Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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.

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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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 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.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$350
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

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$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$200
Pets over 150 pounds 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 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.

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, DVM

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, DVM

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, 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

"Dr. Kiley,

I want to thank you so much for your services and being a part of the end of Dixie’s life! I can’t tell you how soothing and wonderful you were and that I knew she was in great hands when she left me.

I have recommended your services to many others and want you to know you have found your calling! I was so blessed to have you enter our lives and give us your services!

Thank you and much love,

Misty"

Misty Phillips
Richmond, Virginia

"Dr. Kiley Cameron,

We thought you were wonderful and Annie and I are so grateful for what you did for us. It was of course very sad but we felt good knowing that we were able to time everything out alright with him. You have an amazing skill set and are very professional. We know you will continue to be outstanding, Dr. Cameron ."

Kenneth Hatton
Richmond, Virginia

"We called on Sunday morning and the Vet showed up at five in the afternoon. When doctor Cameron arrive,Jesse our 16 year old lab was in the front yard. Doctor Cameron was great. She laid in the wet grass and took care of Jesse like she was her own.

Jesse was so calm and the procedure went very fast. Doctor Cameron explained the procedure step by step.I highly recommed this group to anyone that needs to assist with there pets last day."

Howard Miller
Henrico, Virginia

"Thank you so much for your help saying goodbye to Poe. Your assistance and kind words have meant the world to us. This, unfortunately, isn’t the first time I’ve had to say goodbye to a pet. However, you and Lap of Love have helped make this the first time that the only pain I have is the pain of loss & absence. In the past I’ve always felt a lot of guilt and regret about the end of my pet’s lives. Thank you so much for helping expunge any doubts or regrets I had about our choices. You let us know it was the right time. You reminded us that we got a lot of extra time with her and that we didn’t wait so long that she was suffering more than comfortable. Thank you all so much for making this a peaceful, gentle, and cathartic process. It’s a great thing you all do."

Travis Wells
Richmond, Virginia

"As a good friend says, making this decision is so hard, until it is clear that it isn't hard. My sweet, ~16 YO Stella declined rapidly. I felt cared for and comforted from the first hello on the phone. Dr. Kiley was as kind and caring as she could be, and Stella went gently into that good night, in her own home and surrounded by her loving family. Highly recommend this service and these dedicated people. Thank you."

Margaret Rush
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
“Cranbury's Ginger Pye, Cgc, Njp, Tdi
We love you GP. You are my heart dog and I will miss you dearly!”
Kelli Hughart
April 30, 2019
“Riley, Aka..smiley Riley
For our Riley who was so loved and gave so much love in return. The best companion you could ask for. We miss you dearly.”
Eileen Vraux
March 4, 2019
“It has taken me some time to do this as it has been difficult for our family to cope with the loss of our precious Chevy. Chevy was the most patient furry child ever. She loved so much for her Grandma to sit next to her and love on her while she napped on her sofa. She was with me 24/7 only leaving my side if someone else in the house had ...
Karen Hughes
February 11, 2019
“Jadore,

I will always be grateful for the day that I took an hour drive to provide you with a forever home. Although people saw our fierce protector (thank you), we will always remember you by your goofy personality and being so full of energy that you weren’t able to “put on brakes” before colliding into a wall. Never the one to learn a ...
Dee Dee Anderson
December 30, 2018
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, VA 23058-2942

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