Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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$300

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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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$245
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$375
Mailing of urn to your home or work$25

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 (pre-arranged)$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, 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.

Meet the Doctors

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

Dr. Christina

Christina Guillory, DVM

I have always felt a special bond with animals and have a great amount of respect for them. I was the kid that would rescue all the earthworms after it rained by putting them back in the soil before the sun returned to dry them out. When my friends were fishing, I was feeding the ducks. I would relocate lizards from inside the house so they could continue living their reptilian lives free outside. I may still do all these things to this day.

It came as no surprise to anyone who knew me when I decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and became the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies!

Since graduation, I have been practicing medicine in a traditional small animal clinic. I love bonding with my clients and educating them on ways to help their pets. Along the way, I developed a special place in my heart for geriatric animals. These old souls have dedicated their lives to be our loving companions and I want to ensure their well-deserved final moments on this Earth are as comfortable as possible. That is why I am honored to be invited into your home where your furry family member has spent much of his or her life surrounded by love, family, and great memories.  Whether we are working together on hospice care or laying a loved one to rest, my goal is to ensure that your last moments together are as peaceful and loving as possible.

Dr. Leanne

Leanne Mathew, DVM

As most children are during early school years, I was commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My 5 year-old self was a firm believer that I could be a ballerina, Olympic figure skater, dentist, and a veterinarian, and I would be able to pursue these professions concurrently. Over the years, it became apparent that I did not innately possess the grace and poise required of the more athletic careers but my curiosity and love of animals were obvious and a massive driving force behind becoming a veterinarian. I commonly found myself caring for neighborhood pets and strategizing how to convince my parents to welcome turtles, frogs, and various stray cats into our home. Growing up in rural Missouri, I was able to experience firsthand the vital and diverse roles that pets and animals serve in society and how much we as humans are blessed by their presence and unfailing love. 

As I grew, so did my desire to continue helping animals so I pursued my dream of becoming a veterinarian at the University of Missouri. While in veterinary school, I sadly lost a friend to cancer after witnessing him courageously fight for several long months. I was able to spend the last hours of his life with him as he was surrounded by family and other close friends, sharing tears, laughter, prayers, and memories. I will always treasure those final moments. That deeply moving and personal experience inspired me to devote my veterinary career to helping animals and their families during their greatest hours of need. 

Following graduation, I moved to Texas and began working as a small animal emergency clinician at a busy specialty and emergency hospital. Working as an emergency veterinarian, I assisted countless families during some of the most difficult decisions of their lives. The depth of the human-animal bond is witnessed during each and every final goodbye we say to our pets and is vividly etched into our memories and hearts. I am honored that, through Lap of Love, I can help families and pets with their final goodbye and to make this memory a peaceful and cherished time surrounded by loved ones.

About Christina Guillory, DVM

I have always felt a special bond with animals and have a great amount of respect for them. I was the kid that would rescue all the earthworms after it rained by putting them back in the soil before the sun returned to dry them out. When my friends were fishing, I was feeding the ducks. I would relocate lizards from inside the house so they could continue living their reptilian lives free outside. I may still do all these things to this day.

It came as no surprise to anyone who knew me when I decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and became the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies!

Since graduation, I have been practicing medicine in a traditional small animal clinic. I love bonding with my clients and educating them on ways to help their pets. Along the way, I developed a special place in my heart for geriatric animals. These old souls have dedicated their lives to be our loving companions and I want to ensure their well-deserved final moments on this Earth are as comfortable as possible. That is why I am honored to be invited into your home where your furry family member has spent much of his or her life surrounded by love, family, and great memories.  Whether we are working together on hospice care or laying a loved one to rest, my goal is to ensure that your last moments together are as peaceful and loving as possible.

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support Group

  (713) 522-8344

Pet Bereavement Counseling Service

Emergency Clinic

  (281) 304-0039

Animal ER of Northwest Houston

Pet Loss Support Group

  (713) 268-6734

Lancaster Practice Support

Grief Counselor

  (281) 997-8400

Wanda Eckersley, M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C.

Emergency Clinic

  (281) 890-8875

North Houston Veterinary Specialty and Emergency

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Houston and Galveston area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$75 based on your location - please call for pricing. 

Pet Memorials
“My precious baby girl Kenzie. Your physical presence is no longer but your loving spirit remains with me.”
Robert Stellaccio
August 22, 2018
“My Daisy, my baby, my little girl. I know you are ready to leave this tangible world. I know your little heart can't take this strain and the time is now to end your pain. It's time to relax and rest your weary head. Close your eyes. Lay back in your bed. I love you so much and I know that you know, that because I love you so much, I am ...
Linda Freker
August 21, 2018
“Priscilla was an adorable and gentle little pup. Her humans (us) and our other dogs and cats loved to cuddle with her because of how sweet she was. Watching her decline in health as she got older and seeing her in so much pain towards the end was heartbreaking. But now she's at peace, and she will be greatly missed by all of us.”
Benjamin Chisholm
August 17, 2018
“Ginger, you were the best girl in the world and we miss you so much.”
Vicky Cox
February 20, 2016
Payment Options

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. 

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Lap of Love
PO Box 2303
Cypress, TX 77410-2303

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