PRICING AND INFORMATION

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.

"Dr. Leanne was amazing. Her empathy for Blue, as well as me, was so comforting on a very difficult day. She made the whole experience one that I am truly grateful for. Rarely have I known vets to be as friendly, professional and caring. Bravo Leanne!"

Bob McPherrin
Tomball, Texas

"When the dreaded time had finally arrived, Lap of Love was there for us. From the initial phone call up through the end and even after, the staff and Dr. Guillory were wonderful. We were so grateful for their compassion and respect for our fur baby and understanding of our love for her. We never felt rushed, but knew for us we had to do it quickly before our selfishness continued and we changed our mind. Dr. Guillory first took the time to meet Sassy and talk to her and also evaluate her to be sure we were making the best choice at this time. The process was quick and our baby went very peacefully, which confirmed to us there was no more fight in her and our decision to move forward was the right one for her. As much as it is tearing our hearts out, it was the right choice for us and I would highly recommend Lap of Love and their staff should you ever find yourself facing this situation too."

Cathy Ansohn
Katy, Texas

"Dr. Guillory, thank you. You made the hardest thing I’ve done as peaceful as possible. Your kindness was greatly appreciated and your patience was above and beyond. You are Angel on Earth and I am so thankful for you and the service you provide. God Bless you always."

Jenn Rust
Pearland, Texas

"Thank you so much Dr. Christina, you made a very difficult and emotional time for our family easier than we could have imagined. You showed us kindness and respect and treated Lester with concern and made his journey pain free and peaceful.

Again thank you from the bottom of our ❤.

Belinda and Joe Piazza"

Belinda Piazza
Dickinson, Texas

"We are fairly new to the area, so I had called around to see about a mobile service for our aging St. Bernard. From the initial phone call a couple months ago, to Kelly that I spoke with Thursday morning, to Dr. Guillory coming to my house, EVERYONE was so professional and SO caring! I do not know many people down here and my husband works out of town during the week, so Kelly was even nice enough to have Tim from the crematory come with Dr. Guillory so he could help with getting our 120 pound baby out to the vehicle when it was all done. I think the best thing about the service provided was the patience that Dr. Guillory had with me and the love that she showed Zulu. I have told everyone I know about how Zulu got to eat a chocolate cupcake while getting the sedative - and she never ate people food or chocolate (obviously), and let me tell you, she was in HEAVEN eating that chocolate cupcake!!! I want to thank your company for being so compassionate and so professional!"

Courtney Berlyak
League City, Texas

"Dr. Leanne,

I just want to say thank you so much for the compassion you showed to me and my family when we said goodbye to our Xena. It's now been a month since she left us and I am still caught by surprise to not see her in the living room or to hear her barking to go outside.

In what was truly one of the worst moments of my life, I cannot tell you how much it meant to me to have experienced your professionalism and your kindness. It brings me such comfort to know that Xena left this world, she was treated with care and compassion. Her ashes are now home and we are settling into our new day-to-day life without her lively, demanding, beautiful presence.

I just thank you from the bottom of my heart and commend you for bearing witness to the most heartbreaking moments in the lives of your clients. I am so appreciative and so very grateful."

Canita Lee
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


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
“Blue was a mischievous, independent, hard-headed, thoroughly loveable Siberian Husky, who absolutely ruled the roost in our home. I used to joke with people that owning Blue (or was it the other way around?) was like owning a cat. She was going to do whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted. We adored her and will miss her forever.”
Bob McPherrin
September 10, 2019
“Our sweet Sassy girl; Our hearts are broken and you are so greatly missed. You have left a huge hole in our lives and the house has a void without you here. I know you are in the meadows running and playing , free of pain and anxiety and you can see again. Knowing you, I bet you are even antagonizing your brother Toby, just like you did while he ...
Cathy Ansohn
September 9, 2019
“I will miss you Ellie Mae. You were my constant always. 10 years wasn’t near long enough. Rest In Peace my wiggle butt. Momma loves you.”
Jenn Rust
August 29, 2019
“It's your time to run and play with Ruby and Catie again. The three of you have carried a piece of our hearts with you and when Annie joins you , both of our hearts will be on that side of the bridge with you. You brought joy and completeness to our lives and family and gave unconditional love that only a Newfie can do. Annie is lost without you ...
Belinda Piazza
August 29, 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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