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.

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$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.

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 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.

"The family gathered to tell Steven goodbye. My daughters driving in from college towns, one fiancé, my husband, me. We decided to bring him to the backyard, partly for COVID distancing for Dr. Tina, but mostly to distract Steven. During the next couple of days, whenever we spoke about missing Steven, someone would say how much they appreciated the care and compassion that Dr. Tina exhibited, and how it made it easier to see Steven go. Nothing is harder than making that decision, nothing can be harder than knowing it’s time. Dr. Tina made those moments less heartbreaking for us. Thank you."

Carolyn Langlinais
The Woodlands, Texas

"We are wanting to let others know that they have alternative ways if they have to put a pet down.

We had Dr Christina come to our house today for our big boy.

Our boy was so calm and relaxed with pre-meds and when he was ready for Dr Christina to come to perform the service he remained relaxed and slipped off so peacefully, it was worth every penny we paid WOW what a compassionate Veterinarian!!! She’s the best!!!

Thank you Dr Christina you are so awesome and made it so easy for us all.

I’ll never take my fur babies in to a vet for this service!!!!!

You have choices people think of your babies and make it easy for them!"

Randy Evenson
Houston, Texas

"Dr. Guillory was kind and gentle even in the uncertain time of the pandemic. We are truly grateful she's still offering her services."

Joe A
Friendswood, Texas

"Making the tough decision to let Alex go was very difficult. Christina Guillory, DVM, was very warming and very compassionate. The love and guidance she provided myself and family was exceptional. She went over and beyond to make me feel better. I was feeling torn and wondering if I was doing the right thing, she reassured me and answered all my questions."

Demetria Garcia
Houston, Texas

"Dr Christina was a great support, respectful and comfort to our family during a very difficult time. She was gentle, caring and respectful to our beloved old girl, Mikah, and our family. She transitioned everyone by explaining the steps and what to expect. She took her time and allowed us all the time we needed to say goodbye.

It takes a very special person to do what Dr Christina does, and she does it with love, respect and a kind heart.

During a very traumatic time, the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, she found a way to help us through, with all her love and kindness, and without judgement. Even though it was a very difficult decision, it was a meaningful and loving experience. Saying goodbye to a loyal family member of 12 years with love and dignity.

Thank you, Dr Christina! We are now able to begin to heal and give you our gratitude you so deserve, by helping our family through a very sad and difficult moment. You were wonderful and caring and we are so very grateful to have had you help us through a very sad goodbye."

Jennifer Lamden
Houston, Texas

"I contacted Laps of Love the evening I found that our Millie had cancer. I received a compassionate reply that evening. I want to wait a couple of days to see if my Millie would feel better. It was clear that she was not well so I made the difficult call. Laps of Love treated me with the same compassion and sympathy as when I had to make arrangements for my Mother.

The next morning, Millie & I had our last moments on the back porch overlooking the scenery. She peacefully went to sleep with no anxiety, no pain. I am forever grateful for Dr Guillory and the service performed. Such a dignified, compassionate way to see our four legged family members unto their next adventure.

Thank you,

Millie's Momma"

Kimberly Morrison
Santa Fe, 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
“Steven was the “bestest” boy, always wanting to be near us, wanting a snuggle, needing to touch us. He was made of love.”
Carolyn Langlinais
May 25, 2020
“The hole in our pack is immense and we miss our bean burrito more each day.”
Joe A
May 23, 2020
“In loving memory of Alex. Loyal companion and best friend.”
Demetria Garcia
April 30, 2020
“Gunner was truly the best family member and companion we could have asked for for the last 9 years. He was the sweetest soul who loved everyone he met. He loved to go on runs with his dad, chase lizards and dragon flies, run the fence line with our neighbor dog Trigger and sun himself on a warm day. He especially loved to “scream” with ...
Mary Robertson
April 11, 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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