like she was her own. Lap of Love was exactly what we need for our sweet pup, she went to heaven peaceful in her bed and not in a cold bright vet office. Thank you for give us a glimmer of light in a time of true darkness."

Sheena Cochran
HOUSTON, Texas

LOCAL RESOURCES


  (979) 845-2351

Texas A&M University Small Animal Hospital

  (979) 693-7806

Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center

  (936) 539-3800

Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Dr. Colleen proudly serves the Brazos Valley area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $50 travel fee based on your location - please call for pricing.

Pet Memorials
“Sasha Foofoo Godiva
Sasha....I will forever miss happy dancing with you. I will miss your smile. I will miss your sense of humor. You had a way of always knowing how I felt. You were always by my side. We will miss walking you down the street and having everyone stop and say hello to you. Dad and I will forever miss walking you around ...
Renee Stewart
June 24, 2019
“In memory of dear Harriet; we love and miss you so much.”
Katie Brundage
June 12, 2019
“Midnight Maya, where did you go? Our home is so empty without you. 12 years young, you were full of energy, spunk, love and overall the best dog in the world. Life with you was better, life with you was safe, life with you was always exciting. Your nails on the wooden floor truly brought comfort to our hearts, you were always there. Your ...
Sheena Cochran
June 7, 2019
“Snickers was the best dog ever and the most loyal companion. He was always the most welcoming every time I walked through the door. He took awhile to warm up to strangers but he was a good judge of character. He would follow me around the house and look for me even in his last year when he was blind. His nose worked excellent and he used it ...
Terri Cone
June 7, 2019
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 2559
College Station, Texas 77841

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