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

Dr. Alex

Alex Teskin

I grew up in the northern VA area where my love of animals began early in life.  A lot of my fond childhood memories consist of time spent caring for any animal I could get my hands on - dogs, cats, tadpoles, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, frogs, etc. and I lived for horseback riding camp every summer!  Following high school, I studied Biology and Russian language at the George Washington University in DC.  

After undergraduate school, I took a year off to gain some exposure in a fast-paced holistic practice in Raleigh, NC. From there, I left for veterinary school at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.  My final clinical year was spent at Virginia Tech, where I focused my studies on mixed animal medicine with the intention of one day becoming a mobile vet. Towards the end of my curriculum I realized that small animal practice in Richmond, VA is where I am meant to be.   

After getting invaluable experience and mentorship in general practice for a few years, I made the decision to devote my career to non-profit veterinary work to assist with the pet overpopulation issue as well as end of life care for pets. Being with Lap of Love allows me the honor of helping pets and guiding families through such an important part of life 

My hobbies including running, yoga, weightlifting, hiking, art, gardening, reading, horseback riding, and fishing. One day, I hope to become certified in small animal holistic medicine and acupuncture and retire in the south!

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 Alex Teskin

I grew up in the northern VA area where my love of animals began early in life.  A lot of my fond childhood memories consist of time spent caring for any animal I could get my hands on - dogs, cats, tadpoles, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, frogs, etc. and I lived for horseback riding camp every summer!  Following high school, I studied Biology and Russian language at the George Washington University in DC.  

After undergraduate school, I took a year off to gain some exposure in a fast-paced holistic practice in Raleigh, NC. From there, I left for veterinary school at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.  My final clinical year was spent at Virginia Tech, where I focused my studies on mixed animal medicine with the intention of one day becoming a mobile vet. Towards the end of my curriculum I realized that small animal practice in Richmond, VA is where I am meant to be.   

After getting invaluable experience and mentorship in general practice for a few years, I made the decision to devote my career to non-profit veterinary work to assist with the pet overpopulation issue as well as end of life care for pets. Being with Lap of Love allows me the honor of helping pets and guiding families through such an important part of life 

My hobbies including running, yoga, weightlifting, hiking, art, gardening, reading, horseback riding, and fishing. One day, I hope to become certified in small animal holistic medicine and acupuncture and retire in the south!

"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

"Dr. Kiley was exceptional. She was so caring, kind, respectful and loving to my dog Becky. She helped me with the aftercare. I felt that she showed compassion to me, Becky and my other dog Jenny. It takes a special calling to do this work. I was very upset about losing Becky, but I also had confidence knowing she was well cared for. The follow up from Dr Kiley was meaningful too. I'm grateful to everyone that I spoke with at Lap of Love. You can tell that they love what they do."

Anita Adam
Midlothian, Virginia

"I called Dr. Kiley when it was obvious my 17.5 year-old male shih tzu, Angel Boy Ashley, was not getting better, but had declined to paralysis. I still had to wait, but during those extra two days, I got to help him doing things I had never had to do with any of my dog family ever. I didn't mind, because I loved him and he needed me to do them for him. He could not. It all happened so quickly, the paralysis. I made the appointment for 9/20/2019 and Ashley got up that morning and did his usual floppy tail like he was beginning another day, then he fell backwards, and I picked him up and loved him. He and his brother were both indulged with filet mignon and baked potato with some cake the three day and two night wait. Dr. Kiley called and said she was running 15 minutes behind. She was prepared to discuss the process, but I had been through it twice in the office with my last dogs, and I knew that on that day, I felt it was marginal whether my Ashley guy would even make it through. I know he didn't want to go anywhere, but he was quite upset he could do nothing he wanted. God bless him. I had had my moments with him that day and told him that a nice doctor would come and help him to feel better. I couldn't lie to my guy. I told him the truth. I wouldn't want to be that way either, but even when he had challenges, he beat them. He was blind, his biggest challenge for a year. It took diazepam for him to accept it and still he tried to beat it. Hearing loss and no barking went along (both dogs actually lost seeing, hearing & barking) and my other one managed, but my Ashley guy wanted to run. Dr. Kiley saw he was not moving and I had him wrapped in a blanket in his bed. He moved as if to look at her when she gave him the shot and within minutes, I was still seeing the same sweet frustrated face I saw prior, and my man was gone to the Bridge. I got tears and I wanted his brother to know what had happened in that room at our temporary home where we were, and he I heard a little moan, but he has been fine dealing with his own mobility issues for his old age. Looks as though he may be next on the list for Hospice Care. It may not move fast with him, but I am home now. We are in a different home and trying to get settled, and I know it could demise any time or continue with the up's and the downs. The fact is, time has flown since I had my Ashley leave us.I had no sign he had visited us for several weeks and then one night, I pictureda white fluffy face on my cheek like he was hugging me. Maybe he was there! I miss him so much. I put him in the bed a lot that last week but he had been there 17 years every night as was his brother. They had to stop because they fell off the bed after blindness so they were bought nice new beds. I was hoping I could get both of them home where we lived, but it isn't going to happen now. I'm affixed here for some time. Received a nice nice email from Kiley and she may hear from me soon for some hospice care. The vet my little men shared lacked knowledge of how to comfort them the way they needed. I am good with that. I would not have that last act of kindness you can do for your family pet member done in a vet office again. It must be done with their things around and in the home. Thank you Dr. Kiley C for being there and helping me walk my Ashley to the door of the Rainbow Bridge. He couldn't do it himself. God bless you. (It's been 2 months to the day since she helped my Ashley guy/Angel Boy. He's truly an Angel Boy now."

Vickie Herndon
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
“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
“Becky had so much personality! She was smart, extra lovable , a real love bug that always wanted hugs and kisses. She loved to play especially with her balls. She had a collection of them and would bring one to me every day to toss for her. She was adventurous and adored long walks. The little kids next door were crazy about her and brought over ...
Anita Adam
November 29, 2019
“Echo was the smartest, most gentle. loving dog I have ever known. We were so fortunate to have her in our lives for so long. We honestly think that she thought she was human with the array of emotions she expressed. With her beautiful markings and silky hair she always drew attention. She was my watch dog while I worked outside so that no one ...
David Brinkley
October 28, 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.

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PO Box 2942
Glen Allen, Virginia 23058

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