PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$325

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$425

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$245
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$375

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.

*Mailing of urn to your home or work ~ $25

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 veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Christina

Christina Guillory

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

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

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.

"I can not say Thank you enough to Lap of Love and Dr. Christina. She was incredible! She took so much care with Dixie . She showed her so much respect and dignity. She was so patient with our other dog Ruby during the process. She was so compassionate with me and my husband. I will be forever grateful for the wonderful experience in our very sad time of saying "See ya Later" to our beloved Dixie. Thanks again Lap of Love."

Stephanie Turner
Friendswood, Texas

"We are “At Peace” Joe was ready, and Dr. Christina was a Godsend, such compassion!

Thank You, we will be Ok? May not be today? But we will be, such a peaceful transition!

I applaud you Laps of Love

Thank You 💔💙🌈"

Julie Kickertz
LaPorte, Texas

"It is so hard as I sit here with rivers of tears rolling down. Jax and I are so lost this morning without our Galileo. I tried to post to your website last night but just couldn't stop crying long enough to type. For now, I am trying to collect my thoughts again and post my gratitude and sincere thanks for your caring compassion and patience in this time of my deep sorrow. Thank you, Dr. Guillory, for all you did for us yesterday. I deeply appreciate it more than I can put into words. Thank you for coming to our home and helping us to help Gally. He is no longer suffering and I know he's waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. While the pain is deep and raw today, I take some comfort knowing he'll be waiting for me there someday."

Selvia "June" Koepke
League City, Texas

"It was so important that Jazzy be at home in her final hours. Thanks to you, she died peacefully at home. You really made such a difficult event much less painful. Your bedside manner is something that comes from within. You have a genuine kindness about you!

We both felt blessed to have you help us through this most difficult time."

Cathy Turk
Houston, Texas

"Dr. Leanne was so gentle and compassionate with all of us especially our Sweet Paris. She made a difficult situation for us peaceful and bearable. She treated our sweet girl with loving kindness and dignity as a final act of love and mercy. I highly recommend these beautiful souls that are angels of mercy when it comes to saying good-bye to our beloved pets. Thank you Dr. Leanne. You are a very special young lady."

Debbie Mikan
Kingwood, Texas

"Amazing service. Was very pleased at how easy it was made to say goodbye."

Christine Doucet
Houston, Texas

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
“So God gave us dogs. He knew that humans would experience suffering and broken bonds, that their lives would be complicated and messy. He knew they would need a pure example of loyalty, and compassion. And he knew they would need someone to love them unconditionally and always welcome them home.

Galileo "Gally", my beloved furbaby. August, 2011 ...
Selvia "June" Koepke
November 7, 2019
“We had Paris for 14 years (108 in human years) since she was just a puppy. We also had her mother, Mango, who passed several years ago. Golden retrievers truly have a heart of gold. Truly the unconditional love of our canine friends is one the greatest gifts to us humans in this life. We can learn so much from our animal friends. We will miss ...
Debbie Mikan
October 24, 2019
“We are going to miss your bud. So very much.”
Christine Doucet
October 22, 2019
“Thank you for spending 10 years with me. You were my rock, my happiness, my running buddy, my bestie who never judged and always listened. The bond I had with you, never will I find it again but I feel beyond blessed to have experienced it with you. Every human and doggie that met you loved you because you touched them with your friendliness and ...
Anne Delgado
October 22, 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
PO Box 2303
Cypress, Texas 77573

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