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 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 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. 

"Dr. Kiley Cameron provided the absolute best comfort, for Bo & for my family. She has a true level of compassion, for the pets & the families both. I could not have asked for a better end of life experience. If/when I have to make another decision like this, I won't think twice about who to call."

Ally Cox
Richmond, Virginia

"Dr. Kiley was amazing. Such a blessing to have veterinarians who have dedicated their careers to helping beloved pets and their families in this way. This was my first experience of having this type of service for a pet and I am SO thankful for the visible empathy and care that Kiley gave to Gracie (and us), and the sheer ability to allow all of us to stay in our home in a comfortable place together. Having her brother, Guinness, with us also helped....and perhaps also helped him understand and deal with her passing as well. This is never an easy thing to endure, but Dr. Kiley made it so much more bearable for all of us. Thank you."

Susan Learned
Chesterfield, Virginia

"I am so thankful people like Dr. Cameron exist in this world. I was terrified and filled with guilt that I could no longer help our kitty thrive in life because of his feline leukemia and making the decision to help him transition was a seemingly impossible one. Dr. Cameron’s kindness, compassion and patience with Nami’s transition and our weepy souls will forever be remembered - she was able to comfort us and reiterate why our decision was right and how it was a gift for our sweet boy. We are still torn to pieces but I have a new outlook of death because of this experience."

Lindsay Schmandt
Richmond, Virginia

"There are not enough good words I can say about Dr Cameron. She made an already extremely horrible day that much more bearable. Unfortunately our cat was really struggling the past few days but having Dr Cameron come into our home was the best thing we could have asked for. She did a wonderful job at explaining everything and giving us plenty of time during the process. We didn’t once feel pushed or rushed into anything. Her kind words and compassionate nature made us know we had made the right decision for our kitten. I can not recommend her enough. Thank you for all that you do and for being with us at our hardest time."

Bilal Al-Hamed
Richmond, Virginia

"We were so thankful for Dr. Cameron. She was very calm and sweet. It made a terrible, awful time better that she could come to us and our Miley could stay feeling at ease in her own home. Not going to lie, the whole thing was pretty sad, but Lap of Love and Dr. Cameron made it much easier to accept and move forward."

Kristina Pica
Midlothian, Virginia

"Dr Kiley was very compassionate and made Kisses and her family feel comfortable with the situation. It was the worst best experience that we have all been through. We appreciate the gift that Lap of Love provided allowing the family to say goodbye to Kisses in the comfort of her favorite bay window seat."

Katelyn Clements
Hanover, VA, 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
“On January 4th, my sweet boy made his way across the rainbow bridge, with all of his favorite people surrounding him. Bo was loved by so many people & never failed to show his love right back - with a tail wage, a couple kisses & a nudge or 2, all at once. Our family was blessed to share our lives with him for 13 years. His passing as been ...
Ally Cox
January 8, 2020
“Missing your feisty personality. Our home feels so quiet without you. You helped me feel secure during a scary time and provided so much company when I was lonely. You were the very best ‘mom’ of Guinness and ensured that he and every human in our home followed ‘the rules’! Without you here, there is no one telling us to go to bed at the ...
Susan Learned
December 14, 2019
“Our dear Miley, you were the bestest girl. We miss you so much and can't bear that you are gone, but are comforted to know that you are now in heaven and at peace. These last few weeks were tough. You were my first smile in the morning and my last smile at night. You were the first to greet me at the door or the first to notice when I walked ...
Kristina Pica
December 2, 2019
“You brought so much love and joy into our world these past 18.5 years. Kisses Beautiful Clements will forever be in all of the hearts of the lucky people that got to be part of her life.

Kisses spent her whole life being the one and only Princess in the house. From the moment Katelyn saw Kisses, they had a bond that couldn’t be broken. ...
Katelyn Clements
November 30, 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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