Greater Houston Area
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
ncludes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
Dr. Tina will be unavailable from November 21st - 23rd. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.
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.
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.
"Dr. Tina did a wonderful job making the difficult process as easy & possible for Scooter & for me, much appreciated."
Jarrett TarrantMagnolia, Texas
"Tuesday, Nov 7th, one of the most difficult days of our lives! Making the decision to put our beautiful sweet Remington out of his pain and suffering was absolutely the worst! When Dr. Tina arrived, I immediately felt comfortable and I knew instantly that we called on the right vet to help guide us through this 'nightmare'. Her kind words, compassion and understanding is exactly what we needed, she knew exactly what to say and how to comfort us. I hope to not have to make this decision again, but if I do, Dr. Tina will be my first and only choice! My sweet Remington didn't pass on a hard cold table, but instead in the comfort of his home and as Dr. Tina described it, it was the best gift we could give Remy. The paw print impression is just beautiful, brings me to tears when I see it but I know that my Remington is no longer in pain or suffering, he is sleeping peacefully until we meet again.
Pearl NietoHouston, Texas
"Dr. Tina was amazing she made the most difficult decision I've made. a positive experience. Our Panzer had love, dignity and all the things he loved around him. It made all the difference in the world to us. Thank you"
Lisa UllrichSpring, Texas
"Never in my wildest dreams could I have asked for a more blessed experience than the one we had with Lap of Love. From the call I made to schedule - hard call to make - to the final goodbye. I was fortunate to have Alex answer the phone and she was SO kind and understanding. I will never forget the love she showed me during that call. I requested Dr. Tina - the second angel I encountered from Lap of Love. What a beautiful spirit she is. The single hardest moment of my life to date, and I got Dr. Tina to help us through it. No rushed feeling. Sharing memories of our girl. Deciding it was time. It was all so quiet and dignified and gentle. Our angel was gone. She left with Dr. Tina in the most special way and was off to the next phase. We chose to have the service offered by Treasured Paws and Dr. Tina assured me that the dignity and honor would continue there for this special girl that had been part of our lives for 18 years! Our angel pup arrived home in a beautiful cedar box with her name engraved on top. I can't express in words the beauty of this team of people. The gifts of reassurance and calm - and the love from beginning to end that was given to us is simply overwhelming. Thank you Lap of Love for offering this special service and for ensuring that we have the right "angels" to help us, and our loved ones through it all. God Bless you all."
Lora TowlerSpring, Texas
"Saying goodbye to Mac was a beautiful, peaceful experience thanks to Dr. Tina.
I felt like Mac was ready and said his goodbyes as he visited with each ones of us before going to Dr. Tina."
Evelyn HernandezPasadena, Texas
"It was a last minute decision as Maggie was suffering so much that day. I called around not satisfied with my results until I found Lap of Love. Sharon the receptionist was very compassionate taking her time to assist and comfort me.
Dr. Tina agreed to come almost immediately driving across time in rush hour traffic. She was the sweetest person ever. An answer to prayer. The level of gentleness and compassionate couldn't have been more if Dr. Tina had been around Maggie for years.
Dr. Tina was only concerned with guiding Maggie (and I) through this difficult time. Maggie was given a sedative and pain med and I watched as her pain ridden body released all the tension. As Maggie licked a spoon of peanut butter Dr. Tina gave the final anesthesia. Maggie felt no pain and went in perfect peace.
I will never consider taking my animals into a cold frightening clinic again if I had to ever do this again.
I would recommend this method over any other and Dr. Tina is amazing beyond words!"
Juda MyersHumble, Texas
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Gulf Coast Animal Emergency Hospital
Pet Loss Support Group at Westbury Animal Hospital
BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Willowbrook
Pet Loss Group's Phone: (832) 209-2222
Eddins Counseling Pet Loss Support Group
VCA Animal Emergency Hospital Southeast
Grief Recovery Center
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Houston area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location - please call for pricing.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LovePO Box 2303Cypress, TX 77410-2303