Greater Houston Area

  (832) 377-7503

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$375

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$475

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 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$270
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$175
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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. 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.

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.

"Dr. Christina was so kind and gentle with us during her visit. She assured us we were doing the absolute best thing for Lilly and confirmed our worst fears about the cancer she was growing. She was very professional and told us exactly what would happen and what to expect, which took a lot of our anxiety away. We are so incredibly grateful for Dr. Christina assistance so that Lilly was able to enter into rest comfortably in our arms while laying on her favorite blanket."

Jenilyn Saunders
La Marque, Texas

"Christina Guillory came to the house and explained everything that was going to take place. She answered all the questions we had and gave us all time we wanted to be with Axle."

Daniel Burks
Santa Fe, Texas

"The difficult decision to let my Kaley go was made a bit easier knowing that someone would come to my home to fulfill my final gift of love. Dr. Christina Guillory was so kind, caring, patient and gentle. I cannot thank you enough that this service exists. It cannot be easy for your doctors to experience day after day the grieving of pet parents. My heart and respect goes out to you all.

Thank you"

Sandy Angulo
Richmond, Texas

"Dr. Christina was very kind and compassionate. She answered all of our questions regarding the procedure."

Kiersten Kern
Seabrook, Texas

"Our hearts were so heavy losing our dog Spanky but Dr. Christina and the staff at Lap of Love made the whole process somehow bearable. Spanky went with dignity in the comfort of his home. My husband and I will be forever grateful."

Kristy Vasquez
Pearland, Texas

"Dear Dr. Christina, I will always remember Zeus greeting you like an old friend, he knew you were a loving person and was there to help him. We made a loving memory of Zeus together and it was a peaceful, easy passing, Thank You. May you always be blessed for what you do and how you do it. You have such compassion."

Judie Mindrum
Rosenberg, 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
“Cancer sucks, y'all.

Today CJ and I held Lilly in our arms as she was gently guided across the Rainbow Bridge. I am so grateful we were able to be there with her when she entered into rest peacefully. Our sweet girl grew a doozy of a sarcoma that took over her hind leg and internal organs in a matter of 2 months. It was no doubt the most ...
Jenilyn Saunders
October 24, 2020
“We said goodbye to our beloved Axle on Oct 5th 2020. He was just shy of 14 years old and had been with us since he was a puppy. He loved going to the race track, playing with a good squeaky toy, swimming in the pool, and hunting lizards. If someone drove down the street too slow he would definitely let you know. He was truly “man’s best friend.” ...
Daniel Burks
October 7, 2020
“George was the King of our household. He is the mighty orange.”
Kiersten Kern
September 15, 2020
“I've adopted three retired military dogs and Zeus was the sweetest one of the three. He just had a gentle heart an easy going attitude and he lived with 6 drama loving cats. He was wary of the cats and never offered anything but acceptance of them. His presence in our home was huge....he was a big, long legged Belgian Malinois and the house is now ...
Judie Mindrum
July 19, 2020
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 77410

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