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.
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.
"Dear Dr. Tina,
You were absolutely amazing! You are one of the kindest, loving and gentle people we know. You made us all feel so very comfortable allowing us to grieve in front of you without feeling embarrassed. Everything you did from the moment we saw you was perfect and Taz's passing was so very peaceful. We coudn't have asked for a more perfect person to help set Taz's spirit free.
Thank you so very much and big hugs to you.
Chad & Carrie"
Chad CarlsonFriendswood, Texas
"It has taken me two months to find words for this testimonial. While it is still short, it is backed by much appreciation and love. Dr. Tina sincerely entered our home. She brought small but sweet words of reality about our pet and situation. Her presence was gracious. While her time there wasn't ideal, her follow up and sympathy was genuine and felt in our home. We thank her very much, and Lap of Love, for giving us the opportunity to spend our last moments together in the place we loved most."
Valerie and Emily JanzHouston, Texas
"Our beloved Stitch had been part of our family for 15 years. Saying goodbye was hard for our family but Dr Tina made this experience so special. Dr. Tina showed Stitch and our Family love and respect. Stitch was able to spend his last moments in his own bed surrounded by his family. This service is Amazing. Thank you for what you do. Dr Tina is an Angel."
Stephanie PflegerLEAGUE CITY, Texas
"Dr. Tina's compassionate guidance and support helped to make our last few moments with Sally more of a comfort. She was extremely patient, caring and supportive."
Trina HansLeague City, Texas
"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
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