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 Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area.

Dr. Tina

Tina Vaziri, DVM

I grew up in a small town in Kentucky called Crestwood. Here on a one acre plot of land my Mom, Dad, and three sisters and I, gardened, bird watched, played with our dogs, and grew together as a family. Accompanied by our companion Biscuit, a golden retriever, my sisters and I explored the wildlife preserve near our neighborhood. My love and respect for the great cycles of this earth and its life began among the trees of the preserve. Changing seasons, baby birds, tad poles, fawns, and spawning fish all planted the seeds that grew into my love for animals.

It was not until middle school that I connected my love for animals with medicine. My Mom, who works in human hospice care, would allow me to spend time with her and the many wise elders for whom she lovingly cared. Eventually, I chose to pursue a pre-veterinary degree at Murray State University.

While at Murray State I explored the veterinary career field further. I worked year-round in hands-on programs with horses, dogs, and cats, which taught me to care for every animal with respect, kindness and gentleness. Through my college career I worked with small animals in a general practice in Illinois and an emergency clinic in Kentucky. I found my work in these practices to be fulfilling and educational, and I knew that I was on the right path in life. While in college, I adopted two wonderful dogs, Weasley and Lyla. I also lost my first and oldest animal friend, Biscuit. Every night, Biscuit slept in the hallway in front of all the bedrooms at our house in Crestwood. On a peaceful spring night, she laid down one last time to protect us and moved on gracefully in her sleep. 

In 2012, I moved to Auburn, Alabama for veterinary school, accompanied by my two lovely dogs and my 55-gallon aquarium. While in Auburn, I focused on small animals and aquatic animals. I worked hands-on with the community to educate children in the local library and elementary schools, teaching them about aquariums and fish. This made chemistry, biology, climatology, and mathematics exciting and interesting for them. 

The opportunity to educate, inspire, and enrich someone’s life by sharing the human-animal bond is my favorite aspect of veterinary medicine. The true honor of my career though, is the also the hardest part of being a veterinarian. As the end of the journey with your four-legged companion nears, you as their caregiver, and I as their doctor, are there to provide them with all of the love, comfort, and support they need. Making the decision to say goodbye is never easy— even when our companions are ready—but it is an honor for a veterinarian be there for them and for you as we allow them to move on gracefully, painlessly, and surrounded by love. 

About Tina Vaziri, DVM

I grew up in a small town in Kentucky called Crestwood. Here on a one acre plot of land my Mom, Dad, and three sisters and I, gardened, bird watched, played with our dogs, and grew together as a family. Accompanied by our companion Biscuit, a golden retriever, my sisters and I explored the wildlife preserve near our neighborhood. My love and respect for the great cycles of this earth and its life began among the trees of the preserve. Changing seasons, baby birds, tad poles, fawns, and spawning fish all planted the seeds that grew into my love for animals.

It was not until middle school that I connected my love for animals with medicine. My Mom, who works in human hospice care, would allow me to spend time with her and the many wise elders for whom she lovingly cared. Eventually, I chose to pursue a pre-veterinary degree at Murray State University.

While at Murray State I explored the veterinary career field further. I worked year-round in hands-on programs with horses, dogs, and cats, which taught me to care for every animal with respect, kindness and gentleness. Through my college career I worked with small animals in a general practice in Illinois and an emergency clinic in Kentucky. I found my work in these practices to be fulfilling and educational, and I knew that I was on the right path in life. While in college, I adopted two wonderful dogs, Weasley and Lyla. I also lost my first and oldest animal friend, Biscuit. Every night, Biscuit slept in the hallway in front of all the bedrooms at our house in Crestwood. On a peaceful spring night, she laid down one last time to protect us and moved on gracefully in her sleep. 

In 2012, I moved to Auburn, Alabama for veterinary school, accompanied by my two lovely dogs and my 55-gallon aquarium. While in Auburn, I focused on small animals and aquatic animals. I worked hands-on with the community to educate children in the local library and elementary schools, teaching them about aquariums and fish. This made chemistry, biology, climatology, and mathematics exciting and interesting for them. 

The opportunity to educate, inspire, and enrich someone’s life by sharing the human-animal bond is my favorite aspect of veterinary medicine. The true honor of my career though, is the also the hardest part of being a veterinarian. As the end of the journey with your four-legged companion nears, you as their caregiver, and I as their doctor, are there to provide them with all of the love, comfort, and support they need. Making the decision to say goodbye is never easy— even when our companions are ready—but it is an honor for a veterinarian be there for them and for you as we allow them to move on gracefully, painlessly, and surrounded by love. 

"She was dressed in street clothes (not scrubs) and just had a non-descript brown bag, and came in and just started loving on my dog. Was exactly what I was hoping for - not a hospital type experience. Almost like a neighbor coming over. She was clearly a pet lover and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect person to bring my dog to a peaceful rest."


Houston, Texas

"Dear Dr. Tina,

John and I so appreciate your kind and comforting words, and we can’t thank you enough for taking such good care of Blackjack, (and us, too), during this difficult time. We knew in our hearts that Blackjack would be leaving us sometime soon, but it’s never easy to “let go”. As difficult as yesterday was for us, we are so very grateful that we had you there to help our precious boy “cross over”. It takes a very special person to do what you do. You have such a gentle, loving, and compassionate heart, and we feel so truly blessed to have found you.

As you well know, the sense of loss and grief comes in waves….and we are no exception. The house seems so empty without Blackjack, even though our precious Bodhi is there. Bodhi is only 3 years old, so as you can imagine, he’s normally a very playful (and a bit rambunctious) boy. It was obvious that he sensed Blackjack’s absence and felt something was wrong, as he just laid around the house all day yesterday and last night. Of course, we loved on him…even more than usual…but he just looked so incredibly sad.

Blackjack loved laying in the sun, down by the water….so being happy and doing exactly what he loves to do…. was his “perfect place and timing” for yesterday. Thank you again….so very much….for taking such good care of our precious Blackjack (and us, too). You truly are an angel on earth.

Much Love,

John & Renee’ Griggs"

John and Renee' Griggs
Highlands, Texas

"Dr. Tina was amazing! Her caring and gentle manner was such a help to us during this difficult decision. Not only did she help Boomer, but she helped us too. It truly was a beautiful experience and that was because of Dr. Tina’s compassion. She wanted to know about Boomer.. she fed him cookies and we had a great visit to celebrate Boomer’s transition. Thank you so much !"

Gina Sewell
Houston, Texas

"Dr. Tina was so patient, kind, and compassionate when she came to our home to help Hannah cross over. She was attentive to our emotional needs and really helped put my kids at ease. I would not have done it any other way."

Maxine Aguilar
League City, Texas

"I cannot sing enough praises for Dr. Tina. From her first home visit back in July 2018, I knew we had a gentle, guiding, caring and kind professional to advise and support us in the final chapter of our dear rescue Aussie Shepherd of 18 years. Our Ami girl was given the blessing of an additional 6 months of quality living with Dr. Tina's evaluation, recommendations, guidance and prescriptions. Our prescriptions were set up to be delivered directly to our home, and the refill process was easy and refills came in a timely manor, refrigerated (often with toys for Ami)

With heavy hearts, we said good bye to our beautiful girl on Christmas Eve 2018. Dr. Tina was there with us, and explained the process and offered kind reassurances and again, the utmost level of professionalism I have ever experienced in any Doctor (human or animal). Dr. Tina was so kind and compassionate, offering us the time we needed to say goodbye and two beautiful imprints for each of our sons who had grown up with Ami as sister and protector. We were grateful after an attempt at ink imprints, which did not turn out as envisioned.

The dignity and gentle sincere kindness that Dr. Tina exhibited throughout this emotional and heartbreaking goodbye for us, made this process a beautiful and humane experience. She was responsive to my e-mails and inquiries. The final good-bye still tugs at my heart, but it is the immense loss and void that Ami left that brings unstoppable tears and grief, not the process. Our main source of solace and comfort was that we had Tina with us, and know we made the right decision at the right time.

Thank you, Dr. Tina for your genuine compassion and understanding how very difficult this decision is, and making her final journey one of dignity and good karma. We will always have an unparalleled level of respect for you.

With eternal gratitude...

The Howell Family"

Valerie Howell
Sugar Land, Texas

"Dr. Tina was very nice and supportive. She made my husband and I feel a little more at ease and gave Jordan the best care. I am so glad we chose to do the ceremony at home. It was more relaxing for her and for us. Thank you, Lap of Love, for everything."

Holly Griffith
Cypress, 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
“My heart aches so badly with the loss of our precious boy, Blackjack. He was such a loving, loyal, happy-go-lucky furry baby....who loved everyone...both skin and fur...young and old...and everyone loved him, too. His "happy place" was always outside, laying in the sun down at the palapa by the water, swimming in the river/bay, and running and ...
John and Renee' Griggs
April 4, 2019
“Thank you Dr. Tina for your warm and caring touch during a difficult decision. It was a blessing to have Lap of Love in our lives. Our Boomer deserved a peaceful passing being able to maintain what makes him Boomer. We chose to do this on our terms instead of waiting for an emergency to happen. Thank you again for giving us this last gift for our ...
Gina Sewell
March 30, 2019
“Easiest hard decision ever made.”
March 20, 2019
“Hannah Clare, you will always be our special girl and we can't wait until the day we get to see you again.”
Maxine Aguilar
March 13, 2019
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. 

Mailing Address

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

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