PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

EUTHANASIA$275

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$375

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.

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 74 pounds$250
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$340
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$390

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you for an additional fee.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 74 pounds$160
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$180
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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 on private property. 

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 no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. 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. Amanda

Amanda Gordon

When I was in kindergarten, I said I wanted to become President of the United States so I could “keep animals off the streets”. Little did I know then that I would become a veterinarian! I toyed with a few potential careers during my undergraduate education at Portland State University, including being a police officer, criminologist or human physician. I eventually circled back to my original passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Pre-Veterinary focus. In 2017, I graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After graduation, I completed my Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensics while working in a companion animal general practice. Although general practice developed my medical and surgical skills, I felt disconnected from my primary purpose as a veterinarian – advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves and celebrating the human-animal bond. I transitioned into shelter medicine and worked for two shelters prior to joining the Lap of Love family, where I feel like I can finally fulfill my purpose to the fullest!

Having lost my dog, Andre, at a time when I could not physically be present with him, I understand the heartbreak and fear of losing our pets unexpectedly or in an uncomfortable setting. I am so thankful that, with Lap of Love, I can guide families through this stage of their pet’s life and journey and, when the time comes, provide the passing I wish I could have provided for Andre. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Tundra and Sprocket, and my pug, Dizzy. I also enjoy outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and playing various musical instruments.

About Amanda Gordon

When I was in kindergarten, I said I wanted to become President of the United States so I could “keep animals off the streets”. Little did I know then that I would become a veterinarian! I toyed with a few potential careers during my undergraduate education at Portland State University, including being a police officer, criminologist or human physician. I eventually circled back to my original passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Pre-Veterinary focus. In 2017, I graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After graduation, I completed my Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensics while working in a companion animal general practice. Although general practice developed my medical and surgical skills, I felt disconnected from my primary purpose as a veterinarian – advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves and celebrating the human-animal bond. I transitioned into shelter medicine and worked for two shelters prior to joining the Lap of Love family, where I feel like I can finally fulfill my purpose to the fullest!

Having lost my dog, Andre, at a time when I could not physically be present with him, I understand the heartbreak and fear of losing our pets unexpectedly or in an uncomfortable setting. I am so thankful that, with Lap of Love, I can guide families through this stage of their pet’s life and journey and, when the time comes, provide the passing I wish I could have provided for Andre. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Tundra and Sprocket, and my pug, Dizzy. I also enjoy outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and playing various musical instruments.

"Dr. Amanda made this difficult time a bit less difficult It felt more like a beautiful ceremony, her caring was over and above any difficult situation as this. I thank God for her, she was our angel along with my sweet boy we lost.

Koki was a very sweet loving kitty, that gave my husband and I so much JOY for over 16 years. Thank you Dr. Amanda"

Steve & Karen Boothby
Vancouver, Washington

"Dr. Amanda was amazing. I had no idea this type of service was available in the comfort of our own home, outside in the sunshine. It was beautiful, calm, peaceful and respectful! Thank you so much for being so sweet, and understanding that our family needed to laugh a bit and share funny memories, that it wasn't all sadness, but enjoying the beauty of peace for our furry friend. A wonderful experience, so much better than the alternative in a cold, sterile office. Thank you again! I would highly recommend Dr. Amanda if your furry loved one needs to be passed peacefully and comfortably."

Laura M
Ridgefield, Washington

"What a wonderful service...Dr. Gordon was gentle and compassionate throughout, making a horrible experience tolerable.

Thank you so very much."

Richard Martin
Vancouver, Washington

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (360) 694-3007

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver

  (503) 234-2061

Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program- Portland

  (360) 253-5446

St. Francis Animal Hospital - Vancouver

  (360) 696-5100

Hope Bereavement Services, The Animal Grief Support Group (TAGS) - Vancouver

  (503) 255-8139

VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital - Portland

SERVICE AREA
Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Vancouver area, including areas in and around Portland. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
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 3152
Vancouver, Washington 98668

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