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.

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 Eve, 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$295
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$345
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$425

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$170
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$195
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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
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 Doctor
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian 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. 

"Dr. Kiley was the perfect person to assist us with HIggins. She was so sweet and displayed as much love for HIggins as we did. She was gentle and made the process comfortable for all of us. Thank you Dr, Kiley."

Jeffrey Bolea
CHESTERFIELD, Virginia

"I don't think it is possible to express to you how thankful we are for you and the care and consideration you gave our baby girl. For Mike and I, that was one of the hardest things we have ever had to do and in spite of that, you made as comfortable as possible for not only Bailey, but us and Roxy too. Thank you so much. We miss Bailey terribly but know that she is no longer suffering and finally at peace."

Crystal Carley
Richmond, Virginia

"We recently lost our best friend of 14 years and the care provided by Lap of Love and Dr. Kiley made saying goodbye as tolerable as possible. The feelings of gratitude for our life with Barney and the profound sadness of losing and missing him will continue to oscillate, but being with him at home, in his favorite spot gave us the closure and reassurance we needed. I could not have more respect and appreciation for veterinarians like Dr. Kiley who make it their mission to guide families through these difficult times."

Jeff W
Richmond, Virginia

"She was wonderful, compassionate and made Rascal feel comfortable and not afraid. She took her time and gave us time to spend our last moments quietly with him. Thank you for the wonderful service."

PATRICIA DANIEL
RICHMOND, Virginia

"This was the "best-worst" experience of my life. Pupple was my companion animal for chronic illness, and had been by my side for almost 13 years. I always knew saying goodbye would be hard, but I imagined it would happen much later than it did. He had always been younger than his years and then one day, just not quite himself. The primary vet said it was probably nothing and sent us home with antibiotics, but he didn't get better. When we did an ultrasound and found a tumor in his belly, I felt the floor drop out from under me. I simply was not ready, and I don't think I ever would have been ready.

Dr. Kiley understood that and helped me take the best possible care of him. I have no regrets because of her. He was comfortable for the rest of his days, and felt well enough for us to spoil him with a party and an endless buffet of his favorite foods. She included all four of his parents and seemed to know what each of us needed and soothed it all -- the worries, the fears, the memories of other losses, the doubts. All the time she listened and knew when to just sit with us and when to offer her expertise. I was the most afraid of him being alone, and she made sure he wasn't. I hated that we were losing him, but we got to say how our last few weeks would be. They were full of love, gratitude, decadence, and acceptance. There were no emergencies, no car rides or vet visits (he was not a fan of either), and no surprises. We slept and ate well, and when we said goodbye he was surrounded with all who ever loved him, with nothing but time to focus on only him, and I know for sure he was not alone."

Callie Furlong
RICHMOND, Virginia

"Dr. Kiley, in addition to this email, we also received your card. On behalf of Marguerite and myself, I wanted to sincerely thank you for making the most difficult day as best as could be expected. It was obvious Ditch felt comfortable with you which made us happy. I honestly don't know how you can do this job, but it is obvious that you were meant to. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate the time that you spent loving on him and the other babies before he left us. You are personally amazing and your company is fantastic and we will definitely recommend your services. Again, I can not thank you enough for everything that you did. And as you stated in your letter there is no doubt we will be together again with Ditch because that connection we had is unbreakable and when the time is right, we will find each other again."

Dawn Buchanon
Richmond, Virginia

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support

  (800) 332-7738

IAMS Pet Loss Support Resource Center at VCU

Emergency Clinic

  (804) 353-9000

Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

  (804) 525-2193

FETCH Pet Loss Support Group

  (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
“Higgins was a member of our family for 20 years and will be missed. He was a loving cat who knew how to reach each of our hearts.”
Jeffrey Bolea
October 3, 2019
“today we had to say goodbye to our sweet, funny lovable cat "Rascal". We rescued him in December 2002 and never knew his birthday, but our Vet guessed he was about 18 mos old at the time. we fell in love with him immediately and he came to his forever home. after a few days I named him Rascal because he was in to everything curious and fearless. ...
PATRICIA DANIEL
July 9, 2019
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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