PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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.

"There is certain type of person to be able to do this job. We were blessed to have Dr. Colleen guide us and provide comfort in the end for all of us and especially Tuffy."

Jessica Cobos
Bryan, Texas

"Dr. Colleen Lambo was so empathetic. I cried and sobbed and had tears and snot everywhere and she was very patient with me and explained everything she was doing and what was happening. She was really a good match for us because I was a wreck and she is very calm and caring. She brought the basket and minky blanket that she wrapped my baby in and he looked so beautiful wrapped in that basket, I think it really helped to have that as my last visual of him."

Danna Warner
Montgomery, Texas

"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

"This was a very difficult decision to make but Dr. Colleen made the decision easier. Snickers was very fortunate to have her taking excellent care of him at the end. Not only was she wonderful, with Snickers, but also with me. She talked through the process, explaining each step and making sure that we were ready for next. Thank you, Dr. Colleen, for bringing my boy peace."

Terri Cone
Kingwood, Texas

"The entire experience was calm, peaceful and respectful from the initial call for an appointment to the actual visit. Dr. Lambo was reassuring and kind..she made sure I was aware of the process and was considerate of my grief and concern. Our girl Sinatra was 19..since she was 7 weeks old..she was a saucy and outspoken cat..but loved us and nurtured us in her own way. It was a difficult decision to make but she was in such pain. It was so comforting to have her pass on at home ..safe in her comfortable spot on our bed.. We miss her terribly but are grateful for the opportunity to give her relief."

Kari Curtis
Bryan, Texas

"My collie took a turn for the worse on the weekend when my regular vet wasn't available. I did not want Wyatt to suffer through the weekend. I was happy to find Dr. Colleen Lamp to help ease my great friend from his suffering. I called and was able to get an appointment in a couple of hours. The person on the phone was very caring, compassionate and understanding. Dr. Colleen was also wonderful. She was very pleasant and caring which eased the experience. Having had a number of rescue collies over the years, I have had to go through euthanasia a number of times. This is so much easier to do at home. It can be difficult to transport a sixty-pound dog to the vet in a comfortable way. Instead, I had the vet come here. Wyatt didn't have to be moved and was in his normal surroundings. It is so much better not to have to walk through a veterinary office crying. So it was better for him and better for me to do this at home with a compassionate veterinarian."

Jim VanBeek
College Station, Texas

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
“On August 10th, my guy decided it was time to go home. It has taken some time to be able to talk about Tuffy leaving us. He was our original hippo, our clock, our keeper of food and treats. He was many things for us all and he taught us many life lessons. Many times I read everyone’s heart breaking story of losing a loved one, a son, a furry, your ...
Jessica Cobos
September 6, 2019
“Gabriel the great. He was an angel always and now forever. He was mommy's very best friend. Gabriel loved his mommy and his mommy loves him as did his kids whether he wanted them to or not. He was absolutely stunningly beautiful and such a wonderful companion. He will be deeply missed for the rest of my life.”
Danna Warner
August 30, 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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