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. 

"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

"I could never express the depth of my gratitude and respect for Lap of Love. They came into our home a stranger but quickly became family, loving our girl as much as we did. They were understanding. But more important, they were so informative. They helped us logically make the decision we knew in our hearts was the right one. I would recommend them to anyone who loves their animal as their child. Getting to say goodbye, in the comfort and peace of your home, with your animal surrounded by their humans and siblings, in their bed on their favorite blanket, cannot be more peaceful. I couldn't have asked for anything better for the sweet-girl who was my child for 15.5 years."

Sam Rangel
Pearland, Texas

"Dr. Tina Vaziri was incredible. She helped to make an unbearable situation bearable and somehow beautiful. She took the time to get to know Manny and us. She even let Manny get to know her, and he seemed very comfortable with her. He didn't seem anxious at all which is exactly what we wanted for him. He deserved to pass easily and peaceably in his home surrounded by his loved ones.

What a wonderful service Lap of Love and Dr. Tina provide in such an incredible way."

Claudia Valastro
Dickinson, Texas

"Dear Dr. Vaziri,

Thank you again for assisting with Lolly's passing this morning. Your compassion and calmness made the experience so much easier and Lolly was able to pass with a minimum of suffering and in the hands and surroundings of those who loved her.

Paul"

Paul Ling
Sugar Land, Texas

"Dr. Vaziri was respectful, professional and prepared for all she needed to do to in a most difficult time. She made sure things went smooth and took care of every detail for us."

Peter Odell
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

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
“Ami girl, thank you for your devotion, your years of protection, and unconditional love. You brought us joy and companionship for 18 years. You brought all of us such joy. You had many adventures in Houston, Austin, and finally Sugar Land. You traveled up until Thanksgiving in Kerrville 2018. Our hearts are broken and our home is quiet without ...
Valerie Howell
January 2, 2019
“Jordan was an amazing companion. She loved everyone she met, people and doggies alike. She will forever live in our hearts and we miss her everyday.”
Holly Griffith
December 18, 2018
“You were loved every day. You are missed every day. We still look for you and even though we're sad, just the thought of you makes us smile. You were happy, serene, and knew you were loved. Your smile would always show that. You loved getting pets and love from everyone, especially children. You were so patient with little ones. I hope ...
Sam Rangel
December 8, 2018
“A loving and loyal pet who made our family more complete. I am so glad God sent him to us to bring so much love and joy into our lives and to let us give him the same which he deserved so greatly.

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France”
Claudia Valastro
November 4, 2018
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. 

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

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