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 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.
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.
For pets over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one if cremation has been requested. 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.
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, 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!
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.
Colleen Lambo, DVM
"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 VanBeekCollege Station, Texas
"Lap of Love was so great and caring Dr Colleen also gave me a paw print, blanket and shavings of hair for my keep sakes. What a wonderful group to come to your home and take care of the uncomfortable situation in the comfort of your home and the pets are so comfortable and at peace. I wish they was around in the past but I will use them from now on in the future."
Lynn HarrisBryan, Texas
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Texas A&M University Small Animal Hospital
Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center
Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe
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.
To make the experience as peacful 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.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 2559College Station, TX 77841