Greater Richmond Area

  (804) 510-0363

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 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 39 pounds$325
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$375
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$400
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$450

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$200
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$300

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 in a wooded area near crematory.. 

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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 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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Kiley

Kiley Cameron

I grew up in Cincinnati, OH, where I asserted that I would one day be a veterinarian from as early as I can remember. Most of my childhood memories involve animals in some capacity, and a Golden Retriever named Bailey was considered a sibling growing up. My early comfort with end of life care is likely associated with being raised by a mother who worked as a Bereavement Coordinator in Pediatric Hospice. To no one’s surprise, I pursued a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and I received my Bachelors from Clemson University in South Carolina (Go Tigers!). Just weeks before I continued on to veterinary school, Bailey let us know that he was ready for his wings. Within the comfort and peace of our own home, we were able to let Bailey pass in a painless and loving way.
 
I continued the trek south for my doctorate, attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating there, I moved to Richmond, VA for a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at a busy specialty hospital. It was during numerous emergency shifts that I was repeatedly reminded of my passion for helping pets and families with end of life care. My desire to gift families with the same experience that my own had with Bailey is what moved me to join Lap of Love. It is a gift and honor to be able to help ease suffering and provide comfort to pets and the humans that love them. 

About Kiley Cameron

I grew up in Cincinnati, OH, where I asserted that I would one day be a veterinarian from as early as I can remember. Most of my childhood memories involve animals in some capacity, and a Golden Retriever named Bailey was considered a sibling growing up. My early comfort with end of life care is likely associated with being raised by a mother who worked as a Bereavement Coordinator in Pediatric Hospice. To no one’s surprise, I pursued a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and I received my Bachelors from Clemson University in South Carolina (Go Tigers!). Just weeks before I continued on to veterinary school, Bailey let us know that he was ready for his wings. Within the comfort and peace of our own home, we were able to let Bailey pass in a painless and loving way.
 
I continued the trek south for my doctorate, attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating there, I moved to Richmond, VA for a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at a busy specialty hospital. It was during numerous emergency shifts that I was repeatedly reminded of my passion for helping pets and families with end of life care. My desire to gift families with the same experience that my own had with Bailey is what moved me to join Lap of Love. It is a gift and honor to be able to help ease suffering and provide comfort to pets and the humans that love them. 

"I can’t say enough about Dr. Kiley her compassion for us and Kasey made this difficult decision so much more than we could have imagined. Having this done at home made the experience so much better! Being able to sing a love song so he could hear my voice, he could feel Tina’s touch as he crossed the bridge... We can’t thank you enough."

Tina n Mike’ Stevens
Henrico, Virginia

"Dr. Cameron was so wonderful with our dog and he had a peaceful passing. For that, my husband and I are so grateful! She has such a kind heart and treated our dog with so much respect and love. It will take us awhile to get over the loss of our dearly loved pet, but Dr. Cameron's care and compassion has helped so much. Thank you for all that you do."

Becky Sirles
Henrico County, Virginia

"Dr. Cameron was a true angel in assisting us. Her compassion for Dude and our entire family made the process so much easier. We will forever be grateful for everything from start to finish with her being by our side to help us through the process of letting go. She made us feel like she had known us and Dude forever and spent a lot of time with us, helping him over the Rainbow Bridge at our pace. She made me feel confident that we made the right decision at just the right time in Dude’s life. I just can not say enough about Dr. Cameron and gift of peace that she gave to us on that Sunday night."

Angie Rigsby
Mechanicsville, Virginia

"Thank you Dr. Cameron for making a painful moment one that wasn't so painful. Your kindness and compassion made the moment so much easier for my Mother and I can't thank you enough since I couldn't be there because of COVID (darn virus). Also, thank you to Lap of Love for being able to let Slurpy cross the rainbow bridge in the comfort of her own home. We truly believe that every loved one should have this ability and your services allowed that to happen. Thank you very much!"

Heather Stanfield
Arlington, Virginia

"Losing a beloved pet NEVER gets easy…it doesn’t matter how many pets you’ve owned, or how many times you’ve had to do it, or for how many years they’ve been a part of you. Your furry family member, who you’ve nurtured since they were a puppy, has comforted you in return and all they ever wanted in return was petting (check), unconditional love (ok), a warm/dry place to sleep (you got it), and maybe sometimes a lap or even a comfy couch to rest their head/body…my family and I received the worst possible news about our beloved Penny Lane and our veterinarian, Dr. Russell at Sycamore Vet, gave me the Lap of Love contact information and I will be forever grateful that she did!

I cant even begin to tell you how FORTUNATE we were to have the pleasure of meeting and working with Dr. Kiley Cameron…she may have taken with her a piece of our family, but she will always be in our hearts. Her compassion, understanding, professionalism, bedside manner…she possesses ALL of the qualities that you want and need in that heartbreaking moment and she not only allowed our sweet Penny Lane to be at peace, but she comforted us as well. It’s not even been 24 hours since she arrived at our house, but I have spread the Lap of Love name, and Dr. Kiley Cameron’s as well, to half a dozen families as I have never felt better about one of the most difficult decisions.

Thank you Lap of Love…unending thanks and love and gratitude to Dr. Kiley Cameron…you allowed our Penny Lane to be granted the wings that she needed to be the angel that watches over our family!!!"

Buddy Dean
Midlothian, Virginia

"Lap of Love and Dr. Cameron made our last bit of time with our beloved Olive serene, peaceful, and beautiful. And while this was the hardest decision we have had to make, Dr. Cameron’s compassion made us feel supported and informed. Most importantly, Dr. Cameron’s compassion, respect, and care for Olive was what made saying goodbye a little easier. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Cameron and Lap of Love for giving our sweet girl a beautiful end to her beautiful life."

The Marrer’s
Richmond, Virginia

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support

  (800) 332-7738

IAMS Pet Loss Support Resource Center at VCU

  (804) 525-2193

FETCH Pet Loss Support Group

Emergency Clinic

  (804) 353-9000

Virginia Veterinary Centers

  (804) 716-4700

Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

Pet Loss Support

  (804) 827-7297

The Center for Human-Animal Interaction, VCU School of Medicine, Dr. Sandra Baker

Emergency Clinic

  (804) 784-8722

Veterinary Referral and Critical Care

  (703) 746-4774

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the Greater Richmond Area including the following counties: Richmond, Goochland, Henrico, and Hanover Counties.

Pet Memorials
“Our precious fur baby Kasey crossed over Rainbow Bridge on July 12th, 2020. Kasey you gave us so much Joy, Happiness, and Love. The house feels so empty without you. We have your pictures on every computer in the house so we can look at you and talk to you every day. When I go somewhere I look for you to be waiting for mommy and see that tail of ...
Tina n Mike’ Stevens
July 19, 2020
“Dude, it’s been a little over a week since we had to make the difficult decision to let you go. You are very much missed and the house is so quiet now. It’s been hard to get used to but we are making it through each day knowing you are pain free and resting comfortably again. You had so many roadblocks, health wise, in your life that you fought ...
Angie Rigsby
May 27, 2020
“It is hard to find the right words to say goodbye to our Slurpy girl. She was a great kitty who traveled the United States like a champ and enjoyed the adventure with us. Her kitty style and swagger will be missed more than words can say and she will always be with us in heart and mind. Grandma and I hope you found your brothers Sivilian and ...
Heather Stanfield
May 1, 2020
“My sweet, goofy, lovable, handsome boy, we miss you so much already. You were my ‘Heart Dog’, and my shadow — my Mama’s boy and my extroverted party co-host. I wish so much we would have had more time together. As SO MANY vets and non-vets have told us, you would have made the very perfect therapy dog. I just regret that we didn’t start you ...
Susan Learned
March 3, 2020
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 2942
Glen Allen, Virginia 23058

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