PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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.

"Dr. Christina, with Lap of Love, was very compassionate, caring, and professional during this difficult time. Although painful, the process was less stressful due to her kind demeanor and understanding. Thank you for your outstanding service."

Erica Miller
Houston, Texas

"I want to thank Dr. Jordan for giving Charlotte the peaceful end she so deserved. Her final moments were spent at home. Calm and relaxed. Lying where she always had. Falling asleep where she always did. If not for Dr. Jordan and Lap of Love, things would have been very different. For that I am and will remain grateful. Thank you."

Martin Salcedo
Plantation, Florida

"Dr. Christina was AMAZING. She made Sophie and us so comfortable during the process. She was so very kind and gentle with our baby and she gave us more than enough time to cry and love on our baby and say our goodbyes. When it comes time, we will definitely use Lap of Love again. Thank you so much Dr. Christina for everything you did in our babies final moments and for taking such good care of her."

Stephanie Marullo
Friendswood, Texas

"Dr. Christina was great. Schatzi's previous owner who was also here with me said that she was glad Dr. Christina didn't have a desensitized and detached attitude towards veterinary care that some doctors have. She gave us plenty of time to say our goodbyes and made sure Schatzi was comfortable. She even brought Scahtzi a muffin, but I had saved a bone for Schazti. Scahtzi just chewed on that bone and had no idea anything was happening."

Mark Southerland
Conroe, Texas

"Dr. Jordan helped us with our Mr. Spock. Mr. Spock had been ailing for quite a while and would never recover. In recent weeks his heath had significantly deteriorated.

Dr. Jordan was kind and patient with my husband and I while said good bye to our little munchkin.

He explained the process and patiently waited until we were ready to proceed. I would guess he was familiar with other doggie parents crying as they let go of their doggie children. We have another dog who quietly sat with us when Dr. Jordan proceeded. After, we let our other dog see Mr. Spock so she would know he was gone.

This was the first dog we had to let a pet go. Although an agonizing decision, we believe we made the right decision at the right time for Mr. Spock. Although emotionally painful, having Dr. Jordan come to our home and help us through everything made it less so."

Arlette Steinberger
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida

"My wife & I are grateful for the service that you offer in this trying time. Making the decision to put our cat to rest was tough enough but having Dr. Jordan there to assist in the process made it more bearable."

Mark Dragomer
Pompano Beach, Florida

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


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 beloved Brumby crossed the bridge on July 5th. He was the best dog that I could ever dream of sharing my life with. Our home was Brumby's forth, and I often joked that he kept changing owners until he found someone that could make is steaks right with the perfect amount of seasoning. Honestly, I think he knew he had a mission to bring more ...
Erica Miller
July 13, 2019
“Sophie you came into our lives so unexpectedly and at the perfect moment in time. We had just given up on trying to have a baby and you came to us and became our baby, our sweet and loving fur baby. You gave us your love unconditionally and brought such joy to our lives. We love you and miss you more than words can ever say.”
Stephanie Marullo
June 26, 2019
“Schatzi is a German term of endearment and I've been told the closes word in English would be Sweetie. She was my Sweetie and I miss her fluffy face. I adopted Schatzi from a friend when she was 9 years old, but I've known Schatzi since she was about 5. I had always absolutely loved that dog and when I was asked if I would adopter her I was ...
Mark Southerland
June 23, 2019
“Four pounds of pure love, that was Emma.”
ISABELLA DUQUE
May 28, 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.

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Lap of Love
PO Box 2303
Cypress, Texas 77573

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