The Greater Hampton Roads Region of Virginia

  (757) 401-6195

Our veterinarians are temporarily unavailable. In the interim, please reach Hampton Roads Veterinary HospiceOur Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions.

Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


Veterinary Hospice$275

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.

Geritatric Consultation$275

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 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.


Private Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$225
Pets 40- 99 pounds$280
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 pounds or more will be quoted

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely cherry wood urn an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within 10 days. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you at no extra charge.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$100
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$145
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$175
Pets 150 pounds or more will be quoted

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 at a local Humane Society Memorial Garden. The public is welcome. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 


Our veterinarians are temporarily unavailable. In the interim, please reach Hampton Roads Veterinary HospiceOur Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions.

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. 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 veterinarians in your area. 


Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (757) 474-5968

Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group

  (57) 523-6100

Acredale Animal Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (202) 966-2171

The PAL Pet Loss Comfort line

Emergency Clinic

  (757) 935-9111

The COVE (Center of a Veterinary Excellence): Suffolk VA

  (757) 788-9636

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Emergency Clinic

  (757) 499-5463

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners

Pet Loss Counselor

  (757) 497-3670

Karla Drake, LCSW, Tidewater Psychotherapy Services

Emergency Clinic

  (757) 366-9000

Affiliated Animal Care/ Greenbrier Veterinary Referral Center: Chesapeake VA

  (757) 234-0461

Animal Emergency Center

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We assist families in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Williamsburg, and extended service areas by request. There may be an additional travel fee between $30-$75 may be incurred based on distance from the veterinarian.

Pet Memorials
“On September 28 you joined your sister Gretchen in Heaven.  You were our first four-legged baby and we loved you from the moment we first visited with you at the animal shelter.  You were so timid and fearful of people because of how the monsters who first owned you had treated you, but you decided to trust us.  Slowly you let us get close and ...
Jennifer Osborne
September 30, 2016
“Gretchen, you were so much more than our pet; you were a member of our family.  From the day we brought you home as such a little puppy, you filled our lives with fun times and adventures and throughout your 11 years you gave us countless beautiful memories and stories that we will never forget.  The happiness and companionship you brought those ...
Jennifer Osborne
September 29, 2016
“At 10 o'clock Thursday morning bub made his way across the rainbow bridge.. he went peacefully and in the arms of Joe and I at his favorite spot with sand in his toes and salt water all over his fur.. he felt no pain at all which made things so much easier.. Radio was diagnosed with cancer late 2015. At that moment we knew we had to do whatever it ...
Jill and Joe Brotan
June 19, 2016
“My sweet mama dog Hattie. My guardian, with amazing dancing skills. You will always been in my heart, my sweet girl.”
Savannah West
February 7, 2016
Payment Options

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.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 4091
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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